VANCOUVER — Shift Shakes is set to open in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood on May 16. The “healthy blender bar” aims to shift perceptions of what ‘healthy’ tastes like.
The menu will feature eight signature ‘mylk’ shakes and house-made snacks — including layered chia-seed cups, vegan-yogurt parfaits and power pops — verified by a naturopathic doctor. Shakes are crafted with a house-made, plant-based, nut-and-seed mylk blend, as well as fresh frozen fruits and responsibly sourced natural ingredients.
The Shift Shakes’ innovation team spent a year curating the menu, ensuring each shake and snack provides a satisfying and craveable flavour profile and making the brand approachable and relatable for those not wanting to choose between indulgence and health.
“We aim to incorporate flavours and combinations that you won’t find anywhere else, to create mylk shakes that are nourishing, healing and, frankly, damn good,” says Dr. Noya Madadi, director of Food and Nutrition, Shift Shakes.”
The brand’s signature shakes are broken into three categories: classic flavours with a twist ($8.95); immune-boosting and revitalizing ($10.95); and beautifying ($12.95). Offerings include the Nutty Choco with Shift mylk, peanut or almond butter, banana, raw cocoa, raw cocoa nibs, dates, saffron and plant-based protein; the Blue Hemp, featuring blueberries, almond butter, hemp hearts, banana, e3live Blue Majik, Shift mylk, orange rind, hemp protein; and Skin Bright with Tru Marine Collagen, flaxseed, sunflower-seed butter, avocado, cucumber, spinach, lucuma powder, asian pear, lime, mint leaves, matcha powder, pink Himalayan sea salt and Shift mylk.
The grab-and-go style space was imagined by interior decorator Jennifer Kurtz and features clean, yet punchy colours reflective of the brand’s straight-forward approach to nutrition.
As a sustainable company, Shift Shakes utilizes ingredient by-products where possible and offers only recyclable and compostable to-go containers.
This opening represents the brand’s first location as it aims to expand throughout Vancouver in the coming years.