While most people just swallow down a few vitamins to get all their daily nutrients, the staff at Infused Smoothies and Yogurts came up with a more appetizing alternative. They make getting all your required minerals and supplements a tasty process by mixing them into probiotic- and antioxidant-rich smoothies.
To create these signature health drinks, they blend a base of fresh fruits and vegetables with add-ins, such as multivitamins, fiber, and protein. Specialties include the Banana-Nut Blast and the Trail Mix—a blend of natural almond butter, cinnamon granola, and ground-up hiking boots. They serve these up alongside freshly squeezed juices, Jackie's Java coffees, and more than 40 flavors of frozen yogurt, which comes in sugar-free, nonfat, and Greek varieties.
Vermont Brownie owners Shawna Lidsky and Katherine Hayward baked dozens of brownie batches before developing the ideal recipe—one that packed enough chewy, chunky, chocolaty punch to rip the Throwdown title from under celebrity chef Bobby Flay's fudge-laden feet. Sampler packs are assortments of the best-selling of Lidsky and Hayward's preservative-free, made-from-scratch, and artistically assembled brownies. Each box contains one of each of the following six flavors: signature, dark chocolate chevre, espresso dulce de leche, peanut butter, maple toffee crunch, walnut chunk, and eternity. All flavors are made with local farm-fresh ingredients, making for a sophisticated taste of Vermont not captured since the Americans retook Fort Ticonderoga by eating it.
Mary's Mountain Cookies traces its origins to the kitchens of Cherokee Park Dude Ranch, where head chef Mary whipped up three square meals a day for hungry guests and packed her popular homemade cookies in their horses' saddlebags. The "mountain-style" treats were sturdy enough to remain in one piece during horseback-riding trips, but soft enough to maintain an irresistibly chewy texture. Guests never failed to request the recipe, coworkers raved over the sweets, and horses raided the freezers for leftovers overnight?all persuading Mary to set out and start selling homemade cookies on her own.
Today, loyal customers enjoy over 50 varieties of quarter-pound mountain cookies, from the classic chocolate chip, to sugar-dusted snickerdoodles and salty-sweet peanut butter. Shoppers with cravings for more substantial treats can stock up on cream-cheese brownies, 12-inch cookie cakes, and frosting-filled cookie sandwiches.
Maiberry's inventive menu of craving-mollifying treats features organic frozen yogurt, raw juices, and more. The eatery's nonfat, rBST-free frozen yogurt, available in pomegranate, white-peach, mocha, and many other mouth-tickling flavors, is a chilly nosh that’s as smooth as a sweet-talking seal ($0.42/oz. at Denver and Fort Collins, $2.50+ at Boulder). Opt for glacée, a mouthwatering mix of classic shaved ice and italian gelato ($5.75), or all-natural fruit smoothies available in a slew of blended flavors to pamper tongues with a delightfully sacchariferous snack ($4.25 for a medium). Açaí bowls rich in antioxidants and proteins, as well as raw juices concocted from fresh produce and organic wheatgrass, serve as potent pick-me-ups, unlike strongmen wearing rubber gloves covered in grape jelly.
Eileen's Colossal Cookies sates the hungry taste buds of dessert-deprived patrons with an extensive cookie collection. Avoid the embarrassment of an empty cookie jar by stuffing it with 3-inch baked disks ($4.35 per dozen) available in 16 flavors, including chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate-chocolate-chip walnut, which is designed to satisfy double-strength cocoa cravings.