MLive’s Best Local Eats: Try a pumpkin caramel cheesecake shake from Water Street Nutrition

BAY CITY, MI — A pumpkin caramel cheesecake shake could sound decadent, however the proprietor of Water Avenue Vitamin in downtown Bay Metropolis says it’s really a wholesome meal substitute.

“They’ve the advantages of a full, wholesome, balanced meal,” Chris Garbe mentioned of his new store’s shakes. “It’s actually good for on-the-go or you probably have a busy day.”

The shakes, obtainable in additional than 100 flavors, together with seasonal choices, have 24 grams of protein, 21 nutritional vitamins and minerals, and 250 energy or much less.

“They style superb — like milkshakes with out the dairy,” he mentioned.

Water Avenue Vitamin, “a wholesome shake and tea bar,” additionally gives protein-packed espresso drinks, teas touted as metabolism boosters, and “protein bites” for a wholesome snack different. For $9, prospects can get a shake and tea combo. And with seasonal and weekly specials, there’s “at all times one thing new to check out,” Garbe mentioned.

Well-liked choices for fall embody the pumpkin caramel cheesecake shake and pumpkin caramel brownie espresso. Different drinks highlighted lately on the Water Avenue Vitamin Fb web page embody Halloween-themed “tea bombs” comparable to “vampire’s blood,” a vivid crimson and white beverage with strawberry, coconut and pineapple flavoring, and a multi-colored “witch’s brew” with blue raspberry lemonade and grape flavoring, each served over ice.

Garbe mentioned Water Avenue Vitamin may accommodate prospects with dietary restrictions, together with vegans and vegetarians.

Water Avenue Vitamin opened at 904 N. Water St. in June. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Discover Water Street Nutrition on Facebook to study extra.

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