Our purpose

To provide our customers with an organic, highly nutritious and convenient solution for their daily smoothie routine.

Clean Ingredients

We are proud to use only 100% organic, non-GMO ingredients in all our products. We are also free of any sweeteners, artificial colours and flavours.

Sustainability

Our planet is our home. We are proud to have created a product that is tackling food waste through frozen pre-portioned pucks, packed with organic nutrients, veggies, and greens with a shelf life of 2 years.

Simplicity

We believe less is more. Our job is to take away the mess, prep and waste out of your daily smoothie routine and save you time for things that matter most in your life.

Intention

We choose all our ingredients with purpose and intention. That means creating formulas that feed both the mind, body, and soul.

Our story

Blender Bites was created to simplify the smoothie process, from minimizing harmful packaging to prep and clean up time. One morning, founder Chelsie realized how much time she was wasting on her morning smoothie routine. She felt guilty for throwing away kale that had gone bad in the fridge and grew frustrated with having a freezer full of plastic-wrapped frozen fruits.

 

She wanted a solution that would simplify her smoothie while offering the healthy ingredients she wanted. From there, the Blender Bites idea was born. Chelsie embarked on a mission to create a product that would offer her customers 100% organic, nutritious and detoxifying ingredients in an easy-to-use, pre-portioned format, without the use of any unnecessary inner plastic packaging.

Blender Bites is a win-win for my customers and the environment. I love being able to save people time in their busy days, all while nourishing them with high quality organic ingredients. As sustainability and the environment is a top priority for us, we are very proud to have created a product that is pre portioned yet eliminates unnecessary single use plastics.”

– Chelsie Hodge, BBA

our team

Chelsie Hodge, BBA

Founder & CEO

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Chelsie brings a unique skill set to the table with over a decade of working experience in the high-growth plant-based consumer packaged goods sector along with over fifteen years in capital market. Chelsie has held Sales and Business Development positions with industry disruptors such as VEGA along with Investor Relations roles for a variety of public company sectors. Most recently she acted as a consultant assisting with IPO transactions, M&A and capital raises.

The concept of “easy smoothie” was born in Chelsie’s kitchen, as a solution for an easy better for you alternative; eliminating the high costs of organic produce & vitamins while tackling the food waste issues involved in the normal smoothie preparation method. What started as an idea grew to a nationally distribution frozen good brand sold in many of Canada’s largest grocery chains. Chelsie helped pioneer the easy smoothie category, fundamentally changing the way consumers look & prepare smoothies. Aside from the impressive rapid distribution gains, Chelsie grew the company as a solo entrepreneur, recruiting her family & tapping into her strong industry connections for support on growing this brand to where it is today. She is passionate about start-ups and is also an investor herself; focusing on early-stage food companies working to make a difference in our food systems.

Chelsie has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of entrepreneurship from product development and manufacturing to sales and business development; making her a strong leader to take Blender Bites into International Markets.

Arinn Ryan, BBA

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Hailing from over a decade of experience at a global agency and most formerly a frozen, plant-based CPG start-up, Arinn joins Blender Bites as Director of Marketing & Communications. A passionate marketer, Arinn marries the big idea thinking that comes from agency life paired with the resourceful and strategic thinking required to keep up with and grow a booming start-up. With expertise creating strategic marketing plans, managing integrated campaigns, and fostering highly aligned partnerships across stakeholders & agencies, Blender Bites offers up a challenging and rewarding opportunity to bring a (deliciously tasty & convenient) brand to the next evolution of growth.

Carol Yung Munro, MBA, BSc

Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety

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Carol has over 20 years of QA/RA experience in the food industry spanning across branded companies, manufacturing, grocery and social enterprises. Over the past decade, Carol has specialized in helping SMEs grow through a pragmatic approach despite the constantly changing regulatory landscape. As the Director of Quality/R&D for Vega, she had the privilege to build a high-functioning team and a quality system from the ground-up and played a major role in the due diligence process during the sale of Vega to WhiteWave Foods. Carol works with manufacturers in Canada, US, Asia and South America, and also recently spent 3 years in South East Asia developing food safety and organic systems for smallholder farms.

Gagan Lidder, CPA, CGA

Financial Controller

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Gagan brings over 10 years of progressive accounting experience in fast-paced and dynamic organizations; specializing in a plant-based CPG environment. In her most recent role at One Degree Organic Foods as a Financial Controller, Gagan oversaw the Finance operations as she managed financial reporting & analysis, internal controls, budgeting, month-end procedures, and inventory costing.

For 7 years preceding her role at One Degree, Gagan was a key contributor to the Finance team at Vega, as a Senior Accountant. She facilitated in the strategic growth of the accounting department by streamlining accounting processes, implementing internal control structure, and managing various key areas of finance. She spearheaded several projects, allowing for cross-functional efficiencies, including the implementation of Concur and a Non-Inventory PO system. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from BCIT, where she graduated with distinction, and a CGA designation.

Gagan comes from a generational family of farmers and is very passionate about the plant-based food industry and its role in sustainability. In her spare time, Gagan enjoys running, but most importantly, spending quality time with her family and teaching her children about the value of living their best lives.

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