With zero sugar and preservatives, Relish delivers your daily nutrition in a bottle
Aanesh Krishnan has been perfecting smoothies for over six years. With no sugar (some with five grams of palm sugar) or preservatives, his smoothies imbibe the goodness and nutrition of fruits, in a milk, yogurt or whey protein base. Before long, Krishnan, his wife Sowmya Ganesh and friend Vikram Chandrasekar, were convinced that these nutritious drinks they had designed for their family, were a necessity in today’s fast paced world. Thus was born Relish, an outfit that gets smoothies delivered to your home, office or gym, everyday, at a time of your choice. Made just half an hour before the time of delivery, each of these drinks are validated by nutritionists and can be customised according to your subscription.
Consume at once
“You can choose delivery between 6.30 am and 3 pm,” says Chandrasekar, who also owns a small tech company. Krishnan, a former banker, starts at 4 am and churns out 100 servings of smoothies in a day. Working with organic milk, and fruits sourced from farms around the city, he keeps experimenting to come up with new combinations that use a lot of seasonal fruits. “Our customers appreciate that the shelf life of our product is just three to five hours. We do not add ice in the smoothies, but transport them in ice containers and insist they are consumed immediately,” says Sowmya, as she serves us a few samples at their cottage-like office and production centre in Alwarpet.
What goes in
We taste combinations like Sundance (with dates, banana, apple, flax and sunflower seeds), Pink of Health (with banana, strawberry, almonds, whey protein), Cold Sun (with psyllium husk, palm sugar, papaya) and Dark Star that has Barry Callebaut and cinnamon. Krishnan, who is practically an expert by now, is particular not to add more than one high-fructose fruit in a drink and his combinations are not based on taste, rather the nutrition in the output. So how do they know they are on the right track? “A few families who started with one smoothie, have gone in for multiple deliveries in a day,” says Chandrasekar. “We also have cases of customers who never have their breakfast, going in for a smoothie instead,” Sowmya chips in.
Relish delivers between Chetpet and Besant Nagar. Subscriptions from Rs. 1,550 a month (12 smoothies). Details: 9840310312