Mullum, the town with everything, now has its own new specialty smoothie bar, located right between the drive-through bottlo and the chocolate shop in Dalley St. If you’re an overachiever like me you can patronise all three in one day, but luckily for our overstretched health system, Mullumbimby has some more focussed people, and, like a yogini in standing one-legged tadasana, Melon Moon has a singular focus: ‘Our focus is smoothies only!’, they say. ‘We do just that, and we strive to do it well.’
Their health-packed smoothies are a great way to get your healthy meal or snack on-the-go, as they have everything you need: protein, healthy fats, vegetables and fruit, with a sprinkle of superfood to make sure you obtain key nutrients – just what your body needs to maximise the recovery response after a workout.
Also, I’ve tried the smoothies and they’re delicious, which makes eating healthy a treat. I chose a very indulgent whey protein smoothie, which was great value for $12, but you could go much healthier than that. Who needs a Melbourne-style wine bar in Mullumbimby after all, I say?
The bar is a ‘pivot’ for co-owners Ora Flantz (who had just sold her organic sprout business after 20 years and was planning to work in festivals) and daughter Amalia (a gym/dance and smoothie fanatic, who was planning to travel). Both are very committed to using wholesome, raw ingredients of single source origin to create their delicious flavour components. ‘We are 100 per cent preservative-free and use no artificial flavours or sweeteners,’ Ora says. ‘We strive to use the highest quality, organic ingredients while still maintaining reasonable prices, and we can customise any smoothie to a customer’s taste, health and nutrition needs.’
They have been getting lots of love, smiles and encouragement from the community since opening, and to say ‘thank you’, Melon Moon are offering 10 per cent off to Echo readers, (just mention this story), as well as their ongoing reward (loyalty) program.
They’re bringing something to Mullum they thought was missing – so tell them what you think!
Shop 6, 104 Dalley St, Mullumbimby.
Phone 0468 300 579.