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Blend and Sip: Wrapping Up 2023’s Truly Healthy Shakes and What’s Ahead for The Fresh Monkee in 2024

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As we wrap up our eighth year and look ahead to our ninth, The Fresh Monkee is reflecting back on an exciting year. We ended 2022 by signing our first healthy shakes franchise – and we’re continuing the growth this year, too! 

We’re proud to answer the call for healthy eating on the go. Our made-to-order shakes are blended up with the best selection of whole foods and clean protein, making them the perfect option for post-workout recovery, meal and snack replacements, or helping you maintain an active lifestyle.

Our handcrafted shakes begin with high-quality protein, designed to provide sustained fullness and deliver a steady and clean energy release unmatched by any other grab-and-go meal. We round out our simple shake recipes with wholesome fruits and veggies, natural types of nut butter, and other real ingredients. No sugary syrups, sweetened fruits, or low protein additives here!

We value our loyal customers because they experience first-hand how our natural shakes blend the goodness of protein, ample fiber, and minimal added sugar while consciously balancing flavor, taste, and healthy ingredients. We’re the go-to protein booster for the communities we operate in, with customers visiting us daily – sometimes twice a day! 

Recap of 2023 Achievements

At The Fresh Monkee, we’re on a bold mission to take our truly healthy protein shakes to the masses! Our courage stems from the loyal, committed fanbase we’ve amassed over the years with our simple, straightforward product.

We’ve made progress on our expansion efforts – here’s a recap of our 2023 achievements!

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New Opportunities

We began offering franchises late last year! We’re hitting every corner of the nation by expanding into new markets to bring our incredibly delicious and wholesome shakes to communities everywhere!

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our franchisee’s commitment to their communities. Even though we’re expanding, we’re still a small business at heart. Each location we open is a small business – run by local people in your area – so if you’re searching for: “energy smoothie near me,” be sure to check ‘em out and support your community!

New Locations

Mansfield, CT
Coming Late 2023
135C Storrs Rd,
Mansfield, CT 06250

Industry Trends

We’re meeting the booming demand head-on by expanding our healthy, on-the-go concept nationwide. Now, more than ever, consumers are looking for healthy and convenient grab-and-go food options. With the global functional and natural health food market valued at $23.5B in 2023 and projected to increase to $38.5B by 2033, the demand for healthy options has experienced consistent year-over-year growth, with projections estimating the trend will continue well into the future. 

New Recognition

The Fresh Monkee founder, Judy Flynn, was nominated for and featured on Connecticut’s 96.5TIC radio station segment, “Badass Woman of the Week”, in August. 

The Fresh Monkee was named a Top 100 Game Changer for 2023 by Franchise Dictionary Magazine

The Fresh Monkee was named one of The Best of 2023 by Franchise Journal

New Flavors

We expanded our protein shake menu in 2023! Check out some of the seasonal flavors to hit our rotation this year.

Seasonal Shake Flavors

  • Mint Oreo
  • Protein Hot Chocolate
  • Protein Iced Coffee
  • Antioxidant berry,
  • Ultimate green
  • Watermelon Pineapple Mint
  • Sunrise

New Snacks

We introduced our Monkee Ballz this year – and sold over 30,000 of them! These little bites pack a nutritional punch and are handcrafted in-house with natural peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate whey protein, and oat flour, coated in semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil.

Exciting Developments for 2024

The Fresh Monkee continues to grow! We have a lot of exciting developments ahead for 2024, including several new locations joining our Fresh Monkee circle in 2024 to bring truly healthy shakes to their communities and families:

New Locations

Smithfield, RI

Coming Early 2024
9 Cedar Swamp Rd,
Smithfield, RI 02917

Multiple Locations, RI
Coming Soon

Bucks County, PA
Coming Soon

Maricopa County, AZ
Coming Soon

Shrewsbury, MA
Coming Soon

2 Locations, TX
Coming Soon

Who We Are, and Will Always Be

At the core of The Fresh Monkee will always be our truly healthy protein shakes. We believe our wholesome protein shakes are a treat everyone can enjoy with a taste that’s great and good for you, too. We’ll always be transparent about our process when it comes to handcrafting shakes packed with the goodness of protein, ample fiber, and minimal added sugar, consciously blended to balance flavor, taste, and healthy ingredients. 

Focused on a Bright Future

Part of our vision for the future is expanding The Fresh Monkee’s footprint! After an exciting first full year of offering franchise opportunities, we’re developing even more locations. Even though we’re experiencing so much growth, we’re working hard to ensure our stores keep our fun, friendly vibe with owners and employees who are passionate about our mission. We’re not just adding more stores; we’re growing our Fresh Monkee circle!

All About Nutrition

We’re all about fun, healthy, and delicious, but we’re serious about nutrition, too! We create our protein shake blends by focusing on three important macronutrients to maintain your health: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. 

We start with high-quality protein to slow the digestion of carbohydrates to keep your blood sugar from spiking and provide steady energy over a longer period of time. We build up from there, adding carbohydrates like vegetables, chia and flax seeds, low-fat graham crackers, sugar-free non-hydrogenated cookies, and protein bars. Finally, we add healthy fats such as coconut oil or natural nut butter. 

We stock a variety of add-ons, so you can pack an antioxidant punch with cacao nibs or sugar-free cocoa or kick it up a notch with Nutella, marshmallows, sugar-free chocolate, or caramel syrup.

We’re changing how customers eat by giving them the fast, convenient, and healthy options they need on the go! Our thoughtful, nutritionally balanced protein shakes don’t depend on sugary syrups, sweetened fruits, and ice, making them easy for anyone to customize and enjoy. 

Supporting Small Businesses

Community is the foundation of our success. We wouldn’t be anywhere without our loyal customers and employees. No matter how big The Fresh Monkee gets, we’re still small businesses run by local people. We encourage everyone to shop locally and support small businesses in your communities. 

We’re working to build leaders who can open locations successfully, taking the time to nurture and encourage every new franchise owner. Our stores are run by families who want to make a difference with every protein shake they serve. We’re proud to promote from within to help dedicated employees further their careers, learn valuable skills, and gain worthwhile experience. 

Our shakes are beloved by everyone from children to fitness enthusiasts, college students, and busy professionals. We’re a great fit for anyone seeking a healthier alternative to pizzas, burgers, and subs. Check out our locations near you and fall in love with what makes The Fresh Monkee deliciously different!

Contact us today to learn more about how The Fresh Monkee is shakin’ things up with our truly healthy protein shakes!

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