Bannerman Nutrition Tallahassee believes a tasty milkshake doesn’t have to sacrifice taste for calories.
The new milkshake shop is taking over the former Sugar Rush Milkshake Bar, which closed about a month ago in Bannerman Crossing. Bannerman Nutrition is slated to open Oct. 5., with more locations in the works throughout the city.
The turn-key location in Tallahassee’s north side was too good to pass up for Steve Wilkens, owner of BodyTrac Health & Fitness. He thought a nutritious milkshake venture would be a natural extension of his longtime business.
“I was a little skeptical at first … but I found something that tastes delicious and it’s healthy for you,” Wilkens said. “Most of these shakes have less than 250 calories and at least 24 grams of protein and 21 vitamins and minerals.”
Bannerman Nutrition will serve more than 30 shakes, in addition to 15 teas infused with ingredients that can stimulate weight loss.
The menu also includes add-ons, such as belly fat buster, probiotic, active fiber and kids vitamins. Add-ons for the teas include an energy booster and calorie burner.
Milkshake flavors include chocolate caramel chip, Chips Ahoy ice cream and strawberry shortcake.
Wilkens said milkshakes can act as a meal substitute.
“This still allows you to have that milkshake and filling taste but something a lot more manageable as far as calories go,” he said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for fitness centers, including BodyTrac. Wilkens said people are slow to get “get back out there” when it comes to gyms.
“I think this is a good opportunity to market and get people out and about to coincide and match up with what we offer in the gym while we’re waiting for things to pick back up,” he said.
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