A NEW family business in Bewdley are offering a range of healthy smoothies, juices and soups for residents on the go.

Owners of Bloom 'n Blender, at Welch Gate, which opened yesterday (Sunday, July 21), hope to share their passion for healthy living with the town.

Bewdley-born Ian Kingsley, aged 37, and his wife PJ, aged 43, want to offer more options than a typical cafe, serving low sugar, organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free alternatives for the growing market.

The two originally met in the Caribbean, and have now settled in Bewdley with their two children Pippa, aged six, and Finn, aged two, after travelling the world.

They want to encourage people to think about the environment, using plastic-free, plant based takeaway containers which are biodegradable.

The business also purchase renewable source electricity, supplied by Haven Power.

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Shop owner Ian Kingsley said: "We thought it would be something that Bewdley would appreciate."

"We try and offer healthy options to people in the area other than your typical cafe. All our soups are vegan, and we make healthy smoothies and juices."

Bewdley Mayor John Byng, who opened the health business yesterday, said: "This shop is unique in Bewdley, run by passionate people who want to make a difference to the quality of life of residents and visitors alike. Ian and PJ deserve to succeed, and the Mayoress and l wish them every success.”

Ian added: "The feedback was really positive. Lots of people were coming through and were very interested.

"Our smoothies have been popular. Our pineapple and berry protein smoothies have both been well received."

People can check out the business' Facebook page for more information.