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New vegan food truck sells smoothie bowls

FGCU student, fiance opened business
Posted at 5:25 AM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 09:17:15-05

First it was a diet. Then it was a lifestyle. And now, for a Fort Myers couple, it's a business.

The idea to  open an all vegan food truck hit Kyle Govan and Ariana Warnock while they were on vacation in 2015.

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"About a year and a half ago, we traveled to California." Warnock says. "We noticed that they have tons of food trucks out there, a lot of plant based options that we don't have down here."

Well, now there's one option. The Buddha Blends food truck. It serves only fresh, 100% vegan ingredients blended together to create something unique, a smoothie bowl.

"Its kind of like an ice cream consistency," Govan says. "And we top it with granola, fresh fruits, nuts and seeds."

"Our Ohana bowl has dragon fruit in it. It's a tropical bowl with coconut and pineapple," Warnock says. "We have like a chocolate peanut butter bowl that is very popular."

You can find Buddha Blends at local farmers markets, businesses, and other events. Weekly schedules are posted on the food truck's Facebook Page.

Govan and Warnock are engaged to be married. And Govan is studying business at FGCU.

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