New drink shop juices up downtown square

Posted 11/3/20

Madisonville’s Vault Nutrition officially opened its doors Oct. 26 and already offers an array of healthy shakes, teas and coffee, with more options on the horizon.

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New drink shop juices up downtown square

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Madisonville’s Vault Nutrition officially opened its doors Oct. 26 and already offers an array of healthy shakes, teas and coffee, with more options on the horizon.

“By the time we are done (building the menu), we will have close to 60 shakes and teas,” said owner Lynette Munoz. “Right now we have just a small amount because I am trying to get everyone into the routine before we start adding too much. I didn't want to overwhelm anybody because it is a new place.”

The nutrition club features high protein, low carb and low sugar meal replacement shakes as well as customized energy teas, aloe shots, protein bars and specialty items. The current menu includes 16 teas and 10 shakes, including crowd favorites the ‘Mustang’ and ‘Texas Sunset’ teas along with ‘Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake' and ‘White Chocolate Reese’s’ shakes.

“I haven't really had anyone say they haven't liked something,” said Munoz. “They may say it’s tart or it’s sweet, but that’s the difference in the teas. Some of them are going to be tart, some are going to be sweet, then some are going to be be a mixture.”

No sugar is added to the teas, which are listed at just 20 calories and four carbs.

“We don’t use any added sugar, everything is sugar-free,” said Munoz.

Munoz and the staff are flexible with individual orders and are discovering new possibilities for menu items on a daily basis.

“It is really just making and trying things and seeing what people like,” said Munoz. “You can really create anything, so it is just about how creative you are and how much time you want to put into tasting a bunch of different flavors. The girls come up with flavors, too. They may accidentally mix something and it ends up tasting really good and we just kind of go with it.”

Vault Nutrition is located on the square at 110 West Main Street. The building used to house Trading Spaces.

Munoz has kicked around the idea of the nutritious location for two years after seeing how beneficial the products can be.

“About two years ago, my daughter was injured and all she felt like eating were protein shakes,” said Munoz. “That is really what kept her going for nine months. I realized how important everything was at that time, it just kind of clicked.”

Munoz, who has always had a passion for health, has a diverse professional background that includes 20 years in real estate and time with the United States Department of Homeland Security. She has also worked with service dogs and veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“I am one of those people who cannot sit still,” said Munoz. “I have to do something productive.”

She is thankful to the individuals who have helped her as she seeks to establish the business, including the involvement of Courtney Hutchins, Lynn Tiley and her husband, Tiki. She is also thankful for all of the positive feedback received by individuals in the community.

Vault Nutrition is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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