Takay Foods is an Ecuadorian start-up that upcycles what would otherwise be wasted tropical fruit and turns it into Ready-to-Blend Ice Cream & Smoothie Mixes. These mixes are high in protein, packed with fiber, vegan, gluten-free and made without added sugars, preservatives or artificial ingredients.
The all-natural complete superfood meals help to make the most of ingredients like bananas that are deemed too thick, mangoes that are too small and other fruits that don't meet export standards. Takay Foods assembles different combinations of fruits to form flavors like Mint Cacao Nib, Guava Trip and Tropical Coffee, which can be made in two ways—with a blender, the mixes can be used to prepare a superfood smoothie and with a food processor, a nourishing plant-based frozen treat can be made in an instant.
Takay Foods' Ready-to-Blend Mixes Make High-Protein Treats & Drinks
1. Upcycled Food - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new products or services that creatively repurpose food waste into valuable and nutritious food items.
2. Ready-to-blend Mixes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create convenient and customizable mixtures of ingredients that make it easy for consumers to prepare healthy and delicious food and beverage options.
3. Superfood Meals - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design nutrient-dense, all-natural meal options that provide a complete and balanced source of essential nutrients for health-conscious consumers.
1. Food Waste Management - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop technologies and systems for efficiently reducing and repurposing food waste throughout the supply chain, while creating value-added products.
2. Health Food and Beverage - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative products and formulations that cater to the growing demand for healthy, natural, and functional food and beverage options.
3. Convenience Food - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create ready-to-use food products that offer convenience, variety, and nutritional value to busy individuals seeking quick and healthy meal solutions.