Deb Malewski
Contributing Writer

It’s a shake-y business, but someone’s got to do it! Rebecca Whitson just opened The Mix in Bellevue on July 10, where she serves energizing teas, healthy shakes, protein coffee, and other refreshing drinks which feature Herbalife products. The Mix is located at 110 North Main Street, right across the street from Boondock’s Pizza.
Whitson was a schoolteacher in Olivet but decided that she wanted to find more joy in her life and be able to choose her own surroundings. She left teaching, and allowed the Lord to guide her, she explained. Her sister, Amanda Whitson, is also in the Herbalife shake business and owns Main Street Mixers in Olivet.
Whitson puts in some long hours at her shop. The store is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. She works in the shop along with two high school girls whom she has trained, “And they are just phenomenal!” she gleefully added.
“Each day is what I make it,” she said. “I can choose my own destiny. I love the interaction I get with the public,” she added. “And I especially like being my own boss!”
Tea Bombs and shakes are the main items on her menu. Some Tea Bomb standouts include the Razzle Dazzle, which is the top seller, Captain America, and Tropic Like it’s Hot. They’re not only tasty but are very pretty layers of colors. Oatmeal Scotchie, Banana Split, and the Salted Carmel Pretzel are some of the top-selling shakes.
“I really recommend the shakes and Tea Bombs as they are low-calorie and give great, amazing energy,” Whitson said. “When I gave them up for a while, I noticed that I just didn’t feel as great. The Tea Bombs even seemed to prevent that ‘mid-day drag’ when I was teaching.”
Whitson has poured her enthusiasm into the building, also. The outside is brick with a band of teal across it. Before the paint dried, Whitson flung glitter into it. “People can’t help but notice,” she enthusiastically exclaimed. “I just love it.”
“I really love the small-town vibe in Bellevue. I am plugged into the community, support the community, and want to get even more involved in Bellevue.”
Visit The Mix on Facebook at @110themix, on Instagram at 110themix, or email  Orders can be placed by phone at 269-339-1005.