Small Business Spotlight: Best Day Ever Nutrition 

Your mind, body, and soul’s happy place

In today’s hectic world of work, kids’ sporting events, and life responsibilities, keeping up the pace without wreaking havoc on your body is challenging. We are beginning to gravitate more towards creating communities with healthier options and dreams. People crave more social time and a deeper connection to one another. Best Day Ever Nutrition provides us with that and surrounds its customers with healthier food and drink options. A place that gives us energy and vitality versus a sleeper, lethargic personality.

“Your body is the most important thing in your life. We’re feeding not only your body but also your soul. I always say your body is a temple, and you need to take care of it that way,” said Gabby Banos-Vargas, the owner of Best Day Ever Nutrition. She is a health, fitness, and life coach.  

The store has been open and active in the Siouxland community for a little more than ten years now, with Gabby at the helm from the start. The store is located at 420 Fifth Street in Sioux City and has curbside pick-up in addition to coming inside to shop. This store isn’t a drive-through where you hope they get your order correct; Gabby will take the time to speak with each customer to ensure they get the products they need.

“Employees and customers are like family to me. I want to greet every one of them when they come into my store. I want this place to feel like home for them. I’m an immigrant from Mexico. I’ve lived in Sioux City since 2000. Before opening my own business, I worked in processing companies. I was looking for something different, something that could help people. That is why I came to this country. I believe in God, and I always pray to God when something comes into my life. I believe that when you ask God for something better for you, he always provides an opportunity. When my friend showed this business to me, I said yes because I knew it was God answering my prayers. I knew this business was for me.”

All of the healthy snack, meal replacement, tea, and smoothie options available at Best Day Ever Nutrition are made from the products sold at the store.

“You need to fuel your body with the correct vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that it needs to create a healthy lifestyle, lose weight, and achieve your fitness goals. I can help you do that with our smoothies, shakes, and meal replacement options,” explained Gabby.

These aren’t the sugar and carb-filled drinks you get at other establishments. The caloric information for each drink is listed on their Facebook page. Most have little, if any, sugar in them and are low in carbohydrates. They have Vitamins A, B, C, and E in them.

 “We blend happiness into every smoothie or tea we make because these are the dreams we’re making with lots of love for our customers. Each sip provides a likable dose of flavor and essential vitamins and minerals to help your overall well-being. It’s not only good for your body, but it also provides you with a feeling of rejuvenation. Energy levels are revitalized for both your mind and body. Whether you want something joyous and refreshing for breakfast, a pick-me-up mid-day, or post-workout, we can provide a healthy way to get through your day,” shared Gabby.

All of the wonderful items sold at Best Day Ever Nutrition are listed on their Facebook page. Smoothies and teas are available in fruit-filled flavors courtesy of the frozen fruits blended into them, or if your sweet tooth is kicking in more dessert-filled flavorings. The Diversity Mega Refresher is back for the summer. The Butterfly Kisses Smoothies were held over from Easter. Or if you’re feeling more nostalgic, they have the Nutty Buddy, Dunkaroo Dip, Cosmic Brownie, or Frosted Animal Cookies shakes. Or the Fudge Bar Iced Coffee Frappe.

“My mission is to cultivate a vibrant community. We have lots of families that come into the shop. For me, this community is the heart of my business. It serves as a platform where I can fulfill my purpose by empowering individuals, helping them make changes in their lives, and making an important impact on their lives. We are centered on the core values of happiness and care. With this nurturing environment, individuals listen to and support it. That is what makes me happy. The kids are my proof! They love the cake pops and the doughnuts, which are good for them,” replied Gabby.

Best Day Ever Nutrition is open Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday they are open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Curbside pick-up is available by calling the store at 712-333-5363. Visit their website to keep up with seasonal and holiday specialty items at

By Amy Buster

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