If the pictures below don’t make you think “nutritious,” think again. These are just a couple of the staple offerings at the new UrbanGr#d Nutrition, located at 26244 Wesley Chapel Blvd. (S.R. 54) in Lutz, in the Grand Oaks Plaza. Owners Fio and Luis Diou have both been fitness fanatics for years, and they say they were frustrated at the lack of protein-packed, lower-carb breakfast and snack options here in the Tampa Bay area, especially in and around Wesley Chapel.
Luis, a chemist who says he became a serious weightlifter after leaving the U.S. Army, and Fio, a former online fitness and nutrition coach, have come up with a unique variety of delicious options already earning some buzz for UrbanGr#d on local Facebook communities from fellow fitness fans.
Top left in the photo gallery what may be the best oatmeal I’ve ever tasted. It features added banana caramel protein (there are other flavors available, too), plus a variety of toppings. I chose crunchy granola, fresh strawberries and real peanut butter and it was almost too good.
UrbanGr#d also features a variety of protein-powered donuts (top left; less than 2g of sugar each) waffles (bottom left), açai bowls, gourmet shakes, energy teas and even hot and iced protein coffee drinks. For more info, call (813) 388-9278 or visit “UrbanGrid Nutrition” on Facebook.