James Clarke’s favorite beverage is also from his favorite first investor — his wife, who let him start Clearlink from her basement on a card table.
“I promised her that by the time she had our first child, I would be turning a profit,” Clarke says. “Her investment in the business didn’t just pay off financially. What could have been a terrible disaster turned out to be the best partnership decision I’ve ever made. She staked me and she staked our business.”
As it turns out, she also stakes his mornings with nutrition.
Andrea Clarke’s mixed berry and banana smoothie
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Honey (optional depending on how sweet the protein powder is)
Handfuls of spinach (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender (preferably Blendtec) and puree until smooth.
James Clarke was named one of Utah Valley BusinessQ’s “10 Coolest Entrepreneurs.” Read more here.