Couple Chantal Alexander and Malcolm Symonette said they started coming up with a plan for their business two years ago.

"A couple years ago, I was looking somewhere to buy a smoothie and there was literally nowhere to buy one," said Alexander.

The Smoothie Bar is superhero-themed, with drinks named after favorites from both the Marvel and DC Comics Universes.

"I love superheroes. I've seen all the movies; it's very intriguing," Alexander said.

Alexander said they wanted to offer fresh ingredients because no one else does.

"Smoothies are indeed supposed to taste good, but also most people drinking a smoothie, they want to make sure that it is healthy," Alexander said. "So using fresh ingredients instead of it sitting in simple syrup or coming out of the can, we can make sure that it's healthy."

Their menu consist of regular smoothies, "powered up" smoothies, as well as smoothies that can serve as a meal replacement.

"We go, like I said to the farmer's market and pick out the ingredients ourselves," Alexander said. "We have to make sure that we get everything back and fresh in the refrigerator and keep it at the right temperature so that it doesn't spoil, because it is fresh."

Alexander and her partner get their produce from the Atlanta Farmers Market, but are looking into partnering with local farmers.

This will be Alexander and Symonette's first experience opening a business.

"We're doing some learning along the way as well," Alexander said. "But we've been very involved with the health department to make sure that we do everything the right way."

Prices for smoothies range from around $5 to $8. Add-ins, such as chia seeds, multivitamins, protein powder, magnesium and probiotics cost extra.

They also have supplements to help with focus, stress and mood.

The ribbon cutting for The Smoothie Bar will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. From 5-6 p.m. they will be giving out free smoothies.

The Smoothie Bar is located on Watson Boulevard in the City Crossing shopping center.