Ladies of Leisure | Tracy Memoli, FrutaPOP - Leaves of Leisure

Ladies of Leisure | Tracy Memoli, FrutaPOP

Welcome to the Ladies of Leisure series, where we feature inspiring women and their stories of success, wellness and leisure. Through these interviews, we hope to gain insights into the lives of these amazing women and the tips and tricks they use to live a balanced and fulfilling life. We'll also look at their morning routines, advice they have for other female entrepreneurs and their favorite way to spend leisure time. We are honored to introduce you to some of the leading ladies in their fields and hope you find their stories as inspiring as we do.

Meet Tracy Memoli, the founder of FrutaPOP, a gourmet ice pop company where she works with some of the biggest names in Wine and Spirits. 
Tracy was working as a publicist in the corporate PR world and left her job to pursue her passion in the food and beverage industry. She always loved frozen cocktails, but they were filled with a lot of sugar and bad ingredients, and she was shocked that a healthier option didn’t exist, and she wanted to change that. Together, with her life-long love for ice pops, she set out to create gourmet, low alcohol-infused ice pops without any added sugars, syrups or dyes. Today, Tracy work's with some of the world’s largest brands, hotels, restaurants and top chefs to create specialty alcohol-infused ice pop flavors.

What is your company and what do you do?

FrutaPOP, the makers of the world’s finest gourmet, alcohol-infused ice pop is reinventing the ice pop, a product that hasn’t seen an innovation in the last 70 years. FrutaPOP is the first of its kind to contain natural ingredients without any added sugars, syrups or dyes. When we started the business in 2017, FrutaPOP created an entirely new product category in the food and beverage industry by offering consumers gourmet, alcohol-infused ice pops, under 5% ABV (alcohol by volume). FrutaPOP is constantly innovating and creating new flavors and products. FrutaPOP also offers non-alcoholic mocktail ice pops and just launched Negative Ice, the world’s first prebiotic ice pop.

How do you start your morning? Give us a play by play-- time you get up, 3-5 things you do to start your day.
My morning routine is the most important part of my day, it sets the tone for the rest of my day and it allows me to start the day with a clear mind, ready to handle whatever the day throws at me - and as an entrepreneur - no two days are the same and I have to be ready for anything.
I always start my day with a morning meditation. Then I spend time with my dog Kingsley, belly rubs, love and then a morning walk. When I get home, I have a cup of tea and I sit down in a quiet corner of my apartment and journal. Right now, I’m loving Picnic In the Park tea, I’ll either have it hot or I’ll make an iced tea. The journal I’m using now is the Future Self Journal, which has daily prompts like: what are you grateful for and what actions will you take to grow into your future self and each month they have a self-care check in so you can track your growth and emotional well-being. I love the accountability and the fact that you can actually visualize your growth each month.
Next, I’ll have a light breakfast, starting with our prebiotic ice pops and then my morning workout. Some days, I’ll roll out my yoga mat and do a combination of low impact yoga and stretching. I also recently started working out with a personal trainer, 3 times a week, so I’ll alternate from the gym to yoga – I like to switch up my workout routine, so I don’t get bored.
What advice do you have for other female entrepreneurs looking to create healthier and invigorating morning routines and habits?

If you want to create a healthy morning routine, start small and add on from there. It may be a morning 5-minute meditation 1-3x a week, gradually you can increase the number of days to 7x a week and then increase the length of the meditation to 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes. Starting small can really help you stick to it and eventually it will change your perspective of I have to do this to I get to do this.

What are some of your favorite leisure activities?

I’m a foodie, so I always love trying new restaurants. I also love to travel and love exploring new places. When I’m not traveling or trying new restaurants, I’m usually home cooking or spending time with family, friends and my dog Kingsley.

Share a favorite affirmation that other female entrepreneurs could benefit from.

I am exactly where I need to be. Everything works out as it should. This really helps me get out of my head and shift my perspective.

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