Isatou and Haddy were born and raised in Gambia. They attended the same school back in Gambia and found themselves reunited in London after they both moved to England in their early teen years. They moved in together from the first year of university. Isatou studied BSc psychology and Haddy studied international relations but they later discovered that they shared a common interest which was fitness and nutrition. Although the healthy food was available in the market, Isatou and Haddy struggled to find food that they consumed at home on a daily basis. So, they began to find ways to eat the traditional food that they were already eating at home but healthily. From this, Bui Smoothies was born.