Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m becoming the Smoothie Queen! (At least that’s what I tell myself.)
I’ve been experimenting with different flavor combinations and trying out different types of protein powders to make quick and easy smoothies for breakfast and post workout. The goal has been to eat more fruits and vegetables, consume more protein, and cut down on the number of calories I take in each day so that I can lose these pounds!
When I had the opportunity to try out Bob’s Red Mill’s new nutritional boosters, I was ecstatic! They sent me a huge box of four full-sized nutritional boosters, plus a little recipe book, a scoop, and a cute blender bottle. Vanilla, chocolate, and chai were the three flavors that were featured in the box I received, and these flavors are versatile enough for me to be able to test out a lot of different recipes.
Let me back up a second, though, and tell you about Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods. You’ve probably seen their flours in stores like Whole Foods and Sprouts, but maybe you’ve never seen their nutritional boosters, or any of their other products. Bob’s Red Mill has “whole-grain foods for every meal of the day,” which means that, should you like the brand, there are a number of products you can pick up! (Check out this coupon if you want to pick up some of their products!)
Okay, so back to the nutritional boosters. I love them! The powders have chia and some are flavored with monk fruit, so they’re high in protein, and don’t require you to add much (if any) sweeteners. I wasn’t in love with the packaging, since you have to figure out how you want to re-seal the bags (I used clip chips and binder clips). It also came with just one scoop for the four bags, which of course that meant that I lost the scoop after just one use (oops). Fortunately, the bags say that one scoop is 1/3 cup, so I use a regular measuring cup for this.
My favorite flavor is probably vanilla because it seems to be the most versatile. I used the vanilla powder in this delicious mango, banana, kale smoothie recipe. Now, on to the recipe!
By Alexis Reed,
This is a yummy, refreshing, and easy-to-make healthy smoothie.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Yield: 1 large glass
– 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder
– 1 cup almond milk
– 1 medium mango
– 1 cup baby kale
– 1/2 medium banana
– 6 ice cubes
– 1 tsp honey
– splash of lemon juice
Optional: 1/4 cup raw almonds
Combine all ingredients in a blender and let ‘er rip!