There are plenty of ways to “sneak” veggies into your foods — black beans into brownies, kale into smoothies & others.
My go-to way when I need a little green in my life is through a smoothie bowl! Simply add the greens into your regularly-scheduled program (mine is cherries, mixed berries + almond milk) and TAH-DAH. A green smoothie that doesn’t taste green at all.
If I’m short on time, I also like using pre-made smoothies. I simply dump the smoothie into a bowl and go bananas with some toppings. With this method, you have to be a little more careful — many pre-packaged smoothies have added sugar/ingredients. Which, I’m not really game for first thing in the morning!
That’s why I’ve been using Naked Juice in my smoothie bowls when I’m crunched for time. Naked Juice contains no added sugars or preservatives, and the ingredient list is pretty spectacular.
The company sent me two new flavors to try out, which both have made appearances in my morning smoothie bowls! I’ve learned that I prefer to drink The Kale Blazer straight out of the bottle, while the Protein & Greens is a little heartier and makes for a filling, green breakfast!
• Delicious blend of cucumber, spinach, celery and a pinch of ginger
• Offers 35% Vitamin C
• Vegan and gluten-free
Proteins & Greens
• Masterfully blended mix of apples, kiwi, pineapple and banana
• More than 30g of protein per 15.2 oz. bottle
• A great way to get your greens and protein in!
Time for a little throwback. When I was younger, whenever my sister and I were able to get the “smoothie drinks” at the grocery you knew it was going to be a good day! We always considered them a treat, and I still feel that way drinking them. Oh, childhood memories.
It makes me even happier that that drink I use to love to get as a kid is a responsible, sustainable company.
- -Their reNEWabottle is made from other bottles and can be turned into another bottle after consumption.
- -They also are the only nationally distributed beverage company to use rPET (recyclable polyethylene terephthalate).
-The bottling facility and office were awarded LEED (Leadership in Environmental Design) status. Developed by the U.S.
-Green Building Council, LEED’s goal is to implement practical and measurable environmentally friendly building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
-The bananas used in Naked Juice are sourced through the Rainforest Alliance, a nonprofit organization that’s committed to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods for farmers and their families.
Cheers to Earth Week, and to drinking delicious smoothie bowls for breakfast! Happy Saturday, talk soon.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Naked Juice as part of an ongoing partnership. I received compensation + all opinions/thoughts are my own. Thank you for your continued support of Barefoot Colorado!