Getting Veggies in a Sweet Treat has Never Been Easier {Smoothie King Review and GIveaway}

wpid-smoothie-king-veggie-blends.jpg.jpegI’ve never had a problem getting my children to eat their vegetables. Their first taste of veggies was right off my stove (into a blender) and into their mouths. I work to make sure that there is a vegetable included in every meal, at least as an option, and no tomato sauce on pizza doesn’t count.

Sometimes, however, we go out to get a sweet treat. As much as I want my kids to get something different than what I provide at home as a “treat”, I’m often disappointed at the selections. I am not diet-crazed or veggie-crazed, it’s just that if I can provide a way for my children to feel that they are getting a treat and still get some nutrition, I feel like I’m doing good as a parent.

There is no dispute that smoothies are all the rage, including homemade ones. Most of us love to pack in the fruits and never consider the vegetables. The calories show too. Although fruits and vegetables are good for you, the sweet of the fruit packs a mighty caloric punch. As an example, one smoothie maker has a chocolate and peanut butter smoothie that is close to 500 calories in the SMALL! They consider it real food nutrition!

Smoothie King Veggie BlendsEnter Smoothie King introducing their new Veggie Blends! They have found the right balance of fruit and vegetables. Utilizing the very delicious and nutritious kale and carrots, each one is delicious, with a little different flavor.

Most of all, my kids finished their own small cups before they wanted anything else! At less than 300 calories each, and the Carrot Kale Dream only at 222 calories, this is a guilt-free snack for all of us!

Each of us naturally gravitated toward our favorite and there were no arguments:

My favorite was the Apple Kiwi Kale… this drink had the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Plus it had one of my favorite fruits: Kiwi!

Bunny’s favorite was the Carrot Kale Dream.

Bee’s favorite was the Berry Carrot Dream. I can’t tell you what she liked best about it, I just know she didn’t want to give it up!

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5 thoughts on “Getting Veggies in a Sweet Treat has Never Been Easier {Smoothie King Review and GIveaway}”

  1. bakinginatornado

    You are so lucky that your kids like veggies. Mine are teenagers and still trying to convince me that fruit snacks are fruit and pizza sauce is a veggie. I do think they'd be open to a smoothie as a snack, I need to try these. I bet Apple Kiwi Kale will be my favorite too.

    1. LOL! That's hilarious! Bunny tried to pull that on me once and I had him read the ingredients. He said he couldn't find the "fruit" in the ingredients. He has never tried to convince me again! The tomato sauce debate still continues, especially since it's almost the same sauce as spaghetti sauce and it kinda counts there, right?

  2. courtneyconover

    We don't have a smoothie king around here, but I'm just stopping in to co-sign on the merits of sneaking veggies into smoothies!! We have a NutriBullet, and, thanks to that trusty little gadget, I've been able to sneak in kale, spinach, you name it.

    And the best part?

    My son actually asks for more!

    Great post. 🙂

    1. Our nearest one isn't that close. But the smoothies are really good. I know where to go when we're in that area for sure!

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