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Get your greens the easy way! #drinkyourveggies

Thursday, April 14, 2016



I have always been inspired and a little envious of the green smoothie posts on Instagram, the recipes, the morning around the table opportunity to give everyone some good wholesome vitamin-packed energy to start the day, but the truth is.... I just can't. I really can't even cook my children breakfast on week days really and if I won't cook it for them, I am certainly not doing it for myself! Making a smoothie is a lot of fun, but it's kind of messy and I barely have time to clean myself in the mornings. You see, I'm a bit of a night owl. That is when I edit and blog and mornings are for rushing to get to school, child care, and work on time - ha - I mean before people start to notice how late I am. 

So, a couple of months ago, when I partnered with Smoothie King and wrote this post, I was actually really grateful that I was re-introduced to them. I kind of had it in my mind that the added protein or whatever it was in the particular drink took away from the natural flavors... I was wrong and now I (and Wesley and Jonah) are hooked on some SK. There is a Smoothie King DRIVE-THRU right by Jonah's preschool/our church/on our way home from my parent's house. Hello convenience.

So, back to my original point, I now realize that I can get one of those power house green smoothies by going through the Smoothie King drive thru (or walking into the one by work). It takes about 5 minutes and I don't have to clean up! It's also a lot more cost effective than letting all the kale I buy go bad waiting on it to make itself into a smoothie.



I feel like making a habit of going through Smoothie King instead of a fast food restaurant changes the way we look at treating ourselves and it helps my kids to know that healthy doesn't have to be hard. Sometimes it feels that way, but you can get a smoothie that consists of a whole meal and you can pack it with REAL healthy stuff too.


  • Veggie Avocado Pineapple (New)

    • Pineapples, Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, Avocado, Papaya Juice Blend, Carrot, Kale, Turbinado, Protein Blend

  • Apple Kiwi Kale
    • Kale, Apple Juice, Kiwi Juice Blend, Bananas, Electrolyte Mix
    • There's a kids version of this Apple Kiwi Bunga (just don't tell them there's kale in it!) 
  • Berry Carrot Dream 
    • Carrots, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Strawberries, Bananas, Electrolyte Mix
  • Carrot Kale Dream (pictured + delicious)
    • Carrots, Kale, Bananas, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Vanilla Protein Blend


Smoothie King is offering a $2.99 coupon for a 20 ounce smoothie if you sign up for their e-mail newsletterAlso, don't forget to download the mobile app to earn free smoothies. You can find it all under REWARDS!

It's always a good day when you can find a new way to hide the veggies, even for yourself! 


Speaking of straight from the earth, SK are hosting an Earth Day Sweepstakes! Tag @SmoothieKing in your #Earthday service pictures on Instagram for the chance to win some green smoothie goodness. Pictures and @SmoothieKing must be posted on Twitter or Instagram.Participants social accounts must be public. Prizes will be (4) $25 Smoothie King gift cards. Winner will be chosen on 4/25/16. Smoothie King will randomly choose winner based on compliance of official rules. Winner will be contacted via social channels and gift cards will be mailed.

Show us how you are loving yourself and the earth this Spring!

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