My Favorite Family Friendly Shakes
Let me start by saying, this is by no means a blog about dieting or some latest health fad. I don’t diet. I never have, not that I don’t believe in it, I just have zero discipline and well, quite simply it’s not for me. However I do eat as “clean” as possible. I avoid processed food, bad sugar (high fructose corn syrup and the like), we don’t allow soda in the house and lately have been leaning towards bison versus regular ground beef, and chicken or seafood over steak. Since I’m pushing 40 and well, gravity is a mother fucker, I’ve got to start somewhere right?! Are we perfect? Hell no, but do we TRY, hell yes. You feel me? OK, moving on.
Getting myself (and my kids/hubby for that matter) to eat their fair share of veggies can be a struggle at times. Although my kids actually eat pretty good. But you can’t overdose on veggies right? One day my Aunt, suggested we try some amazing stuff. A plant-based powdered shake mix that’s not only healthy and family friendly but tastes BOMB! Like legit amazing. Vega All-In-One shakes have become my new go to. I can also actually have this in place of coffee and still feel energized. Plus my kids freaking LOVE IT! They call it a “chocolate shake” and think its a treat. Little do they know it has greens, omega 3 fatty acids, probiotic AND a ton of vitamins, and ummmm hello Biotin, you girls know this is a must have for amazing hair and nails!
Vega All-In-One shakes are gluten-free, vegan, no preservatives and no added sugar or grains. Which is why I’m ok feeding it to my kids. It is NOT some sort of muscle milk or weight loss crap. I obvi wouldn’t let my kids have it otherwise. What it does do is give my family and I, a daily dose of some essentials goodies and tastes awesome to boot. We prefer the chocolate but there are other flavors to try. Speaking of chocolate, we add a little special stuff to our shakes in our badass Ninja blender. A tablespoon of pure Navitas organic cacao powder! Little did you know (or maybe you did whatev’s) that this PURE cacao powder is loaded with nutrients plus antioxidants and is SUGAR FREE. For an extra added boost, throw in some frozen blueberries or strawberries and up your fruit game too. Not to mention the frozen fruit adds a nice iciness (is that a word?) and makes it super refreshing especially in the Summer for a breakfast or snack time treat.
My kids love making these with us and think the blender is a fun time and when it’s fired up, they know shakes are coming. Make it fun and let your kiddos help out! Here is a link to our favorite and super CHEAP Take and Toss cups with straws for your little humans if you decide to share your shake with them.
BONUS: Navitas cacao powder can be used in coffee, cakes, brownies you name it! And it has 325% more magnesium than a serving of spinach!! Holy shit batman!