Smoothie Tips And Tricks To Save Time And Improve Flavor

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. The opinions and text are all mine.

I love a good smoothie! Smoothies make the perfect breakfast, pick-me-ups and snacks. Not only are they delicious, they are also rich in natural vitamins and minerals. Smoothies also offer an added benefit that juices cannot: they contain high amounts of fiber that is good for digestion. Fiber is also filling, which helps curb your hunger and give you the fuel you need to burn throughout the day. To make the most out of your mix, here are some smoothie tips and tricks you can use:

Preparation is Key.

A good smoothie does not happen by accident. If you want a quick fix, prepare everything in advance. Get larger fruits and vegetables peeled, chopped and measured and have your protein powder, seeds and nuts ready. If you are always pressed for time, prepare the ingredients ahead in pre-measured portions and freeze them for future use. That way, you only take what you need when you need it.

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If you want a quick way to satisfy your smoothie craving, try a fuss-free, pre-mixed product such as BURT’S BEES™ PROTEIN SHAKES. The Burt’s Bees line of protein shakes are non-GMO, dairy- and soy-free, and uses 70% organic ingredients. There are no artificial flavors and sweeteners in the mix.

Go Natural.

The best choice is always natural and organic, where ingredients are made from fresh and chemical-free sources. If you want a quick way to satisfy your smoothie craving, try a fuss-free, pre-mixed product such as Burt’s Bees® Protein Shakes. The Burt’s Bees line of protein shakes are non-GMO, dairy- and soy-free, and uses only organic ingredients. There are no artificial or synthetic flavors and sweeteners in the mix.

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The protein sources are plant-based and the formulas include Oat, Pea, Rice, Sunflower Seed and Flax Seed. BURT’S BEES® PROTEIN SHAKES are formulated to ensure high digestibility with essential amino acids. The mixes also contain a vitamin blend from real fruits and vegetables. For +Healthy Radiance and +Gut Health, you can get as much as 25% of the daily recommended intake of vitamins per serving. The shakes come in the following formulas:

  • Burt’s BeesTM Protein +Healthy Radiance in Vanilla and Chocolate – Healthy Radiance contains Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E to promote a healthy glow.
  • Burt’s BeesTM Protein +Gut Health in Vanilla – Gut Health contains prebiotics and GanedenBC30® probiotics to help support your digestive health as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
  • Burt’s BeesTM Daily Protein in Vanilla and Chocolate – Daily Protein was crafted with the right mix of plant protein and vitamin extracts to nourish you from the inside out.

Choose a Healthy Liquid.

Water is usually the liquid of choice for smoothies, but if you want different options, consider fresh fruit juices, coconut water, skim milk, kefir, almond milk, or even tea. Keep in mind that the characteristics of the liquid you add will affect the overall taste of your smoothie, so consider your choices carefully.

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Sweeten the Healthy Way.

Refined sugar and syrups made with refined sugar are a big no-no when it comes to smoothies. To keep things healthy, use sweeteners such as honey (a sweetener in Burt’s BeesTM Protein Shakes!), dates, raisins and prunes, or use maple syrup and stevia. Avoid using artificial sweeteners.

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Freeze It.

If you made more smoothie than you want to consume, freeze the leftovers. You can pop them into a blender later for a nice, cool snack. Freezing smoothies also help you save time in the mornings when you are running late. Pre-measure everything, blend, then place in small freezer-ready cups or muffin tins. When you are ready to consume them, place two or several frozen smoothie cups into the blender and you will have a healthy breakfast in just a few seconds. If you have more time to prepare the ingredients, why not try freezing a basic mix of your smoothie, then blend it with fresh greens, fruits and vegetables of your choice for a tasty, nutrient-rich treat.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "