Go ahead! Treat yourself to a Veggie Smoothie

Sometimes I think the only ones eating their veggies in our house seem to be the bunnies, I buy bags of carrots, kale and apples, yet my kids are the ones eating it.

That is unless I call it a “treat” and we head over to the local Smoothie King! Why is it they’ll eat carrots, apples and kale, even avocado in a smoothie and not at home on the dinner plate?
My daughter put on an amazing powerpoint presentation with a friend over the weekend for a room of 50+ people, and instead of flowers she insisted we go to Smoothie King as a reward for her 3 months of hard work. 

To make it even more special we went out in the yard and hand picked some blackberries, then I poured all our smoothies into mason jars, covered it with a cupcake liner and inserted a pretty paper straw and drank them on the porch. This is also a great idea for a summer party or picnic.
Every time we go she orders a new flavor and every time it then becomes her new favorite, which is now Berry Carrot Dream, though it’s hard for her to admit she likes carrots. But for me that’s not a problem and new limited time only Avocado Pineapple Smoothie is my new favorite, but isn’t anything with pineapple awesome! I had a friend successfully grow pineapple in her backyard and she doesn’t even live in Hawaii, so I’m thinking I need to test my green thumb and try it.

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Sweet time in the Big Easy

I visited my first Smoothie King 2 months ago, I had no idea what all the hype was about, lines of people waiting for what? Then I drank my first one, okay I get it now and Smoothie King’s Veggie Blends just got better, again. With a new limited time only Avocado Pineapple Smoothie in the lineup, they now have four delicious Veggie Blends options to sneak those extra greens in! Veggie Avocado Pineapple(New), Apple Kiwi Kale(kiddos favorite), Berry Carrot Dream, Carrot Kale Dream(my favorite).

Next stop, Smoothie King in NOLA.

We were so lucky to have to make an emergency stop in New Orleans (but not the emergency part, my computer crashed and I lost all my files). The first thing we did after our 2 hour drive was walk straight down Royal Street to the Smoothie King, we engaged in conversation with other smoothie obsessed locals, sharing flavor favorites and app points. 

I had to snap a few extra photos of our afternoon in NOLA.

Smoothie King has been around since 1973 (that’s even before I was born), opening as a stand-alone vitamin shop in Kenner, Louisiana, Smoothie King now encompasses over 600 locations.
 Yet they keep coming up with new amazing smoothie, have you tried the Veggie Blends?  

New Veggie Avocado Pineapple Smoothie is a must for all you avocado lovers not to mention a convenience of getting the kids to drink their veggies to obtain important nutrients. 

Tips to sneak more veggies into your kids healthy diet…
I really just have one, smoothies!

That’s all it takes for my kids, anything cold during the hot southern summers, they’ll take it.

The benefits of avocado, carrots, kale will keep the whole family strong and the kids growing up with a great attitude towards veggies and healthy living.

We had a sweet time in Big Easy! and it’s much healthier than all that king cake we ate over Mardi Gras.

 Get a $2.99 coupon for a 20oz (small smoothie) by signing up for the Smoothie King mailing list HERE.

Buffalo Gal Style Veggies

Growing up in Buffalo, chicken wings were just that, they came in varying degrees of hotness from mild to atomic. Lately in the grocery stores I’ve been seeing a trend, now you can have even your veggies “Buffalo Style”  with Birds Eye® Flavor Full, they have a variety of vegetables in bold, unexpected flavors like Buffalo Cauliflower and Ranch Broccoli! Ready in just minutes so now it’s easy to serve your family vegetables every day of the week. My family went straight for the cauliflower, a perfect side dish to our favorite dinner, veggie burger on english muffin(another Buffalo style tradition) and our barbecue corn sloppy joe.

We are vegetarians but getting my kids to eat whole veggies can be challenging, and can get boring, that is until now!

Harvested and flash-frozen at their peak freshness, Birds Eye® uses only the highest quality vegetables for all its products. From pure and simple vegetables, to mixed medleys, to easy-to-prepare vegetables in sauce, any cook can have a host of nutritious menu options just minutes away. With so many choices, it’s no wonder Birds Eye® is America’s first choice in frozen vegetables, and has been for generations.
And you’re not from Buffalo unless you put blue cheese dressing on your spicy food. It was a perfect compliment to the Birds Eye Buffalo cauliflower, especially for my kids who need their spicy toned down a bit. I even managed to get my absolutely no cauliflower or broccoli kid to eat hers!

Birds Eye® Flavor Full helps turn your family into veggie lovers by transforming vegetables with bold, unexpected flavors. With eight varieties and easy preparation, it’s now easy to serve your family vegetables every day of the week.  The unique and delicious flavors include Buffalo Cauliflower, Ranch Broccoli, Sour Cream & Onion Potatoes, Teriyaki Broccoli, Barbecue Sweet Corn, Sweet Chili Carrots, Wasabi Peas and Fiesta Lime Corn.

I create a new dish ever couple months to keep the kids excited at meal time, this is my latest recipe, I added the Birds Eye Barbecue corn to my kalamata olive sloppy joe and it’s amazing! For the original Holiday olive Sloppy Joe Sliders recipe click here.

  Barbecue corn and olive sloppy joe
 Try Flavor Full veggies by downloading a $1.00 off coupon

 Many thanks to Birds Eye for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to!