Getting the kids to eat healthy can be somewhat challenging sometimes, am I right? Forget eating healthy, just getting them to EAT can be a challenge sometimes. So we are always on the lookout for ways to make sure they are getting what they need.
For a while now we've been eyeing the Olly Kids Smoothie Swirly Strawberry Protein Powder but hadn't pulled the trigger on it because let's face it, spending $25+ on something the kids might hate is just not appealing. But one day, little sample packets appeared and so we had to try 'em.
The verdict? The kids LOVE IT. I mix it with just organic milk, I give it to the baby, the big kids, even my extremely picky five year old loves it. They thought it was so good I had to mix some into my flax milk and they were right, this stuff is good. One serving of Kids Smoothie provides 15mg of glucosinolates (a phytonutrient), equivalent to the amount in a serving of broccoli!
The protein powder is a blend of pea, golden chlorella and flax that delivers essential amino acids, omega-3s and powerful phytonutrients with 5 grams of fiber from apple, cassava root and flax to help support healthy, balanced digestion, and even better, it has vitamins sourced from 12 organic fruits and veggies.
The kids liked the strawberry one so much I went out on a limb and got the chocolate one too, also a huge hit. The powders aren't chalky or off tasting at all, and the little kids are always asking me for the "pink milk" now. When we don't have time in the morning for a leisurely breakfast (ie cutting up actual fruit etc) or someone "isn't that hungry" this is our go to, and it also is great at night as that very last pre-bedtime "snack".