Mommy Greenest Approved: Kura Smoothie Powder
I’m all for buying GMO-free to avoid pesticides and insecticides linked to genetically modified components, and I’ve been a fan of grass-fed, free-range, antiobiotic-free dairy ever since I found out about the link between conventional milk products and cancer. So when I learned about KURA smoothie powders—made in New Zealand where happy cows are de riguer and GMOs are illegal—I just had to share. Take a minute to learn about the gold standard for smoothies, and enter to win a $150 KURA Perfect Smoothie Prize Pack, including a Cuisinart Smoothie Blender.
KURA smoothie powders are made in New Zealand where GMOs are illegal. Enter to win a $150 Prize Pack, including a Cuisinart Smoothie Blender! Breakfast in our house is insane. I get up 45 minutes before everyone else, but I’m still chopping and toasting and mixing by the time the first shift settles down at the counter. Once my middle and high schoolers are out the door at 7:05, the second shift—my eight-year-old and husband—drop in. So the idea of an easy smoothie that packs in protein, probiotics, vitamins, fiber AND Omega-3s with one flip of the switch? Sign me up!
Until now, my husband has made a morning smoothie with fruit and non-dairy milk that packs in sugar—it’s basically a milkshake in disguise. We’ve tried other smoothie powders on the market, but the distinct chalky taste is off-putting. With KURA, you just add a scoop of powder to any liquid—water, juice or milk—and it tastes delicious. You can add fruit, and the naturally sweet taste of KURA powder masks any veggies you might want to slip in there, too.
In addition to the taste, the thing I like best about KURA is that they add no sugar to the mix—the only sweetener is naturally occurring lactose from milk. This smoothie powder is also free of GMOs, gluten and preservatives, as well as artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. With that said, here’s what KURA does deliver:
14 grams of bioavailable protein
100% recommended daily allowance of vitamin D, C, B6, B12 and six other vitamins and minerals
26 other essential vitamins and minerals
5 grams of fiber
5.4 of Omega-3s (Four times the amount in a serving of salmon!)
4 billion active probiotics
KURA is seriously nutritious. Available on Amazon and at Sprouts and select Whole Foods—check the “where to buy” section for details—it’s great for breakfast, an on-the-go lunch, or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Watch how quick it is to #startyoursmoothie!
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I tried out Kura, it is indeed a lifesaver. Saves so much time for breakfast in a very hectic environment. But that’s just the world today I guess.
Thanks for these tips.
Strawberries, Banana and greek yogurt.
Spinach, peanut butter, blueberries and even broccoli!
Avocado, banana, plain Greek yogurt, honey.
My favorite smoothie ingredients are strawberries and fresh ginger.
Strawberries, bananas and kale
Strawberries, mangoes and bananas all the way!
I love to include spinach blueberries, kale and hemp seeds in my smoothies. My son loves this stuff
Bananas and avocados!
I like to add bananas, frozen peaches & real coconut milk! (coconut cream will do, though).
Strawberries, bananas and kale
I’m all about the unsweetnened coconut milk, flax, a little banana and powdered peanut butter for more protein
Delish! Hungry now…!
organic berries, almond butter, leafy greens; and if I feel ambitious enough to crack open a young coconut, the flesh and juice contribute more anti-inflammatory goodies 🙂
Raw coconut water is my favorite thing. I wish we had a coconut tree 🙂
Strawberries, Blueberries, and Yogurt.
I like banana and peanut butter
Berries, bananas, almond or coconut milk, spinach, chia seeds
I start with organic plain yogurt and some almond or coconut milk, then add a combination of whatever fresh and frozen fruit I have. I add a cube or two of greens (I blanch then puree kale, mustard greens, spinach, chard, or whatever is on sale, then freeze it in icecube trays!) or fresh greens if I need to use them up. Other regular add ins are walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia, peanut butter, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger root. I don’t really use recipes, I just mix it up with whatever is available and sounds good!
Very detailed, thanks for sharing this Zena!!
Katie | FashionFrugality.com
Frozen pineapple is my must have smoothie ingredient!
mangos and greek yogurt
Almond milk, raw spinach, avocado with a scoop of protein powder is how I start my day 🙂
Bananas, avocado, green juice, chia seeds and raspberries!
I love to put in greens, fresh ginger, bananas, berries, and sometimes chia seeds!
Ginger is key. Yum!
Beets, turmeric, ginger, parsley, cilantro and grapefruit are some of my favorites. Great color, great flavor, best nutrition!
I have a smoothie EVERY day – I love smoothies 🙂
Cranberry concentrate diluted with water, flax oil, stevia, brown rice powder, frozen strawberries, blueberries and a banana.
blueberries, strawberries and banana
There has to be kale in it, banana, and blueberries, and a few tsp of chia seeds. Yum!
Love smoothies! Would like to try this out!
Favorite smoothie ingredients: unsweetened almond coconut milk + peach + pea protein powder + mango + honey + ground flax seed. Or for a different berrie option, get frozen seabuckthorn berries from a Russian store and mix with regular berries & the other ingredients for a slightly tart flavor:)
Wow, you are a SERIOUS smoothie maker, Anji!
Strawberries, banana, peanut butter, and almond milk.
Frozen fruit, flax, hemp hearts and protein powder.
Strawberries and mango
berries and bananas
I love smoothies with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Berries and greens, always organic
banana, strawberries & cacao!
My favorites are mango and yogurt!
blueberries,strawberries, mixed with topical fruits
almond milk, banana honey
I love frozen banana, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, almond milk, chia seeds and flax seeds.
That sounds like dessert to me!!
I like berries and mango
I start with Kefir at the bottom of my blender; then I add hemp hearts, oat bran, banana, frozen fruit/kale. I just heard about adding some cooked navy beans–I might try that (to up the fibre)–I might replace the beans for the banana to decrease the sugar content…I’m very curious about adding the beans.
Yum! I have never tried adding beans, that sounds like it would make sense–creamier, less sugar, more protein. Good idea!!
My favorite smoothie ingredients are strawberries, blueberries and kale.
Strawberries and banana
I am embarrassed to say that most of my smoothies have turned out too healthy and very green, so i am inspired by some of these ideas.
I am embarrassed to say most of my smoothies are not green enough, so thank you for the reminder, Alison! 🙂
I’m not a big smoothie drinker, but my daughter loves them! She almost always includes bananas, blueberries and almond milk.
Blueberries, strawberries, and mangos.
frozen berries and coconut milk
I found a Pinterest idea for smoothies once that I used all last summer. I will have to do it again this year. Take a cupcake tin and fill each cup 2/3 full of Vanilla Greek Yogurt and freeze. Once, they are frozen, take them out of the tin and put one each into a freezer bag with a handful of frozen fruit. Whenever I wanted a smoothie, I took my mini-blender out, dumped one of the bags in there and added some milk or ice cream. YUMMMMM!
THAT is truly genius. Thank goodness for Pinterest, and THANK YOU for sharing, Cindi!
Banana, strawberries, ice cubes, almond milk, and a little honey : )
I think lots of people forget the ice cubes, good call!
Marlene V. (Enelram)
I love berries – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries
Avocado and banana.
Really? Wow I had never thought of putting those two together. Will have to try!
You really can’t go wrong with strawberries. Especially organic!
Organic Hemp Protein, Blueberries, Bananas, leafy greens
cherries! this morning it was cherries, figs, spinach and a chia/flax/cocoa mix. and it was good!
Yum! I’m so excited for summer fruit season!
Love almond milk and strawberries!
cacao, frozen berries, coconut milk, some stevia & chia seeds.
This looks and sounds amazing. how much sugar does it have per serving?
14 grams, naturally occurring–none added 🙂
I like adding frozen fruit, or adding powdered peanut butter and almond butter!
I love the texture avocado gives, and spinach is a must, and I throw a raw egg in for extra protein!
Okay wow, I have never done that. Do you taste the egg?
any fresh fruit really, if I had to pick one it would be mango
I could eat mangoes all day long. Mangos?
I like mango and pineapple in my smoothies.
I have never had a smoothie before. I would love to do a green smoothie with veggies and a hint of some fruits.
I like blueberries, strawberries, yogurt and orange juice.
These comments are making me hungry!
I love to use fresh fruits and veggies.
strawberries and soy milk
One of my standbys, too!
banada, frozen berries, spinach and almond milk
if it has mango and/or blueberries in it I am happy
Me too! Organic blueberries, for sure 🙂