Did you know that oranges can help you to have a happier and healthier day? Our bright orange berry protein shake proves it!
Why Are Oranges Good for You?
Sweet, juicy oranges make a delicious and healthy snack or addition to a meal.
A whole orange contains only about 85 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
And, of course, oranges are well known for their vitamin C content.
Oranges are low in calories and full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy, skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases as part of an overall healthy and varied diet.
An orange has over 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids.
Many of these have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and strong antioxidant effects.
I’ve had to be dairy free for our last two babies and while they grow out of it they really struggle as infants. It’s actually a good thing because it’s taught me a lot about what others have been through because our second I had to also go off of soy, nut products, chocolate, gluten and more. Yes, more. Anyway, I’ve found that there are amazing products out there and actually, like all things I’ve found that balance in all things is so important so while you don’t have to go dairy free you can certainly incorporate great products into your diet that actually bring even more nutrition to your daily meals.
My point is just that we’ve felt better, healthier and more energized by making a few small choices in our diets. Protein, which I’ve talked a lot about is one of those choices and one thing we get emailed about a lot. Like, a lot. Everyone wants to know what we use and I’m happy to say that we’ve found a protein powder that is awesome and you’ll be so excited to learn who makes it!
Burt’s Bees™ is doing the protein thing!! I’m crazy picky about my protein and I actually really like this one. It’s dairy free, soy free, gluten free and non GMO. Plant based proteins are more sustainable which is always a plus, but in the end all I really care about is that it’s great to help maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone and of course that it’s delicious. And the biggest thing for me, it’s not chalky or gritty. That is hands down my biggest pet peeve with protein shakes. This one is silky and wonderful, promise.
Loving what they have to say, “The bees take only what they need and they leave their environment better than they found it. So taking our cue from nature, Burt’s Bees Protein+ shakes are formulated with 70% organic ingredients and plant-based protein, requiring fewer natural resources for production and having a less harmful impact on nature– reinforcing our purpose to connect people with the beauty, wisdom and power of nature.” They only take what they need. Can you imagine if we all took cues from that line?
I learned long ago that oranges are important for the immune system but even just the scent can actually help you to have a happier day. I even have a little orange oil that I occasionally rub on the back of my neck and almond oil for my face on days I don’t wear makeup. That’s most days actually, but either way it’s a great start to my day, just like a good breakfast. This orange berry protein shake is packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C & E for a radiant and healthy body, skin and yes it’s even good for hair. Nutrition is linked to everything which is why our family tries to make good habits that will pay off as we age.
Are Protein Shakes Safe During Pregnancy?
Experts recommend women who are pregnant and nursing to take a minimum of an extra 25 grams of protein a day.
Protein supplements are a great way to get that extra protein, but are protein shakes and powders safe during pregnancy?
The short answer is yes.
One or two servings per day is perfectly fine as long as it isn’t the only source of protein for the day.
Orange Berry Protein Shake
Orange Berry Protein Shake
- 10 fluid ounces Orange juice
- 3/4 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Bananas
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 Serving Burt's Bees Protein +Healthy Radiance - Vanilla
- Place everything in the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Our most popular green smoothie!
I’ve been fighting this cold for weeks, time to bust out this smoothie!
I love a good smoothie bowl and this is the one we make almost every week!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. The opinions and text are all mine.