Thank you, Stonyfield, for giving me the chance to find a new fuel for the morning! As a member of the Clean Plate Club, I received Stonyfield OP Organic Protein Smoothies for review purposes. All opinions remain my own.
Being a mom who works full-time outside the home brings its own set of challenges. Getting the kids ready for school and myself out the door–all while suffering through not being a morning person–means I’m often waiting until I get to work to eat breakfast. Doing so guarantees a long, drawn-out repast, as work–of course!–beckons and I can’t always eat right away. The next thing I know, it’s 11 AM and I still haven’t finished the most important meal of the day. Not a great way to start things off.
Stonyfield recently sent me some of their new OP Organic Protein Smoothies to try out, and I’m finding them to be indispensable for these crazy kinds of mornings! Just grab and get in the car. On the 40-minute drive in, I can power myself with 15 grams of protein and know that I am truly ready to conquer the day! So much better than my usual patchwork attempt at an acceptable breakfast!
From the moment the box arrived, the kids begged me to try them! They already love Stonyfield’s YoKids Squeezers, and usually have one tube a day, but just had to have what mommy was drinking, too. When I finally let them have a crack at the smoothies, they ADORED them! Then promptly divvyed up who gets which flavors were left. That’s a seal of approval, if I’ve ever seen one!
The smoothies contain no artificial sweeteners. I select Stonyfield because I know, with their commitment to organic, that there won’t be any junk in their products. With 5 live active yogurt cultures and no pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs, these do not disappoint.
They range 180-200 calories per bottle (10 fluid ounces), a decent start to the day, containing as little as 26g carbohydrates (vanilla) and as much as 32g carbohydrates (chocolate). If you are one who is careful about balancing carbs with protein (I know for PCOS and insulin resistance, this is advised), these smoothies would come in at a perfect balance, with the protein meeting or exceeding half as many grams as carbs. Sugars are 15g-19g, with sugar alcohol at 10g across the board. In other words, not bad, all things considered. Fruit smoothies come in a lot higher on the sugars and definitely do not pack a protein punch like this.
You should be able to find Stonyfield’s OP Organic Protein Smoothies in grocery stores soon. But if you’re having trouble, use their store locator.
Which flavor will you try first?
Psst!! Strawberry is my favorite!
Disclosure: I have an ongoing partnership with Stonyfield, as a member of their Clean Plate Club. As always, all opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible!