Healthy Mom Snack Hack
If you have a hard time enticing your kids to eat new foods you may want to try this healthy snack. While, browsing the aisles of Sprouts Market last week a product caught my eye, Noka Superfood Smoothie.
I have been a real slacker lately, it’s the end of the school year, and I’m as ready for summer as the kids. After reading the ingredients and certification on Noka, I was though, “It’s healthy and easy…perfect.”
Anytime a new product is introduced at home, it’s usually met with objection. I needed to be creative so I purchased all the flavors (except the Blueberry/Beet) and told the boys about writing this blog and asked them to be official taste testers.
We made a chart listing the different flavors and everyone got a spoon. The boys rated each flavor on a scale from one to ten.
Blake’s favorite was the Sweet Potato/Goji. He loved the cinnamon taste.
Trip gave every packet a score of ten (he’s very nice), but his favorite Blackberry/Vanilla.
Personally, I loved the Mango/Coconut, it tasted like a Pina Colada…yum!
Noka is USDA Organic, Non-GMO certified. It wins with the interesting ingredients a person probably don’t eat every day.
Sixty times the Vitamin C of an orange. This superfood also contains: Valine (nervous system & cognitive function), Leucine (muscle & bone tissue growth), Potassium (heart & kidneys), Serine (digestion), Flavonoids (prevent cell damage), and compounds that have anti-viral properties and give you a boost of natural energy.
Packed with Omega-3s for a happy, healthy heart and brain.
Beet the stress. Compound nutrients to balance your blood pressure (and your mood).
Beta-carotene for alpha performance.
An exotic, dark-purple fruit that grows wild in South America. Antioxidants fight free radicals and promote glowing skin. Preliminary research indicates that maqui berry may have anticancer and anti-aging effects. It may also help alleviate symptoms of dry eye.
Anti-inflammatory to help reduce muscle pain and soreness.
Contains mangiferin, a superpowered antioxidant that protects your cells.
Sweet natural energy boost with no crashing.
Disclaimer: Smoothie and fruit images curtesy of Noka Organics.