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Organic Kale Medley and Fruit Smoothie

Two of my kids have sensory processing disorder, which means they don’t eat lots of veggies and in my son’s case, fruits. Smoothies are an easy way to get them to eat the nutrients they need and they are super refreshing in the heat!

My base is always Stonyfield Yogurt. My favorite is their Greek since it isn’t as sweet and has a tartness that is yummy! I prefer the fruit Greek to the Vanilla only because I do like the added flavor- but vanilla or plain work great too.

Taylors Farm offers a variety of organic salad mixes, vegetable mixes, veggie trays and more. Their Kale Medley  has kale, carrots, chard, and spinach which makes an excellent green mix to add to your smoothies. You can also freeze your greens and add to a smoothie at a later date.

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Organic Kale Medley and Fruit Smoothie

  • Stonyfield Greek Yogurt (I love the grassfed blueberry)
  • Taylors Farm Organic Kale Medley
  • Banana
  • Frozen raspberries
  • Frozen strawberries
  • You can also add frozen peaches, blackberries, cherries, blueberries, kiwi

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If you don’t have frozen fruit, you can add a little ice. I like to keep a freezer bag full of fruits so I can just dump into the blender. This recipe is also amazing to put in ice pop molds for popsicles.

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 *I AM PART OF THE STONYFIELD YOGETTERS GROUP OF BLOGGERS AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION AND PRODUCTS AS PART OF THE PROGRAM. MY OPINION IS NOT INFLUENCED IN ANY WAY
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Thanks Stonyfield!

YoKids announced last month that they are sponsoring AZA’s SAFE program (Saving Animals From Extinction) that will help support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species! As part of a year-long effort, Stonyfield YoKids will not only be contributing funds to field work but will aim to drive kids and their families to see animals and conservation projects first hand at zoos, aquariums, and on the ground where the research is happening.

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When you purchase two specially marked Stonyfield Organic YoKids multipacks from now until September 2017, you can get a FREE kid’s ticket with purchase of an adult ticket to an accredited AZA zoo or aquarium!! There are over 131 accredited zoos and aquariums- you can click here for a list.  Over the next year you will see the African Penguin and the most endangered AZA SAFE species will be on Stonyfield Organic YoKids packaging- so be on the lookout!

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We got to visit a local AZA zoo- Riverbanks and the kids had a blast! They have my son’s favorite AZA SAFE species- the western lowlands gorilla, so he was stoked. We also loved the anaconda, penguins, sea lions, otters, meerkats, lemurs and more! This was our first time seeing the new sea lion exhibit and it didn’t disappoint! The baby loved being to see them swim up close.

I wish the zoo had more information about their involvement with AZA but I wasn’t able to find any and it was a very busy day for the staff. We did learn that Riverbanks is solar powered, they have a recycling program, a water conservation program, and other practices in place to save energy, water, waste reduction, pollution prevention and more.

Be sure to purchase two specially marked Stonyfield Organic YoKids multipacks from so you can get a FREE kid’s ticket with purchase of an adult ticket to an accredited AZA zoo or aquarium!

Stonyfield is the leading organic yogurt maker and is dedicated to conservation and sustainability. Each year they keep over 185,000 pounds of toxic pesticides out of the environment, helping to safeguard species and their eco-systems. So it made sense for them to sponsor a mission that is helping to save endangered species!

 *I AM PART OF THE STONYFIELD YOGETTERS GROUP OF BLOGGERS AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION AND PRODUCTS AS PART OF THE PROGRAM. MY OPINION IS NOT INFLUENCED IN ANY WAY

 

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Save the Animals With Cows

Did you know that today is World Penguin Day?? Penguins are one of my favorite animals and we love seeing them at the Columbia Riverbanks Zoo- an AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited zoo in SC. We are going to visit Riverbanks (hopefully this weekend!) so I will be back with more info about them and their efforts with AZA.

Stonyfield made a huge announcement today that YoKids is sponsoring AZA’s SAFE program (Saving Animals From Extinction) that will help support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin! Click here to find out the other 10!

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In honor of World Penguin Day, you can go to the Stonyfield Facebook page and learn more about the African Penguin from an awesome live video from the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Plus you can see more about their fun announcement!

Stonyfield is the leading organic yogurt maker and is dedicated to conservation and sustainability. Each year they keep over 185,000 pounds of toxic pesticides out of the environment, helping to safeguard species and their eco-systems. So it made sense for them to sponsor a mission that is helping to save endangered species!

As part of a year-long effort, Stonyfield YoKids will not only be contributing funds to field work but will aim to drive kids and their families to see animals and conservation projects first hand at zoos, aquariums, and on the ground where the research is happening. This is the really cool part!

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When you purchase two specially marked Stonyfield Organic YoKids multipacks from now until September 2017, you can get a FREE kid’s ticket with purchase of an adult ticket to an accredited AZA zoo or aquarium!! There are over 131 accredited zoos and aquariums- you can click here for a list.  Over the next year you will see the African Penguin and the most endangered AZA SAFE species will be on Stonyfield Organic YoKids packaging- so be on the lookout!

Grab your kids and head on over to the Stonyfield YoKids AZA page and see all of the great info about the 10 AZA SAFE endangered species along with a bunch of games, quizzes, coloring sheets, word searches, mazes and more. You can also learn how you can get involved by joining the #imagineHow video series!

More Exciting New From Stonyfield YoKids:

  • Now there’s even more reason for parents and kids to love Stonyfield YoKids. Stonyfield recently announced a sugar reduction across its yogurt portfolio – and that includes YoKids.
  • Always made with USDA organic, non-GMO ingredients, Stonyfield YoKids yogurt now features as much as 40% less sugar than the leading low-fat kids’ yogurt.
  • Stonyfield’s efforts and advances in sugar reduction provide a better yogurt option for the entire family, starting where it matters most – with yogurt for kids.
  • Stonyfield YoKids is available in cups, squeezers and smoothies.
 *I AM PART OF THE STONYFIELD YOGETTERS GROUP OF BLOGGERS AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION AND PRODUCTS AS PART OF THE PROGRAM. MY OPINION IS NOT INFLUENCED IN ANY WAY
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B Corp Companies- Congrats Stonyfield

Congrats to Stonyfield for becoming B-Corp certified

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As you know, I’ve been working with Stonyfield for the past 5 years and have loved getting to know the company. They are passionate about healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet- so becoming B Corp certified totally made sense with their mission.

What does that mean exactly to be B Corp Certified?

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It is about creating better business practices and being held accountable. It is about being the change.

A company must maintain a score of over 80 to keep their B Corp certification. This is what B Lab looks at when determining the score:

This is Stonyfield’s highlights of their score:

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Currently there are over 1,600 B Corp Certified companies. Stonyfield was recently added to the list alongside many of their friends- including Preserve, King Arthur, Purely Elizabeth, Method, pukka, Pete & Gerry’s Organics.

To celebrate their achievement, Yo-Getters were sent a box of goodies from fellow B Corp Companies!

And Stonyfield sent their NEW Grassfed Greek Yogurt that is OMG!

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Especially paired with Purely Elizabeth’s ancient grain granola! You can learn more about B Certified Companies here.

 *I AM PART OF THE STONYFIELD YOGETTERS GROUP OF BLOGGERS AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION AND PRODUCTS AS PART OF THE PROGRAM. MY OPINION IS NOT INFLUENCED IN ANY WAY
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For the On-the-Go Moms

I try really hard not to skip meals. But in between preschool drop off and pickup, work, appointments, and my daily walk- sometimes a meal gets forgotten or even worse, I end up in a drive through line. Stonyfield sent us some of their Whole Milk Smoothies and my lunch or breakfast problems have been solved!

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After taking my thyroid medicine in the a.m. I have to wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking- so making breakfast before we leave is challenging (nonexistent). My walking friends and I sometimes stop and grab breakfast after our walk so by lunchtime I’m too full for a meal or I simply forget until it is pickup time. Thanks to Stonyfield, I now have a solution!

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Stonyfield’s Whole Milk Smoothies have less sugar than their original Smoothies, but with the same great taste. They have 6 grams of protein, along with 6 live active cultures, vitamin A, vitamin D and calcium. They are free of GMO’s, certified organic, kosher, gluten free, and pasture raised.

Right now the Whole Milk Smoothies come in Peach or Strawberry and they both are delicious! I love peach flavored anything, but the strawberry tastes just a like strawberry milkshake. When it gets a little bit warmer, I might have to add to some Stonyfield frozen yogurt for desert.

Click here to find a store near you that carries Stonyfield or go to the product page and search for the flavor that you’d like!

 *I AM PART OF THE STONYFIELD YOGETTERS GROUP OF BLOGGERS AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION AND PRODUCTS AS PART OF THE PROGRAM. MY OPINION IS NOT INFLUENCED IN ANY WAY