Mommy Greenest Approved: Kura Smoothie Powder

kura smoothie powder behind glass full of fruits and vegetablesI’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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  1. 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.

  2. Strawberries, Banana and greek yogurt.

  3. Spinach, peanut butter, blueberries and even broccoli!

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says

    Avocado, banana, plain Greek yogurt, honey.

  5. Annette Prejean says

    My favorite smoothie ingredients are strawberries and fresh ginger.

  6. carol clark says

    Strawberries, bananas and kale

  7. Strawberries, mangoes and bananas all the way!

  8. Wendy Vor says

    I love to include spinach blueberries, kale and hemp seeds in my smoothies. My son loves this stuff

  9. Bananas and avocados!

  10. I like to add bananas, frozen peaches & real coconut milk! (coconut cream will do, though).

  11. Strawberries, bananas and kale

  12. I’m all about the unsweetnened coconut milk, flax, a little banana and powdered peanut butter for more protein

  13. Sara Wilson says

    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 🙂

  14. Strawberries, Blueberries, and Yogurt.

  15. I like banana and peanut butter

  16. Berries, bananas, almond or coconut milk, spinach, chia seeds

  17. 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!

  18. Frozen pineapple is my must have smoothie ingredient!

  19. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says

    mangos and greek yogurt

  20. Almond milk, raw spinach, avocado with a scoop of protein powder is how I start my day 🙂

  21. Bananas, avocado, green juice, chia seeds and raspberries!

  22. I love to put in greens, fresh ginger, bananas, berries, and sometimes chia seeds!

  23. Shauna Crittendon says

    Almond butter!

  24. Beets, turmeric, ginger, parsley, cilantro and grapefruit are some of my favorites. Great color, great flavor, best nutrition!

  25. 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.

  26. Alice Forbes says

    blueberries, strawberries and banana

  27. There has to be kale in it, banana, and blueberries, and a few tsp of chia seeds. Yum!

  28. Love smoothies! Would like to try this out!

  29. 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:)

  30. Strawberries, banana, peanut butter, and almond milk.

  31. Frozen fruit, flax, hemp hearts and protein powder.

  32. Elliott E says

    Strawberries and mango

  33. berries and bananas

  34. I love smoothies with fresh fruit and vegetables.

  35. Lara Baumann says

    Berries and greens, always organic

  36. banana, strawberries & cacao!

  37. My favorites are mango and yogurt!

  38. blueberries,strawberries, mixed with topical fruits

  39. Angela Stevens says

    almond milk, banana honey

  40. Laura Royal says

    I love frozen banana, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, almond milk, chia seeds and flax seeds.

  41. I like berries and mango

  42. 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.

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      Yum! I have never tried adding beans, that sounds like it would make sense–creamier, less sugar, more protein. Good idea!!

  43. Corri Montgomery says

    My favorite smoothie ingredients are strawberries, blueberries and kale.

  44. Strawberries and banana

  45. Alison Bramham says

    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.

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      I am embarrassed to say most of my smoothies are not green enough, so thank you for the reminder, Alison! 🙂

  46. I’m not a big smoothie drinker, but my daughter loves them! She almost always includes bananas, blueberries and almond milk.

  47. Blueberries, strawberries, and mangos.

  48. Lisa Davis says

    frozen berries and coconut milk

  49. 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!

  50. Banana, strawberries, ice cubes, almond milk, and a little honey : )

  51. Marlene V. (Enelram) says

    I love berries – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries

  52. Avocado and banana.

  53. strawberries

  54. Organic Hemp Protein, Blueberries, Bananas, leafy greens

  55. cherries! this morning it was cherries, figs, spinach and a chia/flax/cocoa mix. and it was good!

  56. Love almond milk and strawberries!

  57. marsha hahn says

    cacao, frozen berries, coconut milk, some stevia & chia seeds.

  58. This looks and sounds amazing. how much sugar does it have per serving?

  59. I like adding frozen fruit, or adding powdered peanut butter and almond butter!

  60. I love the texture avocado gives, and spinach is a must, and I throw a raw egg in for extra protein!

  61. Michelle K says

    any fresh fruit really, if I had to pick one it would be mango

  62. I like mango and pineapple in my smoothies.

  63. Linda Bradshaw says

    I have never had a smoothie before. I would love to do a green smoothie with veggies and a hint of some fruits.

  64. Birdiebee says

    I like blueberries, strawberries, yogurt and orange juice.

  65. Leigh Borders says

    I love to use fresh fruits and veggies.

  66. latanya t says

    strawberries and soy milk

  67. banada, frozen berries, spinach and almond milk

  68. if it has mango and/or blueberries in it I am happy

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