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Soy Milk Smoothie Traveling Soy-ree with Giveaway

Opting for soy milk rather than traditional cow’s milk when making healthy fruit smoothies this summer is a Smart Mama move! Lower in carbohydrates, soy milk provides greater nutritional benefits than the milk we grew up enjoying.  Studies on soy has shown that a breakfast high in protein, including soy protein, helps increase fullness and decrease appetite better than lower protein breakfast choices. I couldn’t agree more. When I have a breakfast that includes a decent serving of protein I am satisfied far longer than when I opt for a high carb/low protein meal. Do you experience the same?  Also, moms should consider that soy milk is especially a great alternative for children with milk, egg or peanut allergies.

I put 8th Continent Soy Milk to the taste test recently with a group of friends. With the South Florida heat setting in, a cold fruit smoothie is a go-to meal for many area moms. Getting my mommy friends to stop for a moment is a challenge so we made the soy milk fruit smoothies at home and then delivered them! Following the recipe below I provided each friend a refreshing smoothie to enjoy.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

from http://www.8thcontinent.com/health-and-recipes/our-recipes/Tropical_Smoothies/

Prep Time:5 min
Bake Time:None
Start to Finish:5 min
Number of Servings:2 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

Ingredients:

1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt (I used Strawberry Mango)
1 cup mango or peach chunks
1 1/4 cups 8th Continent® original soymilk (I used Light Vanilla)
1/4 cup pineapple juice

Instructions:

In blender or food processor, place all ingredients. Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Serve immediately.

 

Visit http://www.8thcontinent.com/health-and-recipes/our-recipes/Tropical_Smoothies/ to see nutritional information on this smoothie and to find other delicious recipes!

Along with my 5 year old chef, we hit the road with a cooler of #SoyProtein Tropical Smoothies!

The reaction was outstanding. Friends loved the smoothies and loved that they were consuming 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and 39 grams of carbohydrates.  A full serving of fruit (mango) made this smoothie a well-rounded breakfast or meal choice!

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You can find 8th Continent Soy Milk in most grocery stores. In South Florida, it is sold in both Winn-Dixie and Publix, although Winn-Dixie has a greater variety of flavors.

To see where 8th Continent Soy Milk is sold in your area, visit http://www.8thcontinent.com/product-finder/

Disclosure: Product, merchandise and tools to complete the brunch with friends was provided. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

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11 comments

  1. Alexis (The Exhausted Mom) 21 June, 2012 at 14:52 Reply

    Looks yummy! I love protein shakes…especially when I’m on the run and can’t sit down for a proper breakfast! I’ll have to check out 8th Continent Soy Milk!
    Ps….You’re “little helper” is adorable in her apron!!

  2. Jacklyn 29 June, 2012 at 05:45 Reply

    Soy milk truly is a great alternative to regular milk products and smoothies are just so refreshing! I love strawberry!

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