Dole Shakers – The easiest smoothie ever!

 

Oh my gosh, Dole Shakers are my new favorite thing!   How delicious does this strawberry banana smoothie look?!  I think this just revolutionized the way I have breakfast.  For real, yo.

Do you know about these Dole Shakers yogurt and fruit smoothie kit?  Sold in the freezer section of your local store, this has to be the best idea ever invented.  Especially for those of us worried about swimsuit season and, well, just not pumping our kids full of chemicals and empty calories.

When you first open it, you will see these frozen yogurt balls and fruit pieces.  Looking at it, it is hard to believe that this will turn in to a nice, thick smoothie.  But it will!

The super simple directions are on the back of the container and you just add juice.  That’s it!  The lazy person inside of me is rejoicing!  Especially since I often (always) turn to convenience foods in the morning because I “just don’t have time!” to make something more healthy.  This is even easier to make than a pop tart.  A quick shake and you are ready to drink up.

And while I don’t run off to work in the morning, I am up and about shuttling the kids to school or running errands.  And as most of you moms know, sometimes you have a very small window to get something done and you don’t want to have to stop and eat and waste those precious seconds.  This is shaped perfectly for a cup holder.  All you would do is take the Dole Shakers smoothie cup out of the freezer, give it a quick shake to break up those frozen pieces and pour in your juice.  Then just take it with you and run out the door.  To mix, all you do is shake the container for 30-45 seconds.

My kids adore smoothies.  I reluctantly shared my smoothie with my boys.  My 3 year old drank the whole thing (which is unusual – like his mother, he also prefers carbs to anything else) and my 6 year old told me it was the best smoothie he has ever had!  And I love knowing that when I get that craving for something sweet in the afternoon, these are there to save me from snacking on something terrible for me.

The Dole Shakers don’t take up much room in the freezer.  And I will be keeping them stocked.  This door compartment is now the designated Dole Shakers space.  I saw another blog post that noted they were about $1.50 each at Wal-Mart.  But if you head to the Dole Shakers page, you can download a coupon.

I gave my husband the mixed berry Dole Shakers to try.  There were going to be pictures but he was still in his underwear.  The mixed berry flavor was also very tasty!  He loves to have a smoothie on the weekends and will make them for us in the blender.  But he never makes them on a weekday because it just takes too much time.  I love that he will be able to take one of these with him now.

And because I am a crazy craft hoarder, I also think the  container is going to prove very useful for things…Have you tried the Dole Shakers yet?  Tell me what you think!

*Dole gave me the products to review.  All opinions are mine.  And I love this product.

 

 

Comments

  1. These are really good, just don’t like the texture. It’s not a smoothie, more like drinking flavored ice shavings. I do buy these a lot as I love the taste and convenience so I really have no complaints.

  2. I am trying this right now and am not impressed. The initial content did not look anything like the photo here of frozen yogurt balls and fruit pieces, but rather a solid clump. I poured in my milk (as I didn’t care for the idea of a juice) and have shaken and shaken (for 2 minutes)–there is still a solid clump inside the bottle. I won’t buy these again. It’s a good idea, but it just doesn’t deliver. No I am wishing I had just made a glass of chocolate milk.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that! I think they are delicious! I have noticed that the consistency is a bit different each time. I think it has everything to do with how the store handles the product before it gets to the shelf. But the flavor should still be the same. I am partial to the Strawberry Banana flavor with orange juice. But chocolate milk sounds pretty tasty too!

  3. I have tried these and they are AMAZING!!!!! I have decided that I am going to keep these in my freezer! Easiest thing ever, perfect for on the go and very very tasty!!!!!!!

  4. Ok. I’ve GOT to try these. I have these bags of smoothie blender things at work. and I bought myself my own small blender so I could make smoothies at work for breakfast. But then the blender is embarrassingly loud. And now those bags of smoothie blend things have been sitting in the freezer here at work for MONTHS. These look so much EASIER! And less loud. I am unusually excited about these. It would be worth going into a Wallyworld for them.

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