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 yogurt and fruit smoothie kits? They're sold in the freezer section of your local store and it 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. You shake it up and you are ready to drink your breakfast. Or snack. 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. My kids adore smoothies. I reluctantly shared my smoothie with my boys the other day. 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! 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. Like a box of Girl Scout cookies or a bag of tortilla chips…They don't take up much room in the freezer. I will be definitely keeping them stocked. This door compartment is now the designated Dole Shakers space. They are fairly inexpensive and go on sale often.
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!
Looking for more smoothie ideas?
Banana Oat Smoothie Recipe (my fave!)
*Dole gave me the products to review. All opinions are mine. And I love this product.