If you've been around for awhile you know that we don't push a lot of products so when SmartyPants reached out to us, we were skeptical at first. A LOT of supplement companies reach out to us wanting us to advertise their products. Normally we politely decline. Sure, we have supplements that we take like multivitamins, fish oils, etc. but we believe that some products are just not necessary. However, when it comes to a probiotic, it's also one at the top of our list. When I did my research on SmartyPants before agreeing (yes, I always do that!), I was pleasantly surprised. When we received and tasted them, things just got better. Let me explain, I used to LOVE gummy candy, sour gummy candy, anything of the sort. Since I started my health journey, I tend to stay away from those but these SmartyPants gummies taste amazing! Not only do they taste amazing but they contain 7x more CFU than any other probiotic gummy product. We tried the blueberry flavor and let's just say that I had to take out the serving and then put the lid back on right away. I can't wait to try the Lemon Creme!
I like to take mine with breakfast and have really been loving this Blueberry Avocado Smoothie bowl lately. It's super easy to make and keeps me full for hours!
Eat Clean Recipe: Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Bowl
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2-1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- Stevia (or sweetener of choice), to taste
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or oats to thicken the smoothie)
Tip: Use less liquid if you want a thicker smoothie bowl.
- Add all ingredients to a blender, excluding chia seeds (you can add these now but I like to add them at the end)
- Blend well and pour into a bowl
- Add chia seeds and other optional toppings (such as cashews, granola, hemp, etc)
- Stir to combine and enjoy!
(nutritional facts/macros at the end)
Most people are just concerned with exercise and nutrition but self-care is just as important, maybe even more important. Things like quiet time, sleep, and taking the time to research and then take the appropriate supplements, will go a long way with rounding out your overall health. Even learning how to properly manage your finances contributes to a healthy lifestyle (try one of our money saving challenges!).
You might be thinking, what the heck is a probiotic or prebiotic?!
PRO-biotics are live bacteria you find in fermented foods (such as sauerkraut and kombucha)
PRE-biotics are special plant fibers that are resistant to digestion. Because the body cannot digest these fibers, they pass through the body to the large intestine where they act as food for the good PRO-biotic bacteria.
Probiotics help promote optimal digestive health. They introduce good bacteria into the gut, and prebiotics feed that good bacteria – helping the bacteria grow, multiply, and thrive. SmartyPants Probiotic Complete combines multi-strain probiotics and Wellmune® prebiotic immune support all in one.
SmartyPants Probiotic Complete gummies are vegetarian, non-GMO, contain no synthetic colors, flavors, or preservatives, and are gluten-free and allergen-free. Even the sweeteners are organic and Fair Trade.
You know us, we also love it when a company gives back! For every bottle sold, they make a one-for-one nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels. Each grant provides a child in need with life changing vitamin A supplementation for one year. We also love it that a third party lab tests each batch for purity and potency.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SmartyPants Vitamins in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
Macros (including protein powder):
- Calories - 390
- Protein - 20 g
- Carbs - 27 g
- Fat - 21 g
- Sugar - 7 g
- Fiber - 13 g