Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Banana Smoothie with Hood Calorie Countdown

This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.


Getting my oldest to drink milk was always so difficult. He's always been a huge water drinker, and always asks for water with any of his meals. Breakfast is by far his favorite and most filling meal of the day, and if you have read my Morning Routine post you know all about what we enjoy eating in the morning. I recently discovered a drink that he will not put down, and that is Banana Smoothie using Hood Calorie Countdown.

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Hood has always had great products for the family, and Calorie Countdown is definitely one of them! I love that I'm only purchasing one dairy beverage for the whole family and cutting calories, but none of the nutrients we all need. Hood Calorie Countdown is creamy and has a delicious taste, and keeps the kiddos coming back for more.

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Hood Calorie Countdown is a ultra filtered dairy beverage that is offered in Whole, 2%, Fat Free, and Chocolate--there is even an option for 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate. It contains 42% less calories, 75% less sugar, and 67% fewer carbs. The milk comes from farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones, this is something I try and search for when I am buying food items for my family. 

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Since incorporating Hood Calorie Countdown into our daily routine, I notice myself eating healthier--I'm wanting to make smoothies, but most of all I'm loving this Banana Smoothie. I've been trying to eat a banana a day to help with cramping after we moved, and from my long walks with the boys. Instead of taking a potassium supplement, I am trying to incorporate a banana a day into my diet. 

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I typically purchase 10 bananas for the week, and ripen half of them in a paper bag. You can either peel and throw in the freezer or just use right from the counter (you could always add ice cubes). When I am making this for my son, I sometimes add in peanut or almond butter. It's great for an extra boost of protein when we are going to have a busy day. For myself, I add in collagen, chia seeds, and a handful of oatmeal. Make it your own, just don't forget the banana. 

Don't forget to purchase Hood Calorie Countdown at Walmart and other retailers. 
Here's a coupon to take with you! 

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Banana Smoothie

1/2 Banana (more for a richer banana taste)
1 Cup of Hood Calorie Countdown (chocolate would even be delicious)
1/8 tsp of Vanilla Extract

1. Blend the ingredients together and enjoy! 




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