July 29, 2016

Start the Morning Off Right with Balance Bars and a Banana Cream Pie Smoothie!

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How do you start your morning? If you're like me you are running around getting the kids cereal, letting the dog out, packing lunches, taking a 30 second shower, rummaging through the dryer for a clean shirt, and getting the kids dressed {plus about 20 other things}. All the morning chaos doesn't leave much time for a nutritious sit down breakfast. This is why I keep boxes stocked with Balance Bars right by my purse. I toss a couple in my bag before I leave and I know I have a delicious {and decadent} snack, packed with fiber and vitamins, that will give me the energy I need to get through my busy day. 

A Balance Bar is just what I need to start my morning off right!
When I have a extra moment, I try to make a smoothie to take with me on those hectic mornings too. My favorite lately is anything with frozen bananas. I created a Banana Cream Pie Smoothie this week that was not only a winner in my book but a hit with the kiddos! Even better it requires only four ingredients and takes literally 30 seconds to make! Listen y'all after a hearty smoothie and a smartly indulgent Balance Bar, I am ready to conquer the day! 

Scroll down for the recipe.

I was stoked to try the new flavors Balance just introduced. Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle was my favorite but they also have three other new flavors packed with energizing ingredients. Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, Chocolate Peppermint Patty, and Dulce De Leche & Caramel are all 190 calories or less, contain 5-7 grams of protein and 5-6 grams of fiber. Get this guys, for the first time ever, Balance is now also offering single mini bars!
You can purchase Balance Bars at CVS, Amazon, and select Walmart stores nationwide.

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Banana Cream Pie Smoothie


Makes 1 large smoothie
  • 1 large frozen banana, sliced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 6oz containers Banana Cream Pie yogurt {or Banana flavored is good too}
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • optional garnish: additional shredded coconut and 2 banana slices


  1. Add all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a large glass.
  3. Add additional shredded coconut and a couple banana slices on top.
  4. Pop in a straw and sip away!
Frozen fruit is the secret to a great smoothie- no ice!
I cut up my fruit the night before and place in individual baggies in the freezer.
Then I can just grab what I need in the morning and I am good to go!
This smoothie uses on sliced frozen banana.
I love that this smoothie only has four simple ingredients! 
I use two containers of Banana Cream Pie Yogurt but if you cannot find that try
 Banana yogurt or even Vanilla instead. Pour right into the blender.
I love the flavor of coconut and thought it would be a tasty addition to my smoothie.
Add 1/4 cup to the blender and save another tbsp or so for garnishing at the end. 
The last ingredient is 1 cup of milk. Pour right in.
Add the lid and blend until smooth.
All blended and ready to go!
Pour into a large glass.
Garnish with shredded coconut and a couple banana slices.
Grab your Banana Cream Pie Smoothie and throw a few nutritious and decadent Balance Bars in your bag and you'll be ready to conquer the day!

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Enter to win! 

Want to try a box of one of the NEW Balance Bar flavors? 
Comment below with what new flavor you would like to try. Be sure to leave your email address! 

 Enter to win 1 6-pack box of Balance in Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, Chocolate Peppermint Patty, Dark Chocolate Turtle or Dulce De Leche & Caramel varieties. 
( Cannot guarantee flavor preference. )
ARV: $7.74

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  1. Banana cream pie smoothie?! Yes! I think this would actually make me want to roll out of bed in the morning.

  2. Mmm that smoothie!! Lol
    I would love to try the balance bars. They all sound good but especially dulce de leche!

  3. I would like to try the Dulce de Leche and Caramel flavor.

  4. I would LOVE to try chocolate peppermint patty bars!

  5. Dark chocolate turtle sounds amazing!! I'm thinking that it would also satisfy my craving, & it's healthy!! Love that!!


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