Orange Berry Protein Shake

This post was written by Carrian from Oh, Sweet Basil on behalf of Burt's Bees. All thought and opinions are those of the author.

Did you know that oranges can help you have a happier and healthier day? Our bright orange berry protein shake proves it!

I've had to be dairy-free for our last two babies, and while they grow out of it, they really struggle as infants. It's actually a good thing because it's taught me a lot about what others have been through because with our second I had to also go off of soy, nut products, chocolate, gluten and more. Yes, more. Anyway, I've found that there are amazing products out there and actually, like all things I've found that balance in all things is so important so while you don't have to go dairy-free you can certainly incorporate great products into your diet that actually bring even more nutrition to your daily meals.

My point is just that we've felt better, healthier by making a few small choices in our diets. Protein, which I've talked a lot about, is one of those choices and one thing we get emailed about a lot. Like, a lot. Everyone wants to know what we use and I'm happy to say that we've found a protein powder that is awesome and you'll be so excited to learn who makes it!

Burt's Bees™ is doing the protein thing!! I'm crazy picky about my protein and I actually really like this one. It's dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO. Plant based proteins are more sustainable which is always a plus, but in the end all I really care about is that it's great for my health and helps maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone and of course that it's delicious. And the biggest thing for me, it's not chalky or gritty. That is hands down my biggest pet peeve with protein shakes. This one is silky and wonderful, promise.

Loving what they have to say, "The bees take only what they need and they leave their environment better than they found it. So taking our cue from nature, Burt’s Bees Protein Shakes are formulated with 70% organic ingredients and plant-based protein, requiring fewer natural resources for production and having a less harmful impact on nature– reinforcing our purpose to connect people with the beauty, wisdom and power of nature." They only take what they need. Can you imagine if we all took cues from that line?

I learned long ago that oranges are important for the immune system but even just the scent can actually help you to have a happier day. I even have a little orange oil that I occasionally rub on the back of my neck and almond oil for my face on days I don't wear makeup. That's most days actually, but either way it's a great start to my day, just like a good breakfast. This orange berry protein shake is packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C & E for a radiant and healthy body, skin and yes, it's even good for hair. Nutrition is linked to everything which is why our family tries to make good habits that will pay off as we age.

Orange Berry Protein Shake Recipe

Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 3 mins
Serves: 1-2

Ingredients

• 10 fluid ounces Orange juice
• 3/4 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries (raspberries, blackberries and blueberries)
• 1/2 Cup Frozen Bananas
• 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
• 1 Serving Burt's Bees Protein + Healthy Radiance - Vanilla

Instructions

1. Place everything in the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth.
2. Serve immediately.

Orange juice to brighten your day, protein to help maintain a healthy weight and berries for an extra punch of nutrition!