Make this Golden Ticket Smoothie that’s perfect for a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebration. I partnered with OLLY Nutrition to create this post.
Kayla and I are currently making our way through a stack of Roald Dahl books. It’s like our own little book club which meets a few evenings a week just before bed. It’s our time because our family is otherwise constantly on the go with what feels like little down time.
We recently finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so I decided to make a special dessert in honor of the book. The best part is that it’s actually more of a healthy drink than a treat, but Kayla doesn’t need to know that, right?
I call this the Golden Ticket Smoothie. It’s six ounces of frozen chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-goodness served in a gold capped milk bottle with a bright purple straw. Except it’s actually a plant based protein packed drink disguised as a fairytale dessert. Mom for the win!
Sure, smoothies can be a dessert. But they also make awesome after school snacks, pre or post sports pick me ups or quick breakfasts. A smoothie can be whatever you want it to be. In life and parenting it’s all how you pitch it, right?
If you haven’t seen them yet, OLLY (the people who make those awesome gummy vitamins) have a new line of smoothies- including ones for kids. OLLY smoothies are vegan and gluten-free. And I’m not some super mom spending hours in my kitchen cleverly crafting story based recipes late at night. No sir. None of us have time for that, right?
Instead, I simply worked off the tried and true recipe on the package of the Chipper Chocolate smoothie. I used peanut butter, banana, the OLLY powder, some ice and milk. You can use coconut water, almond milk or fizzy lifting drink as a liquid. Add any extras you like. Coconut, snozzberries, no judgement here. We get it.
I poured that smoothie into one of these little bottles I found in the dollar section at Target. When I saw the bright purple straw and the petite size it felt perfect. The caps were silver but (shocker!) I painted them gold since there is almost nothing I won’t paint gold. That was it!
Save your time for the things that really matter. Like twenty minutes of (mostly) uninterrupted reading with your older child who is still feeling the burn of a toddler sibling who requires far more time and care. That time pays dividends in smiles.
Next up is the BFG. Kayla’s teacher read it to her class at the end of school last year but somehow I managed to make it through childhood never having read it. So we’re reading it together and it’s pretty fun to see the role reversal that she knows what will happen next in this classic book but I don’t.
Want to learn more about OLLY smoothies and enter to win some seriously awesome smoothie related goodies of your own? Check out the OLLY giveaway here. There’s a $500 Target gift card up fro grabs, just sayin’!