Dragon Fruit Acai Smoothie #BeGreatOutThere

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I wanted to make you aware of a fun and simple way to show support and encouragement to a loved one, through the #BeGreatOutThere campaign.  It’s from General Mills Nature Valley® and their partnership with Facebook. Nature Valley is well known for giving us the physical and emotional energy to take on the day and crush our everyday challenges. nature-valley-bars

This is their way of giving a platform to pay that forward to those who may have a big event coming up.  Just post an inspiring video message of support, visit www.facebook.com/naturevalley/videos to find out more.

My nephew just wrapped up his first month of camp, and is definitely someone I need to reach out to with a #BeGreatOutThere video.  He was so nervous, as might be expected for a five year old going somewhere with new challenges new faces at every turn.  He completely rocked it and I’m so proud!  Sure I can ‘like’ a photo or make a quick comment, but to make a #BeGreatOutThere video carries so much more weight and I believe will put a big smile on his face.

nature-valley-bars-BeGreatOutThereAnother person I want to share a #BeGreatOutThere video with is my friend whose family is so close with mine that we often refer to as our cousins. She has had a tough battle on her hands over the last year but has recently made some big strides to get discharged from the hospital.  She is now even setting her sights on doing a climb with some others to one of the taller peaks in the state.  She has been an inspiration to our whole group of friends and #BeGreatOutThere is something right up her alley (I can even picture her saying those words: Be Great Out There”… she is so positive!).

 

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A little bit of encouragement goes a long way.  I can recall back to a number of different times when I felt like the worlds was on my shoulders and couldn’t see any light, and then had a little note, pep talk, or just a pat on the back from a coach, a parent or friend made me feel 100 times better. For one, hearing encouragement helps us know that others are thinking of us and that we’re not alone, which always feels good.  A positive message can also be just the right thing to shift one’s perspective.  My family is spread out across the country and to other continents as well, so being able to wrap up a heartfelt message and pass it along makes the world feel a little smaller.

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My family has been enjoying wholesome goodness from Nature Valley® for as long as I can remember.  They have nearly forty different products now I have at least a couple in my cupboard at any given moment (check them out here: www.naturevalley.com).  It’s one of the few products in our kitchen that I buy for my kids as well as for me and my husband.  One of their newer products that is an absolute hit in our home are the Nature Valley Biscuits with Almond Butter.

nature-valley-bars-BeGreatOutThere The crispiness of the biscuit goes so well with almond butter making each taste delightful.  Another one that’s a more recent find for us are the Nature Valley® Protein Bars, which are chewy and come in flavors ranging from Coconut Almond to Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate.  For a kids lunch snack my little ones can’t get enough of these!  They go perfect with a tall glass of milk, too.

dragon-fruit-acai-smoothieNature Valley® products also work extremely well in my recipes.  With just the right amount of sweetness and great flavor combinations they can be the perfect addition.  Have your guests raving about your dessert, smoothie, or even just a simple mix with some berry and cream.  I probably go back to the classic Nature Valley® Oats `n Honey Granola Bars the most for adding that “little something special” to help make my recipes stand out a bit from the rest.   Today, I am going to share my one of favorite breakfast smoothie recipes : Dragon Fruit Acai Smoothie 

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DRAGON FRUIT ACAI SMOOTHIE
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, drink, juice, smoothie, superfood, vegan
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 1 oz frozen dragon fruit unsweetened, 4 package
  • 1 oz frozen acai unsweetened, 4 package
  • 2 cups mixed frozen banana pineapple and strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 Package Nature Valley crunchy granola bars oat and honey or any Nature Valley bars of your choice
  • Optional : add agave nectar honey according to your liking
Instructions
  1. Combine dragon fruit, acai, banana, pineapple and strawberries
  2. Blend until smooth and add crushed Nature Valley crunchy granola bars oat on top
  3. Enjoy

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18 Comments

  • Reply MyTeenGuide Jul 7, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Love the way you presented the smoothie. It looks so delicious, too. I love Dragon Fruits!

    • Reply Rika Jul 7, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Dragon fruits are amazing!

  • Reply Lisa (@blm03) Jul 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

    My kids love Nature Valley snacks. I love this drink you posted. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply Rika Jul 7, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Glad to hear that your kids love Nature Valley products! Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Nancy Polanco Jul 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Oh my word, that looks mighty tasty. Such a great idea to add Nature Valley.

  • Reply William Sweeney Jul 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    This fruit smoothie sounds amazing!! I love the idea of adding in some Nature Valley, my kids would love this as a snack!

  • Reply MaggieBranch Jul 8, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I love the sound of this smoothie! I like that you have added in the granola which definitely will give it more substance!

  • Reply Kendall Jul 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Wow this looks so yummy! I bet it’s really good for you too – looks amazing! I love that you incorporated Nature Valley, love those bars!

  • Reply Kathy Jul 8, 2016 at 9:43 am

    That smoothie looks amazing! I would have never thought to make one like this. How yummy!! I can’t wait to try this myself.

  • Reply Run For Life (@uprun4life) Jul 8, 2016 at 10:26 am

    This smoothie sounds so good. I haven’t see dragonfruit in stores here. We also enjoy Nature Valley products.

  • Reply The Trophy WifeStyle Jul 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Omg this smoothie looks absolutely delicious!!! Must give your yummy recipe a try!

  • Reply Ashleigh Walls Jul 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I love Acai but I have yet to have dragon fruit. This looks like such a delicious smoothie for the morning.

  • Reply Shanéy Vijendranath Jul 10, 2016 at 12:37 am

    I’ve never tried nature valley products before but heard so much about it! That smoothie looks delicious!

  • Reply Amber K Jul 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. What a great way to cool off and stay healthy this summer.

  • Reply Marielle Altenor Jul 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    That looks really great! I like how you put some granola on top of it for some added crunch!

  • Reply Dawn gibson-thigpen Jul 13, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I love nature valley products. I like them even more that they have softer bars also. My mom used to pack my brothers lunch and add 2 bars and I used to always take a few out of the box for myself. lol

  • Reply lauren Jul 13, 2016 at 9:01 am

    That sounds so good and refreshing! I am going to make it this week i think!

  • Reply Lisa Jul 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Dragon fruit is one of my favorite things on earth, ever! I didn’t know you could get it frozen but I am going to check this out then make this, too! yES PLEASE!

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