Orange ‘Dreamsicle’ Calming Smoothie … and a Natural Vitality $50 Online Store Gift Card Giveaway!


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It’s an especially exciting post today because I get to do another FANSTASTIC giveaway along with a wonderful recipe on Nutritionist in the Kitch! I seriously love this whole blogging gig, it’s awesome!

I was contacted by Natural Vitality last month in regards to reviewing some of their high quality products! I was already quite familiar with Natural Vitality before they contacted me as I have frequently recommended their CALM products to my nutrition clients on numerous occasions, so it was really neat that they reached out to me!

Natural CALM products containa powdered, easily absorbable form of magnesium citrate. Magnesium is a powerful mineral with many functions in the body; it helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, regulates heart rhythm and promotes healthy blood pressure levels, supports immunity, strengthens bones, and helps regulate blood sugars.

Natural CALM is termed the “Anti-Stress Drink” because magnesium also acts as a natural calming agent in the body!

It promotes muscle relaxation, reduces muscle tension, and can induce sleep for those who suffer from insomnia. On the other hand, symptoms of magnesium deficiency include anxiety, agitation, muscle tension, sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, and irritability!

NO FUN!

So, it’s important you get an adequate intake of magnesium in your diet! The recommended daily intake is around 400mg per day, and 1 serving of Natural Calm provides 325mg, over 80%!

I decided to use the orange flavored Natural CALM powder that they sent me with a few other great ingredients to make this delicious Orange ‘Dreamsicle’ Smoothie.

We all know I LOVE smoothies and I decided to name this smoothie “Dreamsicle” because it has that delicious orange “Creamsicle” taste, but with the added Natural CALM powder, this smoothie also works to promote calm and a sound sleep… and of course a night full of sweet dreams!!

This smoothie is incredibly simple, healthy, and delicious.

The hubby was my usual taste-tester and he right away said “Mmmmm!” followed with a “tastes just like a creamsicle popsicle!”much healthier of course!

All I used was a combination of frozen banana, vanilla protein powder, and frozen orange wedges. I also added 1/4 tsp of tumeric to give this smoothie just a bit more of a natural orange hue! (The tumeric is undetectable and totally up to you wether you put it in or not!)

Next, I added in the orange flavored Natural CALM powder (which I first dissolved in hot water and allowed to cool, as the magnesium absorbs more efficiently in the body when completely broken down from a powder to liquid solution).

This amplified the orange flavor big time!

Natural CALM is naturally flavored and sweetened with stevia, with no additives, preservatives, or colorants, which is a big plus for me!

This smoothie can be made without the Natural CALM powder, it just won’t have the same anti-stress properties… it WILL still be delicious though!

Luckily, you can get yourself some Natural CALM powder by ordering online, or searching for a local retailer near you on the Natural Vitality website under “Where To Buy”!

Oh, and one very lucky reader will win a $50 Gift Card to the Natural Vitality Online Store! Such a great Giveaway! $50 will get you a lot of CALM! :)

Make sure you click the link at the bottom of the post and enter every way you can to get as many entries for the giveaway as possible!

4.7 from 6 reviews
Orange 'Dreamsicle' Calming Smoothie (GF & Vegan)
 
Prep time
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 1 large navel orange, peeled and separated then frozen
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use my favorite North Coast Naturals, this optional, if you do not have protein powder you can substitute ¼ cup of Greek yogurt, or use additional banana, or omit all together)
  • 2 rounded scoops Orange Flavored Natural CALM powder (optional)
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp tumeric (optional, solely for a color boost!)
  • 4-5 large ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Cut and freeze the banana and orange ahead of time.
  2. In a small glass, dissolve the CALM powder with ¼ cup hot water by stirring. Place in the fridge or freezer to bring the solution to a cold temperature.
  3. Place the frozen banana, orange, CALM solution, protein powder, tumeric, and ice in a blender and blend until a smooth thick consistency is reached. (Optional: If the mixture is too thick add water, unsweetened non-dairy milk, or freshly squeezed orange juice to dilute.)
Notes
Nutritional information will vary depending on the use of protein powder and liquid choice. The nutritional information provided uses ingredients in original recipe, not the options.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 284 kcal Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 47g Fiber: 6g Protein: 26g

 

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK

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This giveaway will be active until Sunday May 5th at 11:59 pm!

Good luck and enjoy!

Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

DISCLAIMER

*The Natural CALM product(s) used for this recipe and post were provided to me by Natural Vitality. Aside from the actual product(s) used to create the recipe, I did not receive any monetary compensation from Natural Vitality and the opinions/review of the product(s) are entirely my own (Christal of Nutritionist in the Kitch). 

Comments

  1. Emma says

    I love plain almonds as a snack, and for a meal, oatmeal is high in magnesium. I usually stir it up with some almond/peanut butter and milk. :)

  2. Kaci Cheeseman says

    I take vitamins daily, but this recipe sounds like a super yummy way to get an extra dose of magnesium!

  3. says

    Wow, I never realized that magnesium was so important…seems like we focus on a lot of other nutritional items and this one kind of gets lost in the shuffle. Will definitely pay more attention from here on out! The smoothie looks delicious!

  4. vivian says

    i have not been really watching my magnesium intake… excited to try my CALM sample from my Conscious Box though!

  5. Brittany says

    I was just thinking about how to reduce my stress. I feel like my life should be more calm, I am stay at home momma of my first born baby, and I LOVE it….but stresful. Plus my husband and I went from 6 years of ski/snowboard bums to parenthood and obviouly couldn’t spend a fration of the time we used to on the mountain. Which eradicated stress big time.

    by the way I LOVE the (Canadian) blog

    • Christal says

      THen this would be perfect for you! :) Make sure you enter the giveaway! And thank you for the love! :)

  6. says

    I have been on a journey toward greater health and to using food and whole-food, natural supplements for health and life. I have used Vitality and have gotten away from using it. Thank you for the gentle nudge, and I am so glad that I found you!!!

    Blessings to you! I hope this is one Raffle that I win!!.

  7. Toni says

    Honestly, I hadn’t really thought much about my magnesium intake. I’ll definitely pay more attention now! Thank you for the post.

  8. Amelia says

    I need to start actually paying attention to my intake… honestly I’m not sure! But this Calm stuff would help. :)

  9. Sarah McLaughlin says

    I ove snacking on roasted pumpkin seeds, and almonds! High in Mg! I also love making vegan hot cocoa with cacao powder and having very dark chcolate as a treat. A good source of Mg. I also love edamame! In any form :) A good source of Mg.

  10. Renee says

    I take a magnesium supplement of 400 mg but after reading about Calm I may switch. Also try to incorporate foods that contain magnesium. Since using magnesium I noticed a huge difference in sleeping, it helps out a lot for sleeping.

  11. says

    Almonds every day for a snack provide lots of magnesium, as well as the typical inclusion of flax, sunflower seeds, cocoa powder and pepitas in my diet!

    • Christal says

      Hey Elanta! Magnesium is naturally found in foods such as almonds, cashews, whole grains, soybeans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds among others, if you eat a whole food clean eating diet you are likely getting magnesium that way, but the Natural CALM is a great way to ensure you are!

  12. RosslynT says

    I’ve been researching the many wonders of magnesium over the past few weeks and now realise that it’s a miracle supplement necessary for everyone. I’m definitely ready for it’s assistance.

  13. Anna says

    Looks delicious! I usually take a liquid magnesium supplement, but would love to try the CALM products especially for my hubby who often suffers from insomnia

  14. Wendy says

    I just changed my diet and I’m eating more grains and leafy greens, good to know I can just use a powder pack in my smoothies.

  15. Raye Cage says

    This looks delicious Christal! As a kid I loved dreamsicles so I will be trying your healthier version and I like that you put it in a mason jar.

    Last night was my first time trying CALM powder & I slept so good.

  16. C Corbett says

    Hi Christal! Thanks for sharing – I find that magnesium really helps with my sleep. I usually use the capsules but I am going to try this as a bed time snack! It will be perfect if summer ever arrives!

  17. Joyce says

    I’m not getting my daily dose of Magnesium. Maybe that’s why I have so much trouble sleeping? I will start.

  18. Lisa P says

    I get my magnesium from Natural Calm (Raspberry Lemon flavor) – I have never seen the orange flavor in stores and would love to try it!

  19. Karen says

    I don’t take any magnesium supplements but I definitely need to start I’ve been stressed out over finals.

  20. Wendy C says

    I didn’t know this about magnesium! I really don’t know how I am getting my daily dose, but I will certainly pay more attention now!

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