This post is sponsored by Mighty Nest.
If you adopt only one new healthy habit this year, I hope it’s drinking green smoothies. Starting your day with a green smoothie is simply the easiest way to flood your body with nutrition and set your taste buds up for a healthy start. Plus, they take only minutes to prepare! This Blueberry Kale Smoothie, for example, can be ready in less than 5 minutes.
If you want to adopt a second new habit this year, I hope you’ll replace your disposable straws with a reusable option, like these stainless steel straws. Did you know that even though plastic straws can be recycled, we throw out 500 million straws each day in the United States? That amount would fill 127 school buses! (And that’s just in one day.) To me, that’s shocking.
That’s why I’ve teamed up with Mighty Nest again to help everyone get on the reusable straw bandwagon. For just $1, you can get this set of 4 straws made of high quality stainless steel, which is durable, corrosion-resistant, and will not leach into foods. It also comes with a cleaning brush to give your straws a quick scrub before you throw them in the dishwasher. I’m pretty sure the first reusable straw I ever bought (nearly 6 years ago) was $10 per straw– so this is seriously an AMAZING deal.
This special offer is available to my readers who sign up for the MightyFix for the first time. If you’re not familiar with the MightyFix, it’s a subscription service that sends you one non-toxic product each month to help you gradually make healthier upgrades in your home. For example, a set of wool dryer balls might replace disposable dryer sheets. A new glass water bottle might encourage you to ditch single-use plastic bottles forever. A set of Bee’s Wrap might finally replace the plastic wrap in your kitchen drawer. It’s an easy and affordable way to make subtle shifts, without doing anything drastic. And who doesn’t love getting a fun surprise in the mail each month?
When you sign up for the Mighty Fix using the promo code DETOXSTRAWFIX, you’ll get these straws as your first Fix for just $1. After that, Mighty Nest will continue to send you a new non-toxic item each month. The service is $10 monthly, and the items are always worth more than that– with free shipping! There are no contracts, so you are welcome to cancel at any time.
When you sign up using this link, the promo code will be automatically applied at checkout. I hope you’ll enjoy your new stainless steel straws while you sip this Blueberry Kale Smoothie!
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 3/4 cup wild frozen blueberries
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 large kale leaf , stem removed
- Handful of ice (optional)
- Combine the water, orange juice, mango, blueberries, avocado and kale in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. If a thicker texture is desired, add in a handful of ice and blend again. Serve cold, with a straw.
Per Serving: Calories: 164, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 2g
As always, feel free to make any modifications to this recipe as needed. When I don’t have orange juice on hand, I’ll use a freshly peeled orange in its place, and romaine or spinach can replace the kale in a pinch. Please leave a comment below letting us all know what has worked for you!
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