Since the beginning of the new year, I started breaking old habits and fully embraced an all-around healthy lifestyle. A great place to start the new year off right is to head to the grocery store. I picked up my organic and natural foods at Grocery Outlet, because it’s filled with quality foods at extremely low prices.
Grocery Outlet is a family-owned business that offers high-quality products at 40-70% less than traditional grocery stores. They strive on providing a surprising and delightful shopping trip, a “treasure hunt” that WOWs their customers.
What I adore about Grocery Outlet is that they have a section entirely devoted to organic, specialty, healthy, and natural foods – or what they call the NOSH section. And you can save 40-70% (and sometimes even more) on these products!
Who knew I could find these things at Grocery Outlet? Check out a few of my findings below!
After my shopping trip, I headed home and decided to make a couple of smoothie packs using the products I purchased. One of my absolute favorite healthy winter smoothies is a strawberry and pineapple green smoothie. It’s my go-to smoothie when I need a Vitamin-C boost and it’s great for winter as it builds up your immunity. It’s good to make-ahead too just in case you get sick.
Make Ahead Strawberry & Pineapple Green Smoothie (Vitamin C Booster)
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 pineapple chunks
- 1/2 of a banana (cut up to 1/2 inch pieces)
- 1 cup of kale, packed
- 1/4 up of non-fat plain greek yogurt (about 2 frozen cubes)
- 1 cup of almond milk or any milk of your liking (coconut, regular, etc)
Serving size: 1 smoothie pack
Step 1. Grab a ziploc sandwich bag and add kale, strawberries, pineapple chunks, banana, and frozen yogurt cubes. Squeeze out air, zip bag shut and place in the freezer.
Step 2. When ready to make, remove smoothie pack from freezer and throw in blender. Add 1 cup of almond milk and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if you want to your preferred consistency.
Note: If you want to add a bit of flaxseed meal (2 tbsp) or chia seeds (1 tbsp) to your smoothie for the extra health benefits, do so after pouring in the milk.
Overall my experience at Grocery Outlet was great. I had no trouble finding parking, the store was very clean and organized, the staff was super helpful and I even got a $5 discount at the register for spending $20+ dollars! My total cost was $15.86.
I encourage you to visit your local Grocery Outlet and check out their NOSH section to do your own Healthy Haul! You can shop their store ad by clicking this link. #GOHealthyHaul #GroceryOutlet