Kura Smoothie Powders Review + Cuisinart Blender Giveaway!! #StartYourSmoothie

*My blog contributor, Ivette, received a Cuisinart and KURA samples for review. All her opinions are her own and not swayed by outside sources.*

One of the challenges about being a diabetic is finding good sources of protein. You can only eat so much jerky, eggs and beans, you know?

That’s why I was so very excited to be given the opportunity to try KURA Smoothie Powder! It’s unlike anything you’ve seen in stores…each serving has 14 grams of pure New Zealand dairy protein, vitamins and minerals.unnamed 72 Kura Smoothie Powders Review + Cuisinart Blender Giveaway!! #StartYourSmoothie

What’s so great about pure New Zealand dairy protein? Other than the fact that New Zealand dairy has long been considered the gold standard worldwide, they are also one of the few countries where GMO seeds are illegal. KURA is made from the highest quality, pure, grass-fed, antibiotic-free dairy protein from New Zealand so you are guaranteed to get nothing but the good stuff and feel good about sharing it with your family. Now, KURA has been able to share the New Zealand diary protein with us in the United States in three flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla and Berry.

First things first, I’m not a huge chocolate fan. Weird, I know. But I really appreciate smoothie powders in flavors that I can build on, like vanilla and berry. Vanilla is so versatile, who needs chocolate?! Junnamed 51 Kura Smoothie Powders Review + Cuisinart Blender Giveaway!! #StartYourSmoothie

So my first try I made a smoothie with what I had at home:

  • 1 cup 2% organic milk
  • small banana
  • flaxseed

I added everything with a package of the KURA vanilla smoothie powder I received to try. I blended it for about 30 seconds until everything was mixed and liquefied.

The taste was delicious! There wasn’t that strong powdered protein flavor you get with some protein drinks. It was smooth and had a great body to it. Not thick like a shake, but filling. I added 5 drops of the citrus oil because I wanted to recreate the taste of the Orange Julius drinks I used to get at the mall when I was a kid.

One of the things I really appreciate about the KURA smoothie powders is that there is no added sugar. The only sugar that’s in the smoothie is the one that naturally occurs in milk. So if you want to reduce the amount of sugar just adjust the liquid that you use. Almond milk, coconut milk, chia seed water, etc. will all yield a different sugar content and taste. Experimentation is the key!unnamed 62 Kura Smoothie Powders Review + Cuisinart Blender Giveaway!! #StartYourSmoothie

Despite the fact that I used 2% organic milk and a banana, my blood sugar did not spike! I tested before my smoothie and 2 hours after, with only a 35 point difference. This was right on target with where I want and need to be!

The one thing I changed in the second smoothie was to grind the flax seed first. In my first smoothie, I left the flax seed whole and mixed it. While the blender did a good job of cutting it, there were still some “bites” of flax seed at the end. The flaxseed powder helps make a more smooth texture.

 

My second smoothie mixture included:

  • ½ cup 2% organic milk
  • ½ cup water
  • small banana
  • ¼ avocado
  • powdered flaxseed
  • 1 package of Vanilla smoothie mix

The texture of my second smoothie was much better. I loved the taste (you’d be amazed what avocado does for a smoothie) and had a great texture with the powdered flaxseed (I put some seeds in my coffee grinder I have for spices and added to the mix). I got my kids to try it in a dark cup (because it had a green color) and they both liked it and finished their serving. They asked for more but I ran out of milk.

I drink a lot of smoothies for the convenience so I can quickly have something for breakfast. Most people love smoothies but you normally only have a choice between a non-nutritious sugary smoothie or a protein supplement filled with ingredients that you might not recognize and a distinct vitamin and chalky taste. I believe KURA smoothie powder is the best of both worlds and makes it easy to get your family out the door on busy mornings with something that is highly nutritious and delicious.

What makes KURA smoothie powder so healthy?

  • 14 grams of KURA’s pure, bioavailable protein
  • 100% RDA of Vitamin D, C, B6, B12 and six other vitamins and minerals
  • 26 essential vitamins and minerals
  • 5 grams of fiber (keeps you full longer and our digestive system happy)
  • 4 billion CFU Active Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • GMO free
  • Gluten-free
  • No added sugar (other than the naturally occurring lactose in the milk you use)
  • No preservatives
  • No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors

These stats come straight from KURA who truly cares about what we all put on our bodies and want only the best for us and their families.

Thank you so much to KURA for the amazing opportunity to try the smoothie powder! I’m a new customer and have already purchased more vanilla. You can find out more about KURA at www.kuranutrition.com. I’m always on the lookout for new smoothie recipes so please share your favorite one below!unnamed Kura Smoothie Powders Review + Cuisinart Blender Giveaway!! #StartYourSmoothie

Win it: One winner will receive a Cuisinart Smoothie Blender and 3 16.9 oz bags of Kura Smoothie Powder (1 of each flavor). This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to visit KURA and tell me what you learned. Please put all comments in comment section following this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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  1. samantha penrod says

    It is GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar. Which is awesome. It also has 26 essential vitamins and minerals.

  2. Kelly says

    Kura is GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar. This is super important to me and my family, and I am super glad to have learned that, as it now makes it something that I will look into to buy.

  3. Diana D. says

    Wow! This looks like an awesome protein powder! I learned it has 14 g of protein that is grass-fed dairy, plus it’s GMO free and gluten free. I’m happy it has no added sugars, too

  4. Soha MOlina says

    Packed with protein, probiotics, and more, Kura is the delicious way to achieve your body’s best nutrition.

  5. Jennifer Essad says

    I learned: KURA is Packed with protein, probiotics, and more, Kura is the delicious way to achieve your body’s best nutrition.

  6. denise says

    I learned that Kura uses protein that is pure New Zealand dairy protein. I learned they sound nummy.

  7. Jill H says

    I actually learned a lot considering I have never heard of Kura before. I learned that it is GMO Free and Gluten Free.

  8. D Schmidt says

    Visited and learned it is GMO free, 14g protein, 26 vitamins and minerals and 4 billion probiotics.

  9. Lisa Coomer Queen says

    I learned that Kura is your perfect protein smoothie powder: GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar.

  10. Julie Scott says

    I learned that Kyushu is a great tasting gmo free, sugar free, gluten free smoothie starter from new Zealand

  11. Angelica says

    I learned that they’re GMO and gluten free with no added sugar. They also have 14 grams of organic dairy protein. (Too bad I’m allergic to dairy or I would love to give these a try!)

  12. Terra Heck says

    I learned that their dairy ingredients are sourced from New Zealand. The remainder of the ingredients are sourced locally from the U.S. Thanks.
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  13. diane says

    Kura is your perfect protein smoothie powder: GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar. The simple, healthy, and best way to start your day with a balanced meal.

  14. Heather R says

    I had no idea that New Zealand dairy was the gold standard because of its high quality standards. Makes sense that New Zealand protein powder would be exactly what you’d want in your smoothies!

  15. Sue says

    I learnt that it has 4 billion probiotics. Can’t imagine how healthy I would feel! Plus anything from New Zealand and I am sold!

  16. Kelly Nicholson says

    i learned Kura is an expert blend of nutrients

    Packed with protein, probiotics, and more, Kura is the delicious way to achieve your body’s best nutrition.

  17. ELIZABETH C. says

    I learned that it has 4 Billion Probiotics & has 26 vitamins & minerals. Perfect for me !!

  18. Kimberly O says

    I (unfortunately) learned that I cannot go to buy Kura – not even within 500 miles of me. Thank you.

  19. Tram Le says

    I learned that Kura has vegetarian sourced omega-3, which has been shown to support brain, eye, heart and skin health.

  20. Nicholas Balandiat says

    Well being GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar makes this something that would be better for me too!

  21. Ann Fantom says

    I learned that Kura contains the antioxidant support of Beta-carotene, Vitamins C and E, and Selenium

  22. melody hodge says

    I learned that Kura is one of the healthiest protein smoothies powder out their. I would love to try this out. Its gmo and gluten free with probiotics and so many vitimans and minerals. So glad I came across this. Thanks!

  23. Christina Strapp says

    I learned that it has lots of vitamins, free of crappy chemicals, and it has probiotics.

  24. Laurie Nykaza says

    KURA is all natural & no gluten which is so important because my son has Celiacs disease so even he could enjoy it.

  25. Danalee Davis says

    “Kura is your perfect protein smoothie powder: GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar. The simple, healthy, and best way to start your day with a balanced meal.”

  26. Denise S says

    Packed with protein, probiotics, and more, Kura is the delicious way to achieve your body’s best nutrition.

  27. says

    I learned that Kura is your perfect protein smoothie powder: GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar. The simple, healthy, and best way to start your day with a balanced meal.

  28. Maureen says

    I learned that it does not have added sugar (perfect) and is non-GMO! Exactly what I look for in a protein powder for my family.

  29. Stephanie Galbraith says

    Kura is an expert blend of nutrients. Packed with protein, probiotics, and more, Kura is the delicious way to achieve your body’s best nutrition.

  30. Crystal Mexico says

    I learned that they are all natural, and that Kura has Chocolate, Vanilla and Berry flavors available.

  31. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    Unlike you, I do like Chocolate ~ a lot! But beyond that, I am just very all around impress with every KURA is and everything it is NOT. I learned it has 14 g of protein from grass-fed dairy, it contains four BILLION probiotics, 26 vitamins, minerals and antioxidents; is both GMO and gluten free ~ and has no added sugars. And, in my book, it doesn’t hurt at all that it comes from New Zealand!

  32. Miranda says

    I learned that KURA smoothies have 14 g of protein and is GMO AND gluten free! I also learned that there are no added sugars.

  33. Connie Tillman says

    I learned that KURA is totally all natural, and very healthy. I also learned that there is no added sugars.

  34. cynthia Dawson says

    I learned that KURA is GMO and gluten-free, with natural ingredients and no added sugar.

  35. amy b says

    Kura has vegetarian sourced omega-3, which has been shown to support brain, eye, heart and skin health.

  36. Erika Chilton says

    I leaned that Kura is GMO free & does not contain any artificial sweeteners which is great for me since I am allergic to them.

  37. Tracy Amedio says

    I am also diabetic but I haven’t ever tried anything like this. I need something to help stabilize my sugar

  38. Kathryn Mcneal says

    I learned that it’s GMO free and that you’re getting 14g of protein which I really enjoy. I also love that it’s gluten free.

  39. Bryan E. says

    Thank You for the giveaway… KURA protein powder: each serving has 14g Grass-fed Dairy Protein & no added sugar !

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