Weeks ago on my way back from a trip to Charleston, I stopped to grab a drink at the gas station. It happened to be a Bai drink. I instantly fell in love and have been drinking them ever since. When Bai contacted me to try out more of their flavors, I was pretty excited about it and even more excited when they agreed to host a giveaway so that one of my readers could try them also.
Not only are Bai drinks tasty, they’re good for you. They’re infused with antioxidants and use only organic sweeteners.
I have talked about adding fruit juice to smoothies before. I find it unnecessary when you’re getting sugar from the real fruit already. Most fruit juice has extra added sugars and if you’re going to keep your smoothie light and healthy, you need to keep it as natural as possible.
So instead of adding milk, fruit juice, or sugar, use Bai!
It gives your smoothie the fruit juice flavor and extra health benefits without the extra sugar and carbs.
Yesterday, I experimented with a couple of the bottles and created the delicious smoothie combos. I left the recipes at the bottom of this post.
The recipe makes a huge serving, but it’s still low in calories, high in protein, offers complex carbohydrates, high fiber, and low sugar.
Smoothies are perfect post workout recovery drinks. I like to make a huge serving in the blender to drink before and after my workouts.
My favorite flavors of Bai were the dragon fruit, mango and coconut. The thing I like about Bai is that their drinks make you feel like you’re on a tropical island vacation. It seems silly, but I’m serious. I wouldn’t mind adding buy to some alcoholic beverage by the pool. I bet the coconut would pair well with some Malibu 😉
Want to win a case of all the Bai flavors? Enter below!
The smoothie recipes below are incredibly refreshing, light, smooth and healthy.
My smoothie staples consist of ice, stevia, bai, protein powder, and fruit. You can add extra ingredients like yogurt, almond milk, honey, nut butters, etc. Some of the smoothies I made are vegan, but they’re all vegetarian.
If you don’t like using protein powder, you could replace it with another ingredient that would make it creamy like milk or yogurt.