It was announced last month that Beachbody was coming out with a new smoothie, particularly targeting kids, that can be incorporated as a daily snack. I have to say, I was THRILLED to hear about this! I do give my girls Shakeology but one serving of it is quite large for a kid, so they certainly were not getting enough to benefit from. As healthy as I try to be, I do have 2 picky eaters. Let’s face it, parenting is HARD! Like many homes, it is a battle to get a well balanced diet into my girls, especially on a daily basis. Daily Sunshine is NOT replacing Shakeology; however, it is a healthy 3 in 1 smoothie that is specifically designed for kids unique dietary needs. Don’t worry adults, you an have this as a snack too!
So let me give you the factual information about Daily Sunshine! I realize this article may be a bit long; however, as a parent I know and understand the importance of making sure you are aware of all of the details when it comes to parenting. For this reason, the information that I am posting below is coming from multiple resources that I have been given to help educate myself on the product, which is also available on the internet.
The Daily Sunshine smoothie comes in two flavors: smooth and creamy Chocolate and fruity and sweet Strawberry Banana. Each is made with organic fruits and vegetables, organic pea protein, and healthy fats, and has 3 grams of fiber, probiotics , vitamins C & E, calcium, and vitamin D.
Another huge perk I LOVE about Daily Sunshine is it has all of the certified stamps that parents are looking for:
- Nutritionist developed
- Pediatrician approved
- Certified Organic
- NO artificial sweeteners
- NO preservatives
- NO high fructose corn syrup
It has ingredients you can recognize:
- It is made with organic fruits and vegetables (apple, strawberry, acerola cherry, blueberry, banana, sweet potato, spinach)
- It is made with organic pea protein (naturally dairy-free and a good source of protein)
- It contains healthy fats (ALA omega-3 fatty acids)
- It is formulated with fiber and probiotics (helps to support healthy digestion)
- It contains Calcium & Vitamin D for strong bones.
- It contains antioxidants (Vitamin C and E help to support optimal health)
Commonly Asked Questions:
How old do you have to be to drink Daily Sunshine?
- Of course this is a parent decisions, but Daily Sunshine is recommended for children ages 4 years and older. Children under the age of 4 are considered infants and toddlers who have their own specific dietary needs.
How many grams of sugar are in Daily Sunshine?
- There are 7 grams of sugar in the Chocolate and 8 in the Strawberry Banana. 4 to 5 grams of sugar come naturally from the fruits and 3 grams come from organic cane sugar. To put this in perspective, there is approximately 14 grams of sugar in a banana.
- To keep with a sweet kid-approved taste, there is Stevia, which is a plant-based sweetener
Is Daily Sunshine safe for kids with celiac disease or peanut/tree nut allergies?
- To answer this question, I am taking the information directly from the Daily Sunshine website:Daily Sunshine meets the gluten-free definition set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which sets a gluten limit of less than 20 parts per million (ppm) for foods labeled “gluten-free.” This limit was established by the FDA since it stated that “most people with celiac disease can tolerate foods with very small amounts of gluten.”In addition, there are no peanut or tree nut ingredients in Daily Sunshine, and we take significant precautions to prevent any nut-based ingredients from being included in the product.Every lot of Daily Sunshine is tested for gluten to ensure the product meets this gluten-free standard. In addition, we follow strict FDA Good Manufacturing Practices in creating Daily Sunshine, which includes thorough cleaning and sanitation of all equipment and surfaces the product comes in contact with prior to producing Daily Sunshine.However, because some consumers may have extremely sensitive reactions to major allergens, such as gluten or wheat, Beachbody wants to be as transparent as possible. This is why we include a statement which you see on many food products today — that Daily Sunshine is made in a plant that also processes eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and wheat ingredients.We do this so that anybody who has an extreme reaction to any of the listed ingredients should have as much information as possible, and if they have concerns, to first consult with their physician before trying a new product.How do you make Daily Sunshine?
- Daily Sunshine smoothies are super convenient and quick to prepare! All you do is fill a shaker cup with 8 oz of water, add a scoop (or packet) of Daily Sunshine, shake it up, and drink! I have personally prepared Daily Sunshine for my girls this way and they did prefer that I add some ice cubes after it is mixed to make it cold.
- Another option is to blend it. I am an avid Shakeology drinker so I have a mini blender that I use daily. Today, I blended up 8 oz of water, chocolate Daily Sunshine, and I also added in about a 1/4 of a banana along with ice and my daughter LOVED it! It comes out to a more milkshake-like texture which is PERFECT for kids.
Will your kids like Daily Sunshine?
- Like anything else, they will just need to try it! Daily Sunshine has gone through rigorous taste-testing by KIDS. It’s TOUGH to find a healthy snack that kids will truly enjoy and I personally feel that Daily Sunshine hits the spot. I do want to note, Daily Sunshine is not a meal replacement, it is a snack. Drinking it after school, on the way to a sports practice / activity, or even with a school lunch is ideal. It is designed to help curb the junk food cravings with the fiber and 10 grams of protein too!
How do you order Daily Sunshine?
- You can purchase Daily Sunshine through me as your Coach! In addition, as your Coach, I will be available to assist you with any questions and support as you incorporate it into your (or your kids) lifestyle. To make me your Coach click HERE or you can contact me using the form below!
- As of now, there are a few options when it comes to ordering Daily Sunshine.
First, if you’d like to try it out, there is a sample box available. The sample box comes with 2 chocolate and 2 Strawberry Banana packets. Only 1 sample box per account can be ordered.
Second, if you feel pretty certain that you and/or your child would only prefer one flavor, you can purchase a 30 serving bag of either flavor. This option comes with a 30 day money back guarantee!
Third, if you like the convenience of the packets, there is also an option to purchase a box of 24 packets. You can either get all chocolate, all strawberry banana, or you can get a box with 12 chocolate and 12 strawberry banana. This option comes with a 30 day money back guarantee!
If you would like to chat about Daily Sunshine and/or would like more information, please fill out the form below and I will be in touch within 24 hours!