3 Ingredient Vanilla Caramel Milkshake

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.

April is the official birthday month for Earth. OK, not birthday exactly, but the official month where the calendar has set aside one day to celebrate this pretty spectacular place we all call home.

I love Earth day, but I also think it's a little silly. I mean, every day should be Earth day, right? This isn't meant to mean that all of our attention, undivided, should go to celebrating and protecting just one thing like our Earth (I like to think we can multi-task if we really want to); however, just like my actual house, the Earth could use a little TLC and definitely more loving attention. Unlike my stained carpet and filthy bathrooms, Earth cannot be replaced.

Earth is all we've got.

But, you already know this. So, how can you help? Because even just a teeny tiny bit is better than nothing.

The entire month of April Safeway will be celebrating Earth by encouraging healthier eating. The hope is to inspire shoppers to build and better cart by making small changes that will positively impact the environment (yay!) and diet. The campaign is called "Every Cart Counts" sponsored by  , and the following brands have decided to join in and help: Earthbound Farms, Silk, So Delicious, Simply Pure, Vega and Horizon. How it works? Include one or more of the following participating items in your shopping cart and for some lucky shoppers, you may walk away with a cart full of free groceries. 

Items Include:

  • Earthbound Farms-

    • Earthbound Farm 5 oz. Salads (5 oz. Kale Italia/ 5oz Spinach

    • Earthbound Farm Frozen Fruits (10 oz. blueberries)

    • Earthbound Farm Frozen Vegetables (8 oz. Frozen Kale)

  • Silk

    • Silk Half Gallons (Almond Unsweetened Vanilla)

    • Nutchello (Caramel Almond Cashew)

    • Silk Dairy Free – Yogurt Alternative (Blueberry)

    • Silk Creamer

  • So Delicious

    • So Delicious Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative (Strawberry)

    • So Delicious Ice Cream Pints (Coconut Vanilla)

    • So Delicious Almond Milk (Unsweetened)

    • So Delicious Creamer (Vanilla)

  • Simply Pure (Vanilla)

  • Horizon

    • Mac and Cheese (Classic)

    • Cookies (Cinnamon Graham)

    • Cracker (Peanut Butter Sandwich)

    • Aseptic Milk (Chocolate 6-pack or 12-pack)

  • Vega

    • Essentials US (Vanilla)

    • Clean Protein US (Vanilla MD)

    • Protein & Greens (SM US Vanilla)

    • Clean Energy US (Berry Infusion)

So, thanks to these awesome brands we can not only help the Earth by consuming responsibly produced food, but we can also eat better (and, who knows, maybe even get some free groceries out of it. and who doesn't love free stuff?)

I don't know about you guys, but I always love to know a little bit about the brands I choose to give my money to. I mean, how did they get started? What makes them so special?

Here's a little additional information to quench your curiosity...

  • Earthbound Farm was founded over 30 years ago on a backyard garden in Carmel Valley with a commitment to farm organically. Currently have almost 50,000 acres of certified organic farmland; sustainably farming and keeping synthetic chemicals out of the environment. Producing a half gallon of our plant-based beverages requires on average 77 percent less water than producing the same amount on conventional dairy milk

  • Silk and So Delicious products are all enrolled in or verified by the Non GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP).

  • Horizon was founded more than 20 years ago, their founders helped pioneer the organic dairy movement and became the first company to supply organic milk nationwide. They believe in bringing the very best organic ingredients, which is why they offer Certified Organic and Made with Organic products. Certified Organic products have 95% organic ingredients and can show the USDA organic seal. Made with Organic products have at least 70% organic ingredients and call out the main organic ingredients on pack.

  • Simply Pure creamer is made with real milk and cream and real cane sugar.

 

To give you an idea of what you can make with these brands products, I put together the EASIEST recipe you will EVER find on this blog, because eating healthier options does not always mean lots of time in the kitchen (although yes, it can). And it definitely DOES NOT mean flavorless treats.

Take this 3 Ingredient Caramel Cashew Milkshake- it's creamy and sweet and the perfect summer treat! Made with Nutchello (Caramel Almond Cashew) Milk, Silk (Soy or Almond) Milk and So Delicious (Vanilla Cashew Milk or Coconut Vanilla) Ice Cream, all you need is a blender and 2 minutes.

My husband and son couldn't get enough! And little did my tiny tot know, this tasty treat contains no animal products and less sugar than his (only in his dreams) bowl of ice cream.

winning!

But, don't take my word for it. Try it for yourself!

3 Ingredient Vanilla Caramel Milkshake

Total Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 milkshake

Ingredients

1/2 cup Silk Almond Vanilla or Soy Vanilla Milk
1/2 cup Nutchello (Caramel Almond Cashew) Milk
1/2 cup So Delicious Ice Cream (I used Vanilla Cashew Milk, but Coconut Vanilla would also taste great!

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until fully combined. Best served immediately!

*also tastes great with a frozen banana blended in there!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.

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