Here’s Your Protein Challenge, Where To Start?

It’s no secret, I like my protein powder and I live on smoothies as a breakfast supplement. It’s a quick, filling, and healthy option.

When I share this with others, their first assumption is that it’s a difficult thing to do and it’s probably really expensive. You know, eating healthy has this reputation of having to be organic, expensive, and something you can only do if you’re shopping at Whole Foods. This of course isn’t exactly true.

I recently accepted a challenge, this challenge will clarify a bit.

Kura, the grass-fed dairy protein that is also GMO free and full of probiotics (same protein I talked about a few weeks ago) recently made it to the shelves of 3000+ CVS stores…. yes, CVS. Let’s clarify, Kura offers all the benefits of natural ingredients without the added sugar.

Back to the challenge. I accepted the challenge of visiting a local CVS (few blocks away from my Los Angeles residence), to create a recipe using all CVS ingredients.

Here’s how it went…

CVS - Kura 1

I first made it a point to find the Kura protein. I found this on the nutrition aisle by all the health supplements and vitamins. There were a few options as far as flavor goes, I initially went with the vanilla and ended up taking the chocolate. How much was the Kura? $20.99 for a big bag of protein, enough to last me weeks… see, affordable.

What was next? The ingredients needed for my smoothie. I walked on over to the aisle where the cereal and nutrition bars usually are to scope out my options and SCORE! I found chia seeds and oats.

CVS - Kura 2

Because I wanted to make this smoothie different, a bit more sweet, I decided to go with some almond milk and break my water only rule. The last thing that would finalize my smoothie was berries, my CVS didn’t have any (don’t go in on a Sunday), but they usually do. Luckily, I had some chilling in my fridge. A blender and shaker was also available at the store, but thankfully, I have my own. I was done, so I made my way home.

My every day smoothies consist of two to three ingredients; this smoothie is sweeter than my usual but is perfect for an afternoon snack or a pick-me-up drink. Want to challenge yourself by trying my oh so sweet recipe? Here you go:

Oh So Sweet, So So Healthy Smoothie Recipe


  • 1/2 cup of oats (more or less, your choice)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of Kura protein powder (flavor of your choice)
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 3 cubes of ice


  1. Pour all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Make sure your smoothie is sweet but not too sweet for your taste, add more or less of preferred ingredients.
  3. Enjoy your smoothie and feel amazing!

Kura and Jo

P.S. For all those of you eager to try, here’s a coupon to help you save some $$$. This is a print only coupon, make sure to adjust it to actual size when printing.


As always, feel free to shoot me a tweet if you have any comments/questions. Much love!