Kuli Kuli Greens & Protein Superfood Smoothie Mix #Giveaway

You may remember that I checked out Kuli Kuli’s Moringa Superfood Bars a few years back. At the time, I had never heard of moringa – a superfood ingredient. [Here’s the post.] Moringa is gluten-free, vegan and is a great source of fiber, calcium and antioxidants. Moringa is the only plant that contains a complete protein, iron, calcium and vitamins. It is a “super-leaf.”

Where did Kuli Kuli find moringa? Kuli Kuli founder, Lisa Curtis, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger. After a few months with limited fruits and vegetables, she found herself experiencing early signs of malnutrition — a condition that affects over 18 million children across West Africa. A friend told Lisa about moringa, a local tree with highly nutritious leaves and handed her a bag of kuli-kuli, a Hausa food made from peanuts, to make a delicious, nutty moringa dinner. Lisa incorporated moringa into her diet and began to regain her strength. Learn even more about moringa here. Kuli Kuli’s moringa is sustainably sourced and supports women’s cooperatives in West Africa.

Since my original review, Kuli Kuli has come out with energy shots, teas and a vegetable powder. They just got in touch to see if I wanted to try their new Organic Greens & Protein Superfood Smoothie Mixes. The smoothie mix is a “convenient way to get your greens and protein on-the-go.” The mix contains a blend of moringa and other plant based proteins. Each serving has at least 15g of protein, 2 servings of greens and 5g of fiber. There is also no added sugar and the mixes are USDA Organic, Non-GMO and gluten free.

Kuli Kuli sent me all three flavors to try. The flavors are Dark Chocolate, Vanilla and Natural Greens. In the spirit of full disclosure, things have been so nutty lately that I could not find the sample packs. I bought a bag of Dark Chocolate and a bag Vanilla to test and review.

I started with the Vanilla Superfood Smoothie Mix. I mixed almond milk, water, one serving of Vanilla Superfood Smoothie Mix, about 10 blackberries and ice. The smoothie was tasty and the powder mixes well. The Vanilla Superfood Mix is green but my smoothie turned purple when I added the berries. I didn’t notice the greens in the smoothie. The only drawback for me was that I could taste the stevia and the smoothie had a bit of a protein powder taste.

Next, I tried the Dark Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix.  I mixed almond milk, water, one serving of Dark Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix, a packet of Justin’s Honey Almond Butter and ice.

This smoothie was a winner! The almond butter made it very rich and satisfying. It kept me full all morning. I didn’t notice the “protein powder taste” or stevia. The Dark Chocolate is my pick for great nutrition and great taste!

You don’t have to take my word for it! The nice folks at Kuli Kuli have offered 2 winners a shaker bottle and a sampler of 1 serving packets of each flavor ($27 value). Want to enter to win? Please use the Rafflecopter below. The contest runs through 11/8. Winners will be selected and notified on 11/9. Winners must be 18 years of age or older, US residents (or have a US postal intermediary) and it is void where prohibited. Another giveaway prize is on Instagram – so enter to win there, too!

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In the mean time, you can get Kuli Kuli Organic Moringa Greens & Protein Superfood Smoothie Mix online. You can also keep up with Kuli Kuli Foods on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Please note: I was provided samples in exchange for a honest review. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

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36 Comments

  1. Christopher Sorel says:

    make a dark chocolate with banana and have not seen this one yet

  2. Renata says:

    I’d make a fruit smoothie with berries, bananas and peaches in Greek yogurt for protein too.

  3. Kristen says:

    I would love to try smoothies made from kuli kuli greens. I have been making whey protein smoothies. This sounds like a great way to mix it up!

  4. Caroline says:

    I have never tried it, but this would be a great on the go breakfast for me!

  5. Raymond says:

    Haven’t tried it but I’m sure it’d be tasty with a banana and peanut butter milk smoothie.

  6. Beth R says:

    Would love to try something different than whey protein.

  7. Steph says:

    I haven’t tried this yet!

  8. Sarah N says:

    I haven’t tried this but your dark chocolate smoothie sounds delicious!

  9. Dee Johnson says:

    I haven’t. I would make a berry smoothie with strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

  10. Lisa Stover says:

    I have not tried it. I usually make berry smoothies but I’d really like to try some new stuff.

  11. MaryAnne JK says:

    I’ve never heard of it, but I’m willing to make my beet/tumeic smoothie with it.

  12. Kimberly G says:

    I would use the vanilla flavor and add a banana and strawberries.

  13. gala says:

    I’d make a fruit smoothie with banana , blueberries and Greek yogurt

  14. Heather says:

    haven’t tried moringa… your smoothie with the dark chocolate sounds fantastic! i’d make something similar

  15. Marty says:

    I have not tried moringa yet. Just started hearing about it recently. I’m more of a veggie-smoothie person, so I’d put in things like cucumbers and carrots.

  16. Paige o says:

    I’ve never tried it. But I would add it to my peanut butter smoothies!

  17. Becca Z says:

    Yes, I use Moringa powder from another company. I just spoon it into my mouth, don’t care for the flavor it adds to smoothies.

  18. Maryann D. says:

    I have not tried Moringa yet. I would love a dark chocolate flavor and peanut butter smoothie.

  19. Georgiana says:

    I haven’t tried it but I’d make a smoothie with strawberries and bananas.

  20. Jenny says:

    I would definitely go with dark chocolate, banana, and almond butter!

  21. Lisa Brown says:

    I haven’t tried it, but I love that the company is supporting women’s cooperatives in West Africa.

  22. Amy C. says:

    I would have to follow one of your great recipes since I’m new to protein shakes.

  23. sarah s says:

    I would go maybe an orange mango with the vanilla or coconut with the chocolate mix

  24. Lauren says:

    I would make a dark chocolate, banana and coconut smoothie.

  25. Amber Ludwig says:

    I haven’t!! But Ive been interested in it! I keep hearing about it everywhere!! I would make a mint chocolate one!

  26. Amanda C. says:

    I have not heard of this super leaf! Another thing to check out 🙂 I am totally with you on going chocolate with these types of things… vanilla flavor never seems strong enough to combat stevia/protein powder tastes. Thanks for the intro to a fun sounding new company!

  27. Shannon F says:

    I have not tried it before– I’ve never even heard of it before! I’d try it in a dark chocolate and peanut butter smoothie.

  28. Lesly f says:

    I haven’t try this yet but I would make it with berries and banana

  29. sarah says:

    i haven’t but i’ll try anything with blueberries in it!

  30. Allison Swain says:

    I have not tried Moringa but i would make a peanut butter banana smoothie. Thanks for the chance to win

  31. Nikki Nikki says:

    Vanilla with green

  32. Farrah says:

    I’m always a fan of protein powders that actually mix well! I like the sound of the dark chocolate one! :]

  33. Leah Jones says:

    Never even heard of it until this post, but I bet the chocolate would be good mixed with some almond milk!

  34. Amy Lauren says:

    I’ve never tried this but I love post-workout smoothies, especially blended with frozen bananas and almond milk.

  35. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I have never tried it but I would add it to a tropical smoothie.

  36. Julie Terry says:

    I have never tried this before but I would add it to my orange smoothie.

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