My sister-in-law, who works as the quality administrator at Orgain, occasionally comes home bearing delicious samples from work. But yesterday was a special treat as we visited her at work.
The story behind Orgain is a remarkable one. The company was founded by cancer-survivor and doctor, Andrew Abraham, MD. Unsatisfied with the mass meal supplements on the market, he was determined to create a drink that had less sugar, fewer ‘junky’ ingredients (ie. corn syrup and genetically modified soy), and something organic.
I loved the modern office interior with its fresh splash of colors – two ping-pong tables and a kitchen pantry stocked with nutritional snack bars and maple waters for added healthy vibes. As a mom, my eyes went straight to the children’s smoothies, which contains 13g of sugar (much less than the standard 22g of sugar in traditional organic chocolate milk or the 28g of sugar in conventional chocolate milk). The Orgain Kids Protein Smoothie is not vegan, but it is made with grass-fed milk, which makes it better from a health perspective – although as a vegan mom, I do look forward to an exclusively plant-based option. The smoothie contains an organic veggie & fruit blend, which consists of kale, beet, blueberry, and acai. The smoothie is suitable for kids ages 2+ years.
Regarding other key nutritional facts, the smoothie is 200 calories, contains 3g of dietary fiber, and 8g of protein. I actually prefer the Kid’s Protein Smoothie better to the adult version because it doesn’t contain any stevia or sugar alcohol. The shakes come in three delicious flavors: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. The smoothie contains an organic veggie & fruit blend, which consists of kale, beet, blueberry, and acai and is suitable for picky-eaters that are 2+ years in age. They definitely won’t be making the “I’m allergic to vegetables” argument for this one.