Conscientious parents are always searching for ways to provide their kids with filling, healthy snacks that not only taste good, but do good. In the UK only one in 10 children are getting their recommended 5-a-day intake of fruit and vegetables so it’s comforting to know that Happy Monkey have made it easy for kids to get some much-needed goodness inside them through our tasty smoothie range with each carton containing 1 of your 5-a-day.
Happy Monkey Smoothies are available in three mouth-watering flavours and made using 100% pure fruit, free from sweeteners and preservatives. They are packed full of essential nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, folate and manganese and pleasingly contain no added sugar. Ready to drink straight from the pack kids can enjoy them any time of the day from breakfast to evening. Designed to fit snugly into a children’s lunchbox they’re also the perfect size to be taken on picnics and family days out. If that wasn’t enough reason to get involved all of our bananas come from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms so are produced in a way that doesn’t harm the environment and rewards the people who grow them. A case of good things coming from good things!
Our drinks range also contains another hugely popular drink that can boast numerous health benefits in the form of Happy Monkey milkshakes. Available in handy portion-sized Tetra Pak cartons free from artificial colours or flavour, the school-approved chocolate and strawberry variants contain all the natural goodness of milk. Crucially, Happy Monkey milkshakes are able to provide essential nutrients a child’s diet requires - such as calcium, too-often neglected but vital in helping strong bones and teeth - and help support children’s growth and development through the critical ages of 1-10 when 70% of growth occurs.
Alongside the ongoing battle to find healthy snacks kids can enjoy, parents are also struggling to tear their kids away from screens and embrace physical exercise. According to the most recent figures less than 1 in 4 children are meeting the NHS recommended daily physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes per day, while obesity rates among children are at record highs. Happy Monkey have taken a strong lead in not only seeing kids enjoy a healthy, balanced diet but in promoting activities that encourage children to get active. This long-term commitment to getting kids engaged actively, whether that be in the form of running, walking or dancing has brought about numerous partnerships with brands at the forefront of promoting active lifestyles for kids.
With that in mind it was almost inevitable that Happy Monkey and Spartan Kids would team up and this successful partnership enters its seventh year. Both companies have shared values and are dedicated to making healthy the automatic choice for all our kids. As the official kids’ hydration partner to Spartan Kids Race, where you can watch children pushing their minds and bodies to tackle rigorous, but fun races.
Active hearts, active minds; it’s a philosophy worth shouting about. As are Happy Monkey drinks. Try them out and put a little goodness in your kid’s day.
You can find Happy Monkey Smoothies and Milkshakes online and in-store at your local Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Iceland & Ocado.