Serenity Kids continues to innovate by introducing a new range of vegetable-forward, protein-rich and dairy-free smoothie pouches for babies and toddlers. The Austin, Texas-based company notes that these are the first-ever baby food products on the market to include protein from grass-fed collagen. The four new varieties are: Berry Butternut, Pumpkin Spice, Sweet Potato Spice and Beet & Carrot.
"We pride ourselves at continuing to research, innovate and further impact the baby and toddler food category for the better — and these new Dairy-Free Smoothies as the first baby food products to ever include grass-fed collagen protein prove just that,” says Serenity Carr, co-founder and CEO of Serenity Kids.
Some kid-centric smoothies on the market made with dairy may be hard to digest, or contain fruits that are naturally high in sugar with very few vegetable. Serenity Kids' new shelf-stable Dairy-Free Smoothies reimagine the status quo for the category by offering organic coconut cream as a healthy dairy-free alternative along with protein-rich collagen, four grams or less of total sugar from natural ingredients and no added sugar.
The pouches also are packed with nutrition from organic vegetables, herbs and spices and include five or more grams of brain-boosting fat and five grams of protein. The Berry Butternut Smoothie also includes antioxidant-rich, low glycemic blueberries.
The Serenity Kids' Smoothies line, which are USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, have been third-party tested for more than 200 heavy metals, plasticizers, and contaminants by the Clean Label Project, the company states.
"Collagen continues to trend as a result of its many health benefits, but babies and toddlers have been left out. We have incorporated this superstar ingredient into our new line of shelf-stable, health-forward, and kid-approved Dairy-Free Smoothie + Protein pouches," Carr says. “Young children may not always get enough protein from their normal diet, so collagen can be an effective supplement during this critical time of growth, as collagen can support the health of bones, digestion, connective tissue, and the cardiovascular system. Our new Smoothies line tastes great — the pouches are creamy with a perfect balance of savory and sweet."
With this new line launch, Serenity Kids also intends to increase the age-range of pouches. While babies typically begin to age out of purees around 18 months, the Dairy-Free Smoothies can be enjoyed well into childhood or even by adults, it says.
The new Dairy-Free Smoothie line is available online at www.MySerenityKids.com, Thrive Market, and at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide for suggested retail price of $3.99 for a 3.5-ounce BPA-free pouch.