Real, Whole foods are ideal but he’s 3, and that just doesn’t always happen. I got these as a supplement for his extra picky days. No sugar (but still sweet, thanks to stevia), a full serving of veggies per drink, balanced protein and fat with no garbage ingredients. He loves these! They’re not an everyday thing for us but having them as an option to make his snacks/meals slightly more caloric and balanced has been really great. I’ll be ordering more and subscribing so we keep these on hand. Another popular organic brand also has a kids style protein drink, it’s available at costco making it convenient and tempting - but don’t be fooled. Despite being organic, the ingredients just don’t compare to iconic.
Added bonus, these don’t *have* to be refrigerated (although, when home we keep them in the fridge) so you can throw them in a bag to take on hikes/play dates/ doctors appointments whatever. We’ve only tried the chocolate kind, might try the vanilla eventually!