Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride through my Sweat Pink/Fit Approach Ambassadorship. All opinions expressed are my own. FDA Disclaimer: *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As a healthy lifestyle blogger, I love to try a lot of new supplements and products to maintain both my health and healthy weight. In October, the nice people at Puritan’s Pride sent me a box of new supplements, protein powders, and other nutritional goodies to try. To tackle their Seaonal Smoothie challenge, they sent me two more boxes of goodies to try in November and December. And just like in October – they will be sending a box to one of you lucky readers too!
I’m still training hard for the Dopey Challenge. I talked a little yesterday about how I’m not letting this foot pain get in the way of doing Dopey. I’m also registered for the Glass Slipper Challenge as well – deferred from this year’s registration. So like everyone else training for these races, I’m taking the 46 days until the races to get the miles in and time on my feet. It’s mentally killing me a little to not be at my normal pace – I’m about 2 minutes slower per mile, sometimes more, with what feels like the same amount of effort. So frustrating.
If you know me or my story, I never give up on things that truly matter to me, and this runDisney race training is no exception. My end goal is to cross the finish lines of all 6 races and not die trying
Here is a green smoothie recipe I came up with that’s packed with protein and has tons of the the vitamins and nutrients you need when training and working out. It can also make a great meal replacement during this busy holiday season. When I was losing 100+ pounds after the birth of my son, green smoothies were a staple of my healthy eating.
I make my green smoothies in the Blendtec I bought a few years ago. If you have a powerful blender, you can make the smoothie as written. If your blender struggles a little with frozen fruits – leave them out to defrost for 1/2 hr or so before blending. Your smoothie will still taste great but your blender just won’t have to work so hard If it still comes out with chunks, don’t be afraid to blend it twice to make it a smoother texture.
- 1 c frozen pineapple
- 1 ripe banana (peeled)
- 1/2 c frozen mango
- 1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder
- 2 tsp kale powder
- 1 cup ice
- 5 oz water
- Blend thoroughly and enjoy!
And a Giveaway!
Puritan’s Pride is generously offering one of you awesome readers a prize pack featuring the following FOUR products:
Puritan’s Pride Soy Protein Powder (this is a photo of the one they sent me, winner may receive the same or a slightly different version)
Eclectic Institute Raw Kale Powder (056836): Kale is one of the most nutritious of all vegetables. This powder is made from fresh, whole, raw Kale and custom freeze-dried. Freeze-drying is the best method for preserving the complex chemistry, active enzymes and entire matrix of a plant in its fresh form.
Puritan’s Pride Psyllium Husk Seed 100% Natural: Psyllium Husk (010992): is rich in soluble fiber, to keep your digestive tract moving smoothly.* Fiber naturally slows down digestion, making it possible for your body to absorb more nutrients. Plus, the fiber in Psyllium Husk Seed Powder helps your body eliminate what it doesn’t use, making for a cleaner colon.*
Alacer Emergen C Immune + With Vitamin D Blueberry-Acai (073348): Supplement provides key nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc and a proprietary immune complex with beta glucans.*
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