Monday, October 20, 2014

Puritan's Pride Review, a Banana Split Recipe & GIVEAWAY!

*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. This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride; opinions expressed are my own.

Summer is over.  At least for now in San Diego.  To me summer is the beach, sunscreen, running at 5:30 a.m. (who am I kidding?  I run at 5:30 all the time!) and ICE CREAM!  Especially ice cream that looks like this.


The combination of flavors in a banana split are kind of awesome.  Chocolate, sliced almonds, raspberries and vanilla.  And you can't forget the banana.  But who can afford ALL THESE calories? So when I was given the opportunity to review and create a smoothie recipe for Puritan's Pride, I jumped at the chance to make a Banana Split smoothie recipe for Fall!  (at the bottom of post)

What is Puritan's Pride?  Puritan’s Pride® began over 40 years ago, with the mission of making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the best value to their customers. Today, the company remains true to its original commitment and serves millions of loyal customers. Puritan’s Pride manufactures thousands of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements in their state-of-the art facilities located throughout the U.S. As part of the company’s commitment to quality, Puritan’s Pride only uses ingredients from suppliers worldwide that meet their Quality Assurance Standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices food quality standards.

Here is what I was sent from Puritan's Pride as part of my SweatPink Ambassadorship.



Smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrients in one delicious drink; but sometimes you can get into a recipe rut. So over the next three months I’ve partnered with Puritan’s Pride to pack my smoothies with protein powders and superfoods-based products that can tuck in more nutrients more efficiently. Each month, I’ll be sharing my superfood-packed smoothie and would love to hear about your best smoothie recipes, too.

Banana Split Smoothie Recipe (Vegan)

1 cup Hemp or Almond milk (vanilla flavored and unsweetened)
3 ice cubes
1 banana
6 frozen organic raspberries
1 scoop Good n Natural Vegan Protein Powder (chocolate)
1 TBS Barney Butter Bare Almond Butter (smooth)

1.  Drop 3 ice cubes into a blender or Magic Bullet cup.


2.  Add 3/4 cup of Hemp milk


3.  Add 1 TBS of almond butter


4.  Add in scoop of Vegan Protein Powder


5.  Blend until smooth


6.  Now add in the banana (in chunks) and the frozen raspberries.  Top off with the rest (1/4 cup) of the hemp milk.


7.  Blend and enjoy!


Now does it taste exactly like the Banana Split pictured above?  No but it has the same flavor profile. Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry, Banana and Almond.  You could always boost the super food quotient by adding in the Superior Greens pictured above without altering the taste - too much.  I was also sent Now Foods Carob Powder which you can use in place of cocoa powder in your favorite recipes for delicious natural chocolate flavor without the fat, caffeine or theobromine found in chocolate.

Now, it's your turn to win all of this.



You win:
- Puritan’s Pride All Natural All Natural Vegan Protein Chocolate with Quinoa and Oats Made from Quinoa and Oats, this delicious chocolate flavored drink is dairy free and soy free, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a vegan protein option that is nutrient dense.
Each serving of this delicious protein powder delivers 17 grams of protein and 3 grams of dietary fiber to help fuel your body, aid in post workout recovery and help satisfy hunger.
- Food Science of Vermont Superior Greens: Superior Greens™ is a combination of nutrient rich vegetables, fruits, herbs, herbal extracts, Chlorella, Soy Lecithin, Royal jelly, Bee Pollen, enzymes and non-dairy probiotic cultures designed to support your body's ability to cleanse.*
- Now Foods Carob Powder: NOW Real Food® Carob Powder is a flavorful and versatile substitute for chocolate. Use in place of cocoa powder in your favorite recipes for delicious natural chocolate flavor without the fat, caffeine or theobromine found in chocolate.
- Barney Butter Bare Almond Butter Smooth: Barney Butter is peanut free  and made in an almond only facility! It contains no added salt or sugar with a traditional smooth and creamy texture.

Enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 10/21/2014 to 10/26/14 at 11:59 P.M. PST

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.  Open to Residents of the CONTINENTAL US 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  
Winner must have a valid email address.
Winner will notified via email (if available) and blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter widget in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.
Winner will be provided the prize directly from Puritan's Pride.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of sponsor to deliver product.
I can't wait to get some great ideas from you guys!

As always, I wish you Good Luck and Happy Feet,
SD Mom

43 comments:

  1. I think a chocolate banana or chocolate/almond butter smoothie. Those are my favorite sundae toppings!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hmmm... I'd have to play around with them to find something good but I would definitely start with the banana split smoothie. Sounds delicious.

    I'm partial to making peanut butter and banana (sometimes with a little cocoa powder) or going chocolate covered strawberry (and banana sometimes).

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm a chocolate girl...maybe add a few strawberries or a banana!

    ReplyDelete
  4. chocolate peanut butter banana!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love seasonal smoothies especially using pumpkin pie filling blended with a frozen banana, almond milk, medjool dates, vanilla flavored protein powder, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon too! So yummy and perfect for autumn time too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would put banana, almond milk and spinach in my smoothie!! Along with the chocolate protein powder :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks good sciss! Glad there is an asterisk next to "cleanse."

    ReplyDelete
  8. A chocolate, almond butter, and banana smoothie sounds pretty dang good to me!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This looks so good! I'd probably make yours! haha

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oooh that looks so delicious! I love the idea of creating healthy dessert alternatives... especially with the holidays approaching. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would make a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Chocolate pb smoothie all the way, with cacao nibs so it tastes like a chocolate pb cookie. YUM. I don't change smoothies for seasons ... I live in LA ... what is a season? :P Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love making chocolate peanut butter shakes with spinach and chia seeds. I would use vegan protein powder. I usually use my vegan chocolate Shakeology mix.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would blend these ingredients up with banana, almond milk, figs and cinnamon spice for a fall-themed smoothie. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  15. My all time fave: canned pumpkin, powder, almond milk w/ touch of honey and cinnamon. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Puritan’s Pride All Natural All Natural Vegan Protein Chocolate with Quinoa and Oats is good with Banana and strawberry

    ReplyDelete
  17. I actually don't like seasonal smoothies. I'm pretty boring and stick with the same flavors..usually with berries and greens!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Pumpkin pie smoothies are my favorite. Perfect for the fall!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm with Jordan, I'm all about the pumpkin right now!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I wish I liked bananas because this looks amazing, though I am sure my kiddos would like a version of it :) Great recipe! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love pumpkin too, but my go to is chocolate and peanut butter...sometimes I throw in a banana!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'd make a green spinach berry smoothie.

    ReplyDelete
  23. My smoothies are pretty basic.... some vegan pumpkin protein powder, a banana, some kale and maybe a little cocoa powder.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Shoot. I hope I didn't comment twice. Technical difficulties. I'd go with a protein packed "brownie batter" smoothie loaded with black beans, almond butter, carob powder, cinnamon, almond milk, and chocolate protein powder. This stuff looks incredible, Smitha! Can't wait to hear more!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love chocolate protein mixed with almond milk and coffee. The coffee really gives it a kick!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would probably do a peanut butter and banana style smoothie.

    ReplyDelete
  27. My favorite smoothie is mango nectar, frozen sweet cherries, and frozen pineapples, with a little coconut water. Tropical, smooth, and DELICIOUS! But I want to start making some heartier smoothies for the winter - tropical is hardly appropriate for a Chicago winter...

    ReplyDelete
  28. I usually do a mixed berries smoothie with chia seeds. I've got to try a chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie sometime as that sounds yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Cinnamon, chocolate, almond...yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Yummmmm.... this sounds amazing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. My favorite is a pumpkin smoothie! Also fruit! Can't wait.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Berries with the vanilla-raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. I usually use water for all my smoothies.

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a great contest. I would love to win! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Too hard to say what combination I would go with. I like peanut butter and coconut in just about any smoothie. The vegan protein powder would be awesome too.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I would use pumpkin puree blended with protein powder, cinnamon, Greek yogurt and a banana too!
    -Georgiana

    ReplyDelete
  36. They definitely change with the seasons, although if I could buy mango that would be in it all the time!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I don't change my smoothies with the seasons - it is usually based on what is on sale for produce haha. My favorite is strawberry, banana, with spinach

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would use the ingredients with some raspberries. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  39. My favorite smoothie that I make every morning has oatmeal, chocolate flavored whey, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and milk. It's so good.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Dang girl. You had me at 5:30am. That is really, really impressive! If you're missing summer, come visit me in Florida. It literally never cools down ha!

    ReplyDelete