Friday, November 14, 2014

Berry Green Smoothie and a Puritan's Pride 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.

Remember when I first told you about Puritan's Pride and I created that banana Split 
smoothie for you all? Well, I am back at it with a new recipe and a new GIVEAWAY!

The Holidays are almost here. You know, the REAL holidays. Halloween is just a warm up for Thanksgiving and Hannukah / Christmas. But just because there are platters of cookies and brownies and indulgent foods around, doesn't mean you shouldn't start your day with a smoothie filled with good for you ingredients.

Here is what I was sent from Puritan's Pride.

I received the Soy Protein Isolate Powder in Natural, Emergen-C Immune + in Blueberry Acai flavor, Raw Kale Powder and Psyllium Husk Seed.

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.*
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.*
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.*

So my recipe for this month was a no brainer. It is my absolute favorite smoothie recipe and I drink it almost everyday!

Berry Green Smoothie
1 cup Hemp or Almond milk (vanilla flavored and unsweetened)
3 ice cubes
1 banana
1 cup Trader Joe's Power Greens blend
1 scoop Soy Protein Isolate Powder (natural or Vanilla)
1 packet Emergen-C (any berry flavor)

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

2.  Add in 3/4 cup of the almond milk

3.  Add in a packet of Emergen-C.

4. Add in a medium banana.

5. Add in a scoop of the protein powder.

6. Add in a handful (1 cup) of the Greens.

7. Now it should look like this.

8. Blend & Enjoy!

You could always throw in a scoop of the freeze dried kale if you don't have any fresh and add in a scoop of the psyllium husk for a fiber boost!

And now, it is time for a GIVEAWAY! You can win everything seen here and make your own #SeasonalSmoothie! 

Enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 11/14/2014 to 11/21/14 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.

Can't wait to see what creations you make.  Make sure that you tag me @RunningwithSD and #SeasonalSmoothie if you post your own smoothie!

Good luck and as always, I wish you Happy Feet,

SD Mom


  1. I love Christmas with all the decorations and lights and family parties! I stay healthy during the holidays by eating a lot of wholesome fruits and veggies and lean proteins as well as exercising daily.
    Thank you so much!

  2. I stay healthy by taking Vitamin C for my immune system.

  3. I love the fall. I take vitamins, drink lots of water, and exercise to stay healthy during the holidays.

  4. I love my Puritan Prides products, this has been an amazing campaign :) Great smoothie, can't wait to share mine

  5. It's hard to stay healthy during the holidays. I keep a pair of my skinny skinny jeans out and try them on every day :) LOL. I've been dying to try that Kale powder!

  6. I try to only have a drink at parties and wear tight clothes to remind me!

  7. Summer is my favorite! I try to stay healthy by maintaining at least a somewhat healthy diet (definitely a lot more "cheat meals" though when holidays roll around!) and keeping a regular workout schedule! :]

  8. my favorite season is fall time! I exercise and eat healthy to stay healthy during the holidays.

  9. Summer is my favorite. It's just too short though! I stay healthy through the holidays by getting plenty of exercise and (trying anyway!) to get plenty of rest.

  10. Thanksgiving is my favorite season and I make sure to take my vitamins and more vitamin C to stay healthy. Thanks!

  11. I love autumn for the cooler temps and I make sure to eat right and exercise to stay healthy.

  12. I adore the Fall with the clean cool air, I am a big cyclist (cold weather means nothing to how sweaty I can get on a bike)
    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

  13. I love the fall when temps in Fla finally become bearable...and vitamin C can go a long way towards staying healthy as the temperature starts to fall!

  14. I love winter. I'm lucky in San Diego I can continue with my walks anytime of the year!

  15. My favorite season is Fall - temps are perfect for running! (And to try and lose a few pounds in preparation for the holiday gaining! LOL)

  16. I do love the fall, with the lovely colored leaves and cool weather! I stay healthy by moving around a lot and not overeating during the holidays.
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  17. My favorite season is Autumn and I stay active by exercising 6 days a week.

  18. My favorite season is fall. Staying healthy for me means moderation.

  19. My favorite season is summer -- I love the warm weather. I stay healthy during the holidays by taking my vitamins, getting a flu shot and trying to eat my normal healthy diet.