New Naked Juice and Giveaway

Mornings in my house can be pretty hectic. Everyone is trying to get out the door to start their day, and especially on days when the baby goes to daycare I don’t always have time to sit down and eat breakfast. As a multi tasker, it works better for me to gets things done WHILE making sure I get some breakfast, so grabbing a Naked juice before I jump in the car works for me a lot of mornings. DSC_0048

They are also a great and refreshing mid morning or afternoon snack. I like to make sure it is good and cold and then enjoy one as I cool down from a run, especially in this summer heat we have been experiencing. I have been drinking Naked juice for years, so I was really excited to learn they had some new flavors coming out. As a lover of almond milk and berry flavored things, I knew I would be all about the new berry almond nutmilk flavor, and I was correct. It. Is. Delicious. DSC_0055

Each bottle of Berry Almond Nutmilk contains: 26 blueberries, 8 blackberries, 2 raspberries, 1 strawberry, 24 almonds, 1 3/4 apples and 1/3 banana. Berry Almond Nutmilk is gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free. This non-dairy smoothie blends together fruit, almond milk and soy protein to deliver 11g of plant protein per bottle.

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Naked Juice has a deep tradition of goodness. Since its founding in 1983, they have been committed to creating the most nutritious beverages. Naked Juice has no added sugars or preservatives, and is perfect for on-the-go active individuals who know it’s important to incorporate fruits and veggies into their diet, but doesn’t always have the time to chop, slice, cook or blend. (hello, this is me!) I admittedly have problems getting in the correct amount of fruits and veggies in a day, so, if you can’t eat ‘em, drink ‘em! DSC_0062

The kind people at Naked gave me some coupons for FREE Naked drinks and smoothies so I am passing them on to you guys for a giveaway! THREE people will win TWO coupons each so you can try the new flavors for yourselves. Please follow the instructions below to enter: Naked Juice Giveaway

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

The Return of the Smoothie

 

Another week has begun! Sadly, it’s not a sunny one here. It is gloomy and HUMID. 99% to be exact. YUCK! I want to go run, but I also would like to be able to breathe thank you! I do plan on getting out there this evening with Bobby after he gets home from work, so I will do my 6 pack in 6 weeks video this morning.

This weekend was a good one. Saturday, I told you that I was two months away from vacation! Bobby and I spent the better part of the day unpacking. I have done 90% of the unpacking, but there are just certain things I can’t lift, don’t know where he wants them to go, etc. We were busy last weekend but finally got some time on Saturday. My mom told me we would feel better about unpacking once we could pull a car in the garage, so that was my goal on Saturday.

Originally we wanted to put BOTH cars in the garage, but Bobby decided since our YMCA wouldn’t be open until September, he wanted to set his weight bench up. We also have a golf cart that takes up a lot of room. So, we decided Francis the 4runner was going to have to stay in the driveway, while my 4runner got to sleep in the garage. It took about 5 hours but we did it!

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I know it’s not perfect but it will do for now! We did a little weed pulling, and random yard work. Look, we finally got our private residence sign! With our neighborhood being very new, and the fact that they do have model homes you can go in, all the residents have these signs so people don’t just come on in!

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We went to our new favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. I can’t get over these cute pitchers you drink out of!

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Yesterday, we went to church and lunch then came home and crashed! Bobby slept for over two hours! We relaxed the rest of the night, just as you should on a Sunday!

Now, onto this morning! I have said before that in the four months I stayed with my parents, I got addicted to coffee thanks to this.

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Then when I got my own, I started drinking coffee every morning, which is NOT a habit I wanted to get into. So, now that the weather is getting nice, I decided today to have my first smoothie of the spring! I tried a pre packaged/portioned strawberry banana one made by Jamba juice that I got at Target. All you do is add apple juice (well, and I added protein powder!) it’s been an hour and I am ok…still awake and no headache…yet….we will see how it goes!

I have a deep love of smoothies. Remember these posts?

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As you can see, I love smoothies! But, I hate them in the winter because I hate being cold, so today was the day (with 99% humidity…) that I decided to make my first one of the spring! Hopefully I will be throwing these in a couple of times a week instead of coffee.

QOTD: what is your favorite kind of smoothie?

MY SMOOTHIE!…and the crock pot

Ok, so if you read my blog often, you know I am obsessed with yoplait’s new(ish) frozen smoothies. Well, I was just now watching the biggest loser which I tivo’ed from last night, and oh my gosh my smoothie made the show!
If you watch biggest loser, you know they have these really akward times where they are obviously promoting a product (stick to training Bob, don’t try acting). Anyway today’s akward moment was two contestants making one of my ssmmoottthhhiieesss! I was so very excited because Bob said it was a “good healthy choice” for a snack. SCORE! I picked something healthy! Now I think I shall have one for breakfast tomorrow!
I did just finish doing 3 miles, hard, at the gym, and also doing eliptical, and drinking a smoothie king smoothie…it kinda makes me feel like I am cheating on my yoplait smoothies!

Ok so I was talking to a friend today about crock pot recipes. I need some. Good ones. That don’t require a lot of ingredients. I am a simple gal, with simple tastes. I like meat and potatoes and cheese. Lots of cheese. Anyone have any good crock pot recipes to share with the class? I could use some. I am getting tired of cooking the same old things every week. Did you know there is a woman who made a blog and used her crock pot every day for a year! She posted all her recipes. It’s wild! google it and it will come up!

here is my smoothie. sshhh don’t tell my yoplait smoothie!

Eating Healthy

My husand and I have really been trying to eat more healthy. I am SUCH a picky eater though, so it’s hard. Here is a sampling of things I won’t eat:
1. Seafood
2. Salad
3. eggs (except in cakes and things. I have eaten omlets before but not often)
4. Most veggies
5. mustard, mayo, tomato, (things on a burger)
6. things used for flavor like onions, mushrooms, etc.
7. a lot of sauces/dressings

I know I know. How did I grow up outside of New Orleans and don’t like seafood. I don’t know! I just can’t stand the smell therefore I can’t eat it.
So this is where I have a problem, I don’t like most healthy things! So it has been a struggle for us to eat healthy. Any good ideas for recipes that don’t involve the above things? Oh, I will eat corn,potatoes, green beans…but thats about it for “veggies”

I have however come to love a lot of fruits. I just enjoyed a yummy yoplait smoothie after my 3 mile run today.
I add my own protein powder

and just because she is cute and was posing

so, seriously, anyone have any recipes or websites to share with me?

P.S. GO SAINTS!