First of all I want to start out by saying thank you for every single one of your comments on the blog and instagram. It has been such a special weekend!

I am going to have a full recap of the race coming up this week, so stay tuned!

 

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

In case you missed my first two posts in the Puritan’s Pride Challenge you can find them below:

The Perfect Fall Recovery Smoothie

Puritan’s Pride November Smoothie Challenge

During each month of the Purtian’s Pride Smoothie Challenge I have focused on using specific ingredients to create a delicious and healthy smoothie. This month my focus was bringing the following ingredients into a smoothie:

 

Leigh Valley Natural Ginger

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Natural ginger is from the ginger root and is perfect as a spicy snack, for a cup of tea, or an ingredient in cooking and baking. Dried naturally with a unique combination of sweet, spicy, moist and chewy.

Dynamic Health Pomegranate Juice Concentrate

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Convenient, delicious way to obtain the beneficial compounds in pomegranate fruit.

Vanns Peppermint Flavor Extract

Few flavors are as distinctly tantalizing as the cool, minty vibrancy of Peppermint Extract. Use in cake, cookies, frosting and ice cream dishes.

Purtian’s Pride Vitamin C Crystals

Supports antioxidant health and immune system function.* Vitamin C Crystals are specially designed for people who cannot take tablets or capsules.

Puritan’s Pride All Natural Vegan Protein Chocolate with Oats

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This all-natural vegan protein powder is free of artificial flavors, artificial colors, and artificial sweeteners. It is also preservative free.

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.

 

This month’s focus of the smoothie challenge is focused around fun smoothie’s that not only are healthy and delicious but that also can be a part of your holiday celebrations and party! One of my favorite things to do is find healthy recipes to enjoy during the holiday season.

My creation was simple, but effective.

Chocolate Pomegranate and Raspberry Mocktail

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1 cup frozen raspberries
2/3 cup almond milk
1 scoop Vegan Protein Chocolate with Oats
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tspn Pomegranate Juice Concentrate

In addition to my creation, you can also check out these three mocktail superfood smoothie recipes developed by Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., of B Nutritious and author of The Sugar Detox, who works as a paid spokesperson for Puritan’s Pride.


Passion Pear Smoothie

Focus Ingredient: Pear

Pears are a source of fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. The good source of vitamin C may help the immune system! Vitamin K helps support bones.

 

Recipe:

  • 1 pear
  • ½ banana
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 8oz almond milk
  • ½ cup kale

 

Cocoa Smoothie

Focus Ingredient: Cocoa

Cocoa isn’t just a delicious treat! It’s a nutrition powerhouse. Cocoa is a source of antioxidants, which help support numerous facets of health and total-body wellness.

 

Recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1.5 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)

 

Spiced Apple Smoothie

Focus Ingredient: Apples

Apples do more than just keep the doctor away. These crunchy fall treats are rich sources of fiber and vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system and fiber supports digestion and heart health. In other words, drink up!

 

Recipe:

  • 1 ½ apples, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup Kale
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes

 

Finally, I’m sure this is the most exciting part of the post for most of you!
Puritan’s Pride has graciously offered to provide each of the products listed above to one of my readers! That means that the winner of the giveaway will receive:

Leigh Valley Natural Ginger

Dynamic Health Pomegranate Juice Concentrate

Vanns Peppermint Flavor Extract

Purtian’s Pride Vitamin C Crystals

Puritan’s Pride All Natural Vegan Protein Chocolate with Oats

 

To enter the giveaway simply:

1. Follow Puritan’s Pride on Twitter
2. Follow Puritan’s Pride on Pinterest
3. Follow Puritan’s Pride on Instagram
4. Comment with your favorite “mocktail” for the holiday season

Don’t forget to comment each time you do any of the following listed above! 

The giveaway will close on Saturday, December 21st!

 

Good luck!

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