‘Tis the Season for Smoothies and Festive Mocktails!


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. Puritan's Pride December Smoothie Campaign

 

It’s the 2nd day of December which mean Christmas is only 23 days away and we get to ring in 2015 in just 29 sleeps from now.  Just typing that out gives me anxiety…I have barely begun my Christmas shopping and I really don’t foresee having any time in the next three weeks to get it done…yikes! 

Back to the fact that it’s December.  While it might mean the holidays are nearing close, it also means that it is the last month of the Puritan’s Pride Seasonal Smoothie Campaign.  Over the last two months I have been sharing my seasonal smoothie recipes with support from Puritan’s Pride.  

While the other smoothies I have made as part of this campaign have been focused on nutritious meal replacements, this month we are focusing on healthy mocktail recipes so you can celebrate the holidays without all the guilt.  

Puritan’s Pride was nice enough to send this box of goodies to me so I could include them in my mocktail/smoothie recipe.  They also all have awesome health benefits aside from making great drink ingredients.

 

Puritan's Pride Giveaway

 

Puritan’s Pride Whey Protein For Her Vanilla Bean: Specifically designed for women’s needs, this protein powder provides whey proteins in a low fat great tasting supplement that supports lean muscle and naturally contains amino acids that are used as fuel for the energy needed for workouts.  It’s 100 calories per serving, easy to mix, low fat, aspartame free, 94% lactose free and free of artificial colors, preservatives, gluten, wheat, and yeast. 

You might also like:  Fit Foodie Giveaways Galore!

Lehi Valley Natural Ginger: 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: 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.

Since I couldn’t imagine combining them all in a single drink and making it taste good- I chose to highlight them on their own in three different recipes! One is a mocktail while the other two are more traditional smoothies though still very festive! 

Cranberry Ginger Mocktail

Cranberry Ginger Mocktail: 

  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1/2 cup of frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 3 or 4 small pieces of Lehi Valley Natural Ginger
  • 1 tsp of Stevia Powder

Combine all and blend.  Pour into a fancy martini glass and garnish with cranberries and pieces of ginger. Sip and enjoy 😉

Peppermint Mocha Protein Smoothie

Peppermint Mocha Smoothie: 

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Bean Whey for Her protein powder
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp Stevia Powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Vann’s Peppermint Flavor Extract
  • 1-2 tsp of cacao nibs to garnish

Combine everything in a blender except cacao nibs and blend until smooth.  Pour into a large glass and top with cacao nibs.  Sip and enjoy- it tastes just like Andes Mints!Pomegranate Spinach Protein Smoothie

Pomegranate Spinach Smoothie: 

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1 handful of ice (or frozen banana, if you please)
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Juice Concentrate 
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Bean Whey for Her protein powder
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish
You might also like:  Pumpkin Spice Coffee Protein Smoothie {Vegan}

Combine all in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into a glass and top with pomegranate seeds.  Sip and enjoy! 

Puritan's Pride Seasonal Smoothie Giveaway

 

No lie- these were all fun to make and they all tasted pretty amazing as well! Just as the last two months, Puritan’s Pride is offering a giveaway of all these products to one of my lucky readers so that you can make your own delicious seasonal smoothies and mocktails! For your chance to win, just enter using the rafflecopter below! Contest ends 12/10 at 11:59 PM.  Good luck! 😀

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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