Working on nutrition to #FeelAmazingEveryday {giveaway}

Long time readers know that the 4th discipline, nutrition, is always a work in progress over here and is where I struggle big time!  We recently added a Nutri Ninja Blender to our kitchen and I was amazed that it was an easy way to get the kiddos (and the hubby) to enjoy more fresh fruits and veggies.  In an effort to boost our protein intake, I’ve been sampling different protein powders and I was excited to have the opportunity try out the Amazing Grass Protein Superfood as a Sweat Pink ambassador.

unnamedThere are three different flavors:  Original, Pure Vanilla and Chocolate Peanut Butter.  With my peanut butter sensitivity, I selected the Pure Vanilla flavor  and I was so tickled when this amazing  #feelamazingeveryday  package arrived at the doorstep.  Amazing Grass surprised us with a Prana Yoga Towel, Simply Straws ‘sippy cup’ and a reusable veggie bag.  Thank you for the fun goodies!

 

These past couple of weeks, I’ve been adding the Pure Vanilla Protein Superfood to my smoothies in the mornings and they’ve been delicious!  From the Amazing Grass website:

Our new Protein Superfood is an organic, all-in-one protein nutrition shake. Each serving promotes lean muscle, aids in digestion and satisfies hunger with providing 20 grams of complete plant-based protein, 7 servings of alkalizing greens and 2 full servings of fruits and veggies.

So far this is one of my favorite protein supplements.  I love that it’s plant based, doesn’t have soy (I have issues!) and doesn’t have a lot of added carbs/sugars.  I really like that I have an another option to whey protein as I’m trying to figure out what works best for fueling during training.  I’ll be comparing and contrasting as my training gets serious.  The Pure Vanilla does contain Organic Stevia, but I can’t taste it!  Other veggie or whey based vanilla flavored protein powders I’ve tried have a really strong stevia (or other sweetener) taste (and aftertaste).   The Amazing Grass Protein Superfood works well with water, coconut water, milk and orange juice.

Bananas, strawberries, blackberries, coconut water, Pure Vanilla Protein Superfood and ice!

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Bananas, pineapple, strawberries, water, Pure Vanilla Protein Superfood and ice!

I enjoyed these delicious treats after masters swim and my early morning runs.  I’m happy to report that I’ve been pretty satisfied until it was time for elevenses (mid-morning snack, Hobbit style) or even lunch time.  #feelamazingeveryday


Unfortunately the kiddos were on to me, and they didn’t like the appearance or the taste of these smoothies.  They prefer their smoothies without any protein powders or other additions (besides chocolate flavoring).    The hubby is obsessing about his current protein powder and won’t give this one a shot right now, but I’m hoping to sneak this one into his mix soon!  I’m looking forward to trying The Original flavor since there’s no stevia; I’m interested to see if that helps with our stevia sensitive taste buds.

Giveaway:  Amazing Grass is offering a full sized Protein Superfood to give to one lucky reader!  The winner selects their flavor.  To enter, please leave a comment below with your preferred flavor (The Original, Pure Vanilla and Chocolate Peanut Butter).  Winner will be randomly selected from comments/entries made before Noon (AZ standard time) on May 2, 2016.

Update 5/2/2016:  Contest is now closed!  Congratulations to Elaine and thank you to all who participated.  🙂

amazing grass 2016 winner

Can’t wait to try Amazing Grass?  Use ONE time 30% off code SWEATPINKOlivia16 on the Amazing Grass website: https://www.amazinggrass.com  Discount codes cannot be used for gift cards, recurring orders or holiday blends.  Users must create a registered account to redeem code (checkout as a guest user is not valid).  Code expires 5/31/2016.  

*Disclaimer:  As a Sweat Pink/Fit Approach ambassador, I was given full sized product and compensation for this review.  My thoughts and opinions are my own.

16 thoughts on “Working on nutrition to #FeelAmazingEveryday {giveaway}

  1. Hey Olivia, thanks for sharing your review. We use the amazing grass orange dreamsicle greens in our almond butter drink recipe. I would be interested in trying the peanut butter chocolate protein.

  2. These sound great. With some Soy and Dairy intolerance in the house I will be looking into this a little more. The peanut butter chocolate seems to be the flavor that strikes my interest. Thank you for the post!

    1. I’m not sure what the original tastes like yet, but I’m trying it as soon as we’re done with the Vanilla! :). I’ve recorded your entry.

  3. Oooo!!! I want to try some!!! Yum! Thanks for the review and the list of ingredients in your smoothies!

  4. I would love to try the vanilla. I’ve been using plant based protein shakes for the last two weeks. It’s an easy and delicious breakfast.

    1. I’m digging the vanilla right now. The smoothies have been perfect make and go breakfasts on the run! We must swap recipes. I’ve recorded your entry. 🙂

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