I want to talk to you a little bit about my normal daily routine during the week. I know some people are morning people and love to get up early to start their day with a quiet breakfast and a cup of coffee, however, I am not one of those people. I wait until the absolute last minute to get out of bed and am almost always running late which means I don’t have time to sit down for a relaxing breakfast before taking on the day.
Even though I’m not able to have a sit down breakfast during the work week, I still want to make sure I’m starting my day off on the right foot so I’m not mindlessly snacking on junk until lunch time rolls around. I’ve tried all kinds of grab and go breakfasts, but the one that has seemed to stick around is a morning smoothie. I’ve been in the habit of making smoothies for breakfast during the work week for as long as I can remember. I love how many possibilities there are with different flavor combinations and I can customize them to incorporate whatever fruits are in season or mix it up by throwing in a savory chocolate peanut butter smoothie every now and then too.
For awhile, I was just adding normal protein powder as a base for my smoothies, but when I found myself getting hungry before lunch time, I realized I needed to add something with a little more substance to it. Ever since then, I started researching and trying different all-in-one nutritional powders to give my smoothies a little more ummph. I had a really hard time finding one that tasted good, was gluten and dairy free and was cost effective (some of the options out there can equal out to almost $5 a serving, not including the cost of any fruit, milk, etc added to make the smoothie).
I was beyond excited when Amazing Grass sent me a vanilla version of their Protein Superfood to blend up with my favorite fruit combinations, but I was also a little nervous. I haven’t had a ton of luck with vanilla protein powders up until now, so I was mostly sticking to chocolate banana peanut butter smoothies, since chocolate tends to be a favor that tastes better in the powders I’ve tried so far. I’ve tried some vanilla versions that I simply had to dump out the smoothie after I made it because I couldn’t get over the weird flavor of the vanilla powder, but thankfully I didn’t have that issue with the Amazing Grass vanilla Protein Superfood! YAY!
I’ve been having a blast mixing up different flavors for my morning smoothies and wanted to share my current favorite combination with you! Since I take a dump and blend approach to my smoothie making, I’m just going to list the ingredients so you can play around with the measurements for the size of smoothie that you want to enjoy!
Now lets talk a little bit more about Amazing Grass before we get into the skinny on the giveaway…
Amazing Grass was created in 2002 to help people connect health, nutrition and the environment to lead more active lives through organic, plant-based nutrition. For more than 50 years, its family farm in Kansas has perfected the growing, harvesting and dehydration of organic greens to ensure optimal nutrition. Today, they thoughtfully combine their alkalizing greens with the highest quality plant-based ingredients and superfoods sustainably sourced from around the world. All Amazing Grass products are plant-based, Non-GMO, and made with real, whole-food ingredients. Amazing Grass is designed for people who want to get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables conveniently, cleanse and detoxify, have digestive issues, and/or are vegan or consuming a vegetarian diet.
Amazing Grass Protein SuperFood contains a unique blend of USDA Organic pea, hemp, chia and quinoa, delivering 20g of complete plant-based protein per serving plus 7 alkalizing organic greens and two-full servings of wholesome fruits and vegetables. Each flavor is also grain-free, paleo friendly, and can be enjoyed alone with water, added to a smoothie or almond, cashew or coconut milk. The line’s unique pea protein is the only available source that is 100 percent grown, harvested and processed in the USA, providing one of the smoothest, best tasting plant-based proteins on the market.
Now for the giveaway…
I want to give you the chance to try out some of Amazing Grass’ Protein Superfood for yourself to set your day off on the right foot! Amazing Grass is giving one lucky reader the chance to try out their product and taste the deliciousness for yourself! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. Simple right?
This giveaway is open until Wednesday, July 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will randomly be chosen from the comments below and will be notified via email. The giveaway is open to those living in the US only. One prize per person.
Questions of the Day:
What is your go-to breakfast during the work week?
What is your favorite smoothie flavor?