Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yoplait Smoothies {Review & Giveaway!)

As I mentioned in our weekly meal plan this week, we eat a lot of smoothies--in fact, I usually blend one up almost every day, either with breakfast, or for lunch or a snack. I use yogurt and fruit (usually frozen berries and bananas) and find that with plenty of fruit we don't even need sweetener added. They're so healthy and delicious!

Recently Yoplait provided me with a sample of their frozen smoothies to try, through MyBlogSpark. I was excited when the package arrived in the mail and we decided to sample the Strawberry Mango Pineapple version for breakfast one morning.

To be completely honest, I disappointed with the product.To me, it seemed way too sweet (probably since I don't usually add sweetener to ours!) and not fruity enough. Upon examining the ingredients, I found it had sugar in it, as well as sucralose (think: Splenda)--something we definitely try to avoid. And, it wasn't really any easier to throw together than a homemade fruit and yogurt smoothie.

That said, maybe one of y'all would enjoy it more than we did, so Yoplait, through MyBlogSpark, has offered to give away a frozen smoothie gift pack to one of y'all. The gift pack includes a coupon for a free yoplait frozen smoothie, a cute backpack, and a really neat nutrition journal.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. Easy enough! For bonus entries:
-Post your favorite smoothie recipe in the comments (or link to it on your blog)
-Subscribe to the Covenant Homemaking RSS feed
-Follow me (@mrsmurch) on Twitter.

This giveaway will be open until next Tuesday evening, April 12.

20 comments:

  1. I would love to enter this giveaway. Although we are not big into fake sugars, and high sugar levels for that matter, I would still be open to trying it!
    Thank you so much for hosting!

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna

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  2. fav smoothie- pineapple, banana and oj :)

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  3. I'd love to win!! I love anything with pineapple in it! yum! lol

    Thank you for the chance!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Following you on twitter @JoeyfromSC

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. RSS feed subscriber

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Here's one of my fave quick smoothies I like to throw together lol

    Smoothie Recipe for Banana yumminess:

    Bananas, milk, water, brown sugar and ice..blend till smooth and drink up:)haha

    *I also love that you gave your honest opinion during the review! that means alot!!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. please enter me. Thanks!

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  8. e-mail subscriber and confirmed

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  9. following @mrsmurch as @cappytweet

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  10. I love just about ANY kind of smoothie as long as it's loaded with fruit! So for example, this following smoothie has honeydew, orange, peach, AND pineapple:
    http://www.smoothieweb.com/just-dew-it-smoothie/

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  11. Vanilla frozen yogurt, raspberry juice, and fresh raspberries are out of this world! Thanks for sharing this opportunity with us.
    :)

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  12. I'd like to try Triple Berry :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. My favorite smoothie recipe is All-Around Good Smoothie

    Ingredients
    1/2 cup nonfat milk
    1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
    1/2 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
    2 tablespoons powdered protein supplement
    1 1/2 tablespoons flax seed
    1 teaspoon honey
    1/2 cup frozen strawberries

    Directions
    In a blender, blend the milk, yogurt, banana, protein supplement, flax seed, honey, and strawberries until smooth.

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  14. I usually put in frozen berries, yogurt, spinach, oj and flax seed. We love making them for breakfast!

    -chrisgelica@hotmail.com

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  15. I have never tried this brand smoothie, we bought the Jamba Juice version once and it was ok, just too pricey to buy regularly.

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