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The Colourful Smoothie Challenge

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Jun

The Smoothie Challenge for JULY

I have been SOOOO excited about this post for weeks! The idea came to me a while ago and I started making plans to make this a super fun challenge for you guys and myself. Next Sunday (July 1st) all the fun starts!

Here’s the deal…

For the whole month of July I’m challenging myself to one smoothie a day – and I’m challenging you to join in with me! All you have to do is tweet me pictures of your smoothies!

Smoothies 01

Come on! Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a colourful smoothie like this every day?! But that’s not all, because there are prizes!

There’s going to be some serious fun for you guys because the amazing folks at Vega are giving away some goodies…

How about 5 pouches of their new Energizing Smoothie line for a grand prize?

Vega Products 01

I am so excited about their new line – it’s really amazing stuff (review coming later!).

Also, every week, one random participant will win one of those smoothie pouches of their choice – is that not cool?!

But that is not all…FitMixer is donating the second prize! The prize is a product of their choice and a FitMixer bottle.

Fit Mixer Protein 01

Strawesome has offered one of the contest winners one of their “Artist’s Choice” straws. I love the idea of reusable glass straws for my smoothies and am so glad they want to be a part of this!

Strawesome 01

There will also be a prize of the amazing BlenderBottle for on of you participants too! Wahoo…so much good swag going on!

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Why I’m Excited…

  • I need more fruits and veggies in my life
  • I want to lose 5 vanity pounds – you know, the pounds you don’t need to lose, but would feel better about having gone – I will probably end up having my daily smoothie as a meal replacement
  • Smoothies are the most delicious thing in this hot, gorgeous summer weather
  • I haven’t eaten as healthy as I would like this June (traveling, social outings, family events, ect) and smoothies are a great way to clean up your diet

Join the Summer Smoothie Challenge for JULY!

So how do you join in on the fun?

First of all, make sure to comment below and let me know if you’re planning on joining the challenge! This will make you eligible to win the weekly prize!

From there, it’s all about scoring points. Whoever gets the most points will win the grand prize and next will win second…
You will take a picture (with your phone/Instagram/camera) and tweet your smoothie to me (@colourfulpalate) using the hashtag #colourfulsmoothie – keep in mind I can’t track you if you forget to add the hashtag (NOTE: if you don’t have twitter you can email your photo to me – I don’t want to leave anybody out! It’s charissa@colourfulpalate.com)

Here’s how the scoring system works: (and don’t worry, I’ll be tracking all your points!)

-1 point for every smoothie you tweet/email

-3 points for telling your friends about the challenge on twitter (remember to use the hashtag #colourfulpalate) - up to 3x

-3 points every time you make one of my smoothies (mention it when you tweet your photo in)

-4 points for sharing about the challenge on your blog/site AND adding the image below – you must link to me so I’ll know to count your points

-5 points for having a smoothie EVERY DAY for the month of July!

The Smoothie Challenge for JULY

The challenge will be over on July 31st – and the winners will be announced on the 2nd of August. The weekly prizes will be announced throughout the challenge. It’s open to US and Canada.

Here’s something to help you get started:

Vega Shake 01

A free Vega One sample from Vega (while available) – get yours here!

If you have any questions – you can ask me on Facebook page or shoot me an email at (charissa@colourfulpalate.com).

Chocolate Cake Batter Milkshake

SO are you up for the challenge?! What are you goals? I can’t wait to start and do it with you all!





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64 Responses to “The Colourful Smoothie Challenge”

  1. Liz

    Awesome idea! :)

  2. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I have at least one smoothie everyday. I just have to remember to take a pic and tweet about it. I apologize in advance for the fact that most of my smoothies are green.

  3. Emily

    This is such a great idea!
    I need to start incorporating more smoothies into my routine. And with the warm summer temperatures, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Thank you for the inspiration!
    I’ll definitely try to remember to photograph/tweet my smoothies for the challenge!

  4. Yaitza

    Sounds delish! I’m in!

  5. Dominique @ CraftfullyCooks

    I’m TOTALLY in! What an awesome idea! I have a smoothie almost every morning- best addition to my diet EVER :)
    And VEGA is amazing- especially the new shakes! :)

  6. Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit

    Totally in for this. I already have a smoothie every day but it’s the exact same one and not exactly colorful. This will force me to try new combos.

  7. Sarah @ Semi-Sweet

    I’m in! I’m already a smoothie-a-day girl, but I need to change it up, too . . . and since I’ll be on vacation at the end of the challenge, this’ll force me to be creative in working in a smoothie (will have a kitchen, at least). Looking forward to it!

  8. Tara Burner

    I’m in!

  9. eve

    i’m in!

  10. Jamie @ couchtoironwoman

    I’m in! Just wondering why it only goes to July 30th? I would be sad if there wasn’t a July 31st since that is my wedding anniversary :)

  11. Charissa

    Jamie- Haha, oh my…that’s a typo on my part! Fixed now…thanks for letting me know! :D

  12. Christine

    I’m in too – such a fun challenge and a good way for me to get back into having a smoothie for breakfast every day!

  13. Angela @ The Chicken Scoop

    Oooh fun! I have smoothies occasionally so I’ll join. I don’t think I’ll be shooting for the grand prize but it will be fun!
    ~Ang

  14. Karoline @karo_inthecity

    I am ALL about eating a rainbow, so let’s DRINK a rainbow during July. Super excited about this contest =)

  15. Katie @wishandwhimsy

    This really sounds like a fun challenge! I LOVE LOVE LOVE smoothies!

  16. Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life

    Can I just say how much I love this idea! I am so joining in on the fun!

  17. Laury@TheFitnessDish

    Great idea!! I am so doing this…I have already been doing smoothies every day since the weather’s gotten warmer!

  18. mia

    im so in!!

  19. Cass

    I am in!! I have been looking to clean up my eating and this is the perfect way to start :)

  20. Jamie Walker

    I’m in! So much fun!

  21. Val @ Tips on Healthy Living

    What an awesome idea — and perfect timing. I’ve been wanting to try all these green smoothies that I’ve been reading about but having gotten the courage to try! Can’t wait to get some inspiring ideas from other people too.

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  23. Miz

    we do one each day here.
    ALWAYS
    and greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen for sure ;-)
    gotta get that kale and spinach in.

  24. getfitchick

    im in and looking i’ve so got to try that coffee frappuccino!

  25. Margaret

    I’m in!

  26. lindsay

    LOVE IT! I do this anyway and i LOVE VEGA!! So yummy.

  27. Laura

    Great idea! We’ve been making lots of smoothies lately, too. I’ll try to remember to tweet about them!

  28. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    I want to do this challenge, but dam, I’m going to Europe for 8 days. I’m going to see if some how I can get a smoothie somewhere, even if I take ingredients from the hotel to make one!! Now this is going to be a challenge for me! I can’t wait! I’m going to post this challenge on my blog tomorrow!

  29. Gillian

    I need to get in on this with you! My smoothie consumption is lacking!!

  30. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    I’m IN!! July is going to be the month of smoothies, I can see that happening. I’m not sure where I’m going to get smoothies the second week of July, I’ll have to look for some good places in San Antonio, but I decided not to use that one as an excuse. Great idea! :)

  31. Allie @ Allie's Changing Kitchen

    I’m in! I’m going to TRY to keep up & take a pic/tweet at you each day. What a great motivator :)

  32. Lori B

    I’m in!

  33. EileenG

    OH noooo, I got all excited and then realised its only available in Canada and the USA and I’m in England, so sad now :(

  34. Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

    Great idea! I’m in!

  35. Josette

    I am in

  36. Kierston

    Awesome idea! Very fun!

  37. Andrea

    What a great challenge!!! We can use any type of ingredients for these smoothies correct?

  38. Charissa

    Andrea~ Absolutely!

  39. Tanya Phillips

    I do one almost everyday, this will be fun :)

  40. Steph

    I love smoothies! I’m in for the challenge!

  41. Christina @ the athletarian

    This is such a great challenge! I told myself the other day (before you even commented on my blog) that I wanted to start drinking more smoothies. It’s such a refreshing way to get those nutrients in! I am obsessed with Vega and have a couple of their energizing smoothie flavours so that should help me get started with the challenge!

  42. Suzanne @runningdiabetic

    I tweeted this @runningdiabetic! And I’m so excited. I love smoothies for breakfast and I’m ready to blast away my boring vanilla with greens, purples and reds!

  43. Chelsea B

    That sounds good! Would the smoothie be a substitution for a meal? Or a snack?

  44. Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World

    This sounds fun! Count me in. I think. We are having a bit of a holiday next week, so we’ll be out of town, but I’ll try to find some smoothie places. Surely San Diego has smoothie places, right? This will give me the chance to really venture out and try some fun varieties (as currently I am addicted to one particular flavor).
    Bottoms up!

  45. Charissa

    Chelsea B- Whatever you want! Meal, snack…doesn’t matter! Whatever you want to do! :)

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  47. Svetlana

    Will you be publishing what the smoothies recipies are? That would be cool.

  48. Charissa

    Svetlana ~ You can make whatever smoothies you want! However, I will be doing lots of smoothie recipes this month so you can try those too!

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    I love it, I’m in! I’m training for a marathon AND a triathlon, and struggling to get enough protein in my diet as my mileage increases. I’m so excited to be a part of this!

  52. Nidia

    I am so glad @theathletarian.com posted about this on instagram. i hardly ever use twitter (im on IG addict) but i will tweet for this challenge! I am so on board!! I have had a rough two weeks with transitioning from a strict clean eats diet to a not no strict one and my body is not happy right now so i need to kick some of these sugar monsters i have laying around inside me and retune my body!! I dont have a blog or id share but will tweet, IG, and so on for the rest of the month of July!! Awesome once again and cant wait to dig in!

  53. Sonia the Mexigarian

    i’m in! going to sock up on my fruits and veggies and blend away this july! i just hope my old Oster survives :( . these would also be a great post run snack/drink. i really need to up my protein.

  54. Katherine @ Green Thickies

    Wow this is so much fun. What a great idea. I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m loving it! I also make a daily smoothie (usually green too and thick!) It’s great to encourage people to drink more smoothies. Thank you.

  55. Kelly

    I love smoothies! I always try to replace a smoothie with lunch 3 times a week. They’re so good & there are so many different combinations to try! I’ll definitely tweet this. @quotablekitchen

  56. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    Just posted about your challenge again (http://rawdorable.blogspot.com/2012/07/colourful-smoothie-challenge-so-far.html). It’s cool to see all the smoothies I’ve made so far in one place. Thanks so much for doing this :-)

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  62. Muntazir

    Gleamer! awesome adivce. When you’re using veggies, what is the quantity that you use so that we can get our serving of veggies with out having them overpower the fruit flavor? Also-never thought about layering bananas like that. Great tip!!

  63. Charissa

    Muntazir~ As much as you want – you can totally make the smoothies without veggies if you want. However, if you want a mild flavour, a big handful of spinach is a great option!

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