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How I’m Becoming a Morning Person…Again

10
Aug

How I'm Becoming a Morning Person

So, I used to be a morning person. Of sorts.

Last year I used to work at Starbucks as a barista doing the early morning shift. This meant that I was up at 4:20 and clocked in for work before Continue reading »

5 comments » | Healthy Living

Week 4 of Colourful Smoothie Challenge

22
Jun

This week had it’s challenges. First, our blender broke. I was wondering how I could continue making smoothies for the challenge. You kind of need a blender.

Then we went on a 3 day trip (11 hours one way!) for a wedding. It was a desolate trip, we didn’t go through many cities (and finding a smoothie shop never happened) and all the towns we went through could only offer us slurpies. Nah.

Turns out, if you get Continue reading »

8 comments » | Healthy Living

Week 3 of the Colourful Smoothie Challenge (giveaway closed)

15
Jun

We have made it 3 weeks of a smoothie a day! I’m proud of us.

I’ve repeated some of my favourite smoothies, but I’ve been trying a ton of new ones…which adds excitement and keeps things fresh. I’m not sick of smoothies yet! In fact, I’ve often been having two a day! Blame it on this crazy hot sunshine. Keep reading below to find out what this weekly challenge is (and to enter a sweet giveaway!).

I have now completed two-weeks of my Philosophie Cleanse and I have been super happy with it (read what I’ve been eating). I felt great the whole time, maybe a little tired…but it’s hard for me to distinguish what causes that (since that’s a side affect since my accident). Like I mentioned before, I was rarely hungry and felt like, on a cellular level, my body was satisfied with nutrition so it had no reason to “be hungry”. This is not actual science, it’s just my own thoughts. I’m still obsessing over Philosophie’s superfoods and put them in all my smoothies.

Philosophie Superfoods for every smoothie

My bases are quite clearly covered. Thanks again to Sophie for being part of this challenge and letting me try the 2-week cleanse! Read a fun interview I did with her here – she shares her “secrets” to a successful, passionate business, her routine for fitness, and her diet/beauty secrets!

So back to WEEK 3 of the COLOURFUL SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE! Here is your new weekly challenge!

Now onto the fun stuff! I said that if you did any one of the weekly challenges you were eligible to win a surprise prize! Well, it’s here!!

My friend Clark works for Quest and he set up a super sweet giveaway. I have loved Quest for-eeeeeeva. Why? They are a protein bar that tastes like dessert (smores or oreos anyone?) and yet it’s nutritional profile is great. For example, one of my fave Quest bars is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar and it has 1g sugar, 3 net carbs, is high fibre, and no gluten. I know you’ll love them as much as I do.

However, Quest went overboard and is giving away their new protein CHIPS (whaaa!) and some of their protein shake packets!

Win all of this @questnutrition goodness from @colourfulpalate! Protein chips, protein bars, and protein powder!

Check out this haul! Yah, you want some! I haven’t tried their protein powder yet (follow me on IG and I’ll post my thoughts on it soon!). However, I have tried their chips and they are a happy mix of a crisp cracker and a chip. When I’m craving the munchies this is the perfect go-to. I love their BBQ flavour.

Okay! So HOW DO YOU ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY?

First thing’s first. You have to have done at least one of the weekly challenges to be eligible to win! I’ve put the other two week’s challenge videos below so you can run and do one of the challenges, and enter right away! It doesn’t matter if you’re late to the party or are not part of the Colourful Smoothie Challenge, just do at least one of the weekly challenges. Open to US and Canadian residents. However, if it’s a Canadian winner, Quest isn’t able to send them chips or protein powder, so they’ll replace that with another box of bars. At the moment, they’re not shipping those internationally.

Now comment below and tell me what your goals were for one of the weekly challenges! I’ll announce the winner on the 22nd of this month!

Optional entries (in a separate comment tell me each thing you did ):

UPDATE: Brenda Penton is the winner! Congratulations and thank you to all who entered!

Good luck! I’ll see you on Wednesday! xo

Disclaimer: Occasionally, I may have affiliate links or sponsored posts that allow me to continue blogging and pay for my long list of smoothie ingredients. Thank you for your support! xo

43 comments » | Giveaway, Healthy Living

Week 2 of Colourful Smoothie Challenge

8
Jun

We are already at WEEK 2 of the Colourful Smoothie Challenge! I’ve been so blown away by all of you who have joined! Some of you have written me and said that your kids, husbands (and even a Grandma!), and friends are joining in! It’s so awesome, and even though a lot of people aren’t entering the contest part…it gives my heart warm fuzzies knowing that others are getting healthier in the process! One note I got said that as she Continue reading »

14 comments » | Healthy Living

What I’ve Been Eating on the Philosophie Cleanse (& recipe)

5
Jun

Guys, I’ve been loving this smoothie challenge so much.

And pairing it with the Philosophie Cleanse was the best thing ever.

If you think that doing a cleanse is too much work, or too hard…you obviously have not tried Sophie’s Philosophie Cleanse. I swear there is some sort of appetite suppressant in these superfoods…I’ve felt full the whole time. Honestly, I probably haven’t been Continue reading »

3 comments » | Dairy Free, Drinks & Smoothies, Healthy Living, Recipes, Vegan

First Day of the Smoothie Challenge

1
Jun

If you are doing the challenge, this is a post you’ll want to read. I’m pumped about this month!

The giveaway widget is live and you can start adding your entries! I know some of you have shared the challenge via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram already…and those posts are worth an entry! So grab the links for those if you want a few extra entries!

Remember, as the challenge goes on through the month, you don’t have search for the original challenge post to log in your entries, just go to the Colourful Smoothie Challenge page (see image below), and that’s it!

Challenge Page

Use the hashtag #colourfulsmoothie and tag me at @colourfulpalate – this handle works for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! I can’t wait to see your smoothies!

Yesterday I started my smoothie challenge early! Well kinda.

Smoothie Love

Personally, I see Booster Juice as way too much sugar (even if you get a more “natural” smoothie), but it’s a nice little last hurrah before I start my Philosophie cleanse and work on getting a lot more superfoods into my daily smoothie!

Here is your weekly challenge! (FYI, if you do the weekly challenges there is a surprise PRIZE you’ll be eligible for!)

So write down your THREE goals for this week! Put them somewhere you can see them (post-it notes are the best!) and go get ‘em!

Write down your goals and then make them happen!

I’d love to hear some of your goals (and if you watched the video you know mine!), so comment below and tell me!

P.S. Just started Philosophie cleanse and can we just talk about the Cacao Magic smoothie?! It’s amazing! Thank you Sophie!

Keep up with the challenge and subscribe here!

Happy Summer! xo

8 comments » | Healthy Living

What I’m Doing for Two Weeks of the Smoothie Challenge

27
May

I’m super looking forward to June, for a lot of reasons. Maybe because summer becomes official. Or one of my best friends is getting married. Or because of the dozens of smoothie recipes I’m excited to try…

…Or maybe it’s because I’m beginning to feel like myself again. I’m finding joy in creation, getting stronger, and learning more about the things I’m interested in. For the first time in almost four months, I did an Continue reading »

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