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28 Topping Ideas for Smoothies


I don’t know when smoothie bowls became such a trendy thing…and maybe it was so long ago they’re not even trendy anymore, but at one point it became a thing. For me, the outcome has become a forever-kind-of-love for my colourful smoothies Continue reading »

1 comment » | Healthy Living, Kid Friendly

Organizing our Low Carb Pantry


I really am not a fan of plastic. I could go into the “it leaches toxins” and that liquidated or softened plastic mimics hormones or whatever other random articles that float around in my facebook feed, BUT…

Organize your Low Carb Pantry

I’m not completely ridiculous about why Continue reading »

2 comments » | Healthy Living, Low Carb

14 Healthy College Lunches


14 Healthy College Lunches by Colourful Palate

I have been m.i.a for far too long. I had a list of excuses of how life has a way of crowding out blogging…but then I thought, “Why do I need to make excuses?”. Seriously, sometimes life just gets in the way. It’s fine. I needed some time off and have decided to not be hard on myself when, once in a while, I don’t get a post up.

That said, with school just around the corner I wanted to share a Continue reading »

1 comment » | Healthy Living

How I’m Becoming a Morning Person…Again


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


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)


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.


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


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

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