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August Colourful Smoothie Challenge

Colourful Smoothie August 2013 Challenge

Oh my word! People…this is one special post! Last year I hosted a challenge called the Colourful Smoothie Challenge and it was such a smashing success – OF COURSE I’m doing it again this year! Around 50 people signed up for it and this year, I hope even more of you will! This is totally going to be annual thing!

It’s SO exciting!

In case you didn’t remember from last year, here’s what’s happening!

For the whole month of August 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! Ya’ll know I LOVE my smoothies (my instagram is littered with smoothie pics)

Colourful Smoothie EVERY day

Don’t you want to enjoy a colourful smoothie like this every day?! But that’s not all, because there are prizes! Really REALLY amazing ones!

It’s the biggest contest/giveaway I’ve ever had at Colourful Palate – some AMAZING companies chimed in and said they wanted to be a part of it and I’m beyond EXCITED!

Guess what’s happening  for the first prize ($555 value!)? Vega is giving away a large tub of Vega One French Vanilla, a bottle of Antioxidant Oil, a box of Vega One bars, and a box of Vega Sport Energizers (reviews coming later!). Woah. Not only that…there’s more! The lovely people at BlenderBottle are giving away their new GoStak containers (LOVE!)…AND the amazing Quest folks (REVIEW coming people!) are giving away a box of their bars…AND my favourite spirulina people at Nutrex are giving away a bottle of spirulina! AND THEN Maine Drinking Straws are giving away 2 stainless steel straws (with a brush) too! WHAAAAAAT!!! And that, my friends is first prize (also pictured below)!

FIRST prize for Colourful Smoothie Challenge

For second prize ($333 value!), Vega is giving away a large tub of Vega One French Vanilla, “Whole Foods to Thrive” book, and a large tub of Vega Sport Vanilla. Then Maine Drinking Straws is giving away a couple more straws (with a brush). Seriously people.

SECOND prize for Colourful Smoothie Challenge

For third prize (this alone is over $90 value!), there will be 2 GoStak containers from BlenderBottle, a box of Quest bars, and a bottle of spirulina!

THIRD prize for Colourful Smoothie Challenge

Can you see why I’m SO excited! You’ll be hearing more from the sponsors later too (yay!!) as this month will be full of smoothie fun, recipes, and dazzling COLOUR! We are so going to rock getting extra healthy! I hope you can set some goals (sharing mine soon!) for this month and totally BLAST August out of the water!!

CHALLENGE yourself to one smoothie a day!

So how do you join in on the fun?

Make sure to comment below and let me know if you’re planning on joining the challenge! I will be making spreadsheets so I can keep tabs on everyone’s scores!

From there, it’s all about scoring points. Whoever gets the most points will win the grand prize and next will win second…and so on…

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

BASICALLY – just tweet me photos of your smoothies! It’s SO EASY!

Green Smoothies are Magical

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 using this link (remember to use the hashtag #colourfulsmoothie) – 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 August!

Colourful Smoothie August 2013 Challenge

Mmm…smoothies! You can use Instagram to make up your pictures (if you want), but they don’t count as points unless you push them to twitter with the appropiate hashtag #colourfulsmoothie). I use good ‘ole Instagram for smoothie photos ALL the time (quite obviously).

Pink Smoothies are Beautiful

Every healthy choice counts

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

If you have any questions – you can ask me on my Facebook page or shoot me an email at (

SET your goals and go after them

Read more about last year’s challenge:

The First Challenge Post
Challenge Questions and a Recipe
Smoothie Love from the Smoothie Drinkers
Smoothie Challenge Recap

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

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69 Responses to “August Colourful Smoothie Challenge”

  1. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    Wow! You’ve got me excited about this challenge (and I came planning just to share!)!

  2. Lisa

    I’ll be traveling for a few days in August, but I’m determined to do the challenge. I currently use Vega’s Vanilla Almondilla Energizing Smoothie. Love their stuff, so I really wanna win this!

  3. Danielle

    Sounds awesome! I am in for the challenge.

  4. Tammie

    August is hot & humid where I live so I look forward to having smoothies everyday! Very first cyber-challenge for me, yay! =]

  5. Kristine

    I drink a smoothie everyday anyhow! Lol. But I love challenge, and prizes, hehe. Though I don’t know how colorful my smoothies are… Thank you cocoa powder and spirulina ; )

  6. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I had so much fun with that challenge last year. Too bad we are talking our vacation in August. I try to limit my time on the Internet, Twitter, etc., when I’m on vacation, so I doubt I’d get a chance to tweet everyday. It would be greedy of me anyway, after already winning last year. Good luck to all the participants this time. I might have to tweet a few smoothies when I get a chance.

  7. Maureen

    YUM! I drink a smoothie everyday, so I’ll try to join in when I remember! What a great idea!

  8. Nekesha

    I’m usually not good with sticking with challenges but I will try ONE smoothie a day. Can we Instagram (using the hash tag) pictures of our smoothies or will you only accept twitter entries? Either way I’m excited, I want to win the Vega One powder…love that stuff!

    Twitter/IG: GreenMile08

  9. Linz @ Itz Linz

    uhh this sounds awesome! totally joining – great prizes, great idea! :)

  10. Emily @SinfulNutrition

    I am SO excited about taking on this challenge! I’m starting a new job tomorrow and thought smoothies would be the perfect breakfast to start on the go. I just bought some plant based protein powder with spirulina to try, and can’t wait to try out your recipes as well!

  11. Natalie || The Devil Wears Parsley

    What a great idea! Count me in!

  12. Cassandra

    I am sooo excited about this!!! I had such a good time doing the smoothie challenge last year and can’t wait to do it again! The giveaways are truly mind blowing and I hope I can get lucky enough to win :)

  13. Jocelyn

    GREAT! i am in it!

  14. Charissa

    Nekesha – It’s just a lot to track if we do Instagram too…however, you can still use IG, just push it to twitter and make sure it has that hashtag #colourfulsmoothie

  15. Shalayne Lammiman

    I’m SO in! I love smoothies! I will try to do it even when I’m camping :)

  16. Natasha

    I’ve been participating in your Colourful Photo A Day Challenge and it’s been SOOOO much fun. I will definitely participate in the smoothie challenge, especially since the prizes are AMAZING!

  17. Janine @ The Purple Giraffe

    Mmmm love me some spirulina!

  18. Elizabeth

    Sooo Awesome! And such incredible prizes!!!!

  19. Molly

    I am so excited! Thank you so much for posting this AMAZING contest – I can hardly wait for the month of August to commence! I’m headed on vacation but this will definitely motivate me to keep my healthy eating in tact and get in all my vitamins through smoothies! Hooray – I am also thrilled to receive more of your smoothie recipes and try them out for myself – I’m always drooling over your Instagram photos! Ill definitely be participating!

  20. Molly

    Oh I meant to ask, is there a limit to one smoothie a day?

  21. Charissa

    Molly – Oh no, no limit! You can tweet me twice a day if you have two smoothies! :) Bring on the smoothie love!

  22. Sarah Kay Hoffman

    Oh how I love you! I juice almost daily. I can’t do smoothies right now, can I still play?!

  23. Charissa

    Sarah – YES! Juices are a fabulous too!

  24. Nekesha

    Ok cool. So based on the reply to Sarah…I will send pics to twitter of juices and smoothies. Hopefully this will maximize my point potential. Does this start Thursday?

  25. Charissa

    Nekesha – That’s right – just be sure to use the hashtag & tag me! And yes, it starts Thursday! I’ll have a post up tomorrow clarifying some questions…

  26. Patty Jasper

    Just saw the challenge on Twitter, I do a smoothie a day and I am so excited to say, I’m in! Looks like a ton of fun:)

  27. meghan reynolds

    This is great! Love it – smoothies and juices are the best and I’d love to learn about new recipes! Count me in. I tweet/instagram at @hotbirdrunning

    Can’t wait for Thursday!

  28. AlexandraFunFit

    hahah, this will be an easy challenge, as I have smoothies every day already. The hard part will be to do the various duties. But I shall do my best. I would love to win the spirulina for sure.

  29. Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World

    I did the challenge last year but wasn’t able to finish it – boooo!
    Hoping to finish strong this year!!

  30. Carly

    I’m definitely in! I’ve never taken part in a virtual daily contest, so this should be fun and a challenge! The prizes are awesome – quite the motivation :)

  31. Sara Martel

    I love this idea! I am SO in!! Let the fun begin :)

  32. Angela

    This was so fun last year! I’m not a big smoothie drinker but funny thing, I just bought ingredients for smoothies yesterday because I was feeling it. Maybe I just knew you were having your challenge again? Of course I’m in!

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  34. Renita

    I’m in! I’ve been on a smoothie craze lately so this is right up my alley. Love this challenge!

  35. mia

    im in!!!

  36. SarahC.

    This sounds like SO much fun- I’m in. :)

  37. Margaret T.

    I just learned about your challenge and would love to join in please! Looking forward to a fantastic August!

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  39. Marianne

    I have a definite smoothie addiction and I love Vega products, so I’m totally in!

  40. Renee m

    I think I need to set up a twitter account , you are the reason I set up a Instagram last year but did not start using it until earlier this year. Had fun w/this last one and can’t wait for this smoothie one. Not sure how committed I am but I will participate.

  41. Emily

    I’m going to try this challenge!

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    Totally in! Mama loves her smoothies hahaha

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  45. Emily @SinfulNutrition

    Not sure if you already answered this, but can you mention the challenge on twitter and/or your blog only once or multiple times? Thanks!

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    i am replying a day late but i joined yesterday! forgot to email yuuu :)

  48. Charissa

    Emily – Up to 3 times! :)

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    Is it too late to join in?? It looks super fun!

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    Bailey – Join in!

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