Red Mango Smoothie Love

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My love of pressed juices is well documented on this blog but I’ve got to tell you, when it’s as hot outside as it is right now (I am sweating just thinking about leaving the air conditioning), all I want is a smoothie. The problem I’ve had with smoothies is that I go to order one, thinking I am all good and healthy, and what I end up with is essentially a designer milkshake- essentially, ice cream with a ton of added sugar with a tiny hint of fruit.

Enter Red Mango. I love their frozen yogurt because it’s 100% natural, full of pro-biotics, with no added artificial sweeteners so when I went to try one of their 22 new super biotic smoothies for summer, I had high hopes. It was hot, I had just come in from a run, I needed…a smoothie. And let me tell you, they delivered. I chose one in the “All Fruit Harmony” category- dairy free, soy free, just fruit, juice and ice. It was light and refreshing and (omg) actually tasted like fruit. It had an energy boost in it because, let’s be honest, an early flight that morning was starting to catch up with me.  The boosts effect was just as refreshing and natural as the smoothie itself. The smoothie absolutely hit the spot and I am absolutely past my prejudice against smoothies- I know I can now go to Red Mango and get something good for me that also tastes good. That’s all I really ask from anything I put in my body, ya know?

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Red Mango also has these new smoothie boosts that are designed to meet the nutritional and dietary needs of those who are after a wholesome, well-balanced diet. These bad boys are joining the ranks of the protein, energy, immunity and multivitamin boosts currently available:

  • Metabolic Fit 360™: A proprietary blend of protein, calcium and African Mango which supports metabolic balance and promotes healthy weight management.
  • Dark Chocolate Mate: Finely ground, Brazilian roasted maté and dark chocolate; a delicious, rich, low-calorie flavor which also supplies a nice dose of antioxidants.
  • Tropical Hibiscus: Finely ground, premium Nigerian hibiscus blossoms infused with natural pineapple and lychee; a bright and tropical low-calorie flavor and antioxidant boost.
  • Green Tea Acai: Finely ground, premium green tea with açai berries, the Amazonian superfruit; a low-calorie antioxidant boost made with the best ingredients.

AND from now until July 19, Red Mango is offering double points for Club Mango– basically, by signing up for their rewards program, you get $2 in credit AND with double points these next few days, you’ll be on your way to some free smoothie goodness.

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(*Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Red Mango but all opinions and excitement about smoothies are entirely and 100% mine.)

Plant Strong: Day 10

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I’ve been on Whole Foods Market’s Plant Strong Challenge for 10 days now.

Which means that for 10 days, I’ve jumped head first (mouth first?) into a plant based diet, eschewing meat, dairy, sugary desserts, and processed and packaged food.

And ya know, it’s going well.

I was a vegetarian for 3 years so I wasn’t at a loss for what I would eat on a plant-based diet.  Being Plant Strong has been more about pausing and actually thinking about what I put in my body as opposed to the mindless eating that I had fallen into- you know, stumbling into my kitchen after work and grabbing the first thing I see to throw in the microwave.  Or ordering a banana muffin with my morning coffee just because they look so yummy all lined up in a row in the display case at King Cafe.  Like little banana muffin soldiers.

In attempts to fuel my body with as much fresh goodness as possible, I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies and juices.

The ol’ Cuisinart has been getting it’s blender workout at home and it turns out that Jamba Juice has legit fruit and veggie smoothies that are actually really good and not super high in calories.  Forty Carrots at Bloomingdale’s also juiced 2 carrots, 2 beets and 2 apples for me and it was so lovely to not have to actually eat 2 carrots, 2 beets and 2 apples in order to get those nutrients.  Thanks, guys.

And spinach. I cannot get enough spinach.  I craaave it.

So for now, all systems are a go- I am feeling fantastic, lots of energy and it’s really nice to be reconnected to the concept that food really IS fuel…and pumping my body full of premium.