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Labor Day Smoothies

Posted Sep 05 2011 3:02pm

Happy Labor Day!

I hope no one is laboring and you’re getting plenty of R & R time in.

Maybe a little magazine reading

Maybe reading about yoga

Or actually unrolling the ole mat and doing some yoga

I downward dogged and inverted from the comforts of an at-home practice The best kind of practice for me.  Free and I don’t have to go anywhere!

Whatever you’re up to today, I hope it doesn’t involve working too hard.

I recently received these samples of Vega’s Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer

The optimizers are 100% plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy free, contain probiotics, and 26g of protein.

According to their site , one single serving guarantees 100% of your RDA of vitamins and minerals and 60% daily intake of fiber.

In terms of taste, between the natural, chocolate, and vanilla chai, even though I am totally a chocolate lover , I actually found the chocolate a not quite chocolatey enough for my personal tastebuds and liked the vanilla chai better.

I’ve also reviewed these in the past and the berry flavor is really tasty, too

Vega encourages everyone to check out their Online Nutrition Calculator so see how your typical breakfast stacks up against their products.

Vega is offering a $5 off Vega Coupon on their Facebook page until December 31, 2011 and they also have a contest on their Facebook page going on, too.

So after all that smoothie talk, are you ready for one?

May I suggest:

Sweet, creamy, thick, rich.  Decadent.  If plants can be decadent, this is how.

Or like this

If you’re not on a beach vacation this Labor Day, just pretend you are

And try the Taste of the Tropics Smoothie

More Smoothie Recipes Here

Thanks for the great comment on my last post, 5-4-3-2-1

I really loved reading your answers about what you come to expectLoved those!  Thanks!

Questions:

1. Have you ever tried any smoothie optimizers, “helpers”, ad-in’s, or Vega products?  Thoughts?

As I’ve mentioned previously , I am generally not a huge fan of adding powders, “optimizers”, or additional specialty items to my smoothies.

I like to keep things simple, easy, and who am I kidding, all this stuff does get pricey.

That said, every now and then they are fun to add in and offer a nice change of pace and the additional nutrition profile as “insurance” can be nice if you feel you need it.

2. What are you doing to celebrate Labor Day and if you’re not celebrating it, I’d still like to hear what you’re up to?

I would like to get to the park with Skylar and spend some time there just being together.  Nothing fancy, just being with each other.

No pool parties, bbq’s, get-togethers at friends houses for us today so we’re just keeping it mellow and low key and avoiding being on the roads since traffic is usually pretty crap-tastic through San Diego on holidays.  Everyone from Northern CA, Los Angeles, and other areas who decides to drive down to Mexico for the weekend or come down to San Diego for the weekend is on the roads.  Or at the beaches.  So I’ll stay off them and stay close to home and low key.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the No More Pests Giveaway

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