Friday, May 17, 2013

Nuttzo Winner

With over 50 entries you guys sure wanted some creamy nuttzo! luckily i was able to pick not 1, not 2 but 6 winners! And those are....
  1. Janel F
  2. Jordan D
  3. Christina G
  4. Julie S
  5. Jen D
  6. Jess K
I've emailed you all, so get back to me asap ;)
Dare you to be as cute as this while eating it:

Have an amazing weekend

Friday, May 10, 2013

Not So Nuttzo Giveaway

Does anyone else have an internal monologue/argument when entering the nut butter section? Creamy or Crunchy? Crunchy...... or maybe Creamy? I usually end up with creamy, because if i'm going to grind nuts into nut butter why not go all the way?

When the ladies of NUTTZO let me know that their amazing cashew-brazil nut-almond-peanut-hazelnut-sunflower seed-flax seed-cult butter was now available in a Creamy variety of course I said, yes I would love to try. Creamy doesn't hit the shelf til June, but you'll get a chance to try it before launch below!

In case you didn't know NuttZo was founded by a Californian woman who adopted two boys from Romanian. When they made it home, they were quite malnourished. They loved peanut butter but she wanted to make it more nutritious, so threw in flax seeds and every nut in the house. Her resulting creation was a complete protein, with plenty of Omega-3s. As the business has grown, Danielle has created a non-profit to support orphanages around the country and a portion of all proceeds go to Project Left Behind. Show some love for you, your children and your mom with this organic, delicious nut butter!

This is a jar of peanut butter that is totally acceptable to eat out of the jar with a spoon. That would actually be an amazing gift (come on! i'm not the only person that would be joyful if someone gave me a jar of nutbutter as a present) Maybe even a present for your mother this Sunday?

Of course I'd love to share the love. And guess what-6 of you will win! One jar of Creamy and 5 jars of Crunchy are up for grabs. Who wants them??
  • First entry: Leave a comment below on whether you're a creamy or crunchy kind of person
  • For a second entry: Tweet: "@ElizabethEats is giving away 6 jars of @EatNuttZo ! Enter here:  #nuttzocreamy
  • For a third entry follow @EatNuttZo and leave a comment below that you did.
  • I'll pick a winner on May 17th, 2013
  • Contest open only to US and Canada residents (sorry...)
So what side are you on? Creamy or Crunchy? 
Full disclosure: I was not paid to review this product or host a giveaway. I did recieve the two jars above. I'm obsessed with this product. questions? email away!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Smoothie Bowl and Bestowed Winner

I've found a new breakfast love: The Smoothie Bowl

after a killer stadiums workout with Tara
there's nothing that refreshes and refuels are hardcoreness like a smoothie bowl. It nourishes the muscles, and the eyes. look at that color!

It's super easy to make. Just a smoothie with less water=sorbet texture=perfect for topping with granola. here's my killer summer breakfast:

Summer Smoothie Bowl
-1/2 cup almond milk, water or OJ
-1 cup frozen raspberries and strawberries
-1 scoop Vega Performance Protein Vanilla
-Optional add-ins: 1 tsp matcha (for a caffeine kick) or 1 tsp tart cherry powder

Top with cereal of choice (lately i've been loving KIND hemp granola!)


And now what you've really been waiting for...the winner of my Bestowed giveaway is:
 Lara of the blog Good Cook Doris!
Enjoy! and remember, everyone can use the code: 5OFFBESTOWED01 for 5 dollers off!

What breakfasts are you loving right now?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Top 10 Race Day Neccesities

There is nothing I love more than traveling to run somewhere. Not going to lie, many trips are planned around meals and runs. That's how I roll. But in order to stay sane you have to pack your bags well. And double-check them. Because leaving without running shoes is nightmare material.

Since you asked, here are the 10 things I can't leave without when going away for a race weekend
  1. The entire Vega Sport line-ifell in love with it 4 years ago and never looked back. It's why I now work for Vega and love every second of it. Recovery Accelerator is a game-changer
  2. Chlorella-i can pop this micro-algae like candy
  3. Oatmeal-for the last carbohydrates before I start a race, about 3 hours before the starting gun goes off.
  4. Red Ace Organic Beet Juice- not only is beet juice delicious, but it's loaded with antioxidants and helps your body to produce more nitric oxide--making your blood vessels dilate getting oxygen and nutrients in and waste out even faster. New-to-me drink that i've been loving before workouts.
  5. Coconut Water- For long runs I mix Vega Electrolyte Hydrator, dehydrated coconut water and Reboot for electrolytes, mad antioxidants and that taste delicious.
  6. Compression socks-For immeaditely after. I dismissed these for a very long time. I'm sorry calves that i never took care of your before!
  7. Bahston pride-showed some Boston strong spirit with our bamboo Bahston Runnah tshirts from raw threads.
  8. Kiehl's Cross Terrain- UV protection + chafe protection all in one cream. For everything from sky-diving to skiing. and running obviously. (so what if it's in their "mens" collection. I love this stuff and Tara does too)
  9. Muscle Massage Bar- to tide me over til i can get home to my beloved foam roller, I use Lush's wiccy magic muscle massage bar. It's amazing. try it out!
  10. Sweet shoes- Saucony Kinvaras have carried me through 2 marathons, many halfs and more training runs. (not the same shoes silly, but the same line)
This past weekend I headed up to gorgeous Burlington VT with future dietitians Jen and Julia for eating, sight-seeing and a half marathon. It wasn't my best time, or my favorite race, but you can't always win right? I love Jessica Caouette's mantra of "Running is a Privledge" and that's what i kept in mind as a plodded along. Now I need plenty of yoga, before i hop right back on the running horse and get back to the speed i was 3 years ago (ouch).
my awesome running partners
This makes me all the more amped up for the Lululemon Seawheeze in August and whatever races I decided to run in-between!

What's in YOUR travel bag?

PS It's also International No Diet Day! Basically the best holiday. Please stop being like the girls behind me in yesterdays race, talking about the number of calories they have burned so far, and instead focus on how strong your body is, and treat it with the food you need. If you think you need a professionals help to stop the yo-yo dieting cycle you're on-shoot me an email!
Disclaimer: See those products in the bag above? Bought them. Used them. Loved them. No one is paying me to put their products in a list like this, though that would be pretty sweet. Have a question? Ask away!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day Giveaway

Thank you to all that entered the Vita Coco Giveaway. HOpe you all can sip some coocnut water in the sun soon. The winner of one case of Vita Coco is..... Keyse! Look for an email in your inbox today!

Not to leave any one out, I'm pleased to share that we have a second giveaway in a row today! A May Day Giveaway. (wait, it's May?? what??)

I met dietitian Heather Bauer at Expo East this past year and loved hearing about her monthly box subscription service bestowed. These monthly boxes are all the rage--from beauty products to food samples everyone wants to give you a taste of what's new and hot! I loved that Heather uses bestowed to deliver healthy dietitian-approved snacks and foods into the hands of her subscribers.

Each adorable box comes with an assortment of 5+ healthy foods. my box came with Oloves, KIND granola, EBoost, GNU high fiber snacks, and hemp hearts. Every box is different.

I'm newly obsessed with Oloves-thanks for the introduction to the spicy flavor! who doesn't want an olive snack on the go? and KIND granola will always have my heart.

Bestowed wants to give one of you a one-month subscription for free! Details below
  • Open to US residents only
  • Contest is open May 1st until May 8th at 8am.
  • One entry for leaving a comment below on why you would want a bestowed box
  • Second entry for tweeting "@ElizabethEats is giving away @bstowed box Enter now at: 
DOn't worry-EVERYONE can get $5 off by using discount code - 5OFFBESTOWED01. Use it here

Enter away!
Disclaimer: I was not paid to post about Vita Coco or Bestowed. I did receive one bestowed box. Question? Ask away!