Savory Summer Giveaway: Fitness Pack from Midwest Dairy – Cuisinart Stick Blender, iTunes Gift Card and More! Valued at $100! (US, Ends 5/30)

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Welcome to the 2012 Savory Summer blog-hopping giveaway event! I have teamed up with Measuring Flower, Graphoniac, and a bunch of other awesome blogs to bring you some tasteful food or food-related giveaways (each worth at least $25)–just in time for picnics and pool parties!

Our incredible grand prize sponsors for this decadent event are Nostalgia Electrics and Ella’s Kitchen, who are offering prizes worth over $100 each! You can enter to win one or both grand prizes HERE.
The prize here at Kelly’s Lucky You is sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Council and it’s an awesome one!!
Midwest Dairy Council wants to power up your spring fitness routine with a Get Moo-ving Pack.  
This fitness pack (valued at $100, shown above) provides you with all the essentials for your favorite outdoor activity, including an iTunes gift card, a Cuisinart hand blender for your post-workout smoothies, and Dairy Makes Sense wicking gear.

The Cuisinart Smart Stick Blender has a powerful 200 watts, easy one-touch control, a stainless steel blending shaft, and effortless (really!) cleanup.  You can blend right in the pot, beaker or bowl.  I’ve used mine in a plastic bowl, stainless bowl, glass measuring cup and stainless pot.  I was amazed last Sunday how quick and easy it was to blend my pancake mix ingredients.  My mom says she thinks the pancakes were fluffier too!  You can use it in hot (soup) or cold (smoothies) recipes.  And the cleanup?  The bottom portion snaps right off and goes in the dishwasher.

Did you know dairy is Sports Fuel?!  Chocolate Milk is Nature’s Sports Drink!  It has nine, yup, NINE essential nutrients!  Carbohydrates for quick refuel. Potassium and magnesium, two key electrolytes lost in sweat.  Protein to stimulate muscle growth and Vitamin B12 for energy!  Calcium and Vitamin D strengthen bones and reduce stress fracture risks.  Low-fat chocolate milk is a perfect post-workout beverage.  Who knew, right?

I used dairy and my Cuisinart Smart Stick to make a Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Shake.  Yummy!  Here’s the recipe:

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Shake

Ingredients:

1 cup of fat-free or 1% low-fat chocolate milk

1/2 cup frozen banana slices

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth and creamy.  Serve in a tall glass or take it to-go in your favorite to-go cup!

This is an awesome prize pack with tons of fun products – enter in the Rafflecopter below and good luck!


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Don’t forget to enter the other Savory Summer Blog Giveaways!


Notice of Material Connection: I was sent a Fitness Pack to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.
Disclosure: Facebook is in no way affiliated with the Savory Summer event, its hosts, its sponsors, or its participating bloggers. The hosts (Measuring Flower and Graphoniac) are not responsible for event sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

Comments

  1. 1
    Jessie C. says:

    Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks. This is great to know.

  2. 2
    Robyn E says:

    I learned that Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks. Wow ! That is surprising !

  3. 3

    The Dairy Makes Sense campaign educates and raises awareness about dairy’s nutritional value

  4. 4
    Carrie Phelps says:

    I read that a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity.

  5. 5
    theresa n says:

    It keeps use healthy.

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    Christopher Sorel says:

    Love the smoothie ideas and drink some milk 30 minutes after a work out

  7. 7

    I went to the website, Diary Makes Sense, and I read why low-fat and fat-free chocolate milk is the perfect post-workout beverage.
    Also, there were lots of recipes and a quiz. Nice site!

  8. 8
    LaTanya says:

    a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores.

  9. 9

    The body produces vitamin D when exposed to direct sunlight. Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption to help strengthen bones. Milk, and some cheeses and yogurt brands (check labels) are fortified with vitamin D.

  10. 10

    They recommend that you drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition.

  11. 11
    april yedinak says:

    Lowfat Chocolate milk is the perfect exercise recovery drink.

  12. 12
    linda r says:

    OMG, the peanut butter and banana smoothie sounds amazing. Calcium, peanut butter and no fat…….count me in!

  13. 13
    felecia says:

    Drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

  14. 14
    Margot C says:

    I read that low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to sports drinks and is the ideal work-out drink.

  15. 15

    I read about milk being the perfect post workout beverage

  16. 16
    TawndaM says:

    Drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

  17. 17
    Maureen says:

    I liked the Apple Yogurt Smoothie recipe

  18. 18
    AndreaH says:

    I read that flavored milk is just as good as the regular plain milk only better than sodas…and of course gotta love those yummy chocolate and strawberry flavors!

  19. 19
    Michelle C says:

    I learned that they have a whole section for dairy delicious breakfast recipes. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  20. 20
    Kristen N. says:

    I learned that lowfat chocolate milk has what athletes need to recover after a hard workout. It’s simple, effective and scientifically shown to help refuel your body so you can perform at your best.

    kgn1588 at gmail dot com

  21. 21
    Kathy S says:

    Most dairy cows are milked two to three times per day. On average, a cow will produce six to seven gallons of milk each day.

  22. 22

    I read that milk and dairy products are among the most stringently regulated foods in this country. Some cows need antibiotics when sick, but are not allowed to re-enter the milking herd until the antibiotics have cleared their system. Any milk that tests positive for antibiotics is immediately discarded and never available for human consumption.

  23. 23

    Children who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar, fat or calories; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers.

  24. 24
    Karen Joyce says:

    I read THE SCIENCE OF EXERCISE RECOVERY about chocolate milk! Cool!

  25. 25
    MommaMary says:

    You should start refueling your body 30 minutes after exercise.

  26. 26
    Christina says:

    I learned the site has recipes and I read through some of them, found a few I’d love to try like the Baked French Toast with Maple Yogurt and Fruit

  27. 27
    elven johnson says:

    Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks

  28. 28
    rebecca says:

    I read/learned that the Dairy Makes Sense campaign educates about dairy’s nutritional value

  29. 29
    Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I read that you should drink chocolate milk 30 minutes after you exercise to replace glycogen stores!

  30. 30
    Alicia K says:

    you should refuel 30 minutes after exercise

  31. 31
    Erin Collins says:

    I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults.

  32. 32

    Milk is better after a sporting event than sports drinks

  33. 33
    Lisa Hackney says:

    I learned that you should begin to refuel your body with a mix of protein and carbohydrates 30 minutes after exercising

  34. 34
    scottsgal says:

    mike has 9 essential vitamins
    msboatgal at aol.com

  35. 35

    I read that you should drink milk 30 minutes after a workout.

  36. 36

    carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity

  37. 37

    I read that you should drink chocolate milk 30 minutes after you exercise to replace glycogen stores!

  38. 38
    Carolyn Colley says:

    I read some of their recipes and I bookmarked the page. Thanks for the giveaway

  39. 39
    Seyma Shabbir says:

    Dairy has more nutrients than energy fuel drinks.

  40. 40
    Priscilla Benavides says:

    They recommend that you drink milk 30 minutes after exercise to refuel on glycogen.
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  41. 41
    Marti Parks says:

    I read that milk is the perfect post workout beverage.

  42. 42
    ShellieAndBrutus says:

    I learned that low fat chocolate milk is better for you after sports/exercize than protein drinks and mixes.

  43. 43
    Alicia Zirjacks says:

    I read that milk can help refuel the body better than sports drinks

  44. 44
    Kim Reid says:

    I learned about milk being the perfect post workout beverage!
    Thanks :)

  45. 45
    Missy L says:

    I looked at some of their recipes on their site. The white bean chowder looks really good.

  46. 46

    Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks.

  47. 47

    i learned that milk had vitamin d

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    Jennifer P - Vicki Vix on Rafflecopter says:

    I learned that Milk is tested for antibiotics on the farm and at the processing plant — any milk that tests positive for antibiotics cannot be sold to the public.

  49. 49
    Nicole Carter says:

    I read that—Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks. who knew?

  50. 50
    Betsy Barnes says:

    I read that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults :)

  51. 51
    Alexandra Roach says:

    build strong bones!

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