Chickadee Says: What I Ate Wednesday: I’m Obsessed with Skoop (& Giveaway- Closed)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday: I’m Obsessed with Skoop (& Giveaway- Closed)

Hello Darlings!

I have been beyond exhausted lately. While I love what I’m doing, I definitely have a lot on my plate. So I’ve been trying everything in order to maintain my generally chipper self! Eating clean, (attempting) to get to bed before one, and adding bladderwrack to my diet to help boost my thyroid, (thyroid problems run in my family, another cause of exhaustion), have all helped a bit but sometimes I felt like I just needed a coffee. Wanting coffee is incredibly strange for me- generally I’m a tea person, caffeine and I just don’t get along.

And then my roomate-to-be at Blend Retreat next month (yay!) Madelyn from Moon Fitness saved the day. She works for this wonderful small company based in Boulder, Skoop. A superfood blend of 41 non-GMO, gluten-free, organic ingredients, chock full of antioxidants, probiotics, and adaptogenic herbs that help reduce inflammation, Skoop was an instant, natural energy boost that stayed steady throughout the day.  And 10% of every bag feeds a child in need! Yes, please.

I normally start out my summer breakfasts with a smoothie full of frozen berries, almond milk, and spinach (or recently, one of these paleo smoothies) and I’ve been adding Skoop for a kick of healthy energy and greens to amp up the nutrition factor. I love that the Sweetgreens ‘flavor’ is full of awesome grasses like wheatgrass as well as veggies like kale and yet doesn’t taste like weeds!

For lunch I’ve been pre-packing mason jars full of a chopped salad of sorts. I love that I can just grab a jar on my way out the door and don’t have to worry about finding something healthy between teaching yoga classes! This week’s jars start with olive oil and balsamic, then carrots, pickled beets, cucumber, olives, and red cabbage. All you need to do is give the jar a shake and you have dressing without everything being soggy!

For an afternoon pick-me-up between classes I mixed almond milk with the Chocofresh flavor of Skoop. Generally speaking I am not a chocolate person (blasphemy, I know) but I have been LOVING this chocolate supergreens mix! It takes like real chocolate instead of the odd powdered stuff that so often flavor mixes like chocolate protein powder!

I had quite a bit of leftover pineapple-avocado relish from my Honey-Lime Chicken, so for dinner I whipped up some more of the chicken and added my leftover relish- just as yummy as the first time!

And because I am apparently incredibly obsessed with Skoop, for dessert I had frozen my leftover smoothie (I almost always make either a batch and a half or a double batch so I can save for dessert). Super sweet without being overwhelmingly so, the sweetgreens added an extra level of flavor for my frozen treat!

And ::SURPRISE:: because the folks at Skoop are awesome they are offering one of my readers a bag of the Sweetgreens flavor and a blender jar like i've used in this post! The giveaway is open to the US only and will end Wednesday, June 11th. Enter in the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!

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Skoop was given to me free of charge for this review/giveaway. All opinions are my own.
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