Giveaway, Smoothie

Minty Green Smoothie + Giveaway

July 2, 2014


Summer has arrived! Woohoo!! Time to break out the bathing suit and sunscreen.

I’ve spent the last week sunning myself in the Okanagan – which is why there’s been such a delay in posts. As a teacher one of the perks (amidst our strike battle right now) is having the summer off which means I get to enjoy our beautiful province. It really is a beauty. We had our annual family vacation up in Osoyoos last week and went boating, tubing, and I even attempted my first wake boarding adventure. Needless to say I still need lots of practice. However it was fun trying, and the lake was beautiful to swim in. Right now I’m covered in a few bruises from boating and remnants of Canada Day tattoos.

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We also have camping coming up and a trip to the island, as well as more interior trips planned for later this summer. With Adam only home one week at a time we’ve pretty much mapped out our entire summers plans. I was happy to come back from the Okanagan to find Vancouver has been amazingly hot as well. We rolled in last night and it was 28+, still felt like we were in the interior where it was going to get up to 33+ today. 

One of the best summer cool-down treats to make in only a couple minutes are smoothies. They can consist of anything you like – fresh in-season berries, greens, other fruit, coconut milk/almond milk, and lots of ice cubes to chill it.

A few weeks ago Bernardin sent me some summer smoothie-must haves: Mason Drinking Jars + Sip & Straw Lids!! These are so so great. I usually drink all of my smoothies in mason jars because they’re SO big!! Which means even more smoothie for drinking. 

The drinking mugs are perfect for smoothies, or even Caesars! and the Sip & Straw lids are great for smoothie with large straws – they’re dishwasher safe and BPA free too.


If you follow me on Instagram @AliciaBakeaholic you’ll see all of my smoothie creations in Mason Jars

I even received a Mason Jar bookmark for my birthday! 

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As you can see, I love a good mason jar. 

Lucky for you, I also received my own sip & straw lids for my birthday, which means I have another set to give away!

**All you need to do to enter the contest is comment letting me know which smoothie combination is currently your favourite! or what you’d like ‘sip’ with the new sip & straws **

The winner will be announced next week on July 11th =)

*** The Winner is Justine! Thanks for entering everyone! Happy Summer!! ***

Now you can take your smoothie and cool down on the go!

Happy Summer! 


Minty Green Smoothie
A refreshing mint green smoothie to cool down this summer
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  1. handful of kale or spinach
  2. 6 ice cubes
  3. 3/4 cup almond milk
  4. 3 mint leaves
  5. 1/2 ripe banana
  6. chia seeds
  7. 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (optional)
  8. green powder/protein powder (optional)
  1. Add to high speed blender and mix until smooth. If it is too thick add more liquids.
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  • Reply Mark V July 2, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    ive always been partial to banana, strawberry pinapple combos.

  • Reply Hinna July 2, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    My favourite smoothie combo includes, almond milk, pineapple, chia seeds, hemp seeds, spinach, mint and a banana. It’s so refreshing!

  • Reply Be July 2, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    My current favorite smoothie combo is banana, peanut butter and soy milk!

  • Reply Bev July 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    My current favorite smoothie combo is banana, peanut butter and soy milk!!

  • Reply Erin W July 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Right now I love fresh blueberries, strawberries, almond milk and kale!

  • Reply SUMMER PLEWES July 3, 2014 at 5:53 AM

    I am a sucker for a fruit smoothies. I love currently a raspberry pomegranate . So delish!

  • Reply Yanwen Chen July 3, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Loving the kiwi strawberry smoothie combo this summer 🙂

  • Reply Tricia Z July 3, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    I love having coffee granitas or smoothies this summer!

  • Reply Farin July 8, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    I love smoothies that have a pina colada vibe…pineapple, coconut, yum!

  • Reply justine July 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Looove smoothies with kale, almond milk, hemp, banana, cucumber and strawberries!!!

  • Reply Kat July 9, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    avocado and condensed milk!

  • Reply Liz July 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    I love frozen banana + almond milk + cinnamon. It tastes like a milkshake but it’s healthy and SO easy to make.

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