Off to a Healthier Start with a Mixed Berry Smoothie #ONatural #Giveaway

Many people view January as a fresh start. There are many areas in my life that could use a fresh start. One of those areas is my home. I have been DECLUTTERING my home since the beginning of January and I can’t tell you just how much happier and healthier I feel already!

Another area of my life that could use some attention is my physical health. I have always struggled with my body as I am not a very athletic person and for whatever reason, my will power when it comes to food choices has been terrible ever since I can remember. Every January, I remind myself just how important it is that I make good choices for my body and I try to re-focus on smaller serving sizes and healthier snack choices. This January is no different.

One way that I KNOW I will get healthy goodness into my body is by drinking smoothies. In my smoothies, I always add fruit, some form of liquid and some form of protein (often in powder form, but sometimes I also add some greek yogurt for additional protein).

One of my favourite smoothies is a mixed berry smoothie.

Orange Naturals has a specially formulated Shake for Women that I love to add to my smoothies. By adding this powdered shake to my smoothies, I am not only adding protein, but also greens, vitamins, antioxidants, calcium and more! I love that these shakes are all natural and have nothing artificial in them.

Here is one of my go to smoothie recipes:

Mixed Berry Smoothie
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Multi-Testing Mommy
This mixed berrry smoothie has so much healthy goodness and it tastes delicious!
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries with dark cherries
  • 1/4 cup frozen, chopped kale
  • 1 scoop Orange Naturals ND Shake Women
  1. Pour almond milk into a blender.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Note: All of the ingredients are approximate measurements.

I’m super excited to offer you a giveaway opportunity today! One lucky winner will receive a package that will help them kickstart their year health goals this year!

It’s Giveaway Time!
Prize: 1 year print subscription to the awesome Ecoparent magazine,
1 copy of the New York Times Bestseller: 100 Days Of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, And 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love! by Lisa Leake
$100 worth of Orange Naturals products of winner’s choice!
Open to: Canadian Residents, outside of QC
Giveaway Ends: January 29, 2015 11:59pm EST

Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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98 Responses to Off to a Healthier Start with a Mixed Berry Smoothie #ONatural #Giveaway

  1. Stephanie La Plante says:

    My favorite holiday treat is definitely hot chocolate!

  2. Chris Stockford says:

    Candy Cane Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream!

  3. patty wright says:

    Chips and salsa

  4. Carolle Hall says:

    Its everything candy cane , hot chocolate , ice cream ..:)

  5. Christine Topley says:

    Yes I have! Quit smoking and walk more!

  6. gizfarris says:

    Get more exercise and eat healthier.

  7. Shari Goss says:

    Yes, decluttering, earning more money 🙂

  8. Lee-Ann says:

    Making time for myself, minimizing what I need to live, and spending more time with my family.

  9. aly3360 says:

    I’m going to do my best to pay of our debt in 2015.

  10. UglyMummy says:

    staying active

  11. Elena S says:

    I want my whole family to eat healthier this year

  12. Joann says:

    I find smoothies so useful when it comes to healthier eating too! When I’m not hungry in the morning, I can always put lots of good things into a smoothie. 🙂

  13. Silvia D says:

    get out walking and hikingmore this year. Get my health in check again!

  14. Jackie says:

    Declutter, Organize, Enjoy.

  15. wobbles13 says:

    healthier eating cook more at home

  16. carla d says:

    My goals are to: eat cleaner meals, stay organized and on top of my work and home life, achieve a better home/work/life balance.

  17. Carol Denny says:

    Get walking more and eating better

  18. Nancy T says:

    I’ve become a bit of a sweets junkie so eating less sugar is one. The 2nd is declutter, declutter, declutter! There are way too many outgrown toys & clothes in bins in the basement that need to find a new home.

  19. suzquiz says:

    I am trying to cut sugar out of my diet

  20. Jennie @ Little Girl Designs says:

    I love making smoothies for the same reasons you mentioned–one of the things I do is wash the kale (or other dark greens), pat it dry, then store it in a freezer bag. It lasts way longer that way and I just break off ice cold chunks to throw into a smoothie.

    Hope you have a great day!
    Jennie @

  21. kathy downey says:

    My goal is to lose 51 lbs in 2015

  22. Juliee Fitze says:

    My goal is to lose wight.

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  24. lynn clayton says:

    my main goal loose weight

  25. Karry Knisley says:

    I am trying to lose weight and eat healthier

  26. Dee Schwark says:

    I am determined to stay positive. A positive attitude, positive thinking and changing any negative thinking into positive messages.

  27. caryn s says:

    I am working on being healthier and happier this year!

  28. Tammy Hedden says:

    Mine is too eat healthier and lose weight while trying to destress

  29. Tricia Galbraith says:

    Think more before any decision.

  30. Jaimee says:

    I would like to shed a few pounds, be more positive, and get my G.

  31. Richard Hicks says:

    One of my goals is to become more limber

  32. karla says:

    eat healthier and get in shape

  33. Heidi C. says:

    I am trying to eat healthier and drink more water this year.

  34. jonnieh says:

    My goal for this year is to get more sleep

  35. Soozle says:

    I would like to try to eat cleaner

  36. Nicolthe pickle says:

    To play outside with my kids more.

  37. Dreena says:

    My goals are to go to bed earlier, lose weight, exercise more, and exercise more patience!

  38. Jenn Erin L says:

    To get more sleep and to cut out refined sugars.

  39. Amy says:

    I would like to drink more water.

  40. Moe Bwell says:

    To be more organized in all aspects of our lives, to live within a budget, and to eat much healthier, so far doing well.

  41. saskmom says:

    I want to tone up. Especially my legs and arms.

  42. Tanya B says:

    Yes, I want to push myself to exercise every day starting with at least 15 minutes to start.

  43. Lynda Cook says:

    Well I quit drinking and last year I quit smoking, so now all I need to do is lose weight and I will be a whole new person!!

  44. Jenny says:

    Yes I would love to quit smoking.

  45. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says:

    My goals for 2015 are to live intentionally with my family and organize or house 🙂

  46. Anna Johnson says:

    For my family to enjoy smoothies every day.

  47. C McLaren says:

    To become more active.

  48. angela mitchell says:

    I’m trying to spend more time outdoors this year although the weather has not been cooperating lately.

  49. Surso S. says:

    not yet but i am hoping to start a side business soon

  50. Maggie Cheung says:

    I’ve just signed up for hot yoga. My goal is to attend at least 3x a week!

  51. fossie55 says:

    I am trying to eat healthier and get out more walking in.
    Florence C

  52. jemrah says:

    just to keep working on my health – walking every day, eating right, the usual stuff! A neverending battle!

  53. lisa bolduc says:

    remember to take my iron supplements!

  54. alisa1 says:

    I’m trying to re-balance things that I do to spend more time with my kids.

  55. KellyPC says:

    I would really like to start making (& sticking to!) a budget this year!

  56. Judy Cowan says:

    My goals are to cut back on coffee, drink more water, get back to knitting and spend more time with my family.

  57. Karine says:

    To try to exercice weekly!

  58. lori b says:

    yes to exercise more often, I made a list of things I want to do this year

  59. Rachel Williams says:

    I am trying to drink more water and to eat much healthier.

  60. SueSueper says:

    My goals continue always, watch sugars and carbs. 🙂

  61. Katy Emanuel says:

    I have made a goal to get outside and active with my kids daily no matter the weather.

  62. dewinner says:

    Just to live a healthier life style as we age!

  63. Victoria Ess says:

    I’m going to try to quit smoking this year.

  64. Betty Spry says:

    My goal for 2015 is continue the walking I started in 2014 and increase my steps each day

  65. msrodeobrat says:

    My goal is to try to tone up and get a flatter stomach

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  66. jan says:

    I really would like to get outdoors more often

  67. Monique Seibel says:

    Work out six times a week!

  68. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I am going to start doing Yoga, I need to stretch my body

  69. Jennifer L. says:

    My goal is to do strength training every other day.

  70. beth says:

    My goal is to some form of exercise everyday (walk, ride, run)

  71. dorcontest says:

    yes, more infrared saunas and eat more vegetables.

  72. @a_m_rs says:

    I would like to lose weight and start taking vitamins so I stop getting colds

  73. Leslie S. says:

    I’m trying to take better care of myself by watching what I eat, exercising more and taking time to de-stress.

  74. Shari D says:

    I have resolved to get my closets in order.

  75. Lucy says:

    I’m going to try to eat more home made foods

  76. Brandy c says:

    To exercise more regularly.

  77. Lisa Pecora says:

    My goal is to consume less sugar.

  78. Melissa Smith says:

    I have tons of goals for 2015. Food related, we are going to eat less meat.

  79. Carolyn Daley says:

    My goal is to save 25-30% of the money I make this year.

  80. sexybrat says:

    I need to get fit for my wedding! 😀

  81. Paige Jagan says:

    I am trying to be more patient!

  82. Melinda Stephens says:

    My main goal is to potty train my son. After that, I’ll work more on exercising regularly.

  83. trisha mckee says:

    My goal is to treat myself well. More hike, healthier diet, more time for fun.

  84. mommakoala says:

    I am trying to make career changes which will make a happier me

  85. Sand says:

    My resolution is to read more.

  86. Debbie S. says:

    This looks like a great smoothie recipe . Thanks for sharing

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  88. elizamatt says:

    I’ve never actually had a smoothie but this berry one looks really inviting, I’m a bit worried about the kale in it though – does that alter the taste?

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