The weather is warming up! Well, unless you’re in the Midwest or East coast (sorry about that!). But here in sunny SoCal, it’s officially summer. The temps are in the 80s, the rain has passed, and the sun is shining bright! With warm weather comes the desire for an ice cold pop (okay, not really pop, but something cold). For me, that means it’s time to experiment with new smoothie recipes!
I usually use coconut milk in my smoothies, but Zola was awesome enough to send me a 12 pack of Zola coconut water (regular, with pulp, and espresso) to try some new recipes for their contest! *No monetary compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.
As some of you know, I have a serious obsession with coconut water. I first tried it last July (thanks to Zola!), and instantly became hooked. So you can imagine my excitement for coming up with a coconut water smoothie recipe!
Here’s the details for the #ZolaJuiceShop contest (ends March 16, so get your entries in ASAP):
- Contest runs through March 16th
- The contest is hosted on Facebook (http://bit.ly/1AwCoWz) but you can enter by uploading an image in four ways: direct from your Facebook photos, from your computer, or by sharing a picture through Twitter or Instagram and using the hashtag #ZolaJuiceShop
- Submit the actual recipe in the entry form along with the image of the smoothie, but the recipe itself is not required
- There will be three grand prize winners who will each win a Vitamix Professional Blender (not this exact one), a $200 gift card to their grocery store, and a 1-year supply of Zola. We are selecting one winner for each of the following categories:
- Most creative/inventive smoothie
- Best use of Zola Acai Juice/Zola Coconut Water in the recipe
- Best use of a functional ingredient to benefit a healthy & active lifestyle
Zola Coconut Banana Berry Blend Smoothie
1 cup ice
1 cup Zola coconut water
1 cup spinach
1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup blueberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
I added a bit more coconut water for easy blending*
Put the ingredients in a blender (in order listed):
Serve & enjoy!
Want a pinable image to share? Cool, because I have one! 😉
To create your delicious smoothies, use the store locator to find Zola near you. Don’t forget to submit your entries by March 16!
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- What is your favorite smoothie recipe?
- What is your food/drink obsession? 😉