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#ChotallyAwesome Giveaway (CLOSED)

You guys know that my blog is very light hearted and most of all real. As a blogger for Chobani, I think it’s important to address what’s going on in the world of yogurt!

As you may have heard in the news, Whole Foods will no longer be carrying Chobani Greek yogurt. Whole Foods said it will no longer sell Chobani because they are phasing out items that contain genetically modified ingredients. The decision was also influenced by Whole Foods’ plans to sell more exclusive products, and Chobani is available in most supermarkets. Funny that Whole Foods sells Dannon’s Oikos – which isn’t GMO-free, and Fage – which is available at tons of other grocery chains… makes their statement a little odd!

Of course, like everything else in this day and age, there’s now tons of controversy surrounding Chobani and GMOs (Chobani’s dairy cows are fed food that contains GMOs). This is a subject that comes up a lot on my Facebook and Instagram.

I often get asked “Why do you support brands that contain GMOs?” Well I don’t actually support GMOs, but I support healthy eating! I believe in promoting healthier options whether they be organic or not. While I do think organic is great for our bodies and should be consumed as often as possible, I also think that when it comes down to it…  the important thing is to eat fruits and vegetables and make healthy choices. If you can afford organic produce and dairy, that is great, but if you can’t, you’re still going to be better off than eating other foods (i.e. fried and junk foods). Fruits, veggies, and protein packed Greek yogurt for the win!

Something I truly love about Chobani, besides the fact that their yogurt is loaded with protein, preservative-free, and free of artificial flavors, is that they are an official sponsor for Team USA for the Winter Olympics Sochi 2014! I was beyond excited to see Chobani as an official sponsor for the London Summer 2012 Olympics because for the first time, Team USA was sponsored by a brand that athletes actually eat. Since the olympics are all about athletics and performance, it drives me crazy seeing sponsors like McDonalds and Coca Cola, because we all know that’s not what these incredible athletes are eating. I’m so pumped to see Chobani powering Team USA once again with their all natural yogurt!

To some people, consuming a 100% organic non-GMO diet is very important, but my main focus for myself and my blog is to choose the freshest and most natural foods that I can! Now that I’ve shared my take on the GMO/organic topic, it’s time for the fun stuff!

This past Sunday, the Chobani Yogurt Truck made a stop by my house as a way to say thank you. They’re HUGE truck had an awesome quote on the side of it that read “Every cup is preservative-free and artificial flavor-free. And we’re giving every cup in this truck away totally-free.” I invited tons of friends and neighbors to come over and enjoy some free Chobani Greek yogurt with me and the CHO team.
Chotally Awesome Chobani Yogurt Truck
Chotally Awesome Chobani Yogurt Truck 1

Chotally Awesome Chobani Yogurt Truck 2The recycle bin aftermath! Can you tell Key Lime was a fav?

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Chotally-Awesome-Chobani-Yogurt-Truck-6  The team asked “where the corgi was” so of course my famous, handsome, beautiful, precious little Teddy made an appearance along with his labrador sister Elin! They got to enjoy a nice cup o’ Cho with us : ) Teddy was a huge hit, he’s such a ham. #chopuppies

As a way to say thank you to my readers this holiday season, I am hosting a Chobani giveaway.
One lucky RFFMBT reader will win a case of 12 assorted 5.3oz Chobani yogurt cups!

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me your favorite Chobani flavor.

2. Tweet ” I entered this #chotallyawesome #giveaway to #win a case of 12 assorted @Chobani yogurt cups from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/19BhvwJ ”
– To complete your Twitter entry, leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

2. Post a photo on Instagram of your Chobani Greek yogurt along with the handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtags #RFFMBTcho and #chotallyawesome
– To complete your Instagram entry, leave a separate comment with the url to your Instagram photo!

This means you can earn up to 3 entries!
Contest ends Sunday, December 22nd at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced Monday, December 23rd.
Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

Healthy Halloween: Reese’s Redo + MaraNatha Giveaway (CLOSED)

This past weekend I took to my Facebook page to ask what your favorite Halloween candy is. Not just because I couldn’t stop thinking about candy, but because I wanted to do a Healthy Halloween recipe for you guys! Winning by a landslide was your favorite chocolate pb treat, Reese’s!

Today I have vegan-ified those little chocolate cups of heaven and traded in the peanut butter for nutritious MaraNatha Maple Almond Butter!

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Warning: This product is highly addictive! I literally ate spoonfuls of this straight out of the jar! As a product that is completely raw with no preservatives, no additives, and no artificial flavors or colors I have to give this 5 stars. It’s smooth yet still has that authentic gritty almond texture mixed in and spreads nicely. The taste is absolutely on par. You get a hint of the maple without it being too overpowering or too sweet. The “no stir” addition makes it soooo easy to use, especially when you keep it in the refrigerator. No more chunks of hardened almond butter stuck in the bottom of the jar!

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Here is why my Reese’s Redo is a part of Healthy Halloween!
Learn why this sweet treat isn’t just delicious, but nutritious too:

5 Fast Facts About Almonds:

  • contains calcium, zinc, magnesium, and iron
  • packed with protein
  • loaded with fiber
  • contains many important B-complex groups of vitamins
  • filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • improves metabolism
  • can help improve cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • high levels of antioxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium as the same amount of  milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:

  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, copper, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • contains 4 different neuro-transmitters that act as anti-depressants
  • contains essential fatty acids
  • can help to lower blood pressure

Make sure to read all the way through the post for your chance to win some MaraNatha goodies to make your own Vegan Reese’s Almond Butter Cups!

Vegan-Reese's-1 mix the chocolate

Vegan-Reese'spour evenly

Vegan-Reese's-2freeze for 15 minutes

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Vegan-Reese's-4drop 1/2 Tbsp of MaraNatha Raw No Stir Maple Almond Butter in each chocolate cup

Vegan-Reese's-5cover and fill to the rim with remaining chocolate

Vegan-Reese's-6freeze for 15 minues

Vegan-Reese's-9enjoy!

Vegan Almond Butter Cups
Makes 12

1/2 cup Maranatha Coconut Butter
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp grade b pure maple syrup
3 oz of Maranatha Raw No Stir Maple Almond Butter
12 mini cupcake liners

Line a mini cupcake tin with mini cupcake liners. Melt coconut butter/oil and combine with the raw cacao, and maple syrup in a medium size bowl and stir until well combined. Divide the chocolate liquid in half and reserve one half for the “top layer” of the almond butter cups. Pour the chocolate evenly in each liner and freeze for at least 15 minutes or until hardened. Remove the tin from the freezer. Drop 1/2 tablespoon of Maranatha Maple Almond Butter at a time on top of each frozen/hardened chocolate cup. After almond butter has been dropped into each cup, pour the remaining half of the chocolate until filled to the top and almond butter is covered. Carefully place them into the freezer (to expedite the process) for at least 15 minutes or until hardened. Keep almond butter cups in the refrigerator until served because they will melt and lose their shape at room temperature if the coconut butter/oil begins to melt.

Maranatha-Giveaway
It’s your chance to win some goodies from MaraNatha!
One lucky RFFMBT reader will win 1 jar of MaraNatha Coconut Butter, 1 jar of MaraNatha No Stir Raw Maple Almond Butter, 1 jar of MaraNatha No Stir Coconut Almond Butter (brand spanking new product!)!

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me your favorite way to eat almond/nut butter.

2. Instagram a photo of how you enjoy almond or nut butter with the handles @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth @MaraNatha and hashtag #RFFMBTmaranatha
– Leave a separate comment with the URL to your Instagram photo.

This means you can earn up to two entries!
Giveaway ends on Thursday, October 24th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, October 25th! Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Earlier this year, I attended the DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Summit in Carmel, CA! I was lucky enough to explore where our lettuce comes from, and take healthy tapas cooking classes by an incredible chef! Now it’s time to celebrate the Taste of Spain with a DOLE Salads fiesta!

This year, DOLE Salads is taking your taste buds on a doleicious journey through Spain! Enjoy the warm flavors of smoked paprika, and roasted peppers, alongside pine nuts and fresh DOLE Salad greens in this culinary exploration. Along with promoting healthy recipes filled with veggies and greens, tapas (small bites) are an excellent addition for entertaining guests and incorporating more vegetables into your diet. Stuffed mushrooms, roasted red pepper crostinis, and stuffed sweet mini peppers, almonds, and olives are just a few ideas to get your party started!

Make sure to enter my giveaway by tomorrow at midnight (details below) for your chance to win a DOLE Salad Taste of Spain House Party Kit! The winner will be announced on Wednesday!

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DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Sautéed DOLE Spinach with Pine Nuts, & Raisins
Adapted from Tapas
Serves 4

2 packages of DOLE baby spinach
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup raisins
3 Tbsp dry sherry
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
pinch of smoked spanish paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Soak the raisins in warm water for 3 minutes, then drain. Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the pine nuts and garlic, cook for 1 minute, then add sherry and boil for 1 minute. Add spinach and paprika and toss well to coat with the juices. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes until spinach has wilted. Add the drained raisins and season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve.
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Catlan Chickpeas over DOLE Spring Mix
Adapted from Tapas
Serves 4

2 Packages of DOLE Spring Mix
1 can cooked chickpeas
1 red onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup crimini mushrooms, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves, bruised
pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a skillet, and add the onion. Cook unions until soft and caramelized. Add the garlic, mushrooms, and bay leaves and sauté over gentle heat for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the chickpeas and tomato, and heat through until flavors are combined. Remove bay leaves and discard. Sprinkle with pepper, and serve over spring mix.

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DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
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DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Would you like to host a DOLE Taste of Spain Salad party for you and your friends?
DOLE Taste of Spain Party Kit includes:
1 ceramic tapas tray by Spanish retailed La Tienda
1 Flamenco-style apron,
1 Cook book – Tapas: Delicious Little Dishes from Spain
13 DOLE Salads recipe fans
13 Flamenco-style rose hair clips
13 DOLE tote bags
13 coupons for FREE DOLE Salad Blends & Kits (exp: 7/31/13)

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite salad green is.

2. Tweet ” Enter for your chance to host a @DOLEsalads #tasteofspain salad party from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/1bGNvRp ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

2. Share the following photo on Instagram with the Instagram handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag #RFFMBTspain

DOLE Taste of Spain Instagram
This means you can earn up to three entries!

Contest ends TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced Wednesday, July 24th!
Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

With each purchase of DOLE Salad Blends or Kits with the promotional “Taste of Spain” packaging, you will receive a game piece inside with a code to play the instant win game for your change to win the DOLE grand prize trip to spain worth $40k! Read more details about DOLE’s instant win game here. Another incentive to eat your greens, right?!

Enlightened Ice Cream + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Enlightened Ice Cream
This ice cream is seriously the cats meow. The definition of om nom nom.
If you’re looking for a tasty “good-for-you ice cream,” ENLIGHTENED has raised the bar!

“Michael, the founder and CEO, created ENLIGHTENED when he was working as a personal trainer. Both he and his clients loved ice cream and wished there were a healthy ice cream that they could enjoy. So Michael worked on his own recipe in the kitchen and became passionate about making a delicious and nutritious ice cream. And now here we are!” -Lily (Michael’s sister and social media & events manager for ENLIGHTENED) I love a family biz! Too cute!

_MG_9095_Enlightened Ice Cream With only 70 calories, 2g fat, 3g sugar, 5g fiber, and 8g of protein per bar, this ice cream is a dream come true! And it doesn’t end there, it’s also gluten-free and doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners! Oh and for any of my bunnies that follow Weight Watchers, one bar has a PointsPlus value of only: 2pts!

_MG_9082_Enlightened Ice Cream That’s just how I like my ice cream… light on the calories, fat, and sugar, and packed with protein, fiber, and flavor!

_MG_9091_Enlightened Ice Cream ENLIGHTENED ice cream bars come in three flavors: FudgeCoffee, & Orange Cream.
So far I can’t decide between Fudge or Coffee as my favorite flav. It’s a toss up!

_MG_9114_Enlightened Ice CreamHuge thank you to Jessica at Cardelucci | Fine Art Photography for the photos! You have to check out her new beach photography on bamboo!

Where can I buy ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream?

  • Pop your zip code into their store locator to find ENLIGHTENED in a store near you!
  • Click here to see what stores carry ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream and which ones will be carrying it soon!
  • Don’t see it in a store near you? Print this Product Request Form and give it to your store manager!

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, one RFFMBT reader will win what ENLIGHTENED likes to call “a months supply of ice cream!”
Yup, your not losing your vision. You read that right! You can win 6 boxes of ENLIGHTENED ice cream (2 boxes of coffee, 2 boxes of Fudge, & 2 boxes of Orange Cream)!
Pardon me while I do the math, that’s 24 ENLIGHTENED ice cream bars! Music to my ears!

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite flavor ice cream is.

2. You must like ENLIGHTENED on Facebook 
– Leave a separate comment letting me know that you liked them!

3. Tweet ” I entered to #win “one months supply” of @EatEnlightened ice cream bars from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/1bH0ukx ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

This means you can earn up to three entries!
Contest ends on Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, July 19th! Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina All In My Shake + Giveaway (CLOSED)

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Nutrex Hawaii.

Spirulina, so good even Justin Timberlake sings about it!

– What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is algae! Yes, that means from sea!

– What’s the hype?
For starters, Hawaiian Spirulina is a complete protein, meaning it has all the essential acids. Excellent for vegetarians! It’s tallies up to 60-65% protein (compared to fish, which is up to 35% protein).

1 Tsp (3g) of Spirulina contains a rainbow of nutrients which is why Nutrex Hawaii wants you to #ColorYourDiet:

  • Orange: Beta carotene for immune system support
  • Yellow: Zeaxanthin for eye and brain health
  • Green: Chlorophyll for anti-toxin benefits and iron content
  • Blue: Phycocyanin for inflammatory balance
  • More than 94 trace minerals & elements.
  • More antioxidant power then 5 servings of fruits and vegetables!

In addition to being an excellent source of protein, Hawaiian Spirulina has been scientifically shown to support a healthy immune system.
More than 200 scientific studies document its broad range of health benefits. Many people have also reported increased energy levels after regular consumption of Spiruilna!

– How is Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica grown?
Nutrex Hawaii is located on the pristine Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their farm draws on the natural resources that surround them –
abundant warm sunlight, pure deep ocean water and 100% fresh water drawn from Hawaiian aquifers to cultivate Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica and BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin.

– Where can I buy Spirulina?
http://www.nutrex-hawaii.com
Use Promo Code: FFSUMMER13 for 25% off until July 31!

Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina

I love adding spirulina to my smoothies, it’s a super easy way to add nutrients. The smoothie recipe below has a great balance of whole grains, produce, and healthy fat. It’s a huge energy booster with tons of healthy benefits, yet it’s extremely delicious! Plus it is really hearty and filling, you won’t be hungry again for hours!

Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina
Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina
Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina
Nutrex Hawaii SpirulinaSuper Spirulina Smoothie
Serves 1

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh)
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp unsalted almonds
2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 drops liquid stevia or other natural sweetener
6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy cold.
Note: If you do not have a high powered blender such as Vitamix or Blendtec, start by blending the hard ingredients (i.e. almonds, oats, and spinach) with the almond milk to ensure they are thoroughly blended. Then gradually add the other ingredients. You could use a Tbsp more of almond milk or water to get the blender running smoothly because this smoothie is rather thick.
Side Note: If your blender cannot handle almonds at all, substitute for 1 Tbsp of unsalted almond butter.

Nutrex Hawaii SpirulinaNutrex Hawaii also offers Spirulina Pacifica in tablet form. I prefer the powder because I like adding it in smoothies and to some of my kale chips recipes!
Be sure to checkout their BioAstin antioxidant supplement for joint and tendon health, skin, brain, & eye health! Since I have tons of food allergies, I love addicting this to my diet for added benefits!

Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina
WIN IT!!!
One lucky RFFMBT reader will win 1 bottle (141g) of Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica Powder,  1 bottle of 100 Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica Tablets, 1 bottle of 25 BioAstin gel caps, Spirulina – Nature’s Superfood Book, and Natural Astaxathin book!

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me why you want to try Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina!

2. Tweet ” Enter @EatRabbitFood’s @giveaway to #win @SuperNutrient #NutrexHawaii #Spirulia & more! #ColorYourDiet http://bit.ly/12ZWSGl ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

3. Instagram a photo of a smoothie along with the IG handle @rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth and hashtag #RFFMBTspirulina
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your Instagram Photo!

This means you can earn up to 3 entries!

Contest ends on Thursday, July 11th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, July 12th! Must use a valid email address when entering.
Contest is open to International bunnies too!

Like Nutrex Hawaii? Show them some love on Facebook & Twitter!

* The giveaway has ended and the winner will be announced on Friday, July 12.

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