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Ajoyo Almond Milk Instagram Giveaway

The following post is sponsored by my friends at Ajoyo - they provided coupons for this giveaway as well as for my personal use.

Guys, I think spring is FINALLY here! Even though we aren't completely there yet, I know it's close. The birds are building nests and flowers are starting to bloom. These changes are extremely exciting and have me thinking of tank tops, shorts and bathing suits. Oh wait, BATHING SUITS! Ugh. 

If you are like me, you dread the idea of baring it (almost) all, especially after a long, cold winter spent eating comfort food and hibernating. 

I've been thinking about ways I can start getting my act together, so I can ease back into living a healthier lifestyle. I promised Buffy that daily walks are back on the schedule. Plus we have TWO garden plots in our Community Garden that will keep us busy. Exercise is great but you have to eat healthy to be healthy. I have such a sweet tooth I'm making a real effort to limit those decadent desserts to special occasions, not daily treats. 

One more way I'm trying to be healthier is by starting every day with a smoothie. This is seriously the easiest way to add a ton more veggies and fruits into your day.

Packing the smoothie with protein is a must for me. If not, I'm starving in an hour. I use both Greek yogurt and Ajoyo Almondmilk to help me stay full until lunch.

I love that Ajoyo is a local company, part of SmithFoods in Orville, Ohio. I also love that they are non-GMO and don't add high fructose corn syrup to their products. Plus Ajoyo Almondmilk is lactose-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, doesn't contain cholesterol or saturated fat and is Kosher. I wish it didn't contain gellan gum and xanthan gum, but the ingredients are good compared to some of the other almond milks on the market. The have full list of products (and ingredients) online.

Ajoyo's Start Small Campaign is all about making it easy to make one simple swap toward a healthier lifestyle. 

And to help you Start Small, here's one of my favorite green smoothie recipes.

Add each ingredient to the blender in the order given. 

1/2 c. Ajoyo Almondmilk, vanilla or plain

1 8 oz. c. Greek strawberry yogurt 
2 giant handfuls of kale or spinach
3 XL leaves of basil
1 stalk celery
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger
1 ripe banana
1 medium carrot
3 pitted medjool dates
1/2 c. cubed mango or papaya
3 T. chia seeds
1 cup of ice (or more if you like your smoothie thicker)

Blend until smooth. Sprinkle with bee pollen and serve. Makes 2 generous servings.

If you enter the Start Small Sweepstakes, you can win a year’s supply of Ajoyo Almondmilk! By entering your email on that landing page, you are automatically entered. But you can also pair your Fitbit and get stepping for additional sweepstakes entries and coupons.  

I'm also giving away coupons for four free half gallons of Ajoyo Almondmilk so you can try it and make a swap of your own.

Just follow these easy steps:

  • Go to this post on Instagram and like it.
  • Follow Ajoyo and Eat Drink Cleveland on Instagram.
  • Tag a friend in the comments.
Contest ends May 6.

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