Runner Problems and Salba Chia Monthly Giveaway

Yippee for the weekend!  Two posts in one day??  I know crazy right?  However, I’m out of here super early tomorrow morning and I wanted to get another awesome giveaway before I took off!   I am really looking forward to a few days of fun, snuggles and great weather!!  I’m not planning to post much while away but you I’m sure I’ll be on Instagram!  So you can follow me there!   If you have been reading all week you will know that this is my 3rd giveaway of the week!!

Before we get to the giveaway let me tell you about my run today!


11 windy but wonderful miles!!!  The best was that the water fountains were FINALLY back on!!  It totally made my day!!

After a couple of meetings, errands and other things I got a pedicure.  It almost didn’t happen because after my run I lost a toenail.  Actually it was a lose and I just took it off.  I really shouldn’t have done that!  I’m sparing you from those pictures.  My feet are kind of sad.  However, everything is better with a minion band aid… right??  I bought the polish so as soon as my skin heals I can slap some polish right on there and things will look a bit better.  Anyone else have toe problems?



Anyways… enough about my sad feet… let’s move onto the giveaway!

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As we close out April and move into May (yippee!!!) it’s time to bring you another giveaway from Salba Smart!



April is Build a Super Smoothie Month and if you know me then you know that this is pretty simple!!  I drink smoothie at least for days a week!!

Smoothies are great for so many reasons: they’re easy to make, a quick breakfast on-the-go, and they make it easy to add greens, fruits and veggies all in one meal. Plus, it’s just about the simplest way to add Salba Chia nutrition! Because chia seeds are so tiny, they’re easy to mix right in. As swimsuit season quickly approaches, there’s no better time to start making super smoothies!

 One thing I am not good at when it comes to my smoothies is measuring my ingredients. I am really just a dump and blend kind of girl.  Over the years I have found some great ingredients that make smoothies extra tasty and pack a nutritional punch!

Some of my favorite add ins include:


Coconut Oil or Coconut Butter


Salba Chia (of course!!)

Frozen almond milk ice cubes for extra creaminess

Frozen banana instead of fresh for added creaminess

Cooked Quinoa or rolled Oats

Chopped Dates



Unsweetened shredded coconut 




So, what have I been blending up!  Right now I have been enjoying this tropical green delight!


5.0 from 5 reviews
Pineapple Banana Green Smoothie
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
A great way to get your greens in first thing in the morning!
  • 1 large handful of Earthbound Spinach or Mixed Greens
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup of pineapple
  • ¼ cup of cucumber
  • ½ inch to 1 inch of fresh ginger (use more or less depending on you feel about ginger)
  • ¾- 1 cup of milk ( I use homemade milk that is naturally sweetened with dates and cinnamon) Coconut milk would be great too!
  • 1-2 handfuls of ice
  • 1 tablespoon of Salba Chia seeds
  1. Blend all ingredients in your high speed blender and serve in a glass. Garnish with ground cinnamon, coconut or granola!

Here’s a little more information on Salba Chia:

  • 325% more fiber than oatmeal
  • 800% more Omega-3 (ALA) than salmon
  • 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 1500% more magnesium than broccoli
  • 200% more potassium than bananas


Giveaway: 2 winners to each receive 1 Salba Chia Whole Seed pouch and 1 Premium Ground pouch.





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That’s all folks time to finish packing and get to bed!!

Disclaimer:  I was provided product by Salba Smart and Earthbound Organic.  All opinions are my own. 

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81 Responses to Runner Problems and Salba Chia Monthly Giveaway

  1. RunInBoise says:

    a chunk of avocado is good with some vanilla protein powder.
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  2. Caroline says:

    Ginger sounds really good to me! I like to add some sort of protein whether it’s powder, yogurt, pb, or even beans…I promise you don’t really taste them!
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  3. Vanilla protein powder and greens of any kind!
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  4. Georgiana says:

    I love adding ground ginger for a spicy kick!

  5. Jessie C. says:

    Ginger, kale and blueberries.

  6. Tessa says:

    I add coffee to my chocolate smoothies. Yummy!

  7. Lauren Anderson Thomas says:

    I’ve been using ground Salba chia in my smoothies lately! I also like berries, cinnamon, plain Greek yogurt and vegan protein powder.

  8. Anie U says:

    Sort of odd, but I love adding a dash of cayenne to my smoothies!

  9. Karen says:

    I am stuck in a smoothie rut! I love cacao powder and bananas.

  10. Matt says:

    I love your list of potential ingredients. I almost always use spinach and often mix in a bit of flax seed meal for some added fiber and omega-3’s.
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  11. Rachel R says:

    frozen blueberries, kale or spinach, almond milk, frozen banana, unsweetened coconut

  12. Renata S says:

    I love adding a little bit of lemon juice for a nice tart flavor that can take away the bitterness of dark leafy greens like kale. Thank you!

  13. Krista says:

    I love adding in avocado or almond butter !!!!

  14. Have fun on your trip! The smoothie sounds great…. love pineapple!
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  15. MB Jackson says:

    I love fresh fruit- whatever is in season!
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  16. Jenny says:

    I love putting banana in almost every smoothie I make! I will have to try ginger, sounds good!

  17. Rosie says:

    My fav add in is banana, but just about every veggie and fruit I’ve tried mixing! I sooo luv smoothies! I’ve tried adding in ground oats – that thickens the smoothie, too, but chia is healthier!

  18. Arlinda says:

    I love mixed berries. It’s perfect for spring. Any fresh fruit are perfect add ins. If I could I would even try to make a watermelon smoothie!

  19. Hayley says:

    I love bananas!!
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  20. Shannon says:

    I almost always put celery in my smoothies. I love the fresh, savory undertone it gives off!

  21. jill conyers says:

    Nutbutters! I love adding nutbutters to smoothies or maybe I should say pretty much anything!
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  22. Brenda Penton says:

    Greek yogurt.

  23. Andrea H says:

    Frozen bananas!

  24. Maryann D. says:

    I love adding Kale to my smoothies and I also put some peanut butter or almond butter.

  25. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I make breakfast smoothies almost daily. The basic recipe is frozen berries, frozen banana, handful spinach, generous scoop chia seeds, dollop coconut oil, dollop soaked oatmeal, homemade high probiotic coconut yogurt. (Makes 2) Variations based on whatever I have on hand.

  26. Raymond says:

    Got to go with vanilla protein powder for energy!

  27. Stephanie M says:

    I add coconut water, instead of water to my smoothies

  28. Sarah Hayes says:

    i love adding berries

  29. Carole B. says:

    banana, apple, kale, lemon juice, chunk of ginger, linseeds, cinnamon

  30. Delacey says:

    I like to add mangos or strawberries to my smoothies.

  31. Stacy PJ says:

    I love frozen berries and half a banana in my smoothies

  32. trish trubl says:

    Chia seeds are my favorite add in for my green smoothies!

  33. Bonny says:

    I make my own water kefir and kombucha . . . and I love to add the fruits to my smoothie!

  34. Sherri says:

    cocoa powder, natural chunky peanut butter, banana, almond milk and chia seeds

  35. Lately, I really like a frozen banana, PB and cocoa powder combination.
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  36. Karen Hill says:

    My favourite add in for smoothies is Flax.

  37. D.Petch says:

    I would add in Ginger and Granola!

  38. Paige c says:

    I love adding protein powder and kale or spinach and frozen fruit

  39. Janel M. says:

    I love frozen watermelon in a smoothie.

  40. Jodie says:

    My favorite addin – yogurt and fruit….and hemp seeds!

  41. Lindsay M. says:

    I love chia seeds in my smoothies with chocolate whey protein, PB2, and kale!
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  42. Rhonda W G. says:

    Recently I began adding some apple…Adds a nice sweetness. Fresh ginger too…

  43. I love my smoothies with berries, chia and flax seeds!

  44. Amy O. says:

    A little vanilla for sweetness instead of sugar!

  45. Tawny says:

    I use whatever I have on hand like pineapple, cucumber, lemon, and coconut water or coconut milk. Your recipe looks good except that I’m allergic to bananas. It seems every smoothie recipe I see they use banana in it. What is a substitution for bananas?

  46. Tawny says:

    Every time I see your picture, I think you’re Kimberly McCullough of General Hospital. Cute.

  47. Raine says:

    I only just started making smoothies about a month ago and I’m still trying to get my recipes just right. I usually add too much spinach and kale so I have to add more fruit…I end up with a lot of smoothie for one person. I’ve been liking blueberry, pomegranate, kale, spinach, chia seeds, coconut milk, and sometimes strawberries. It’s a trial and error but fun and tasty.

  48. karen tackett says:

    I like adding avacado, kale wth mixed berries.

  49. Sarah says:

    I like to add Kale in my smoothies.

  50. Zelia Correia says:

    I usually need protein in my smoothies so I head for oatmeal, tofu or wheat protein.

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  53. vanilla protein powder and chocolate!
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  54. Molly Laycock says:

    I always add banana, but other than that I like to mix it up!

  55. Simona says:

    I love adding parsley because it’s such a powerful herb and in smoothies you can’t really taste it!

  56. sa collins says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite smoothie is frozen berries and banana with chia seeds and an unsweetened blend of hazelnut, almond and cashew milk.
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  57. Jennifer L. says:

    I love to add coconut oil to my smoothies.

  58. Jennifer says:

    I’d add them to my sons smoothies! he loves greek yogurt with banana and berries!

  59. I am so happy i can finally add fresh herbs from my garden! I use (not always together) mint, basil, lemon balm, pineapple sage
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  60. I love chia seeds in my smoothie for the health and texture! Favorite as of late has been frozen pineapple – great minds think alike!
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  61. My favorite smoothie is pineapple and frozen cucumber with whatever add-ins I happen to have around.
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  62. Helga says:

    I would make green smoothis with kale and wheat grass.

  63. Cynthia P says:

    I normally make my smoothies with homemade kefir, whatever fresh or frozen fruits, veggies and greens I have on hand, some ground flax seeds, and a couple of drops of essential oils.

  64. Kristen M says:

    I put chia in my green smoothies and also mix it into my oatmeal.

  65. JenniferB says:

    My favorite smoothies are made with fresh fruit especially blueberries

  66. sarah sar says:

    My favourite things to add in smoothies are strawberries and mangoes.

  67. Trish says:

    I love to mix it up with my smoothies- I love to add coconut oil, avocados, fresh ginger, fresh basil ( I grow it), sometimes I add a little tofu for texture, sometimes I add some oregano for a little spice, and of course Chia seed sound like a great add in! 🙂

  68. Dandi D says:

    I always have spinach and almond milk in my smoothie. I usually add in some frozen fruit and pea protein powder.

  69. Sabrina says:

    Powdered peanut butter is my newest experiment for smoothies 🙂

  70. iamalighthouse says:

    I love adding in flax seed and cacao nibs too!

  71. Karen E. Hill says:

    I love my smoothies with Almond Milk, banana, mango, berries, flax and chia seeds. It never hurts to throw kale in there either.

  72. BreannaS says:

    I love to add frozen bananas to my smoothies and a little ice to make them like ice cream. After that just about anything goes but my favorite is a frozen banana, peanut butter, and a slim fast or chocolate milk.

  73. Jennifer says:

    I love throwing chia seeds in. Also flax seed and cinnamon.

  74. Cindy B says:

    Our favorite smoothie add in is ground flax seed or cocoa nibs (has to be the right one for these, though) 🙂

  75. Liberty Thompson says:

    I love adding coconut milk to my green smoothies made with kale and spinach!


    every morning i make a banana smoothie. i add in spinach, oatmeal and almonds. it’s really good.

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  78. Holly G. says:

    Sounds awesome! I’d love to try them! We get my 3 year old to eat his greens this way!

  79. Julie G says:

    pineapple and coconut water.. when using the vitamix I add spinach and carrots

  80. Jasmine P says:

    I like tropical smoothies with pineapple, kiwi and other fruits!
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  81. Katy Emanuel says:

    We like to add avocado, almond milk, chia seeds and hemp hearts and then change the fruit up depending on our moods.

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