Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothie review and giveaway!

I am a HUGE smoothie lover. I drink them most days -- blending up yogurt, a banana, some frozen fruit and a little flax seed meal or some chia seeds. 

So, when I was invited to try out the new Yoplait Chocolate Banana smoothie, I jumped at the chance. I received this nice little package of goodies:

That's a comfy neck pillow, the frozen smoothie mix, a reusable smoothie tumbler, and a lavender eye mask. Relaxation central!

The smoothie was very easy to make -- just pour the packet in the blender, add milk, blend away and viola! smoothie in no time. The one thing that got me was the yogurt pieces. I don't know, there was something a little funny about them. They blend up fine, but seeing chunks of yogurt made me chuckle.

After blending, I poured my smoothie into the Yoplait tumbler and my preschooler and I drank both servings. It was tasty! And that tumbler is really is quite nice. I've used it several times for my smoothies. It fits nicely in my car cup holder so I can easily take my smoothie on the go. 

Overall, I liked the Yoplait smoothie but I admit that I'm not sure how frequently I would buy it because it is pricier than blending my own with frozen fruit and plain yogurt. But, I can see the appeal of having the ingredients (minus the milk) in one convenient package. 

You can read more about the Yoplait smoothies on their web site HERE

Be sure to download a $1 off coupon from the site HERE.

The giveaway

Would you like to try the Yoplait smoothie? How about that eye mask? Well, I have one prize pack (identical to the one pictured above) for a lucky reader to win! To enter just leave me a comment and let me know that you would like to win!

Additional entries:

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This giveaway will run through Monday, November 21st at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Good luck!

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Disclosure: The Yoplait® VIP Coupon, information, and giveaway have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.


  1. I'd like to win! I agree with you, I've never tried the "pre-made" smoothie packages before because they're always more expensive, but I'd love to give it a taste-test as well. :)

  2. i'd like to win and give it a try- i like the triple berry one
    tcogbill at live dot com

  3. i now follow you gfc-tcogbill
    tcogbill at live dot com

  4. i follow your main blog gfc-tcogbill
    tcogbill at live dot com

  5. and the "other" (yay running) blog too!