Yoplait Smoothie Review and Giveaway

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I saw so many other blogs reviewing and giving away this Yoplait Smoothie pack that I was upset that I didn't get the opportunity. However, Yoplait heard my Tweet of complaint and went to MyBlogSpark about it. I was snuck in at the last minute. Thank you Yoplait and MyBlogSpark! You made this smoothie-loving gal very happy.



Yoplait Smoothie packs come in your grocery's freezer section. The 7.5 oz bag contains chopped frozen fruit and frozen balls of yogurt mix. You add the contents of the bag into your blender, pour in one cup of your milk of choice (cow's milk, soy milk or almond milk) and blend blend blend. It comes in Strawberry Banana, Blueberry Pomegranate, Triple Berry and Strawberry Mango Pineapple flavors. At my local grocery store, it costs $2.89 per bag. This seemed pretty high to me but then I figured the cost of getting yogurt, fresh or frozen fruit, or even buying a prepared smoothie at my local Panera is about equal. If you wanted to make smoothies once or twice a week, this is definitely worth it. If you wanted to make smoothies every day, I would suggest buying lots of frozen fruit and a big tub of plain nonfat yogurt and making it yourself.

I tried the Strawberry Banana Smoothie thanks to both Yoplait and MyBlogSpark. Our blender didn't care for the frozen yogurt balls and I had to stir the mixture with a wooden spoon several times to get it to blend evenly. Once it was blended, it filled up one large glass to the very brim and it was absolutely delicious. Carlos and I shared the glass and we both noted how good the flavor was. The texture was really great too. I know that when I make smoothies they don't come out quite so smooth. Sometimes you chew on a bit of fruit even after you've blended it to death. This smoothie was smooth as silk!

Pros
very convenient, takes almost no time to make
only 220 calories for one smoothie, as a breakfast this is pretty light
good flavor and smooth texture

Cons
one bag = one glass of smoothie
price tag
not terribly blender friendly



Giveaway time! 

Yoplait and MyBlogSpark have provided me with the opportunity to giveaway one of these fabulous prize packs. The pack includes a drawstring backpack, a water bottle, a diet & fitness journal and 1 VIP coupon for a free bag of Yoplait Smoothie. Here's how to enter!

  1. First Entry: Tell me in the comments which flavor of Yoplait Smoothie you are excited to try.
  2. Second Entry: Like Thoughtful Eating on Facebook . Leave a separate comment telling me that you either liked the page or have already liked it.
  3. Follow me on Twitter @thoughtfuleats . Leave a separate comment telling me you followed me or you are already one of my followers.
Contest starts today and ends March 26th. Winner will be announced on March 27th (Sunday). US participants only (sorry Canada & Sweden!).

20 comments:

Taryn said...

Yummy giveaway! I'd like to try the Strawberry Mango Pineapple flavor.

Taryn said...

I ALSO follow you on Twitter!

Raven In A Blue Room said...

my favorite flavor is Blueberry Pomegranate

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like Thoughtful Eating - A Food Blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

following @Thoughtfuleats on twitter @left_the_stars

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Nive said...

I would like to try 'strawberry banana' flavor....thanks for this giveaway...

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Pat R said...

The strawberry pineapple mago sounds like a winner!

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Karen said...

they all sound good to me but I'd like to try the Blueberry-Pom flavor first. :-)

Niecey said...

I'm most excited to try the Blueberry Pomegranate
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Niecey said...

I like you on facebook
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Niecey said...

I follow you on twitter
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Luvdaylilies said...

I would love to try Mango Pineapple~a taste of summer=)
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Luvdaylilies said...

New Twitter follower~Luvdaylilies
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Cheryl F. said...

I'd like to try Triple Berry :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. said...

I Like Thoughtful Eating on Facebook
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Cheryl F. said...

Following @Thoughtfuleats on Twitter
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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I'd love to try the Strawberry Mango Pineapple flavor.
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shala_darkstone said...

I like Thoughtful Eating on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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shala_darkstone said...

I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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The1stdaughter said...

We really love these if we're in a hurry, but if that's not the case then we definitely prefer to make our own. Still really good! :o)

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