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Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Chobani Giveaway!

by TastefullyJulie on April 2, 2012

Make sure to read all they way to the end of this post if you like FREE stuff! Enter to win an entire case of assorted Chobani greek yogurt.

Protein-packed smoothie makes a healthy and delicious treat.

The road to my Greek yogurt addiction was a rocky one. I had heard all the buzz about how creamy and delicious Greek yogurt was, as well as how much of a protein punch it packed. Every time I went to the store in my small town the yogurt section looked like it had been looted. There was nothing but wide open space where the Chobani was supposed to be.

I started with another brand of vanilla Greek yogurt, which used to be my only flavor of choice. Eh. It was just OK, but nothing special. Then I tried one that had a separate little section with honey to mix into the yogurt. This intrigued me because I do love my honey! One problem. The honey was refrigerated with the yogurt and much too hard to even get out of the cup, let alone mix into the yogurt. Whose bright idea was this? Fail.

I had almost given up when a friend told me Chobani had yogurt with pineapple in it. Um, hello? Ambrosia anyone? That sounded way too good so I gave it one more chance. By then the initial fandemonium wore off and the store actually had Chobani in stock. Either that or they wised up and ordered more.

And that’s when I found out.

Chobani pineapple yogurt is, like, the BEST THING EVER.

Pineapple Chobani is the absolute best but sometimes I mix up my routine with blood orange, which is also fab.

Now I make smoothies with Chobani yogurt almost every day for my kids. It’s probably the healthiest thing they eat and they love it. I sneak some ground flax seed meal in there for a touch more protein and lots of omega-3′s. I used strawberry banana flavor for this but I’ve also tried it with black cherry, pineapple, strawberry, and vanilla. They all work! I also like to use vanilla soy milk for added sweetness. If you use regular milk you may need just a touch of honey to sweeten it up.

4.8 from 4 reviews

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 1 container Chobani Strawberry Banana yogurt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon golden flax seed meal
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Pulse until fully smoothified.

Notes
Nutrition Analysis Per Serving 197 calories 32 grams carbohydrate 11 grams protein 3.5 grams fat

 

Shhh. Don't tell my kids how good for them this is!

Chobani doesn’t just make awesome yogurt; they are a great company, too! They’ve graciously offered to send a free case of yogurt to one of my readers. The only requirement to be eligible is a U.S. mailing address. I will pick one random winner from the comments below.

Here’s how you can earn entries: 

~Please note, you need to comment separately for each type of entry you make. I know! This is so annoying but it’s the only way to make your entry count when I input the comment numbers here. You will earn 1 entry for each of the following things you do. Doing them all? Yay! Then make sure to comment for each activity and you will earn 6, count ‘em, 6 entries.

1. “Like” Tastefully Julie on Facebook. You must like it from your personal profile and not as a page, sorry.

2. Share this post on Facebook for your friends and family to enter.

3. Do you use Twitter? Follow @tastefullyjulie on Twitter.

4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter. Make sure to include via @tastefullyjulie and @Chobani in your tweet.

5. Subscribe to Tastefully Julie via e-mail (you can do so at the top right-hand side of this page).

6. Pin this smoothie on Pinterest.

The contest will be open until 4/15/2012. I’ll tally up all the entries and announce a winner right here in the comments on 4/16/2012 (after I get back from Spring Break, woo hoo!) I will also notify the winner by email. If you don’t have a blog be sure to leave your email address!

Good Luck!

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1 alyce April 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

I have also just recently started using chobani in my smoothies…none better!!

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2 bonnie April 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

can’t wait to try this recipe with my free chobani! I already “like” this page, cause it rocks.

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3 Alison April 2, 2012 at 7:48 am

LOVE this yogurt! definitely going to try the smoothies!

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4 Kaitlin April 2, 2012 at 8:04 am

mmm. Chobani and my favorite! I like you on facebook!
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5 Kaitlin April 2, 2012 at 8:05 am

I also follow you on twitter :)
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6 Hella Jacob April 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

I “Like” Tastefully Julie on Facebook :)

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7 Hella Jacob April 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

I shared the strawberry-banana-smoothie-and-chobani-giveaway on my facebook wall :)

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8 TastefullyJulie April 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

Hella, you won!
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9 Hella Jacob April 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

I subscribed to Tastefully Julie via e-mail :)

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10 Tya @ Note Etc. April 2, 2012 at 8:26 am

tthat smoothie really great in color I love the combination strawberry with banana sound great to try

cheers

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11 Meaghan@ Countertop Confections April 2, 2012 at 9:13 am

I already like you on facebook. Now off to do a few of the others! Will be back soon

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12 Meaghan@ Countertop Confections April 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

I am following you on twitter

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13 Meaghan@ Countertop Confections April 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

I tweeted your giveaway

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14 Meaghan@ Countertop Confections April 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

I shared this on facebook

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15 Meaghan@ Countertop Confections April 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

I pinned this post

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16 Meaghan@ Countertop Confections April 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

And I subscribed to your lovely posts :)

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17 Amanda Gee April 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

I have a question for ya!! I just started buying flax seed, but I didn’t buy the meal. Can I grind my own flax seed and is that meal I can add to the smoothies and banana bread??? We have been on a smoothie kick here at the Gee household, could really use a case of that yummy Chobani yogurt! Great giveaway! :-) TY

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18 TastefullyJulie April 2, 2012 at 9:45 am

Good question! I have the seed and the meal. The meal is very powdery so I’m thinking you would need a (clean) coffee grinder to get such a fine consistency. Try it and let me know!

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19 BinomialBaker April 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

I liked your facebook page! Also, Chobani is the best!

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20 BinomialBaker April 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

I’m a twitter follower :)
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21 BinomialBaker April 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

And…I tweeted!!!
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22 BinomialBaker April 2, 2012 at 9:55 am

And finally, I pinned your post and giveaway! By the way, if you are looking for other good chobani ideas, I made greek yogurt pancakes: http://binomialbaker.blogspot.com/2012/03/greek-yogurt-blueberry-pancakes.html. They were amazing! Check out my blog some time for other greek yogurt ideas…I’m a big fan.
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23 Dottie April 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

Like you I have been trying to adapt my taste buds to Greek yogurt using plain yogurt with zero fat. Have tried a variety of brands, but not Chobani so will give this one a try. I’ve been using Crystal light to-go packets for flavor as well as adding fruit & a bit of Stevia. I’m changing for the protein as well as trying to decrease sugar in the yogurt since some of the brands of regular yogurts have quite a bit of sugar.

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24 Nescett @ bananaoats April 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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25 Nescett @ bananaoats April 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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26 Nescett @ bananaoats April 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I pinned it!
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27 Amber April 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I am already a fan on Facebook!

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28 Amber April 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I shared this giveaway on my blog page!

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29 Amber April 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I pinned this, too! Gotta love Chobani!!! I use their yogurt in my smoothies, too! (And their pineapple version is BY FAR my favorite!!!)
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30 Kiri W. April 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Looks delicious! :) I love Greek yogurt smoothies – perfect way to get some protein in.
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31 Rose April 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

This smoothie is PACKED with sugar. The strawberry banana Chobani already has 19 grams of sugar, and with adding 1 cup of strawberries, a banana, and soymilk, the entire smoothie comes to about 50 grams of sugar!!!

My suggestion for anyone wanting to make this healthier- use Chobani PLAIN yogurt with only 7 grams of sugar per 6oz serving. The added fresh fruit will give it the strawberry banana flavor anyway and will taste just as good!

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32 TastefullyJulie April 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

This makes 2 servings and there are 32 grams of total carbs per serving. That is the equivalent of 2 diabetic exchanges which is great for a protein-packed treat. Naturally occurring sugars in fruit and dairy products are in no way bad for you (unless you’re lactose intolerant). However, if it’s sweet enough for you with plain yogurt, by all means, go for it.

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33 Lisa April 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Shared on Facebook! Love Chobani!

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34 Lisa April 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Already subscribe to Tastefully Julie!

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39 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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40 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I pinned it!
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41 Michele Donner April 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I pinned your smoothie! I love smoothies and chobani was the first type of greek yogurt I ever tried…yum!

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42 Dawn Heath April 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Just followed you on FB! Great site!

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43 Choc Chip Uru April 3, 2012 at 3:18 am

This smoothie is absolutely delicious – and wonderfully generous giveaway my friend :D

Cheers
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44 Bloggy April 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

Super smoothie. Love the flavors.
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45 Abby April 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Chobani yogurt is the best! Great smoothie, I love the flaxseed.
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46 Katherine Martinelli April 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I love Greek yogurt and didn’t know Chobani made blood orange flavor – yum!
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47 Laurel C April 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I like your Facebook page!

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48 Laurel C April 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I pinned the smoothie to my “Food” board!

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49 Laurel C April 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I follow you on twitter! @pace_of_laurel

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51 Laurel C April 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I love that Chobani is coming out with all sorts of new flavors! Apple Cinnamon sounds heavenly, but I have yet to try it. Blood orange would probably be amazing as well!

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66 Shirley April 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

Just found your great website through a google search and then this giveaway. Love Chobani yogurts but have yet to use them in smoothies. Thanks for the recipe

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67 TastefullyJulie April 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

The winner is lucky number 7! Thanks to everyone who entered.
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68 Hella Jacob April 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Yay! That is so cool, can’t wait :)

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69 Lorrie April 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

Dang I wish I had seen this post earlier. Love my Chobani! Congrats to the winner!

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