Spring Into Fitness And Refuel With Dairy! + $100 Giveaway With Cuisinart Hand Blender! #SIYS

Now that I’ve shown you my favorite work out apparel I want to share with you my post workout drink of choice. Since I’m a breastfeeding mama I want to make sure I am properly refueling after a workout and since I’m a human I also like it to taste great ๐Ÿ™‚
Milk may not be the first beverage that pops into your mind when thinking of post workout drinks but it should be! Milkโ€™s nine essential nutrients play an important role in fueling an active lifestyle. Drinking milk can be an ideal way to help the body refuel, rehydrate and recover after a workout.  Research published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism on young adults showed that chocolate milk is twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles. So start giving your kiddos chocolate milk after their sports activities instead of empty calories in sports drinks.
Whey protein is a high-quality protein found naturally in dairy foods, and it provides the protein your body can best use to help promote better health. It helps you get the most out of your workout by speeding muscle recovery after exercise and helping build and maintain lean muscle.
Orange Cream Chiller
Need some post workout drink ideas? Midwest Dairy has some great recipes on their site including this Orange Cream Chiller!

I love making basic smoothies with strawberries, bananas, yogurt and apple juice. I blend them up with my Cuisinart blender and serve them to the whole family. They are a great treat after dinner too!

If you want to make quick, easy DIY smoothie kits then check out my post on making them with your overripe fruit. They make it quick and easy to whip up smoothies any time of day!

Three daily servings of nutrient-rich dairy foods โ€” like milk, cheese or yogurt โ€” deliver incomparable nutrition, value and taste. Make sure dairy is part of your spring fitness plan. You can learn more about how dairy fits your active lifestyle with recipes and helpful nutrition information at www.dairymakesense.com.

Midwest Dairy wants to power up your spring fitness routine with a Get Moo-ving Pack. This fitness pack (valued at $100) provides you with all the essentials for your favorite outdoor activity, including an iTunes gift card, a Cuisinart hand blender for your post-workout smoothie, and Dairy Makes Sense wicking gear. Enter my Rafflectopter giveaway below for your chance to win! (If entry form doesn’t appear please click on post title to be taken to a dedicated page where it will appear.) Good Luck!

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Sarah

*Midwest Dairy supplies products for review and giveaway. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this post.

Comments

  1. Ice Cream… it's the one thing I can't stop eating!

  2. I love icebox pie.

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
    Melanie Montgomery

  3. I love yogurt.

  4. Chocolate milk is my fav
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

  5. Love smoothies, my favorite is the one I make with strawberry cheesecake low fat yogurt, and i add fresh strawberries.

  6. banana split

  7. strawberry shakeology with greek yogart

  8. I love smoothies. I make one daily with either greek or vanilla yogurt, banana, strawberry and oj.

  9. anonymous says:

    favorite milk product: cheese

    Thanks!
    Nancy
    schaeferclan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  10. Ice cream

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Homemade macaroni and cheese!

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com
    Jennifer B

  13. Milk shakes!

  14. I love bubble tea smoothies.

  15. chocolate pudding pie

  16. anonymous says:

    I love yogurt

  17. I love smoothies.. but my blender broke and I haven't picked up a new one yet. I also love yogurt!!

  18. Love cafรฉ latte.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  19. ice cream..definitely

  20. I love milkshakes!

    Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(Dot)com

  21. I love ice cream!!
    leannemacg at gmail.com

  22. Ice cream…yummy!

  23. Milkshakes! I should say smoothies…but Milkshakes!

    dvdgossett915@gmail.com

  24. I love a good strawberry chocolate milkshake

  25. Chocolate milkshakes! And root beer floats!

  26. I love strawberry yogurt.

  27. iced coffee with cream!

  28. anonymous says:

    I'm a milk shake girl (any kind)!

  29. We make homemade ice cream every week! Right now our mulberries are in season so we have been making mulberry ice cream

  30. I love smoothies too! … and yogurt!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

  31. milkshakes

  32. i love strawberry banana yogurt

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  33. anonymous says:

    My favorite dairy recipe is smoothies or cheesecake ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. miiiilkshakes ๐Ÿ™‚
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

  35. ice cream

  36. Chocolate milk!!

  37. anonymous says:

    I like banana splits

    sweetpeamommy2@yahoo.com

  38. Mac N cheese YUM!

  39. We like to make strawberry banana smoothies with yogurt in them.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. I like milkshakes,Smoothes,Ice cream bars & chocolate milk.

  41. Ice cream!

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  42. I like yogurt with fresh fruit.

  43. I love frozen custard

    Serena Powell

  44. peanut butter & banana smoothies!

  45. I love smoothies and milkshakes!.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

  46. we love smoothies!

  47. Chocolate Milk!

  48. I'm an ice cream lover.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  49. I love ice cream sundaes.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  50. My favorite, by far, is a pineapple smoothie. yum
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  51. anonymous says:

    I love just a plain old glass of ice cold milk! Of course cheese is a favorite too. And ice cream, strawberry smoothies, chocolate shakes, etc., etc.

  52. Black cherry malt!

  53. anonymous says:

    My favorite beverage is a smoothie

    SamneneD@aol.com

  54. Macaroni and Cheese! Don't eat it very much though because it is so fattening. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

  55. coffee with cream!

  56. I adore strawberry milk shakes

  57. Creme brรปlรฉe

  58. Ice Cream

  59. Well I love anything with cheese but I would have to say chocolate milkshakes are my undoing.
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

  60. I love cheese enchiladas.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  61. ooh want one of these. make it so simple to make healthy smoothies

  62. all about the cookies people ๐Ÿ™‚

    heatherwhitford at ymail dot com

  63. My favorite beverage is a good old fashioned milk shake!
    winitmama at gmail dot com

  64. vanilla milkshake
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  65. pineapple milkshakes…yummy
    Amy Brewer
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

  66. Ice cream!

  67. I LOVE milk!

  68. My favorite dish using dairy is ham and potato chowder which uses milk!

  69. smoothies!!!

  70. We love milk! I kid we should have a cow in our backyard, but I'm not sure our association would let us! lol

  71. I like Smoothies.

  72. I love a Orange julius home made. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  73. We enjoy lots of dairy, specifically ice cream and yogurt. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  74. ice cream
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  75. I'm a sucker for ice cream.

  76. I like milk shakes pretty good.
    My GFC name is: Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith)
    thanks for the giveaway
    lc.2@2live.com

  77. Chocolate shakes are my favorite.

  78. Chocolate milk.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  79. Ice cream!

  80. I have a broccoli casserole that has cheese, cottage cheese and milk in it. Love it!

  81. I love 6 cheese macaroni baked in the oven!

  82. I love my greek yogurt!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

  83. iced coffee!

  84. My fave is small curd cottage cheese. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  85. i love anything with cheese in it like enchiladas

  86. anonymous says:

    Banana Split

    numbinside74@yahoo.com

  87. Iced coffee with milk!

  88. mint chocolate chip milksgakes!!!!!!!!

    invisible_fairy_05@yahoo.com

  89. I love icecream!! neopolitan is my favorite!

  90. macaroni and cheese

  91. We like smoothies (with milk AND yogurt). But I'm also an ice cream girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. Oops. I goofed up a copy-and-paste and said my Twitter name was "Welcome." *insert eye roll at self* My Twitter name is titus2homemaker

  93. anonymous says:

    Chocolate milkshakes!

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  94. My all time fav.. Banana, milk, and chocolate syrup, with just a hint of strawberry icecream.. Oh yeah baby… try it.. It's YUM MEEEE

  95. I like vanilla shakes

  96. Greek yogurt and chocolate milk! ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. I love iced coffee or frozen greek yogurt.

  98. Cookies and Cream shakes are my nemesis

  99. chocolate milk

  100. That would have to be a good old fashioned chocolate milk shake.

  101. chocolate milkshake-extra thick
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  102. mocha iced coffee with cream is my favorite drink
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

  103. I love vanilla milkshakes!

  104. simple smoothie with yogurt, strawberries and bananas

  105. I love bean and cheese burritos. Thanks!
    romapup at gmail dot com

  106. I love all kinds of cheese
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  107. I'm currently on a spinach yogurt fruit smoothie kick!

  108. Ice cream, obviously..although cheese comes in a close second.

  109. anonymous says:

    I love milkshakes!

  110. Chocolate Milk (it's a perfect recovery drink) ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. I love green monsters ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. anonymous says:

    I love fruit smoothies!

  113. anonymous says:

    Ice Cream!!

  114. anonymous says:

    strawberry or vanilla milkshake

  115. I could drink milk like water!

  116. Hot fudge turtle sundae

  117. Hot fudge turtle sundae

  118. Pizza with extra cheese.

  119. I love rice pudding!

  120. i love anything with cheese! or a cream sauce

  121. I love making cherry smoothies!

  122. anonymous says:

    Ice cream, chocolate shakes or sundaes

  123. strawberry smoothie jtwark@mail.com

  124. strawberry smoothies

  125. My favorite is my DIY Smoothie with strawberries banana and yogurt

  126. ice cream

  127. I love smoothies, especially peach.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

  128. Blueberry Smoothies and ice cream or with yogurt!

  129. ice cream and smoothies!!!

  130. anonymous says:

    We like cheese. I actually just learned how to make cheese. It's really simple and easy. :)thepettysbc at ao dot com

  131. Ice cream!

  132. My mom's cheesy lasagna. ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. ice cream

    Rafflecopter Liz W

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

  134. We love smoothies and milk shakes

  135. ice cream!
    pkildow at gmail dot com

  136. Cheesecake!! YUMMY!

  137. anonymous says:

    Chocolate Milk

  138. I love cheese.

  139. First off, I LOVE dairy foods – all of them and I would have to say that they are not only a staple but a major feature in my diet.

    Probably my two favorite foods are eggs and cheese. I could eat eggs everyday and I DO eat cheese everyday (melted on something or in a sandwich or salad.

    Among my most favorite dairy dishes are Spinach & Cheese omelettes (especially with Cheddar or Feta,) mac & cheese, pasta with four or five cheeses, cottege cheese as a salad DRESSING, cottege cheese with fruit, warm milk with honey, yogurt – just to name a few…

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

  140. Um, its a pina colada. LOL

  141. Cheese enchilada's… nothing better!

  142. anonymous says:

    iced coffee with milk edgesmama@Yahoo.com

  143. chocolate milk! can't resist it ๐Ÿ™‚

  144. Milkshake!

  145. I love chocolate milk and the green monster smoothie!

  146. love ice cream! ๐Ÿ™‚

    hollyngunter@gmail.com

  147. Iced coffee!

  148. anonymous says:

    Just a cold glass of milk

  149. my fave with dairy is ice cream

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  150. Lasagna!

  151. yogurt smoothies with protein and frozen fruit! Yummy!

  152. anonymous says:

    I make home made ice cream with fresh summer fruit cream & milk birdson@roadrunner.com

  153. I love cheese!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

  154. In my smoothies!

  155. I like almost anything covered in cheese!

  156. anonymous says:

    Yougurt is my favorite!

  157. strawberry tort!!!

  158. homemade vanilla ice cream

  159. anonymous says:

    Strawberry Milkshake.

    tannerboyle12@hotmail.com

  160. homemade macaroni & cheese

  161. My favorite meal with dairy is cheese enchiladas. My favorite dessert with dairy is a root beer float.

    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  162. strawberry milkshake

  163. I am a smoothie fan!

    cyndi_steinke at hotmail dot com

  164. Oh yum! I'd love to try the strawberry.
    Erica@momsmuddle.com

  165. anonymous says:

    Banana walnut milkshake, yum!

  166. anonymous says:

    Banana walnut milkshake

  167. I love Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream!

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