Did you know that 1 in 2 Australians get TWO OR LESS serves of fruit and vegetables in a day? Did you also know that almost one million Australian adults had absolutely NO fruit or vegetables each day? The most startling finding in the 2013 breakfast research conducted by Vitamix was that the younger generation was more likely to skip their fruits and veggies compared to the older generation. I know there are a lot of people out there trying to do the right thing for their health and the health of their families. They try to eat healthy, make right food choices and stay fit. And there are many who have good intentions, but a busy lifestyle often turns their efforts to vain. I might have something for you today to motivate you towards a healthy and nourishing start to the day.
A few weeks ago I got involved with the lovely people at Filtered Media
and the Vitamix 7@7 Campaign
. The 7@7 campaign is all about re-claiming breakfast, and your health. with the Vitamix 7@7 Go-for-Green Breakfast Challenge: at 7am every day, have a green smoothie with at least 7 fruit and vegetables, and do it for at least 7 days.
I set out to style and photograph the 7 recipes for the Vitamix 7@7 Campaign created by leading media personalities like Fast Ed, Teresa Cutter, Sally Obermeder, Janella Purcell, Kemi Nevkapil, Ironman Pete Jacobs and Vogue’s Sigourney Cantelo. They sent me a Vitamix on loan to play around with and shoot all the recipes. Join the Vitamix website to download the FREE e-book
and see my photography. The e-book is fantastic and will give you ideas for the giveaway question below. My favourite was the "Strike A Pose Smoothie" by Vogue Beauty Director Sigourney Cantelo. It has mango, acai berry powder, coconut and whole kiwifruit. Divine! See some other outtakes from the shoot in this post.
If you haven’t heard of Vitamix yet, it is the high performance blender that has taken the world by storm. It pulverizes fruits and veggies to a pulp so smooth, you won’t be needing a strainer anytime soon. Smoothies, nut butters, nut milks, dips, dressing, fiber packed juices and even ice cream gets made in this amazing machine within a matter of minutes. I first saw a demonstration for Vitamix last year at the Better Homes And Gardens Show where they whipped up a Cabbage and Green Apple Ice Cream before our eyes using the Vitamix!!! I have wanted one ever since. (It is a pity I can’t enter my own giveaway).
And because you said "Vitamix!" when I asked what you wanted given away on the Cook Republic blog, I have managed to talk Vitamix into giving away one to a very lucky reader. So are you ready to WIN A VITAMIX? Here is what you have to do.
TO WIN A VITAMIX BLENDER WORTH $995
You MUST have an AUSTRALIAN POSTAL ADDRESS
You MUST enter via the RAFFLECOPTER BOX below
You MUST COMMENT on this post and tell me "WHAT WOULD YOU CREATE WITH YOUR NEW VITAMIX IF YOU WON ONE? (Ingredients Please! – Get Creative People)"
Answering that question will UNLOCK other ways to gain extra entries in the giveaway. You MAY do those ONCE or EVERY DAY.
Giveaway runs until Wednesday June 19th, 2013. ONE (OMG, so lucky!) WINNER will be picked randomly and announced on the blog and facebook page. So get your entries in now!
Good luck guys! May the Blitz be with you!
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