Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Let Me See Your Monkey Shake! GIVEAWAY!!!!!

When I was in Houston being lazy recovering from my injuries I got a phone call from my hubby telling me that I got a package from the great folks at 10:10 Wellness. In case you guys have never heard of a Monkey Shake I'm going to tell you all about them today.

A Monkey Shake is a recovery drink or meal replacement drink (MRP), it is recommended after 30 to 180 minutes of strenuous exercise. This is primarily the reason it has taken me so long to review because I haven't done 30 minutes or more of strenuous exercise, I've made it to around 20 minutes and then died of heat exhaustion. Lucky for you, I regenerate.

Back to the Monkey Shake. A Monkey Shake is made with 100% rolled oats, whey protein, chia seeds and RenewPro, proprietary native whey protein concentrate. "Renew Pro contains the full range of fragile immune modulating and regenerative protein components naturally present in raw milk."

Basically, a 10:10 Monkey Shake is packed full of awesomeness and is perfect to help your body recover quickly. Just check out the nutrition info on their Cocoa Monkey Shake:

The hubby and I decided to try the Cocoa Monkey Shake after a tough workout on Sunday. First, we had to decide how we were going to make it, there are lots of different ways to make a Monkey. We decided to keep it simple and just use milk and ice, afterall it was already a Cocoa Monkey.

After blending it all together (with my adorable pink blender, isn't is cute y'all?) we each poured a glass and thought long and hard about it.
I said pour a glass, dammit!!!!
I'm thinking about it.
We both take our taste testing seriously.

The consensus was that we both loved the frothy mustache we got.

We also loved the light chocolate flavor. Hubby said it tasted like granola to him, only liquid. I agree, the oatmeal definitely comes across in the taste and we both loved it. It was nice because I can see how if you wanted to add a banana or peanut butter or both it would really complement the flavor but it tastes just fine by itself as well. We also decided that a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some Kahlua would be pretty tasty too.

We can't wait to try the vanilla next, thanks to 10:10 Wellness for giving us the opportunity to try your Monkey and if you want to try it also you can use the discount code RUNNINGFOOL for 10% off your order.

Or you can win a bag (with 2 servings) of the Vanilla Monkey Shake right here.

There are 5 ways to be entered, the contest will run until midnight on Tuesday, July20 and I'll use random.org to choose a winner on Wednesday, July 21.
Here's how to enter (Please, please, please leave a separate comment for each):
1) Become a follower of Running Fool or let me know that you already are (mandatory entry).
2) Tell me why you'd like to win. It can even be for a stupid reason like, that I touched the bag and you would  add it to a collection of things I've touched.
3) Become a fan of Running Fool on Facebook.
4) Link to this giveaway on facebook, twitter or your own blog (that's technically 3 ways right there).
5) I want your honest opinion on if you would be interested if I started including my family in more posts. I'm not just talking about my handsome Vanna White from this post either, there would be kids too. And if you are interested and have some ideas for me about what to blog about then include those also.

52 comments:

Emz said...

I totally follow!!

Emz said...

I love the inclusion of family in posts. I mean how can our running/training/daily efforts not somehow be impacted by our family life?! :)

Emz said...

I want it because I love all things MONKEY!!

Emz said...

And sorry, I'm a FB loser [no account] but I told my BFF runner and my sister runner to check it out on FB! :) Umm seriously, I did but totally "get it" if that doesn't count.

Lauren said...

Follower:)

Lauren said...

I love chocolate, and I love monkeys, why not try them together.

Lauren said...

I FB'd it.

Lauren said...

I am always down for learning about others family, it is them who makes them who you are.

S Club Mama said...

I'm a new follower of Running Fool

I also wanted to let you know about my Road ID giveaway on my blog (open until 7/30)
http://thesclub.blogspot.com/2010/07/road-id-review-giveaway.html

S Club Mama said...

I think inclusion of family posts is great. I actually have 2 blogs - one everything and one running. I never update my running blog because it's just part of my life and so my other blog encompasses it too.

Jenna Renee said...

I follow!

Jenna Renee said...

I would love to try it because we just got a new blender after Joe's grandparents re-poed their vitamix that we had "borrowed" for a long time... I love making shakes and yummy drinks and this sounds like it would be REALLY good

Jenna Renee said...

I facebooked you! Now your newest fan!

racing dawn said...

I'm a follower!

racing dawn said...

I would love to try a new recovery drink. I'd definitely add some yummy berries to the vanilla that I'm about to win! ;)

P said...

I'm a very new follower, but not *just* because I love to win stuff!

P said...

I agree with the other commenters that including family stuff in a running blog makes perfect sense (I think most of us are also running mamas).

P said...

I want to win because I loved the pics of the frothy mustaches! :-)

Middle Name Marie said...

I am a follower!

Middle Name Marie said...

I wanna win bc I am a horrible eater. Seriously, if it has sugar and carnauba wax (gummi worms, swedish fish--oh, and yes, I said wax) I eat it. Sometimes for dinner. This is no way for a marathoner to live. I need Monkey Shakes!

Shelley said...

I'm a follower!

Shelley said...

I want to win because I want to taste liquid granola!

Shelley said...

I'd love to see more family pics!

Trish said...

I'm a follower!

Trish said...

I would love to win because I think drinking oats would be super yummy!! :)

Trish said...

I include my whole family on my blog! My kids think it's super cool :)

Trish said...

Linked on my sidebar!!

Molly said...

I follow!

Molly said...

I want to win because you touched the bag, and also because I love anything FOOD.

Molly said...

you should definitely include your fam....it's your life, write about it!!! : )

Gene said...

i 'like' you on FB

Gene said...

i follow you on Twitter!

Gene said...

i would love to try the product while i sit on my arse in my new office for my new job. AFTER i go for a lunch time run.

Gene said...

and, of course, i follow you. you are in my google reader feed. who wouldn't?

Rae said...

I'm a follower!

Rae said...

I want to win so I can have a frothy mustach too!

sRod said...

I follow!

sRod said...

Totally legit reason for wanting it: I've heard good things about Monkey Shake for a while now, but haven't gotten around to trying it yet.

sRod said...

Family is always welcomed on running blogs. Consider it cross-training.

Canadian runner said...

I am a new follower

Canadian runner said...

I would love to win it, as I enjoy smoothies and made different kinds after work-outs. Love something new to try.

Canadian runner said...

I am all for family posts, as for me they are my support !

Canadian runner said...

I am a follower on twitter.. but not sure how to link it back to here ??

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

i am a fan on facebook

EricaH said...

i linked back

@I Run Because...I Can

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm a follower

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'd like to win, because you touched the bag and I would add it to a collection of things you've touched - item 1!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Linked in my blog sidebar

MarciaG said...

I follow you....

MarciaG said...

I wonder what a monkey tastes like. That's why I wanna win!

MarciaG said...

I love reading about family life and kids-- DO IT! ;-)