Mountain or Cruiser Bike and Dasani Water Giveaway

If drinking more water and staying active are goals of yours, this giveaway is for you.

In the spirit of healthy, active lifestyles and better hydration in 2013, one lucky reader will win:

A variety of Dasani Drops

Dasani Water


And a choice of a new Cruiser Bike!

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Or Mountain Bike to help you stay active!

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When it’s warm out or I’ve been active, here are 15 Healthy Snacks and Smoothies that help me replenish while staying on track:

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies -no-bake, vegan, GF, no added sugar, salt, or oil

2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF)

3. Fruit, Seed and Nut Crackers – Healthy homemade crackers filled with dried fruit, seeds, and nuts that are better than storebought and easily customizeable

4. Coconut Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Almonds (vegan, GF)

5. Snickerdoodle Cookie Granola Bars – no-bake, vegan, GF and tastes like cookies

6. Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes – make in 3 minutes, vegan, GF

7. Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Make in 3 minutes, fat-free, vegan, serve warm or chilled

8. Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (no-bake, vegan, GF) – One of the most popular recipes on my site since 2009

9. Corn and Double Cheese Dip – vegan, GF, fat-free, serve warm or cold

10. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars – no-bake, vegan, GF, chewy and hearty

11. Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips (vegan, GF) – The best tasting kale of your life

12. Chai-Spiced Triple Citrus Tea – vegan, GF, serve warm or chilled

13. Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie (vegan, GF)

14. Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF)

15. Blueberry Banana Recovery Smoothie (vegan, GF)

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  1. I do a lot to try and stay healthy! I eat lots of fruit and veggies, mostly dark, leafy greens like spinach and kale. I run half marathons and am currently training for the Boston Marathon. Each morning I start my day with a yoga video from Tara Stiles’ youtube channel, and a 3-set workout involving pushups, planks, wall sits, sit ups, squats, lunges, and tricep dips. Inside of lunch/dinner dates, I go running or hiking with friends! I even got a bunch of my friends to sign up to do a tough mudder with me. I would use the bike often, as I would bike to work and out with friends! I would love love the bike :)

  2. Wow! What an amazing contest. I really appreciate the recipes as well. They look delicious.

    • Ha ha! Well obviously following directions at this hour is not my strong suit. To answer the question I use the phone app “My Fitness Pal” to help with my food intake. I lost 50lbs in 2012 using that and exercising 5 days a week.

  3. I drink lots of water do at least 30 minutes of activity every single morning along with a walk most evenings. I travel most weeks for work and begining Jan 1, I started packing tons of healthy snack choices to keep myself from making really bad choices (Hello Aunt Annie’s Pretzels) in airports and hotels.

  4. Meal planning helps keep me eating wholesome meals every week.

  5. I stay healthy with daily exercise (running, wt lifting), good sleep, and eating a lot of plants. I stay balanced with a small but daily sweet little treat and by making sure I get some “me time” for my hobbies (jewelry making, guitar lessons) which also gets me using the other side of my brain.

  6. I love starting my day with a protein shake with frozen fruit, flax seed and almond milk. When I have a healthy breakfast it keeps me on track the rest of the day!!

  7. I stay healthy by fitting in exercise most days of the week and eating a lot of whole, real foods that I cook at home. I love treats too and try to stick to homemade instead of pre-packaged since I also love to bake.

  8. I stay balanced by making sure that I exercise daily, but allow myself sweet treats. I love fitness AND dessert so it’s important that I incorporate both into my life. My favorite healthy snacks are chobani yogurt, almonds, and apples w/ peanut butter. Wonderful giveaway Averie! Thank you!

  9. Getting enough sleep is the number one thing to keeping me happy and balanced. For me the magic number of hours is between 7-8. It sure does make a huge difference when I consistently get that much needed shut eye.

  10. Low fat, all the way. I lost 50 lbs. this way, and I have kept it off for three years. I love rice cakes (especially kettle corn flavored) and “fake” peanut butter (really lower fat than regular and tastes great).

    Happy Healthiness!

  11. All foods in moderation and exercising 5-6 days a week!

  12. I teach classes at my YMCA and on days off from that, I try to squeeze in runs and walks with the dog.

  13. Great recipe round up and I can’t wait to try the snicker doodle granola bars!

  14. Staying healthy is a MUST for women in my age bracket, 50+. Getting enough sleep, no late night snacking and a daily early morning walk works for me. Now that I watch two of my grandchildren during the week, I’m trying to start them off early on the importance of a healthy, well balanced diet.

  15. I love bike riding around my neighborhood with a friend… I love that cruiser!

  16. yoga and living in solana beach keeps me active and healthy!

  17. To keep me on track, I lay out a workout schedule ahead of time! Usually I am able to stick to it, but I also allow for some flexibility if my plans change. Also, I made your Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes last weekend and absolutely loved them! That will definitely be going into the breakfast rotation. :)

  18. I stay healthy by incorporating more movement into everyday tasks. Like getting off a bus stop earlier to add more distance to my walk to and from work.

  19. I’ve been wanting to start riding again but my last bike succumb to the elements and badly needs to be replaced!

  20. I dance and try to eat balanced meals. Regularly visiting farmer’s markets and buying fresh produce/local products makes cooking and eating healthy meals easier and more exciting!

  21. It is so difficult to stay healthy and balanced. Today, I am on a diet program that helps keep me accountable. During the summer I make sure I get plenty of fresh air in the evenings, either at the park or on a walk, and I try to eat more seasonally.

  22. In order to stay healthy, I take several approaches to my daily routine. I eat whole foods, exercise, and maintain an active lifestyle. I maintain healthy relationships with those around me. Although these practices are essential to my health plan, I believe the most important attribute is to maintain a healthy mindset. Without this, I find it hard to run those 5 miles or to make healthier food decisions. One way I maintain a healthy mindset is by taking 15 minutes out of my day to medicate and focus on the positive things on my life. This ritual reboots my energy and keeps me on a healthy track!

  23. I try to take time to enjoy life and be balanced!

  24. Staying healthy is a lifestyle that needs constant attention in my opinion. It can be a struggle with so many temptations. I have trouble with portion control so one thing I do to combat that is make sure most of what I put on my plate is fruit and veggies so if I clean my plate, I know the majority of what I ate is good for me.

  25. I try not to eat past 8:30pm and figure skate at least 3 times per week.

  26. I stay healthy by training for triathlons and fueling myself to meet my fitness goals!

  27. I make sure to get to the gym after work when it’s cold, or hit the pavement for a run before work when it’s warm. And I always try to make enough time for sleep, though I’ve been doing achieving that goal with less success than usual lately. Spending too much time writing and reading blog posts, I guess. :)

  28. I exercise every morning, but need to do better and get more fruits and veggies every day.

  29. Yoga, and drinking ice cold water~ it’s my favorite!

  30. Keeping active is definitely one of my goals. I’ll have to try one of your smoothies after a run. They look delicious!

  31. I try my hardest to listen to my body and do what it wants and what I feel it needs. I’m not perfect at it and have my slip ups, but it’s a work in progress! I find that eating whole foods helps me feel my best.

  32. Since I spend most of the day at work, I try to get in some extra walking – I walk to people’s offices (which is a tiny bit further than it may sound), and I will grab a paper to read and walk around the building outside, when the weather allows it. That way, i don’t feel like I have to go home and immediately start doing jumping jacks to get in a little bit of movement!

  33. I swim 3 days a week and try to eat a lot of veggies and fruit to fill me up.

  34. I use MyFitness Pal to track my meals and workouts.

  35. My treadmill! And I snack on healthy cereal when I want to attack a bag of chips. It helps! :) I also drink a gallon of water every day.

  36. I try to make as much food at home as possible (bread, yogurt, etc.) to avoid the preservatives in packaged foods.

  37. I’d love a bike now that I’m someplace where I can ride.

  38. Since I just started last week, so far I stay (get?) healthy by going back to whole foods, drinking more water (and less wine) and attending a 90 minute (whew!) yoga class 5 days a week.

    I could probably use a bike as a break from all that flexibility.

  39. I always start my day off drinking a quart of water. I drink it after I brush my teeth, and finish it before I get in the shower. I wait a half hour before I eat breakfast. It helps to ensure that I get enough water in the day, and gives me a great start to the morning. Helps keep me from feeling crabby too :-) I also do a short 8 minute workout right away in the morning – I can tell it helps later in the day, when I would normally feel tired between 2 and 4pm.

  40. To stay healthy and balanced I try to set the pace early in the morning by stretching, having enough water, and packing up breakfast and food for the long day ahead at work. My favorite snacks are mixed nuts and grapes!

  41. I stay healthy by preplanning my meals and snacks for the week. :)

  42. I’ve been using a couple of great apps to stay fit! One is the 5k runner app to help me train for running a 5k, and the other is the my fitness pal app to help me track me calories. Both have been super helpful in making sure I don’t cheat.

  43. I stay healthy and balanced by trying to always be conscious of the things I’m eating. By keeping a food journal, I’m always accountable for my choices. Plus, I enjoy exercising, so I try to hit the gym 5 days a week! And, of course, lots of water :)

  44. Denise McDowell Reply

    I use my fitbit to track my activity and use to track my food, water, etc.

  45. My biggest way to stay healthy is to eat something fulfilling and wholesome for breakfast–usually oats with almond milk, yogurt, and fruit. It keep me from unnecessary snacking or overeating at lunch. My boyfriend and I also write out meals for the entire week ahead of time, which not only helps us stay balanced, it saves us money too!

  46. Your giveaways just keep getting better and better! I’m going to have to study all your healthy bar/snacks…I’m getting ready to make a version of the Kind bars that we’ve been spending too much money on!

  47. I stay healthy by juicing, yoga, walking, and eating a mostly organic, vegetarian diet.

  48. Melissa Aguilar Reply

    I try to drink smoothies for breakfast and snacks instead of having something less healthy. They satisfy soooo much!

  49. I try to follow the 80/20 rule in all aspects of my life in order to stay health. 80% clean eating, 20% indulging. 80% activity, 20% rest, 80% FUN & living life, 20% of the serious stuff.

  50. I’m 53 and still trying to figure that out! Last year, I made the change from vegetarian to a 100% plant-diet. That has made a big difference for me. I’ve lost 35 lbs., which is about a third of what i need to lose. I believe for a woman my age, supplements are important as well. I’m struggling with getting enough exercise due to arthritis. That is where I am definitely ‘out’ of balance!

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