Spa Week Giveaway *Last Chance*

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It’s almost February! This month has gone by so fast, and spring is only about 50 days away!

Are you still on-track with your New Year’s Resolution? Or have you fallen off the wagon? If so…just get back on it, no worries!

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My “get healthy” resolution is going great. I’m making better food choices, and getting more exercise…avoiding elevators and escalators at all costs!  I even went to Wendy’s today and decided not to cheat. I ordered a small chili and a baked potato instead of the usual cheese burger, french fries and soda!

In the morning I’ve been enjoying a glass of Trop50 instead of the usual sugar packed O.J., and walking to work instead of taking the subway. Speaking of Trop50, have you participated in the giveaway yet?

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*I received the product mentioned above free of charge for editorial consideration, and I’m also eligible for additional incentives. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Giveaway?

Broke & Chic has teamed up with Tropicana to get people to share the real reason behind their resolutions as part of  Trop50 True Resolutions. Three lucky Broke & Chic fans will endure an afternoon of pampering! Follow the rules below to WIN a $50 Spa Week Gift Card courtesy of Trop50!

Here’s How

1. Go to the Trop50 Facebook page and share your secret motivation.

Bonus: Just by sharing you’ll earn a coupon for $1 off Trop50 for yourself and 50¢ off coupons for up to 50 of your friends. You can even submit incognito with a fierce disguise!

Double Bonus: Whether you submit a resolution or not, you can enter for a chance to win a $1000 gift card to fill your New Year with goodness. (They’re giving away four!)

2. Comment below and tell Broke & Chic your New Year’s Resolution.

3. Follow Broke & Chic on Facebook and/or Twitter.

*You must do all three to be considered. Contest ends January 31, 2012. Contest only open to US residents.

Extra Chances

Click here to tweet about the contest or comment on the Broke & Chic Facebook page telling us one trend you’d like to see go away forever!

 

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Healthy Mocktails for Your New Year’s Resolution

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How are those resolutions going so far? I think I’m doing great! I’ve eaten a lot of fruits and vegetables and I’ve cut my caffeine intake in half! I even started taking a multi-vitamin! I think my “get healthy” resolution is heading in the right direction, but how is yours going? I have some healthy recipes I think you’ll enjoy!

LEMON BERRY MOJITO

mojito Healthy Mocktails for Your New Years Resolution

  • 1/2 cup Trop50 Lemonade (regular or raspberry)
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries (or unsweetened frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoons club soda
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 4 ice cubes

Put mint and ice into an 8-ounce glass. With a spoon, mash mint leaves and ice until mint is broken up into pieces. In blender puree lemonade with raspberries. Pour over mint/ice and top with club soda. Garnish with raspberries, lemons and/or mint leaves. Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of rum optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-jito has 185 fewer calories and 75% less sugar than an original mojito. Our version also gives you 2 grams of fiber (thanks to fiber-rich raspberries) and 60% of your daily recommended vitamin C!

ORANGE POPSICLES

creamsicle Healthy Mocktails for Your New Years Resolution

  • 1 cup Trop50 Orange Calcium + Vitamin D
  • 1 container (6 ounces) plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned

Blend ingredients about 30 seconds until smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. Makes 6 popsicles (1/3 cup each). 1.5 ounces of vodka optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 Popsicle has about 3 times fewer calories and 1/2 the sugar than typical popsicles. Additionally, our version has no fat and more nutrition – such as more fiber, 2.5 times more vitamin C and 2 times more calcium.

TROPICAL CHILLER

iced tea Healthy Mocktails for Your New Years Resolution

  • 1/2 cup Trop50 Pineapple Mango 
  • 1/2 cup iced green tea

Mix Trop50 and green tea. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh pineapple (optional). Makes 1 cup (8 ounces). To make green tea, pour 1/2 cup (4 ounces) almost boiling water over 1 tea bag and steep for 4 minutes. 1.5 ounces of rum optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 Tropical Chiller has 3 times fewer calories and 16 grams less sugar (about 4 teaspoons!) than Lipton Iced Tea with Citrus. Additionally, our version is an excellent source of vitamin C.

VERY BERRY COSMO

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  • 1/2 cup Trop50 Pomegranate Blueberry
  • 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Naked Juice 100% coconut water

Blend Trop50 with strawberries about 10 seconds until smooth. Pour in martini glass and stir in coconut water. Garnish with fresh strawberries (optional). Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of vodka optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-cosmo has 3 times fewer calories and 26 grams less sugar (about 6.5 teaspoons!) than a mock-cosmo made with Stirrings Cosmo Mix. Additionally, our version contains fiber from real fruit and 70% of your daily vitamin C!

APPLE SNAP-TINI

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  • 3/4 cup Trop50 Farmstand Apple
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Blend ingredients about 10 seconds until frothy. Serve in martini glass with twist of lemon. Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of vodka or gin optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-tini has 140 fewer calories and 33 grams less sugar (about 8 teaspoons!) than a mock-tini made from Stirrings Apple Martini Mix. Additionally, our version has fresh ginger.

Mocktails into Cocktails:

To turn these mocktails into cocktails, just add 1.5 ounces of the recommended liquor. Adding alcohol to these recipes adds approximately 97 calories to each drink.

I received the product mentioned above free of charge for editorial consideration, and I’m also eligible for additional incentives. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Giveaway?

Broke & Chic has teamed up with Tropicana to get people to share the real reason behind their resolutions as part of  Trop50 True Resolutions. Three lucky Broke & Chic fans will endure an afternoon of pampering! Follow the rules below to WIN a $50 Spa Week Gift Card courtesy of Trop50!

Here’s How

1. Go to the Trop50 Facebook page and share your secret motivation.

Bonus: Just by sharing you’ll earn a coupon for $1 off Trop50 for yourself and 50¢ off coupons for up to 50 of your friends. You can even submit incognito with a fierce disguise!

Double Bonus: Whether you submit a resolution or not, you can enter for a chance to win a $1000 gift card to fill your New Year with goodness. (They’re giving away four!)

2. Comment below and tell Broke & Chic your New Year’s Resolution.

3. Follow Broke & Chic on Facebook and/or Twitter.

*You must do all three to be considered. Contest ends January 31, 2012. Contest only open to US residents.

Extra Chances

Click here to tweet about the contest or comment on the Broke & Chic Facebook page telling us one trend you’d like to see go away forever!

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New Year’s Resolutions: Trop50 Giveaway Pt 1

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What were your New Year’s Resolutions this year? I find that most people’s had to do with dieting. If so, you should check out 12 Diet Tips for a Healthier You that was posted earlier this month to get you back on track.

I’m a person who hates the word “diet.” It’s a word set up to make us fail. You’ll either live off of lettuce and yogurt, or go on a master cleanse. It’s always this unrealistic extreme.

If you stay focused and disciplined…you’ll probably lose that “freshman 15″ but, you’ll go right back to your old habits once you hit your goal, gaining all the weight back, if not more…and the sophomore 20 is so much worse. To help you succeed in your New Year’s Resolution, scratch off that “lose 10 pounds” and instead change it to “be healthier.”

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Don’t deprive yourself, it’s all about moderation. Love bagels? Eat half instead of the whole thing. Still a tad hungry? Opt for a fat free Greek yogurt instead of the other half.

The most sneaky pound packer, believe it or not, is our daily liquid consumption. All those sugary drinks like soda and fruit punch, and even the one’s advertised as “healthy” such as VitaminWater have sneaky sugar calories that pack on the pounds. The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled that a Summer 2010 advertisement that claimed VitaminWater was “nutritious” was misleading due to the high sugar content

Water is obviously the best, but it’s okay to have a sweet tooth because Tropicana recently came out with a new drink called Trop50. This new drink delivers the goodness of fruit juice with 50% less sugar and calories than regular orange juice, with no artificial sweeteners.

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I happen to live with a born and raised Floridian who consumes up to a gallon of orange juice a day. Trop50 is a sigh of relief! We both can enjoy the taste without being paranoid about the sugar! Not a fan of orange juice? No worries! Trop50 has an array of other drinks like Raspberry Lemonade, Pomegranate Blueberry, Pineapple Mango, and Apple!

Why do I want to be healthier? Well, you are what you eat. When I eat more fruits and veggies than pizza and cookies, I can really feel the difference. I have more energy, and my skin just glows! With my crazy New York lifestyle, energy is crucial. Magnolia cupcakes seem appealing to the eye, but once consumed…it just weighs my eyelids down. I’ll save the fried and fattening stuff for those special occasions!

*I received the product mentioned above free of charge for editorial consideration, and I’m also eligible for additional incentives. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Giveaway?

Broke & Chic has teamed up with Tropicana to get people to share the real reason behind their resolutions as part of  Trop50 True Resolutions. Three lucky Broke & Chic fans will endure an afternoon of pampering! Follow the rules below to WIN a $50 Spa Week Gift Card courtesy of Trop50!

Here’s How

1. Go to the Trop50 Facebook page and share your secret motivation.

Bonus: Just by sharing you’ll earn a coupon for $1 off Trop50 for yourself and 50¢ off coupons for up to 50 of your friends. You can even submit incognito with a fierce disguise!

Double Bonus: Whether you submit a resolution or not, you can enter for a chance to win a $1000 gift card to fill your New Year with goodness. (They’re giving away four!)

2. Comment below and tell Broke & Chic your New Year’s Resolution.

3. Follow Broke & Chic on Facebook and/or Twitter.

*You must do all three to be considered. Contest ends January 31, 2012. Contest only open to US residents.

Extra Chances

Click here to tweet about the contest or comment on the Broke & Chic Facebook page telling us one trend you’d like to see go away forever!

 

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