Monday, January 10, 2011

WIN THIS: A free box of customized goodies from YouBar!

And so it begins, another week—and for me, it really feels like the first week of the new year (even though it's the second week). I love vacation, trust me when I say there's nothing like escaping reality for a few days, but there's also nothing like getting back into the swing of things. And yes, that is both a positive and a negative statement. When your life is somewhat schedule-oriented, it's hard to upend yourself and it feels oh-so good to get back to your way of eating. Your way of life. In your house and in your bed. But damn, it feels good to not worry about things for a few days. Think work, groceries, bills. It feels good to do everything and nothing in particular. To sit back and relax, to live a life so very different from your own and to soak up vacation in every sense of the word. That escape is what makes getting back into the swing of things really, crazy hard. But I'm doing it. It's Monday, which means I'm back in the gym.

I spent all of yesterday getting organized. We unpacked suitcases and Christmas gifts, plus grocery bags and Target bags. Which means I didn't have much time to organize the photographs I took down in the land of sunshine and high temps—and if you live anywhere near me, you know that I am not at all in sunshine or high temps. Mother Nature welcomed me home by dumping my town full of snow. Yeah...blech. So as you anxiously await some visual evidence of my adventures in Cozumel, I shall entertain you with a giveaway.

I know, right...another giveaway! Isn't it great?

So a few weeks ago, the friendly people at YouBars sent me a box full of goodies.


I'd tell you about the company, but I think I'll let the company speak for itself:



Clearly these people are cool, and I'm more than willing to promote their products—they definitely fit the fit life mold. In addition to YouBars, you can also create YouCereal, YouTrailMix, YouShakes and YouCookies. All with healthy ingredients that YOU pick. I can't speak for the YouCookies, but everything else I sampled was quite delicious. Particularly the protein-filled Breakfast Shake.

I tend to shy away from protein shakes. I'm partial to fresh fruit smoothies, mostly because they never taste gritty or fake. I think a lot of protein-filled shakes taste both gritty and fake, which is never a good thing when you're thirsty and hungry. This Breakfast Shake...not so much. It basically tasted like a nice, cold glass of chocolate milk. I must admit, however, that I drank it mid-afternoon. It got me through a 4-hour night shift at the gym, which is something my apple/nut butter combo doesn't usually do. So I was quite pleased and ultimately eager to try the other two mixes.

Best part: 100 calories. 10 grams of fat. 9 grams of sugar. And not an ounce of unidentifiable ingredients in the mix. Next up, snack time. When I know I'm going to be gone for a bit, I tend to pack snacks in my purse. On two separate errand-running occasions, I some of my samples with me:

1) YouTrailMix

2) YouBar

Both of which were very, very tasty. And so now, here's the fun part: You could win a customized box of, well...whatever you'd like! YouBars, YouCereal, YouTrailMix, YouShakes or YouCookies. YOU decide.

YouBars is giving this opportunity to one lucky Daily Dose reader. To enter, take a look at the YouBars website and figure out what you'd like to customize. Share your recipe (don't forget to name it) in the comments section of this post. Bonus entries are yours if you "like" YouBars and Daily Dose on Facebook (if you haven't already). Extra bonus entry if you subscribe to Daily Dose (just click on the envelope in the column at right).

All entries must be received by Friday, January 14, 2011 at midnight EST. The winner will be announced on Sunday, January 16, 2011. (Please note that I will contact the winner if, and only if, I have your email address. Otherwise, you'll just have to stay tuned and contact ME if you're the lucky winner. In which case, if I don't hear from you, I'll be forced to pick someone else! Rules, rules...how boring, but necessary.)

Can't wait? Customize your box today and enter code "DailyDose" at checkout to save 10%!

Best of luck to all my participants!

26 comments:

Jooster said...

JuJu Bars
By following your taste buds, you have chosen a mouthwatering combination which will also have a pleasing texture! You are a bar expert. For your added piece of mind, remember that your bar is guaranteed delicious. Enjoy!

Base:
•YouBar Base - Almond Butter & Organic Dates *Recommended
Protein Powders:
•Whey (Milk) Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
•Cashews *Recommended
•Organic Flaxseeds
Fruits/Berries:
•Organic Shredded Coconut
•Organic Sweetened Cranberries
Sweeteners:
•Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
•Chocolate Chips *Most Popular
•Natural Unsweetened Cocoa
Grains:
•Crunchy Rice Cereal
•Oat Bran
InFUsions:
•All-One Vitamin Infusion

Chandra S said...

Okay so I tried for a youcookie. Not sure if it all goes together well but... :)
Cookie Surprise!!
Cookie dough base: oatmeal
flour: 100% whole wheat flour
eggs: organic eggs
sweeteners: organic sugar
butters: organic butter
veggies: organic fresh zucchini
nut butters: almond butter
Choc. chips: white chocolate
nuts: organic raisins
seasonings: organic vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, almond extract
infusions: fiber
toppings: organic sugar

Tammy said...

AllYou Bar

Inside you'll find:

Organic peanut butter
Organic rice protein
Whey protein
Pecans (extra!)
Chia seeds (extra!)
Organic goji berries (less, please)
Organic agave nectar
Coffee crystals
Organic cacao nibs
Vanilla extract
Cinnamon
Galaxy grains
Crunchy rice cereal

I hope, I hope I win. :-)

mcmcolospgs said...

I would pick the You Bar with:

Organic peanut butter
Whey protein
flax
Walnuts
Coconut
Honey
Chocolate chips
Crunchy rice cereal
All one vitamin infusion

I shall call it, "Michelle's Perfect Bar!"

Sounds yum!

sandyandcosmo said...

You Bar with cashew butter, cashews, pecans, cherries, organic clover honey and cinnamon.

Ayereiss said...

This giveaway looks amazing! My bar (A Little Bit Nutty) would contain:

Almond Butter & Organic Dates
Whey Protein
Almonds
Pumpkin Seeds
Apricots
Cherries
Organic Clover Honey
Chocolate Chips
Cinnamon
Vanilla Extract
Oat Bran

Thanks for the great (and delicious) giveaway!
Nancy
nafairbank (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather Honey said...

ME YouBar!
Base:
•Almond Butter
•Organic Dates - Fat-Free & Low Calorie
Protein Powders:
•Organic Rice Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
•Sunflower Seeds
Fruits/Berries:
•Organic Goji Berries *Recommended
Sweeteners:
•Organic Agave Nectar
Seasonings:
•Vanilla Extract
Grains:
•Crunchy Rice Cereal
InFUsions:
•All-One Vitamin Infusion

Heather Honey said...

I liked YouBar on FB
heathersemail@cox(dot)net

Heather Honey said...

I liked A Daily Dose of Fit on FB
heathersemail@cox(dot)net

Ayereiss said...

I liked YouBar on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway :)
Nancy
nafairbank (at) gmail (dot) com

Ayereiss said...

I liked A Daily Dose of Fit on FB
Love this giveaway, thanks!
Nancy
nafairbank (at) gmail (dot) com

Nikki Cole said...

Coles Yummy bar

Base:
Organic Dates - Fat-Free & Low Calorie
Soynut Butter
Protein Powders:
Organic Rice Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Cashews *Recommended
Organic Flaxseeds
Fruits/Berries:
Organic Shredded Coconut
Organic Sweetened Cranberries
Sweeteners:
Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
Grains:
Galaxy Granola
Oat Bran
InFUsions:
All-One Vitamin Infusion
nicole22654@yahoo.com

christie said...

What a cool concept!

I added Chia seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, honey, carob powder, and granola to the YouBar base.

christiew969 at gmail dot com :)

Kristen said...

PROTEIN LOVE


Base:

* Organic Dates - Fat-Free & Low Calorie
* Sunflower Seed Butter

Protein Powders:

* Organic Rice Protein

Nuts/Seeds:

* Almonds *Most Popular
* Pumpkin Seeds

Fruits/Berries:

* Organic Sweetened Cranberries

Sweeteners:

* Organic Clover Honey

Seasonings:

* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa

Grains:

* Crunchy Rice Cereal

Marty said...

I've never seen a site like that before! Very neat!

I called my concoction "Mommy of Three under 3 Treat Bars" ;)

poetees@gmail.com

Base:
Cashew Butter - Homemade, Creamy & Delicious *Most Popular
Organic Dates - Fat-Free & Low Calorie
Protein Powders:
Soy Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Almonds *Most Popular
Organic Flaxseeds
Fruits/Berries:
Organic Shredded Coconut
Organic Sweetened Cranberries
Sweeteners:
Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
Cinnamon
Vanilla Extract
Grains:
Crunchy Rice Cereal
Oat Bran
InFUsions:
All-One Vitamin Infusion

Marty said...

I liked YouBars on Facebook.

poetees@gmail.com

Marty said...

I liked Daily Dose on Facebook.

poetees@gmail.com

Marty said...

I subscribed to daily dose.

poetees@gmail.com

Megan: said...

I love that the give the nutritional information too!

Keep on Running Bar
Base:

* YouBar Base - Almond Butter & Organic Dates *Recommended

Protein Powders:

* Organic Rice Protein

Nuts/Seeds:

* Almonds *Most Popular
* Organic Flaxseeds

Fruits/Berries:

* Organic Goji Berries *Recommended

Sweeteners:

* Organic Brown Rice Syrup

Seasonings:

* Organic Maca Powder

Grains:

* Oat Bran

InFUsions:

* All-One Vitamin Infusion

Jacqueline said...

Base:
•Almond Butter
Protein Powders:
•Whey (Milk) Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
•Almonds *Most Popular
Fruits/Berries:
•Organic Goji Berries *Recommended
•Sweetened Blueberries
Sweeteners:
•Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
•Chocolate Chips *Most Popular
•Vanilla Extract
Grains:
•Crunchy Rice Cereal
InFUsions:

i named it crunch goodness jmmccarr@gmail.com

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

Base:
Organic Peanut Butter
Sunflower Seed Butter
Protein Powders:
Whey (Milk) Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Peanuts
Sunflower Seeds
Fruits/Berries:
Apples
Sweeteners:
Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
Cinnamon
Vanilla Extract
Grains:
Oat Bran
InFUsions:
Fiber Infusion

I'd call it On the Trail to Deliciousness.

katherine. said...

I made mine and titled it "In the Car Bar," since I'd most likely eat it in my car for breakfast on my way to teach!

Base:

* YouBar Base - Almond Butter & Organic Dates *Recommended

Protein Powders:

Nuts/Seeds:

* Almonds *Most Popular

Fruits/Berries:

* Organic Sweetened Cranberries
* Sweetened Blueberries

Sweeteners:

* Organic Agave Nectar

Seasonings:

Grains:

* Crunchy Rice Cereal

InFUsions:

Thanks for the chance to win! This website is awesome!

katherine.loiry at gmail DOT com

Aly said...

Called: "Aly's Out of Creative Juice So She Needs This Bar"
Base:
Organic Peanut Butter
Protein Powders:
Nuts/Seeds:
Peanuts
Pumpkin Seeds
Fruits/Berries:
Cherries *Most Popular
Organic Goji Berries *Recommended
Sweeteners:
Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
Chocolate Chips *Most Popular
Vanilla Extract
Grains:
Galaxy Granola
InFUsions:
Fiber Infusion

Haylee said...

Called "Haylee's Health Kick"
you bar base
whey protein isolate
agave nectar
almonds
cashews
vanilla extract
cinnamon
all-one vitamin infusion


happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Haylee said...

fan on daily dose on fb (haylee anderson)

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Haylee said...

fan on youbar on fb (haylee anderson)

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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