I’m going to make a statement here that may seem a little controversial in this day and age- but it’s 100% true: I love milk. And really, I love all dairy. Whether it’s Greek yogurt, cheese or just a plain ol’ glass of milk- I love it all. I also love almond milk. And soy milk. And sunflower milk (you get the idea…) You can tell me that dairy will kill me or cause some crazy disease- but I’ve been consuming it for over 33 years now- and my health seems to be a-okay. To be clear, I am picky about where the dairy comes from and that there aren’t scary hormones added in- which leads me to today’s topic…
This past weekend, I attended a super fun and unique event sponsored by Fairlife Milk. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but was just told to dress in comfortable clothes that I could do a yoga workout in. For some reason, I also didn’t think to ask around to many of my local Colorado blogger friends to see who else was planning on going. I did know that Heidi was also attending- because we planned to carpool together.
I was so happy that these wonderful ladies (and many new friends too!) were there- especially Marisa, who I’ve been planning to meet up with for almost a year now! And see those pretty yoga mats at our feet? That was a free gift to us for attending!
As soon as everyone arrived (around 20 bloggers), the Fairlife team talked to us for a bit about what makes their milk so unique and wonderful.
Fairlife milk comes in three varieties: skim, 2% and chocolate 2%. The cows are never treated with rBST growth hormones and are raised humanely. The milk itself is lactose-free and has half the sugar and 50% more calcium than ordinary cow’s milk. It also has the same amount of protein as a typical serving of Greek yogurt!
Here’s a little video that describes just how all of those wonderful things are done:
After we learned a little about Fairlife, we were led through a pretty crazy, fantastic yoga class. I was a little shocked when they announced that it would be partner yoga and we wouldn’t be on solid ground for part of it! This was a bit outside of my comfort zone, but I went with it. A few of the partner poses that we practiced included “flying” on our partner’s feet:
And doing “double planks”
We quickly found out that this pose works a lot better if the person on top is shorter than the person on the bottom!
The hour of yoga went by super fast and we worked up a little sweat! After that, it was time to taste the Fairlife products. We tried the 2% milk, chocolate milk and two different smoothies:
(Thanks Tiffany for sharing this photo!)
We also got treats to take home- including full-size bottles of the two milks that were sampled. I hadn’t had chocolate milk in years- and it tasted like melted ice cream! Delicious as it was, I think I prefer the plain 2%. I love plain 2% milk.
We also got a reusable grocery bag full of treats- including a MAGIC BULLET blender!!!
Here’s a disclaimer of sorts: I have to point out that this whole afternoon was incredibly laid-back and the folks from Fairlife weren’t pushy at all. They clearly put a lot of effort into organizing an event that was fun (and funny!) for everyone and were super nice and interactive with all of the bloggers. We were not obligated to write a post or do anything else following the event and were free to just go home and enjoy the experience (and all of our free stuff!).
The great folks at Fairlife did offer a reader giveaway for anyone that was interested- so I jumped at the chance! One of you lucky readers will win your own Magic Bullet- just like the one pictured above (so we can be blender twins!).
Mandatory: “Like” Fairlife on Facebook (and leave a comment below letting me know that you did).
You can earn up to two additional entries by doing the following:
- Leave a comment below telling me WHY you want to win a Magic Bullet (it’s as simple as that!).
- Tweet about the giveaway by copying and pasting the following text: Win a Magic Bullet blender, courtesy of @Fairlife here: http://wp.me/p2oUXk-3Cs
(be sure to leave a comment letting me know that you Tweeted!)
Entries will remain open until Monday, March 31st at 8pm EST and the winner will be announced the following day on the blog. The winner will have 48 hours to claim his/her prize, and if unclaimed, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to US residents only.