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Feeling Green with #EarthFootwear

The following post is sponsored by Mamavation on behalf of Earth Footwear. #EarthFootwear

Spring is here and I’m feeling green.

My yard is coming to life. The grass is turning green. Flowers are growing. I want vibrant pops of color back in my life. The dullness of brown and gray can go away. With today being Earth Day, it’s the perfect day to celebrate everything green and our wonderful planet.

Imagine my happiness when I received the Butterfly Ballet Flat from Earth Footwear to review.

#EarthFootwear Butterfly | HappyFitMama.comDon’t they just scream FRESH and SPRING?!?!

It also just so happens that green is my favorite color.

I’ve never owned a pair of Earth Footwear shoes before. However, I remember my mom (who has a major shoe problem, btw) raving about the brand. She said they were the most comfortable pair of shoes she’s ever owned. And proceeded to buy multiple pairs in different styles and colors.

I’m not a huge fan of shoes with high heels. I have sprained my ankle more times than I can count by tripping, twisting and subsequently face planting on a side walk from those pesky shoes. The last thing I need is another foot injury! These days, I go for comfort more than anything. I love a cute ballet shoe but most leave my feet feeling tired and squished. There’s no way I can walk for any length of time in them.

#earthfootwear Butterfly  happyfitmama.com

Earth Footwear delivers the cute factor along with the comfort and support I need. The foot bed cushions your foot from heel to toe.There’s even reinforced arch support. When walking it feels like little baby pillows are supporting your arches. They have a suede exterior while the inside is lined with a soft leather. I’ve worn them multiple times while running errands and chasing after my kids. I did not have any foot pain or discomfort. This was also after I ran 10 miles earlier that morning.

Now I can see why my Mom raved about Earth Footwear. Like always, Moms know best even when it comes to shoes!

These shoes are priced at $95.00. The entire Spring/Summer 2014 Earth Collection starts at $85–with the majority of the collection under $100.

Which are your favorite Earth Footwear shoes? Check out the full collection HERE.

You can also connect with Earth Footwear on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to see all their Earth Day Shoe Pins.

P.S. If you sign up for the Earth eNewsletter you’ll automatically be entered into a monthly shoe giveaway!

Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie (1)  HappyFitMama.com

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.

Life is a marathon not a sprint.

With every marathon, you gotta fuel the right way. Running my life is the same way as running a race. Food is fuel. Without it, you tank.

Who needs a DNS or DNF in life?

I fuel myself and family with real, whole food. With two kiddos, who barely slow down to eat a meal, we need all the fuel we can get. One of my favorite ways to get in fast fuel is with a smoothie. You can get all the essentials to keep you running. Adding Greek yogurt is a great way to up the protein content while keeping you satisfied for hours.

This Apple Pie Smoothie is thick and hearty thanks to the oats but also creamy from the peanut butter and Greek yogurt. You can drink it with a straw or pull out a spoon for the last few bites. Whichever way you choose, it’ll definitely fuel your marathon.

Apple Pie Smoothie  HappyFitMama.com

5.0 from 2 reviews
Apple Pie Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped (you can peel if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or nut/seed butter of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix almond milk, oats and Greek yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Add mixture to food processor or blender with remaining ingredients.
  4. Blend till combined.

 

Did you know that Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor of the 2014 Boston Marathon? This year they are sending 10 runners who just missed the cut off time due to the large number of entries this year. Starting at 5 am on Marathon Monday, Stonyfield Ambassadors, will be along the race course – from the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton to the Family Meeting Area in Boston. These Stonyfield ambassadors will also distribute fun signs to spectators to help cheer everyone along the course.

Stonyfield Greek Yogurt | HappyFitMama.com

You can get involved at home too! Join in the conversation on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #StonyfieldSuperFan. You could win great prizes like a year supply of Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, or a year-long membership to your local gym.

For more information on Team Stonyfield, visit www.stonyfield.com/bostonmarathon