Introducing Fairlife Nutritious Milk #BelieveInBetter


Disclosure: I was provided complimentary products to try and review along with a swag bag and blender for attending the event.

This morning, I was able to take part in an amazing fitness event put on by fairlife! They are the creator of a deliciously nutritious milk that packs protein with calcium and with half the sugar of regular milk. fairlife purely nutritious milkThey treated us to a high-intensity workout lead by fitness expert, Chris Freytag, which included an excess of sweat and muscle burn – believe me there!! But at the end, it was worth it because we got to try out some yummy smoothies made by, yes, you guessed it… fairlife!

fairlife nutritious milk protein
Left: Sue McCloskey (Founder of fairlife) and Chris Freytag. Right: Me, ready to get my sweat on!

Here is a look at some of the tasty recipes that they put together for us:

protein smoothie recipesAnd of course, they gave us recipe cards to share with readers and I MUST share because they were beyond amazing. It’s so nice to find a delicious protein shake that you can make at home for your post-workout drink.

1. Lean Green Protein Smoothie (from fairlife)


  • 3/4 cup fairlife purely nutritious skim milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • (optional) touch of honey for extra sweetness

Blend together on high and enjoy! Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 220 calories, Total fat 4g, Protein 11g, Vitamin A 50%, Vitamin C 90%

2. Protein Powerhouse Smoothie (from fairlife)


  • 1 cup fairlife purely nutritious chocolate milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • (optional) touch of honey for extra sweetness

Blend on high until mixed thoroughly. Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 310 calories, total fat 12g, Protein 16g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Vitamin C 60%

3. Dark Chocolate & Berries Smoothie (from fairlife)


  • 1 cup fairlife purely nutritious chocolate milk
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup ice
  • (Optional) 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips for extra-rich flavor

Blend ingredients together. Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 160 calories, Total fat 4g, Protein 10g, Vitamin C 25%, Dietary Fiber 4g

pink dividerAfter an intense workout, I like to make a protein shake. This usually consists of regular milk, a protein mix, some flavorings plus some ice. I blend it together and that’s my mix. But when we tried these smoothies today, I kind of had an ‘ah ha’ moment. These were the types of drinks I’d been craving after my workouts. They tasted good, and healthy, and fulfilling!

Here’s a shot of the Lean Green Protein Smoothie that they made for us:

lean green protein smoothieIt may not look all that appetizing (what green smoothie does?) But it really was good!! I mean it! My husband and I got to bring home a jug of the chocolate milk and a jug of the 2% milk to try in our own smoothies at home and I’m really excited to try and recreate the recipes that they had for us. Especially that berries one – yum!!!

fairlife milk selectionWhere Can I Find Fairlife?

You can find fairlife at select grocery stores around Minneapolis and Denver right now. So far I’ve found it at Coborn’s, Cub Foods, Rainbow Foods, and Kowalski’s!

And while I’m talking about fairlife, I want to mention a few fun facts that I found interesting and you might too!

Fun Facts

  1. fairlife is lactose-free.
  2. fairlife contains 50% more protein and calcium than regular milk.
  3. They pamper their cows with sand beds and freestanding stalls allowing the cows to walk freely but still be sheltered.
  4. They do not add in any powders or mixes for extra protein, they just harness what’s already in the milk!
  5. fairlife can be found only in Minneapolis and Denver as of Spring 2014!

One last thing that I want to share with you about fairlife. A video of the husband and wife founders and their vision:

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn more about fairlife and their products today. I can’t wait to drink up our protein-packed milk in some yummy smoothies soon! Keep your eyes peeled for their products at your local grocery store soon and don’t be afraid to try it out. Leave a comment when/if you do and let me know what you think!!

Magic Bullet Giveaway

It gets even better. Fairlife has offered to give away a Magic Bullet Blender Kit (a $50 value!!) to one of my lucky readers!! So you would be able to make these delicious smoothies at your home too! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends March 14th at 11:59 PM EST.

Enter to win a magic bullet from Fairlife! Ends 3-14 #shop

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A special thank you to fairlife for the great workout, the samples of nutritious milk, and the new blender to mix it all together in! I cannot wait to start making some seriously delicious smoothies!!! 🙂


38 thoughts on “Introducing Fairlife Nutritious Milk #BelieveInBetter

  • March 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Great post Sarah. Thanks for coming to the event and spreading the word about our purely nutritious milk. Can’t wait to see what smoothie recipes you will create with fairlife milk.

  • March 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Looks like you had a great time! They smoothies look delicious too.

  • March 5, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Goodness those look so tasty!! Lactose free too? *^* Perfect….
    I would put kale, strawberry, banana, skim milk, organic vanilla extract, and vital wheat gluten in a good morning smoothie start, but goodness gravy I like the sound of the Dark Chocolate and berries.~

  • March 6, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Love bananas and strawberries!

  • March 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    milk fruit peanut butter kale all depends which one i make! 🙂

  • March 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I dont like the texture of yogurt so I freeze it and add it to my smoothies and use lots of fruit.

  • March 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I like to make smoothies with bananas, milk, ice, and yogurt.

  • March 7, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Bananas and strawberries almost always go in my smoothies.

  • March 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I love any type of melons. Yogurt is great too

  • March 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I love bananas and dark chocolate with a little yougurt in there to make it creamy!

  • March 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Yogurt, berries and bananas

  • March 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Green smoothies!

  • March 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I’m just a bananas and strawberries girl, but that’s because I always have those 2 ingredients and it’s simple!

  • March 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I like to put carrots and oranges in my smoothies.

  • March 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I like to put in a banana, frozen berries, yogurt, and milk.

  • March 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Strawberries, bananas, yogurt, and milk!

  • March 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I like smoothies with spinach or kale, strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, avocados, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and/or milk.

  • March 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I love smoothies with berries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, mmmmm…..yummy 🙂

  • March 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I like to put strawberries in my smoothies.

  • March 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I would love to put yogurt and any kind of tropical fruit or fruit juice in my smoothies

  • March 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    i love add ing blue berries, spinach, almonds and bananas to my smoothies.

  • March 7, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    spinach or kale, bananas and blueberries

  • March 8, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I like to put strawberries, bananas, spinach and blueberries in my smoothies.

  • March 8, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Bananas. Strawberries. Blueberries. My kids would love to make and enjoy smoothies!!

  • March 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Bananas and strawberries

  • March 9, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I love including spinach in my fruit smoothies- great source of nutrition!

  • March 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Anything with raspberries!

  • March 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve always wanted to add oats to one of my shakes but never have!that would be the first new ingredient in the magic bullet! I usually do choc. protein powder, pb and a banana but it sounds like the fairlife choc milk would be a good substitute.

  • March 10, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I love strawberries and melon in my smoothie, thanks

  • March 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I like fresh fruits in my smoothies.

  • March 12, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Bananas and peanut butter

  • March 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I like to sure bananas in mine! Yum!!

  • March 12, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I like to put berries and Greens Plus in my smoothies

  • March 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Frozen bananas, peanut butter powder, milk

  • March 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I like strawberries and bananas.

  • March 14, 2014 at 3:50 am

    I love strawberries in my smoothies.

  • March 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I have several favorites combos (plus we like to experiment – with whatever odds and ends we have on hand!)

    1. Blueberries, Bananas, Vanilla Yogurt & toasted Wheat Germ (sometimes Avocado too)
    2. Spinach, Kale or Arugala, cooked Potatoes or Cauliflower!
    3. Melons, Pineapple & Bananas – sometimes Berries too!

    It’s fun to experiment and find new combinations – some unlikely sounding combos can be surprisingly delicious. It’s also fun to make a Gazpacho / V-8 type blend too. Thanks for the nifty and fun giveaway!

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