Iced Coffee Almond Protein Shake and SUJA GIVEAWAY

Hello!! How’s it going? For my non-US readers yesterday was Memorial Day so I got the day off. That’s rare because my boss is a real B Winking smile

I took yesterday pretty easy and just took a walk and did some stretching. I am loving the polka dot ProCompression socks!! They are cuter in person, trust.

procompression polka dot socks

This morning I ran 8 easy miles and felt great. That was nice. Also – it reminded me that my ipod DIED after only two songs during the marathon this weekend. That means I ran 26 miles, having a rough race without any music or friends to distract me!!

That is a pretty hard mental game and I want to give myself a little credit for that. Plus, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to overcome negative thoughts while running and stressing about running – it’s all fresh in my brain from Sunday and coming soon!

run after marathon

Help: I did charge my ipod the night before, not all night but for at least 2 hours. Do you think it’s just dying? I have had it for 3 years now.

Post-run fuel:

feets and protein shakes

I always brew coffee before I go for a run. Then I come back and pour it over ice. Today I decided to up the game and make it a delicious protein shake!

vanilla almond coffee protein shake

Vanilla Almond Coffee Protein Shake

{vegan. gluten free. protein packed.}


  • 1 cup coffee – brewed strong
  • 1/2 cup Suja Vanilla Cloud Flavor
  • 1 scoop Vega vanilla protein powder
  • Ice

Blend. Drink. Repeat.

Suja 3 Day Fresh Start Juice Giveaway

And I’ve got some great news! Suja is giving away 18 juices – their 3 day cleanse to one RER reader!!

suja juice review (800x600)

The juice is organic, cold pressed in San Diego and they ship throughout the US.

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post with your favorite juice.

Open to residents of the US. Closes 5/30/14 8am PST.

Disclaimer: Suja is providing this juice to one RER readers and myself. All opinions are my own.


  1. sarah says

    The vanilla cloud sounds amazing! I’m a month away from my wedding, a cleanse would be perfect right about now 😛

  2. Kelsey says

    I have not yet tried the Suja juice because I just can’t find it near me (and am too cheap to buy it online and have it shipped in case I don’t like it). The vanilla cloud sounds great but the green supreme and purify sound really refreshing!

  3. says

    I have yet to try Suja but I love carrot juice and any green juice! That vanilla almond coffee shake looks amazing and I bet it gave you a great boost of energy! I’ll have to figure out a way to try it!

  4. says

    I’ve been DYING to do a juice cleanse for weeks but I couldn’t decide which one to do! I had an apple, carrot, and ginger juice last week that was amazing :)

  5. Jenna U. says

    I’ve been wanting to try Suja! I did the Nekter cleanse awhile ago and wanted to compare the two. Vanilla Cloud sounds amazing!

  6. Megan By says

    I’ve never had Suja juice, but I’ve been wanting to try a juice cleanse for months! Cranberry juice is definitely my favorite.

  7. says

    I’ve never tried their juices before, but judging from the ingredients listed on the bottles up there, I’d have to say the Fuel sounds amazing! Very bright and flavorful! :-)

  8. Steph says

    Obsessed with green juice right now…So the green machine!! But I’m a juice-a-holic! So all juices are so good to me!!

  9. says

    If I could start every morning with the GLOW juice – 2 apples, 6 celery stalks, ½ a cucumber, a handful of spinach, 3 collard leaves, 3 kale leaves and a sprig of mint – I’d be ECSTATIC.

  10. says

    I love Suja! I had the opportunity to try their juices at the Rock n Roll Kick off earlier this month. I love the Vanilla Cloud and they way you put it with your protein drink, that sounds dreamier! Ooh I hope I win! I am a HUGE Suja fan! #epicsummerrun

  11. Marin says

    As a kid I was all about apple juice (from concentrate–mmmmmm), but now give me a cold pressed kale + celery + green apple + ginger and I’ll be your bestie. That vanilla almond flavor looks amazing.

  12. Mariah says

    I’ve never done a juice cleanse and would love to try one! I usually like anything with apples or oranges.

  13. Brittany Mumford says

    I have been DYING to try Suja, because we don’t have it around here. I’d love to win this, to try your iced coffee protein shake since I am a coffee fiend!

  14. The Silent Assassin says

    Lol…In the event you find this comment among the haystack of all the other comments, the answer is…your ipod internal battery is dying and not holding a charge anymore. 3 years is pretty much the average life span of that lithium battery chica. See if apple will give you a free one and an ambassadorship. And if they do, put in a good word for TSA. Oh and coconut.

  15. says

    I kinda feel like something like that happened to me during one of my races, but now, for the life of me, I can’t remember what it was. It might have had something to do with my headphones or something, and I think once it started, I just started playing mental games with myself until the end!

  16. says

    I’d have to say coconut almond because, well, coconut almond. Also, sounds like your ipod is dying and I’m prettty sure about that. I killed 3 ipod’s in one day….of course that day might have involved water, surf and alcohol but still, it sounds like it’s on the way out. Also, that coffee looks delish, I might just rather have that. :)

  17. Jean says

    My favorite juice is one of the specials at my local Whole Foods — Apples, Coconut Water, Lime, Ginger and Kale. So yummy!

  18. Chatelaine says

    My favorite juice is one with lettuce, ginger, apple, lemon and some kale. I’m thinking the green supreme is up my alley.

  19. Kristen Stack says

    Never tried this juice brand before, but I’ve always wanted to try a juice cleanse!! (:

  20. britt says

    I have never tried suja, but I may have to. In general berry juices are my favorite, grape, raspberry, cranberry, whatever

  21. Kaitlin G says

    Vanilla cloud duhhh haha dessert in a bottle… if only drinking 6 of those a day was “cleansing” :)

  22. Kristin says

    I haven’t tried any of these, but since seeing Suja on RER I’ve been really wanting too! The Green Supreme looks awesome!

  23. says

    I have never had any of their juice so not sure which one I would like, although I love anything vanilla so am betting that is the one for me. Usually I love anything citrus though!

  24. Erin says

    Really want to try these! Haven’t been able to find them in my area yet!! Vanilla cloud looks especially delicious!

  25. says

    I’m currently on a beet kick and wanting to try it any way possible!! Show me the beets!!

    haha…course I’d much rather have the iced coffee almond drink since I’d like have to fight Hubs for any of the Suja drinks! They all sound wonderful.

  26. Ashley Widis says

    My favorite juice is pineapple but i forget to enjoy it! Would love to try Suja and the 3-day cleanse!

  27. Samantha says

    I tried a sample of the Suja Carrot-Apple-Beet at Fairway last week and it was delicious – I’d love to try the other flavors!

  28. Keri K says

    I don’t have a favorite because I have been to afraid to try any type of juice! I would love to though! Some of those flavors sounds amazing :)

  29. Brecka Coonradt says

    I have never tried this brand, but the carrot apple looks like what I make at home! They all look delicious to me!

  30. Stephanie says

    I’d love to try their juices, but we don’t get them in Houston, TX. Also, do you happen to know if they are gluten/soy/dairy/egg free?

  31. says

    Suja. Me. Please. Carrot Orange is my favorite, but I cannot lie – I’ve only tried two! Excited to try more at the R-n-R SD race, hopefully! This Nor Cal girl can’t wait to get to SD, but this race is going to be rough with no training :/

  32. Michelle says

    I haven’t tried Suja juice yet, but I’ve been wanting to. I’m sure I’ll love any juice with apple in it!

  33. Yanet says

    have never had any of their juices but that fuel one sounds just like what im needing.. fingers crossed porque nunca me he Ganado nada :)

  34. Alison says

    I haven’t tried Suja yet, but the Vanilla Cloud sounds delish! I’d like the Fuel one as well. My favorite juice is pineapple cranberry juice, with a little coconut rum!

  35. Angela says

    That vanilla cloud drink looks AMAZING. Hoping I win this because I could sure use a cleanse – I have been eating like a rapid monkey – everything and anything, mostly pizza and froyo

  36. Teresa deal says

    I am in need of a juice cleanse but also juice to supplement and would love to try this before I buy it! My favorite would have to be the vanilla….did I see a chai by chance?

  37. Laura Wolf says

    I love the carrot apple juice! All of the Suja juices are so good! I would love to do a cleanse!!

  38. Nicole says

    I love blood orange juice but have recently been drinking grape juice with spinach mixed in. It is a great lunch on the go!!

  39. Erika Navarre says

    Fuel is my favorite! Don’t have Whole Foods near me, so I like to stock up when I visit my hometown (which does have one).

  40. Danielle says

    Ah I love love love Suja! I would do their detox everyday if I could!! The night time almond drink is my faaaav!

  41. Kelly M says

    I love the orange, cucumber, apple blend at our local whole foods cooperative….but I think that vanilla cloud looks sooo much better! I can’t imagine running that far with no iPod. I give you serious props for having that kind of control.

  42. says

    Oh Monica… I SO SO SOOOO want to win this! I have wanted to do a juice cleanse forever and just haven’t done it yet. I haven’t tried their juices obviously, but I love an apple carrot ginger juice my cousin has made me before.

  43. Caroline Schaffer says

    I’ve never tried these juices before but they all sound amazing! I normally make my own juices with my vitamix but due to my crazy schedule I’m looking for that go to juice company. They sound perfect!

  44. Alicia Wynn says

    Favorite juice is one I make myself in my Nutribullet: spinach, avocado, orange, frozen mixed berries, frozen peaches, raw almonds, flax seed and unsweetened vanilla soy milk. Yum!!!

  45. Emily Coleman says

    Hmmm, never tried this brand but that vanilla cloud looks pretty yummy. Or green, I bet I’d like the green one too!

  46. Shannon Hughes says

    The ‘Purify’ juice sounds amazing (actually they all look delicious)! I would love to try them and get the weight loss and healthier body train moving. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and each time I read it, I am more inspired to push myself. As someone that has struggled with their weight for her whole life, this would be amaxing to try! Basically I need this!!! :-) Thanks for your time Monica, pick me!!!! :-)

  47. Lori S says

    I haven’t had the opportunity to try these, I haven’t been able to find them locally but they look delish. My fave juice right now is probably a simple fresh pineapple with a little orange.

  48. Aria says

    I’ve been dying to try these juices!!! I haven’t found them yet in any of my local grocery stores but the vanilla cloud looks amazing :)

  49. Gen says

    I love kale, apple, and ginger juice. Never had Suja, but the Purify and Vanilla Cloud ones sound awesome!

  50. Raimie says

    those all sound awesome! I had some fresh green juice from a local place with grapefruit in it recently and it was really good- i’m a baby when it comes to the super green stuff, but the grapefruit made it much easier to take

  51. Tasha says

    All the flavors sound delish, especially the vanilla cloud! I would love a chance to try Suja, especially their cleanse since I’ve never tried a juice cleanse before :)

  52. LindseyM says

    I haven’t tried any of these yet. I’ve recently been juicing some on my own and would live this!

  53. angela says

    I’ve never tried any of them, so I would love to win this! I usually make my own – kale, apple, blueberries and cucumber.

  54. Meagan says

    I’ve never had the chance to try suja but I love the “fresh start” fresh juice from whole foods!

  55. Kristina m says

    Fuji and vanilla cloud sounds yummy.. So my favorite juice is orange juice you can do anything with good old OJ mix with vodka or Malibu or add to smoothes for the more healthy drink. LoL

  56. Renee Robillard says

    I love love love that Vanilla Cloud. But really like all the Suja juices on the cleanse. Just recently tried them all.

  57. Kasondra says

    Guava juice! Ever since I was a little kid. It would be my treat when I would help my mom at the grocery store : )

  58. Kathryn says

    I love any juice that gives me my daily greens… As if I don’t already eat enough of them! Green supreme all the way :)

  59. Lisa G. says

    I’ve never tried any of their juices, but as far as “regular” juices go, I love orange juice!

  60. Kori says

    I have never tried any of the juices so I don’t have a favorite, but they all sound delicious. Also apple juice has always been my favorite regular juice!

  61. Emily M says

    wow what an amazing & generous giveaway!! the Fuji Apple Cucumber juice is SO refreshing, so that’s my pick :)

  62. Sarah says

    Of the ones pictured, coconut almond is my favorite. But I had a coffee flavored one before, I think, and it was AWESOME. I’ve looked for it at whole foods several times since and I can’t find it anymore!

  63. says

    I’ve never tried Suja juices but they look great! I did a one day juice cleanse once and loved it (from another company). I’d love to try 3 days!

  64. Robin says

    I admit that I don’t drink juice nearly as often as I would like or should. The price and effort turns me away but I do love anything with apple and lemon in it!

  65. Anna says

    Having never done a cleanse before, it would be awesome to try them all but I am most interested in the Fuji apple Cucumber one!

  66. Jordan says

    Never tried Suja, but the juices all sound yummy! My favorite juice is fresh watermelon or pineapple juice.

  67. Emily T. says

    I’ve never tried any of their juices (they’re not available in stores near me), but I’d love to try the vanilla cloud

  68. Heather feather says

    I love pineapple juice!!! But I have tried these juices at a random grocery store demo…they are all tasty :)

  69. Erin says

    The apple cucumber sounds amazingly refreshing, especially after the speed work I did tonight! I had to get a DD iced coffee on my way home from that one!!

    • Liz says

      Sorry it posted without me having finished! I was writing that I love juice with beets! Usually a mix of beets, apples, ginger, and some greens. Yum!

  70. says

    I’m not really a big juice person. I’ve thought about about getting a juicer to incorporate some green juices into my life, but I’m too lazy. Their Fiji juice sounds pretty good though.

  71. Melissa says

    the honey cinnamon sounds amazing! I’ve never had one of the sweeter juices, only veggie ones.

  72. hayley says

    oh my gosh, I’ve been super interested in doing a cleanse and SUJA is one of the ones I’ve explored…I’ve tried their Fiji and love it :) I drink a smoothie for breakfast every morning but definitely want to incorporate more juices! What a great giveaway :)

  73. Li says

    Vanilla cloud would be my favourite flavor. Tastes like a straight up milkshake but with tons of protein and nutrition. Also really interested in your coffee recipe, which sounds dreamy:) I uaually make mine coffee in ice cubes and put 3 cubes a time into a bottle filled with 6oz almond milk. It works great! So much cheaper and good for our health!

  74. Sarah says

    That Vanilla Cloud juice sounds amazing. I haven’t been able to find Suja in my area yet, so I would love to give it a shot!

  75. says

    The suja fuel juice is actually my favorite. My whole foods is always out of stock. I’ve been contemplating doing the suja cleanse but it’s so hard to find all the juices in my local stores and I can’t fathom paying an arm and a leg for shipping. Another favorite juice I like is grapefruit, orange, and cayenne pepper. Delish.

  76. says

    Hi Monica,
    I live here in the Georgia, have never tried this Juice. I am a big fan of Pineapple and various flavors. Hope to win!!!

  77. Lea J. says

    Oh Yum! Juice!
    My 2 favorites are a sweet potato, orange, carrot, ginger juice that I make at home or a jalapeno lemon juice I buy from Whole Foods!

  78. Jess B says

    I love prune juice! I used to drink it as a kid at my mimi’s house and whenever I drink it I feel like a little kid again. Which I guess is weird because apparently only the very, very old drink it…

  79. Marissa D. says

    I love the purify juice from Suja, it has a slightly sweet taste and is perfect for a post-workout treat!


  80. Kristin H says

    I love the Naked juices – they are all so delicious.

    The coconut Almond juice sounds amazing! Love your blog!

  81. Autumn says

    Could definitley use this cleanse, just coming back from vacation! My favorite juice is cranberry!

  82. says

    I’m a big fan of smoothies and love to make my own…lately though I’ve really been enjoying the evolution juices…. But I’m totally interested in trying Suja…Especially Vanilla Cloud and Green Supreme! YUMMY!

  83. Abby says

    Love the Fiji! I could use a good cleanse as a kick to get going – I ran a half marathon about a week and a half ago and can’t seem to get back out there on longer runs!

  84. Jackie says

    Vanilla cloud! I love all the ones that are like smoothies/milkshakes. But all of them look/sound AMAZING!

  85. Debra says

    I found a watermelon cucumber juice from trader joes that is delicious. I just wish it had more actual fruit and veggie.

  86. Abby says

    I’ve never tried any juice cleanse products! My runs have been a struggle lately so maybe this is what I need to start doing nutrition-wise!

  87. says

    Oooh! I LOVE Suja (but I just don’t buy a lot of them b/c they are a bit pricey, so I’d LOVE to win this **GIVEAWAY!!** The answer to your question is: My favorite Suja flavor is: Fuji Apple Cucumber!
    ~Amy :-)

  88. Jill B says

    I haven’t tried this brand of juice but the vanilla cloud sounds AMAZING – especially with coffee!

  89. TG says

    I haven’t tried any of their juices before, but I’ve become hooked on Naked Green Monster lately. A cleanse before my honeymoon coming up would be well appreciated!

  90. Ashley says

    I love apple juice! I have not tried many other juices and would love to try a 3 day Suja juice cleanse :-)

  91. says

    I love all-green juices (or with a little citrus). The greener, the better. I’d probably drink sludge if it tasted verdant enough. Most of the Suja’s I’ve tried have been delicious though :)

  92. Mariam says

    It might not qualify as juice, but my love for eggnog has been well documented by people who are close to me! I can drink that thing year-round!

  93. Tiffany says

    The vanilla cloud sounds like it would be right up my alley. I love anything that has to do with coconut!

  94. Erika Jensen says

    I love their Green Supreme. I always get from Whole Foods and have first thing every morning to start my day. And then lots and lots of coffee.

  95. Laura says

    I have tried the Purify flavor and loved it but I think I would also love the vanilla cloud flavor!

  96. Heather says

    The Vanilla Cloud sounds delish :) I’ve been wanting to try this juice for a while. Fingers crossed I can find a few bottles on the East Coast at Whole Foods!

  97. Beverly Aragon says

    My go-to juice is of the green variety, but I’m super intrigued by the Vanilla Cloud flavor. Sounds heavenly!!!

  98. Katie M says

    Lately, I have an obsession with Orange Juice, but of the Suja juices, the Vanilla Cloud one sounds tasty!

  99. says

    I have been wanting to try a juice cleanse for awhile now but I just can’t afford them or ration why it is ok to spend that much money but these juices all look delicious. I think the Coconut almond one sound delicious. I love milk and it kinda reminds me of that!

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