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Win some green smoothies

Ah sure be-gorrah, tis the time of the year again when all turns green. To celebrate, we're giving away a hamper of our very own Paddy's Day smoothie - kiwis, apples & limes.

Patron Saint of March 18th

To enter, all you have to do is tell us, in the comments below, how many different types of fruit go into our kiwis, apples & limes smoothie? Click here for a hint.

This competition is now closed.

Winner: Congratulations to Belinda who correctly answered 5. Some green smoothies are on the way to you Belinda.

Our new juice blends

Great news, we’ve been busy making some juices. You can choose from our totally tropical (sorry) or delicious apple & raspberry juice, depending on whether you need to be whisked away to a desert island or sun-filled orchard . Get in them in selected Tesco and Dunnes Stores now.

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apple & raspberry juice

Think pink
Or drink pink. Since everyone knows that apples and raspberries go together like eggs and bacon, after a lot of thought, we opted to blend the former pair for our delicious new juice blend. We hope you think we made the right decision.

  • it's never sweetened, never concentrated
  • blend of 7 apples and 30 raspberries in every carafe
  • there is 1 portion of fruit in every 150ml serving

tropical juice

Extremely exotic
For something slightly more exotic in your tumbler, why not pour yourself a glass of our delicious new tropical blend? A combination of pineapples, passion fruits, mangoes, oranges and apples, it’s guaranteed to make the sun shine*.

* most of the time.

  • it's never sweetened, never concentrated
  • blend of apples, oranges, pineapple, mango and passion fruit
  • there is 1 portion of fruit in every 150ml serving

innocent and GIY Sow & Grow schools pledge

It's springtime, the sun is shining (for now) and our new seeds have just hit packs of our smoothies for kids and fruit tubes.

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What’s more we are calling all schools to get growing in the classroom by taking the innocent and GIY Sow & Grow schools pledge. To get involved, teachers can sign up to receive a special growing pack for their class at www.innocentdrinks.ie/sowandgrow which includes seeds, soil, growing guides and lesson plans. Once Teachers upload their photos of their class planting seeds; they will receive their special Sow & Grow certificate. Every class who takes the pledge could be in with a chance to win a day trip to Bloom where they will be presented their award by home cook & food writer Donal Skehan. The winning school will also receive €500 worth of growing equipment and one year’s mentorship from a GIY specialist in their local area. The innocent and GIY Sow & Grow pledge runs from March to the end of May so sign up to get a special pledge pack now.

We had a great morning yesterday at the Rathfarnham Educate Together N.S. where Donal Skehan (home cook, food writer & photographer) got growing with some 3rd class students to launch the pledge.

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Caoimhe and Maeve did some digging with Donal

Donal said: "I'm really delighted to be part of the innocent and GIY Sow & Grow schools pledge. We want as many primary schools in Ireland to take part and get kids growing. It's so important for kids to know where their food comes from and there is a real sense of achievement in growing your own food and using it to create delicious recipes. So roll up the sleeves and let's get planting."

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Maeve and Ian got to grips with some cabbages

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Back: Michael Kelly (CEO GIY Ireland), Donal Skehan.
Front: Ian, Caoimhe, Maeve and Cian from Rathfarnham Educate Together National School

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The boys get learn how to use a watering can

Win a free day

Exciting news. Our friends at the Department of Time are offering an unlimited number of our lucky drinkers the chance to win a free day tomorrow*. That's right — one whole day, absolutely free.

Free day

All you have to do to take us up on this once-in-every-4-years offer is let us know what you plan to do with it. So don't delay, tell us what you'll be getting up to below and extend your year by one whole day. We'll pick the best, then to claim your prize just wake up as normal on Wednesday 29th February and go out and do something you wouldn't normally do. Something fun and a little bit reckless like eating breakfast at the nice organic cafe down the road, or having a full body massage and a mani-pedi. Your working week will move seamlessly from Tuesday to Thursday, without anyone noticing you didn’t show up on Wednesday.

It may sound too good to be true but there's no catch. Promise.

*Caribbean holiday not included. Only one prize per person. The free day must be claimed on Wednesday 29th of February. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. No household chores or criminal activity are to be undertaken on the free day. innocent accept no responsibility for employees failing to turn up for work.