Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Gourmet Nut Review

Gourmet Nut is a company that brings great gourmet snacks to our world. A Gourmet Nut is anyone who loves delicious foods. That's me! They have a line of sea salt, spice rubs, gourmet snacks on the go, power up snacks, and health seeds.

Gourmet on the Go:
They have so many products to choose from. Click the link to find out which one suits you. I received Nature's Mix
It has all my favorite ingredients in the bag: raisins, cranberries, peanuts, pineapple, papaya, almonds, and cashews. I literally have this sitting at work near my desk. I scoop out a handful here and there, and it's just a great go-to snack. My co-workers have checked out the snack as well and given themselves a taste. They haven't been let down either. Normally plain almonds are my "go-to" snack, but it's nice having something else besides almonds to snack on. This mix has definitely satisfied all my hunger cravings. Just a handful will do.

I also received the cajun hot mix. I have to tell you I'm obsessed. First off I love all things spicy, and it's so addicting. I can't just have 1 handful, I take 2-3.
The sesame sticks and the cajun corn sticks are my favorite. So incredibly good. The bag is also kept at work. If I had it at home, it would be gone in a second.

Power-up Snacks Looking for Healthy energy? The power-snacks do just that. I'm saving this for my trip out of town on Friday. A snack for the airport and the plane.
It has almonds, raisins, cranberries, and peanuts. I'm so excited to try it out!

I also received the sea salts. I haven't had a chance to try them out just yet, but there are so many for me to try. They are good for cooking, seasoning, grilling, roasting, and of course they are nice to have around. People will look at them and be like "what's this? where did you get it?" It's a great conversation starter for those who like to cook.

All of Gourmet Nut's products are made with 100% natural ingredients, and gluten free. There are some vegan choices as well. If you're looking for a different gourmet snack, Gourmet Nut may be for you. You can find them on facebook, and twitter. They are located on Amazon.com, select Burlington Coat Factory, Homegoods, Marshalls, and Ross and TJ Maxx stores nationwide


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nuzest-USA Review

Clean-Lean-Protein I've been all about trying different proteins lately. After all after every work-out I need to replenish my protein intake. I had the chance to try some clean lean protein from Nuzest-USA.


About Nuzest- We’re known for our range of superior healthy food supplements, with names that tell you exactly what they’re about, like Clean Lean Protein – a 100% vegetable protein isolate sourced from European Golden Peas.
Our products have been created with diverse lifestyles and varying needs in mind. From those who are looking for better daily nutrition through to people seeking increased energy for exercise and sports performance – we’ve ensured that all our products fit in with busy lifestyles and are easy and convenient to take every day.
We like to keep things real, and by that we mean we base our products on real foods that are rich in nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. It’s what you’d expect to find in a superior quality product, after all.
The NuZest approach goes beyond our outstanding products. We have a team of professionals from across the health and lifestyle fields – including naturopaths, fitness trainers and nutritionists – who work closely with us, stand behind our products, and provide our customers with expert advice on nutrition, diet, exercise, and just about every health-related topic in between.


Nuzest has a few different flavors:
Vanilla
Just Natural
Rich Chocolate
Creamy Cappuccino
and Wild Strawberry

I was sent the vanilla to try. I gave one to my trainer as well. We both enjoyed it. As soon as you open up the package you get a whiff of vanilla. It doesn't taste too bad either. You can drink it with rice milk, almond milk, water, or even in your smoothies or shakes.

Facts about this protein:
High Protein Content
All Natural
100% Vegetable
Very Low in Fat and Carbohydrates
It’s Alkaline


I've been eating clean lately, and why not include some clean-lean-protein with it. It gives me enough protein I need to feel energized and full. I like the vanilla flavor and I use it after a work-out. I could see myself getting some more of this in the future. You can read more about what clean-lean protein is at the website. It's very informative. I learned a lot myself. You can find them on facebook,and twitter. My trainer has been looking at everything I've been getting lately and she gives Clean-lean-protein a thumbs up!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Do Vitamins Review

When I started working out with the trainer, she told me to start taking vitamins. I haven't really taken a lot of vitamins in the past, but recently I've been taking Fish Oil. Do Vitamins sent me two vitamins to try out. Daily D and AlphaOmega. I still have some of my other fish oil left but coming down to almost none, so Do Vitamins are next up.

"Founded in 2011, Do Vitamins® is a company unafraid to “do” things differently. Combining relentless perfectionism with a spare-no-expense approach to product development, Do Vitamins® makes only one thing: The ultimate dietary supplements.

I remember a couple months ago my boyfriend went to the doctor and she told him to start taking Vitamin D. He did some research on it, and now takes it regularly. I've started to take it as well. Daily D comes as the only Vegan Certified D3 supplement, and has 365 capsules in the bottle. It helps the immune system as well, which is great because lately I've been feeling more under the weather than normal. Since taking Daily D, I've been feeling much better. Same with my boyfriend, he used to get sick a few times a year, and since taking his vitamin D, he's been healthier than ever.

AlphaOmega is great. It's a fish oil supplement. It contains the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids per capsule, and you don't even need a prescription for this! I've been taking Fish oil for 2 months now. They help promote mental and physical health. "Research indicates that Omega-3′s may be beneficial for a variety of symptoms and disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, coronary artery disease, breast cancer, memory loss, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and insulin resistance, to name a few.*. Make sure you take these vitamins with some food.

Do Vitamins also offers:
PurePump - Pre-Workout Formula
Regulator - Fiber Formula
SoreStopper - Cold Sore Formula (someone I know needs this bad)
VitaBeard - Facial Hair Formula


I recommend checking out the Do Vitamin website. You can learn more about the products offered, and possibly buy a bottle or two. You can also find them on facebook.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I love to bake. Muffins and cupcakes are my favorite. I was able to review the Grazia Silicone 24 cup mini muffin pan. It's awesome! It's also red!
It's heat resistant up to 450 degrees, has a 100% lifetime guarantee, no stick, easy to clean, and also available with 12 Large Muffin Cups.

I love how you can get more out of your batter. It's known for muffins, but I've made mini cupcakes out of it. My boyfriend really likes it because of how easy it is to clean. The other pans we have takes time, and causes a huge mess. Not this. I love how it's all bite-size. Not everyone wants all the calories in the big cupcake or muffin. This is perfect. I'm so excited to continue to use this!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade Review & Giveaway

Lemonade. Who doesn't want a tasty glass of Lemonade on a hot sunny day? It's so incredibly hot lately and water gets boring after awhile. Every once in awhile I like to try something sweet and Lemonade is just that. Sweet and tasty. I was sent two of Santa Cruz Organic Lemonades.
Mango Lemonade and Regular Lemonade. I'm so incredibly happy to have received Mango. I love Mangos! It's funny, my boyfriend came home from work yesterday and asked where I got those from. He said that a year ago when his friend Joe came in for a few days he brought one of these. Joe was talking about how great this Lemonade was and he always buys it. He left it here and my boyfriend was able to try it and became a fan. He was very excited to see that I received two of them to try!

Other flavors of lemonade:
Cherry
Rasperry
Strawberry
and Peach

Santa Cruz Organics also has other products for you to enjoy: Juices-Apple Sauces-Carbonated Beverages-Chocolate Syrups-Fruit Speads-other Juices-and Peanut Butters---

a little blurb about the company:
The Santa Cruz Organic® brand's roots stretch back to the early 1970's, when founder, John Battendieri, began revitalizing abandoned orchards in the Santa Cruz mountains, an area known for its high-quality, flavorful fruit. Battendieri pressed his first batch of "Mr. Natural" apple juice in 1972, making it one of the first packaged organic products.
About Santa Cruz Organic As a pioneer organic brand, Santa Cruz Organic® was the first to have a wide range of organic, 100 percent juices and blends and the first juice processor to use all organic fruit sourced from growers certified by an independent, third-party certification organization. With a history of developing innovative products, Santa Cruz Organic® currently offers more than 80 organic items ranging from organic fruit juices and sparkling beverages to organic fruit sauces, chocolate syrups, peanut butters and fruit spreads.
Santa Cruz Organic® products are available nationwide


I'm so incredibly happy with the two flavors of lemonade I have received. They will be gone in no time! It's always refreshing to have a tasty and sweet beverage on hand. I've already dipped into the Mango and fell in love. You can find out here where you can locate them.

Please enter below for your chance to win two bottles of Santa Cruz Lemonade!! Good luck!



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Argan Oil For Hair Treatment & Elixir Serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have damaged hair from always straightening it without putting anything on it. Every time I get my hair done the person styling my hair always tells me how damaged it is, but never really gives me any suggestions on what I should put on it. Just a heat protective shield. Well that's wonderful, because there are so many out there, how does one know what to put? Anyways, I received Argan Oil for Hair Treatment & Elixir Serum. This can be used for a heat protectant. It will protect against damaging my hair!

There is a rich blend of Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, & Grapeseed Oil. You can leave on for 10 minutes, over night, or as a heat protectant. After you put it on your hair -- depending on for as long as you use it, rinse after with shampoo.

This serum reduces damage and dryness on hair and scalp, removes frizz, adds instant shine and softness.It definitely leaves your hair feeling quite smooth. I can already tell a difference in my hair. I like how it removes the frizz.. that's a huge problem of mine for living in the south.

You can find this product on amazon.com It's only 21.95. Try it out today!!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Garden of Life Protein review

I have found a protein that makes me happy and that works really well. Garden of Life Raw Protein has completely helped transform my body as of lately and I have no intention of ever stopping it. My trainer first told me about Garden of Life. She says she has a protein shake from them a day. I went to Whole Foods once and bought a single packet to try and I really enjoyed it so I wrote to them and asked if I could try some more.

The mission of Garden of Life:
Empowering Extraordinary Health®
EMPOWER. Our products are designed to let you take control of your own health.
EXTRAORDINARY. We believe in premium nutrition that goes beyond the ordinary.
HEALTH. Your health is a gift, and extraordinary health is a goal worth pursuing—both for you and for your family.


And the Health Philosophy
As recognized by the United States Congress, there is a direct correlation between nutrition, exercise and health. Raw, whole food nutrition, from organically grown sources, is more beneficial for health than isolated nutrients. When coupled with exercise, a diet that includes the consumption of raw, live foods, particularly those containing probiotics, enzymes, and products of their fermentation, is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

I was blown away when I saw what they sent me:
I received Raw Protein, Raw Fit, and Raw Protein Energy. Raw Fit is by far my favorite.
I have this after I work out. This is high protein for weight loss. It's clinically studied to help you burn fat, maintain healthy blood sugar, boost your energy, lose weight, and feel great. I can tell you from experience, after taking this after working out with the trainer for the last 2 weeks, I can already notice a difference and so can she. I feel the fat in my stomach decreasing. I feel wonderful after I drink this shake. There are two flavors: The green coffee bean extract or the Marley Coffee. I'll be perfectly honest... I'm not a fan of the Marley Coffee... I tried twice and couldn't get it down. I gave it to my trainer instead and she's enjoying it. I do love the other one though. I only have a few left :/ .

I also got two meal substitutions: Chocolate and Vanilla. I drink these in the morning. For some reason I have a harder time getting enough protein in in the morning, so I drink one of these shakes and I have a piece of fruit with it. I feel fuller for long periods of time and they are quite tasty. I'm more of a vanilla fan than a chocolate fan, but they are both good. The other flavors are: Original, and Vanilla Spiced Chai. I can only imagine how good the Chai tastes!

Finally I received the Raw Protein Energy. This restores muscle, gives you energy and tastes good. I try to have three shakes a day. The morning meal (vanilla or chocolate), the Raw fit after I work out, and occasionally I'll have the raw energy when I feel like I need a boost.

Garden of Life also offers a variety of other products. Every time you click a new product, you can hear a description of it and why it's good for you. I think that's great since there is so much information on the page. There are so many products I'd like to try. It's a good thing that you can buy the products on amazon, the website, or even whole foods. If you're looking for a protein that does the job, Garden of Life might be for you. I'm so incredibly glad I've been given the chance to try it. It's been working quite well for me, and I'll continue to take it to help with maintaining my lifestyle.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Monday, June 9, 2014

Krave Protein Bar Reviews

If you've been reading some of my other posts you'll know I'm all about protein and working out. I've been trying to find as many high protein products as I can. I came across Krave Protein bars from pure fitness nutrition and I was sent 4 to try. The name says it best "Krave" and trust me, you'll krave them. I'm disappointed that I'm all out of them because they are extremely yummy.
I received: Birthday Cake, Raw Cookie Dough, French Toast, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch. They also offer: Baked Apple Pie and Banana Nut Chocolate Chip. Let's put it this way, the way it's named, it tastes just like it's name. I literally ate the Raw Cookie Dough today in less than 10 minutes. I was feeling a little light headed and I'm guessing it was because I didn't have enough protein, and I remembered I had the bar in my purse. With 20 grams of protein, and a great taste, it was a perfect snack.

The first thing that actually stood out to me was how much protein was in each bar. There's hardly any sugar, tons of fiber -- it's pretty much the perfect snack to fit into your day. You can either have it as a meal substitute, or what I do before or after a workout. 20 grams of protein is out of this world! I've also been looking for foods with a high fiber count, and this one has it all. Just look at this nutrition label to see what I'm talking about:


Here's a little blurb to tell you more about these bars: "Our Krave Natural Protein Bars are freshly made each week in our kitchen in Lantana, FL with healthy natural ingredients, giving them an impeccable nutritional profile. Each bar has 20 grams of protein, no more than 7g of non-fiber carbs, and they all are gluten free! The most important features of our bars are their delectable taste, unique soft texture, and chewy feel, unrivaled by all protein bars. Our Krave natural protein bars are a new enjoyable experience from the first to last bite, we guarantee!

Some more facts for you?
20g (Whey Isolate & Milk Isolate Protein)
4-7g non-fiber carbs
Low Carb
Made with Natural Ingredients
Gluten Free
Low Calorie
Non-GMO
No Preservatives


You can either eat them the way they are, you can bake them for 8 minutes at 350, you can cut them up and put them in your yogurt, leave in the fridge, or put in the microwave, or any other way you'd like! I'm tempted to buy some at some point. They are seriously some of the best protein bars I've ever had. They don't taste all healthy like the other bars I've had.. and healthy meaning that taste that you know it's good for you but doesn't taste good. These Krave bars taste great! I'm so incredibly glad I was able to try something so good! I recommend that you check out Pure Fitness Nutrition and Krave bars today!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pure & Essentials Minerals Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
The Dead Sea Mud Mask by Pure & Essential Minerals is made with the purest ingredients available. We believe the best skin care products should truly nourish your skin, just like the freshest foods nourish your body.

I'm normally really hesitant about putting things on my face... but why not try it, right? 21 minerals to help heal your face. What are the benefits you ask?
- Dead Sea minerals cleanse and soften your skin, reducing pores
- No harsh chemicals or artificial additives
- No more expensive spa visits required for optimum natural skin care
- 30+ facial mask treatments per jar
- 100% natural and organic skin care treatment
- Effective relief for skin disorders including acne, eczema and psoriasis
and
- Animal Cruelty Free

It definitely made my face feel much smoother, and if it's going to help my face and has many minerals to do more, then so be it. Most of the dead seas products I've tried in the past have been great. This one just adds to it. Although it's a little weird when you first put it on your face, but you get used to the weirdness. It's easy to use. All you do is massage it on your face and keep it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off. The product is also only $29.99. Try it today!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunwarrior Review

About two months ago I started working out with a trainer. Her focus with me is strength training + cardio. I've learned a lot so far, and I've watched my body shape. Every week it transform a little more, and I'm quite amazed with all the progress. A lot of the conversation we have is about what I should be eating and protein shakes. I've been on the lookout to try different protein shakes that will help me in my new found journey of a healthy lifestyle.

SunWarrior sent me some of their protein to try.
Sunwarrior is a small, growing health food company that's committed to making only the best plant-based foods and supplements while elevating humanity and preserving the planet. Our mission is clear—Illuminate Body, Mind, and Planet—and we strive to live those ideals in everything we do, from growing microgreens in our office to sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world when developing a new product.
We believe that plants provide the cleanest and most powerful foods, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients we're just beginning to understand. Our bodies crave real food—especially in this age where we heavily process everything we eat, stripping out all the benefits and nutrition well before we have a chance to use them.
It's time to turn back to nature for what we're missing, to the wonderful plants that capture solar energy in a near magical way and then offer it to us so freely. Join Sunwarrior in our mission to renew ourselves, our minds, our bodies, and our world. Together we truly can transform the planet one warrior at a time.
I was sent some of the Classic Protein and Warrior Blend Protein. I received each of the flavors for each type of protein. "Natural, Vanilla, and Chocolate". Chocolate is by far the least favorite of the flavors, as I'm not a huge chocolate lover to begin with. I started with that first.
I mixed it with 8oz of water (you can use almond milk- coconut milk or your favorite bev) mix it up and drink. I had mine in the morning, and honestly? It filled me up for a few hours which I needed. I have a hard time staying full around breakfast time, but this shake did the trick.

Warrior Blend is an easily digestible, nutrient filled superfood perfect for anyone who wants to amplify their health and fitness levels. Best of all, it tastes phenomenal! 100 calories. No Sugar. 20 grams of protein. Low carb = Perfect Shake for me. The Warrior Proteins create fullness, promotes muscle function, helps with weight loss, and increases energy. All these benefits are what I need as of lately. You can drink one whenever! I normally have a shake in the morning and right after I work out. It's all about the protein intake.

The classic protein has 80 calories, low sodium and has enough protein. Sunwarrior Classic Protein is 100% plant-based, alkaline-forming, and provides a complete, balanced array of essential amino acids* Anyone can use the protein, not just for vegan or vegetarian people. There's a great youtube video on their website that I must share. It's a cartoon of "what is protein powder". Take a watch!

Sunwarrior also sent me some Liquid Light, Barley, and Immune Shield. You can click here to find out more about them.

This was my first time trying a plant based protein and to me it tastes great. It gives me the energy I need, the protein I need, and the motivation to continue my journey to a healthier lifestyle. My trainer is all about plant based protein, I just needed to try it out myself!

You can find Sunwarrior on Facebook,or by visiting their site.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part