Food, Healthy Living, Natural Foods

SmoothieBox.com offers a convenient and healthy breakfast alternative

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SmoothieBox.com offers a convenient and healthy breakfast alternative

If ever a healthy breakfast could make mornings easier! Nothing gives me the satisfaction that I am starting my day off right than when I pack my blender with nutrient-rich veggies and fruits and make a morning smoothie. I would do it more often if it wasn’t for all the prep and mess. I need quick and on-the-go most mornings. I found the Super Smoothie SmoothieBox that comes to your door!

A typical SmoothieBox has 20 pre-portioned smoothie bags and all you do is add your liquid of choice and any other powders/additives if you wish. The contents + liquid like water, almond milk, etc.. is enough for a nutrient-rich smoothie. I even caught the tween in the kitchen over the weekend making himself a Berry Flavor SmoothieBox smoothie. He just added water and also grabbed a banana and added that too (not necessary, but he did). To make sure I get enough protein I add a scoop of nut butter and I also add in flax seeds and typically choose water. They are so delicious and quick!

At SmoothieBox there are 4 different flavor packs:

  1. Cacao Flavor: tastes like a chocolate covered banana! Inside you get organic bananas, zucchini and kale along with cacao chips, coconut water, coconut cream, sunflower seeds and cacao nibs + powder. For great skin and natural energy, enjoy a couple of Cacao Smoothies each week. Excellent post-workout!
  2. Green Flavor: tastes like a mild citrus-like refreshing smoothie. Adding extra apple or mango really elevated this flavor! To me, I would call this the most refreshing taste of the 4. Inside you get organic chopped spinach, granny smith apples, avocado, pineapple, lemon juice, smoothie chips (frozen smoothie chunks), apple juice, flax seeds and hemp hearts. A great dose of fiber and Vitamin C. Makes a great lunch and your digestive system’s new BFF!
  3. Berry Flavor: tastes like a berry paradise! Inside you get organic wild blueberries, strawberries, cauliflower, berry chips (frozen berry bits), sweet potato puree, banana puree, lemon juice, beet juice and raw hemp seeds. A great pre-workout smoothie. Your heart and brain will love these ingredients!
  4. Clementine Flavor: mix with a nut milk and you can have an orange dreamsicle flavor! This is the most versatile of all the flavors and you can have a lot of fun adding just about anything you wish to this pack. Inside you get mandarin, organic sweet potato, carrots, ginger clementine chips (frozen bits), coconut cream, lemon juice, pumpkin seeds, coconut water and dates. It’s naturally high in vitamin C, B vitamins, amino acids, and magnesium to boost your energy and help your nervous system.

*Keep in mind that all the ingredients listed above are organic. For simplicity I did not label ‘organic’ before every ingredient. They are the best of ingredients and sources.

You can see in the photos that they are sent as pre-portioned bags – 5 of each flavor. You can add on a mug and a daily dose of collagen too if you wish. You can also rearrange the flavors if you wish, so you are sent only your favorites. The smoothies are vegan and gluten/dairy free. You will not find any added sugar or artificial ingredients.

You can save $15 off of your SmoothieBox + Free Shipping with code SMOOTHIEFAN15 at SmoothieBox.com through 12/31/21. Visit SmoothieBox.com

Food, Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Family Movie or Game Night

Celebrate Mother's Day with a Family Movie or Game Night
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There is talk that my County will move back to a COVID phase 2 again and in our state that means limited restaurant seating, no theaters open and keeping gatherings very small. It also means a potential year 2 of a Mother’s Day in and spring staycations. There are still fun ways to celebrate Mother’s Day from home. Plan a movie night or game night – Mom’s choice.

Sour candy

You can start by gathering the kids to make a great dinner then get creative with snacks and food bars to keep everyone fed and happy as the evening plays out. Whether it is a colorful candy table for movie night or a tablescape with treats at a game table, it is these fun touches Mom loves because it shows thought and is so simple that even the toddlers can help be a part of the set up.

red vines

How much better does this spread look than throwing bags of candy on a counter and having a generic evening? For most seasons and Holidays, you can find limited editions of  Sour Punch & Red Vine candies. Having fruity, sour candies means you get a fun color palette. We just finished Easter season so these spring colored-candies are still probably available in most stores and make such pretty tables when you empty the bags into glass dishes. It becomes it’s own ‘Mom’ themed decor.

Send Mom upstairs to pamper herself and while she is out of sight, hand the kids candies, dishes, plants and decor and let them set up the evening spread to elevate your family game or movie night for Mother’s Day.

Food, Natural Foods

Top Seedz Crackers offer the goodness of seed energy

Top Seedz Crackers offer the goodness of seed energy

When you are craving a crunchy snack, these Top Seedz crackers will satisfy. They are just seeds, but blended together to bring a ‘cracker’ full of flavor and ready to eat plain, with dips or in recipes. They will bring you the seed energy as a snack meant to keep you going in your day.

Top ZSeedz Maple

Top Seedz has a few crackers flavors and this delicious Maple Magic Roasted Seeds. These are great as a granola in salads, yogurt and oatmeal. I have even grabbed the container and ate them plain on the couch for a salty, crunchy snack. These are vegan and gluten free and contain sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, olive oil.

Top Seedz Crackers

Top Seedz crackers are great on their own or in a dip. I have even crushed them as a salad topping. Seeds offer protein, fiber and iron as well as a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Top Seedz Snack

They can go with anything and are so much better for you than many traditional crackers. 1 serving is about 7 crackers and each serving is about 150 calories and no sugars or added sugars. You can find Top Seedz at some health grocers, some Whole Foods and online at TopSeedz.com