Saturday, August 30, 2014

Silk Almond Coconut Blend Milk Review!

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I was recently telling someone that I don't have much of a beverage selection for when people visit it's either water, alcohol, or almond milk. It's not that I drink alcohol a lot it's actually just because I always drink water mainly, so why have soda or juice? But I do rock the almond milk for my smoothies and cereal. When BzzAgent gave me the opportunity to review Silk's new Almond Coconut Blend milk I hopped on the chance.

Like I said, I love almond milk, it's my go-to milk because it's great for smoothies and cereal but also primarily because Costco sells a great like 6-pack of almond milk on the cheap. It also lasts longer than regular milk. I do love coconut milk too and whenever I receive a coupon to try some I jump on it because I love coconut anything. 

I actually really loved this milk, it's sweeter than the almond milk but not incredibly sweet. I feel weird just drinking almond milk solo as you typically can with regular milk because it's thinner and the taste isn't as rich as milk. But, this almond coconut blend milk I can totally see just grabbing it and chugging a cup. It's so tasty. And surprisingly it has 50% more calcium than dairy milk! It also is soy, dairy, and gluten free. Although it has more calcium it still only has 50 calories per serving!

This is also great for smoothies, too, because it gives the smoothies more of a flavor kick than almond milk. I definitely plan on buying it in the future. Definitely check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to your local grocery store, I'm sure they have it, my Ralph's did!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Happy Egg Co. Review!

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 I'm a big breakfast person, usually I choose sweet over savory but some days I can be in a super egg mood. So I was pretty excited to sign up for BzzAgent's The Happy Egg Co. Campaign! Happy Egg's actually are cage-free and delicious eggs.

BzzAgent description of Happy Egg's is: "The thing about the happy egg co. is this: their hens go outside. Every day. Turns out that’s kind of a big deal. Because while many egg cartons show hens outdoors in lush green fields next to quaint red barns, that’s rarely the reality. In fact, between 90–95% of eggs produced in the U.S. come from hens that spend their entire lives in battery cages. And those cage-free birds you hear so much about? They’re generally locked inside a barn all their lives. If you’re feeling bummed after reading all this, it’s only natural. So support the happy egg co. for the simple fact they treat their hens the way nature intended."

The happy egg co. also never uses antibiotics or hormones, and they give their girls a vegetarian feed to complement their pasture-foraged diet. Which makes the eggs even more delicious for us!

I was very impressed with the eggs, especially because they mean what they say they are cage-free, free range eggs which I mean even though it kind if stinks that we're eating future baby chickens...at least their parents are happily roaming the farm and living the good life.

Right after the gym I stopped at a different Ralph's (the first Ralph's -- my go to -- actually said they were out of happy eggs for three months) and I made a veggie scramble with two eggs and it came out delicious.

- Two Happy Eggs
- Some broccoli
- 2 celery sticks chopped up
- Some grape tomatoes
- 3 little red and orange peppers
- handful of chopped celery
- 2 teaspoons of pesto

Mix all that up in a pan and bam! Great brunch!

Overall, I was very happy with happy eggs, I suppose as you should be given their name. The eggs were big and delicious. Definitely check them out! You won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to The Happy Egg Co.'s website and see where they sell them near you! Check out any Kroeger store like Ralph's or Food 4 Less!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Canyon Bakehouse Review and Giveaway!


School's back in session guys, can you believe it? Things can get pretty busy but hopefully you make sure to eat right especially with breakfast time before school and snack time after. If not, Canyon Bakehouse has you covered!

I received the following items:
7-Grain Bread
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Mountain White Bread
Cranberry Canyon Crunch Muffins

All of these are so, so delicious. I have to say I dug into one of the muffins almost immediately after receiving the package. They are a unique blend of berries, seeds, and grains. There are even pumpkin seeds in them! So delicious. But like all muffins be careful because they do contain 380 calories per muffin.

The breads were very delicious, too. Cinnamon raisin is my favorite just because one slice is still the perfect on the go snack but you can also toast it, add some apple butter, and it's the bomb. 

I'm more of a 7-grain kind of bread girl over white for sandwiches, so I made this hummus, pepper, and spinach sandwich for lunch and it was mmm-mmm good. It's loaded with healthy grains and has a touch of sweetness. The mountain white is great, too. It's really soft and great for classic sandwiches like PB & J.

Canyon Bakehouse created some awesome breakfast ideas for the family on the go, here's some ideas incorporating these delicious baked goods:

  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread with almond butter or peanut butter.  Canyon’s Tip: choose all-natural nut butters to avoid harmful trans fats. 
  • Mountain White - make a cheese and avocado sandwich.  Canyon’s Tip: Avocados are a great source of healthy fat for energy and keeps the belly full.   
  • 7-Grain toast with a slice of turkey. Canyon’s Tip: lunch foods (ie: turkey) make great breakfast foods since they’re low sugar and full of protein.
  • Cranberry Canyon Crunch Muffin with a hard-boiled egg.  Canyon’s Tip: hard-boil a bunch of eggs on Sunday for quicker prep each morning.
Another big bonus with these is that they're all gluten-free. The ingredients are also pretty easy to read and each slice of bread and muffin is pretty nutritious and loaded with some protein and giber.

Overall, I really loved these baked goods, they're so delicious. Gluten-free items can be tricky too because some just don't taste right, this bread and these muffins have the same consistency like regular old bread and muffins and taste great, too. So even if you're not a gluten-free person I would definitely recommend trying them out anyway!

Buy It! Head on over to Canyon's website to see where they sell them bar you!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

#Influenster #VitalityVoxBox Review!

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Hey everyone! Summer is coming to an end but you still have some time to go outside and enjoy it! That's where the Vitality Vox Box comes in. It's a variety of active and great products perfect for this summer season.

The products included:
First Degree Advanced Burn Cream
Pure Leaf Iced Tea
Bikini Ready Energy Gummies
Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampons
Softlips Cube Lip Balm
Elizabeth Arden: Flawless Future Perfume

I felt this was a great box. I immediately opened up the Softlips Cube and used it instantly. I'm a big fan of lip balm and lip care and this was great. The round lip care products are a big thing right now and this will continue it's trend. I received it in vanilla and it felt great. It wasn't too waxy or oily on your lips, it just felt great. It's a 5 in 1 lip care that has an advanced formula. It keeps your lips soft and hydrated. 

The next item I tried was the iced tea which tasted delicious and was very refreshing. It's made from fresh brewed tea with no preservatives. It has a great lemon flavor and is definitely the perfect drink on a hot, summer day.

The Playtex was great, too, perfect for running or hiking. I'm not going to get deep into description here, but they're very comfortable and you don't feel a thing. It actually has an odor shield that eliminates odor for the ultimate freshness. Combined with a 360 degree design for Sport Level Protection so you can go your distance with your fitness.

The First Degree burn cream I actually haven't had the chance to try out yet. It helps reduce the appearance of scars and protects against infection. It's perfect for if you burn yourself on the grill or something while having too much fun outside. 

Elizabeth Arden's Flawless Future is a serum that helps keep your flawless complexion and reduce the sign of aging. It's formula has mini beads that activate when dispensed and helps reinforce the skin's essential moisture barrier. 

The energy gummies were really great, too. They are a great tasting vitamin B-12 supplement that acts as an energy booster. They're the perfect guilt-free snack on the go and helps keep your body bikini ready.

Overall, I really enjoyed these products they're great and it's a great day to be an Influenster!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Orkin Fact or Fake Blog App Giveaway!


Orkin is back with their awesome Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake series of famous bug myths!

“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.”
“Ants can survive underwater.”

You’ve heard the myths about bugs before. Do you know what’s fact and what’s fake?

Take Orkin’s Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake™ Quiz to test your knowledge, and be sure to watch every clip for the scoop on these infamous bug myths.

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