10 01, 2015

Little Life Box

By |January 10th, 2015|chocolate, health, Smoothie, Tea, wellness|0 Comments|

I can’t remember where I first heard about Little Life Box but I thought it sounded like an amazing idea and was so excited to give it a try.

Basically, it’s a monthly service where you receive a box filled with samples of healthful foods, natural products, etc… It’s $19.99 per month, or you can sign up for a prepaid subscription which saves you a little bit per month.  I opted for the 3 month prepaid subscription and figured I’d reevaluate when I’ve received the 3 boxes.

My first box came in the mail a couple of days ago and I was so excited to find out what was inside.

Here’s what it looked like when I first opened the lid…

 

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So shiny and pretty 🙂

My first look at the products

My first look at the products

Everything that was included.

Everything that was included.

So, as you can see there were quite a few products, some of them were full-sized (organic roasted coconut tea, white quinoa, chocolate bar and channa masala) and the rest were samples.  Just doing a rough estimate, I’d say the products included were worth more than $30.  This makes the box very worthwhile in my opinion as I feel like I got my money’s worth but I also get to try a few products that are new to me.

I’m looking forward to trying the roasted coconut tea.  I don’t think I’ve ever tasted coconut tea!  I’m also interested to try the protein powder as I’ve never had a chai flavoured smoothie.  I usually only use coconut oil to remove my makeup, but I’m willing to give the makeup remover a try.  The quinoa and vegetables soup mix doesn’t really appeal to me that much, but I think it might be nice to bulk up a bowl of bone broth on a cold day.  I’ve had the snap pea crisps a few times and I already use hemp seeds all the time.  The chocolate bar will definitely not go to waste 🙂

All in all, I’m very happy with this month’s Little Life Box and I’m looking forward to seeing what next month’s box contains.

21 11, 2012

Mocha Frappuccino Green Smoothie

By |November 21st, 2012|Smoothie|0 Comments|

Okay, so yes it’s green.  In fact it’s VERY green 🙂  I’m sure it’s not what most people would expect a mocha frappuccino to look like, but it’s MUCH better for you than one of those admittedly delicious, but sugar-laden concoctions and it honestly does taste yummy.
I have green smoothies 3-4 mornings per week, always after boot camp classes and sometimes just because I can’t think of what else to have for breakfast.  They’re a quick and easy way to get a good protein punch and fit in some veggies at the same time.  I’m not really one for fruity smoothies, in fact I rarely add fruit at all anymore.  So this is pretty much the way I usually make my morning smoothie, but I decided to add some coffee substitute today to change it from chocolate to mocha.
I like to use quite a few frozen ingredients as it keeps the drink nice and cold and gives it more of a frappuccino texture.
Here’s what I did…
 Added about 3 cups frozen organic spinach to the Vitamix container
Added 1 scoop of protein powder
  This is my favourite protein powder (chocolate)
 This is prepared Irish moss (the always lovely Meghan will show you how to make it here.
 I added one heaping tablespoon of the Irish moss
 and about 1/2 cup flax mylk
 I cube of frozen coconut milk (I freeze coconut milk in ice cube trays for just this purpose)
 and a few ice cubes to make it frosty
 raw cacao nibs (oh so delicious and oh so good for you)
 I added 2 tablespoons of the cacao nibs
 and a couple of teaspoons (all I had left) of this coffee sub. (made from roasted barley, rye, chicory and beet)
Blitzed it all up in my trusty Vitamix and gobbled it up.  Of course no green smoothie (or other delicious beverage) should ever be enjoyed through anything but a beautiful Strawsome glass straw!