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.

8 02, 2010

Turmeric Tea

By |February 8th, 2010|Tea|2 Comments|

I was checking out one of my favourite blogs the other day and found this recipe.
I knew I wanted to try it because I love all of the spices listed.  Perry and I were shopping at a local Asian market yesterday and saw some fresh turmeric, so I decided this was the perfect excuse to try making turmeric tea!  I’m sipping it as I post this and it is absolutely delicious!!!
Here are some pics….
cinnamon stick, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, cloves and nutmeg

 I used my handy little grater for the nutmeg

I ground the cinnamon and cloves in my spice grinder.  Grated the turmeric and ginger with my microplane.

Look how vibrant the fresh turmeric is!!

Oops, maybe I should have worn rubber gloves!! 🙂

Simmered for 10 mins., strained and served with milk and raw honey.