Okay, I have a friend who has an extremely picky appetite; possibly worse than my own. He likes meat, potatoes, pasta, and rice; things like that. He doesn’t eat any vegetables to speak of. The nurturing side of me feels the need to serve balanced meals and he makes it quite difficult. Do you have the same issues in your home?
There seems to be a lot of people nowadays that don’t like veggies. Something that comes with not liking veggies is your body not getting the nutrients it needs. Vitamins and nutrients like Vitamins A, B, C, D12, Calcium, and Iron. Well now there is Vitamin D dietary supplement, and its counterpart the Organic mixed veggie powder from Activz (sent to us for editorial consideration).
The Vitamin D isn’t much to explain. It is a dietary supplement to be taken 1 time daily, (you should check with your doctor before taking any OTC products), that will boost your immune system and help with digestion. The big thing is the Organic Mixed veggie powder. A mixture of all organic, non-GMO Kale, Spinach and Carrot powder.
Make a morning smoothie with the veggie powder and take a Vitamin D capsule and you will be on your way to living healthier. All of these nutrients contribute to giving you energy and promoting healthy brain function. You can even use the veggie powder in soups and as a thickening agent for stews and sauces. 1 tablespoon equals 1/2 of a cup of fresh vegetables. That is over 200% of your recommended vitamin intake.
The veggie powder smells AMAZING too, like fresh vegetables right from the garden.
I really like these healthy supplements. I’m having my friend come over tonight and we are gonna have some vegetable beef stew complete with vegetables and he won’t even know. He’s gonna love it and I’m not gonna tell him until he’s done eating. I wonder how he’s going to take the news that he’s eating his veggies and loving it?!
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Ever have worries about what you are eating? I know I do. Nowadays there are so many things that are going into our food that we don’t even know about. Almost everything that we eat has been tampered with in some way before it gets to the grocery stores. It doesn’t always have to be like that though. I have been wanting to start eating healthier but I like what I like. It is a common belief that healthy means that it won’t taste good, and we can’t have that.
I decided to start small, something like changing my sugar intake. I drink A LOT of coffee, and I like it really sweet. Nutiva sent us a couple products (for editorial consideration) and one of them was their Coconut Sugar. Completely unrefined coconut sugar made from fresh coconut tree sap taken from flower buds.
Slightly sweet and a lovely hint of…what is this caramel? It adds that little something special to my coffee and what is better is that it is good for me, with a much lower amount of glucose going into the body. It is great for someone who uses too much sugar like me, or even for someone that has a blood sugar problem. You can use it in place of sugar for absolutely anything.
I also decided to decrease the amount of fried foods that I eat. I love frying things, so many things are awesome fried. We also received Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil to go along with the Coconut sugar. Just like the sugar this too is good for you. It is made from cold-pressed unrefined coconut with a pinch of salt. It is perfect for frying, baking or even putting on your popcorn.
Neither of these two items have been altered in any way other than form, no GMO’s whatsoever, no high fructose corn syrup. Plus they are chocked full of vitamins and potassium. Its pure “Superfood”.
Coconut oil and sugar aren’t just for eating! They can do wonders for your skin as well. Check out these DIY beauty recipes using Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil and Sugar. In the meantime, be sure to visit the Nutiva website to see how you can start living healthier. You can also connect with Nutiva on their social media channels:
Have you ever used a beauty product and it smelled so good you just wanted to eat it? That happened to me – totally by accident I swear! I was using the Manuka Honey Facial from Alki Organix (products received for inspirational purposes) and a little got on my lips. Normal people may freak out when a beauty product is ingested but me, I said “Yum!” and licked my lips profusely. Now, before you go calling me crazy let me explain. The ingredients in the Manuka Honey Facial are:
- Certified Organic Cocos nucifera (Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil)
- Leptospermum scoparium mel (Raw Un-pasteurized, Certified Bio-Active Manuka Honey)
Everything is organic and 100% ingestible.
Alki Organix is made from nothing but organic materials. Something else to note is there is no water added to any of the products. That means you’re getting all product and no filler! The line goes to show that you can fulfill all of your beauty routine needs with organic products. Of course not all of them are going to be as yummy as the Manuka Honey Facial. But they are all just as edible. I love saying that anything not directly food is edible. It makes me feel better about putting it on my body.
It was pretty neat using the Manuka Honey Facial mask. I’m used to using clay masks as opposed to stickier bases and I actually prefer the honey. It wasn’t anywhere near as uncomfortable or gross as I thought it would be. Yes, it is sticky but not a waxing “oh my gosh I’m ripping off my face” sticky. It was actually kind of fun rubbing it in, it felt really good and I love pampering myself.
The Balms I received are amazing as well. I have extremely dry skin that gets even drier in the wintertime. I could actually feel my skin soaking in the balms and the softness afterwards was great. I’m not crazy about the Sweet Honey & Chamomile Balm’s smell but it works so it’s bearable. That is just my personal preference though – I don’t like chamomile so take my opinions on that with a grain of salt!
I love using the Sweet Honey & Lavender Balm before bedtime. Anything lavender scented helps relax me and the slight hint of the lavender in this balm is perfect. That’s something else I really like – none of the ingredients are overwhelming. You’ll get a hint of aroma but nothing that is going to give you a headache if you’re sensitive to fragrances.
If you are looking for organic skin care product then definitely head over to Alki Organix. I am in love with their products and the fact that since they are super concentrated they will last a long time. A little definitely goes a long way and the price and quality are wonderful. You can also connect with Alki Organix on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AlkiOrganix.
If you couldn’t tell from the Food section on the blog, I love to spend time in the kitchen. I’m all about creating new recipes and trying new things. That’s why I was so excited to work with Kaina Organics on this review of their Baker’s Set. Kaina Organics has been all organic since 2013. They offer high quality, all natural spices that are 100% organic.
The Kaina Organics Baker’s Set includes the following spices:
- Organic Apple Pie Spice
- Organic Cinnamon, Ground
- Organic Cinnamon Sticks
- Organic Cinnamon Sugar
- Organic Nutmeg, Ground
- Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Organic Vanilla Sugar
The spices come in the cutest little glass jars and a cute wooden carrier. I just can’t bring myself to hide the baker’s set in a cabinet so I have it proudly displayed on my island.
Each jar of spices is packed full of goodness. There are no half full/half empty jars here. Each of the spices used is also high quality and again, organic. I loved that each jar came individually wrapped so nothing was broke during the shipping process. There was so much care put into this Baker’s Set that I could feel the love behind it!
Too cheesy? Okay, I’ll try to contain myself.
I could smell each spice as I unwrapped the glass jars. The Kaina Organics Apple Pie Spice was by far the best smelling. It was one of those take me back to my roots aromas and I loved it. It took me a while to decide on what to make first, but ultimately I chose cinnamon rolls (find the homemade cinnamon rolls recipe here). The cinnamon sugar mixture was perfect for making them. The taste is out of this world too; I can’t wait to experiment with more of the spices – especially the apple pie spice! I can already taste it!
Kaina Organics has such a wonderful selection of spices and each and everyone is 100% organic. You have to check them out! The cute jars are definitely an added bonus. I’ll definitely be doing more shopping with Kaina Organics – what’s your favorite item from them?
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