Garden of Life & Raw Rev Protein Bars
Sep. 12, 2019Leave a comment
I have more protein bars to share!
- Garden of Life Organic Fit High Protein Weight Loss Bar (Chocolate Covered Cherry)
- Raw Rev Glo (Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt)
Garden of Life Organic Fit High Protein Weight Loss Bar (Chocolate Covered Cherry)
I’ve tried Garden of Life High Protein Weight Loss Bar before. At one point, I was addicted to them, haha. This time, I have Chocolate Covered Cherry. It’s a new flavor to me. This is what I think about it.
These are the blandest protein bars out there. They don’t taste like what it’s called Chocolate Covered Cherry. Just a hint of that flavor. It’s barely there. They are soft in texture. Somewhat similar to a brownie, which I like. Even though they are bland, I really do like these. They make a satisfying treat that’s low in sugar. There’s only 1 gram of sugar (0 grams of added sugar) per bar. That’s why these protein bars are tasteless. Each bar contains 200 calories with 14 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber.
Do I recommend these? Once again, they are satisfying. I do enjoy having them early in the morning with my breakfast or alone. Since they contain Green Coffee Bean Extract, it wakes me up quickly. But, I realize that I am very sensitive to caffeine. I get really hyper when I consume caffeine, lol. That’s why I don’t drink coffee with caffeine as much anymore. I choose decaf whenever possible. These protein bars (to me) are very addicting due to the caffeine in it, so I only purchase them once after a couple of months for a nice low sugar, high protein snack. Yes, I would recommend them if you can handle a snack that’s bland.
Organic soluble tapioca fiber‚ organic vegetable glycerin‚ organic pea protein‚ organic almonds‚ organic chocolate coating (organic cacao nibs‚ organic erythritol‚ organic tapioca fiber‚ organic cocoa butter‚ natural licorice flavor‚ organic stevia extract (leaf)‚ organic sunflower lecithin‚ organic vanilla bean extract)‚ organic pea crisps (organic pea protein‚ organic starch)‚ organic sprouted brown rice protein‚ organic cacao‚ organic acacia fiber‚ organic tart cherry‚ organic carob‚ organic flavor‚ organic svetol® green coffee bean extract‚ organic ashwagandha‚ sea salt‚ organic cinnamon.
Raw Rev Glo (Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt)
Remember Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars? One of my favorite flavors is Mixed Nuts, Caramel, & Sea Salt. This is what I think about them now.
I still feel the same way as I did before in my last review. It’s healthy and tasty at the same time. It’s filling too. This protein bar makes it feel like I’m eating a candy bar. I would definitely purchase these again soon. 🙂
Raw Rev Nutty Superfood Blend (raw cashews, peanuts, raw almonds, pea protein, organic brown rice protein, raw organic hemp protein, raw organic virgin coconut oil, raw organic chia seeds, raw organic sprouted flax seeds) isomalto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic fiber from tapioca), organic Italian dark chocolate chips (cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), pea protein crisps, natural flavors, organic brown rice syrup, sea salt.
Have you tried any of these protein bars? Did you like them? 🙂
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Products I’ve Tried at Trader Joe’s
Sep. 18, 2018Leave a comment
Hey everyone! Ready for some empties from Trader Joe’s? Here’s a list of products from Trader Joe’s that I have used up. Done and done! This is what I think about each product. But, the final question is, “Will I buy it again?” Read on to find out! Enjoy! 🤗😋
#1. Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Unsweetened
I’m officially done with Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Unsweetened! My experience with this organic pea protein powder has been amazing. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did just because it’s a pea protein powder. Seriously, I was dead wrong. This organic pea protein is awesome! Pea protein, if you didn’t know, is a complete protein. The amino acid profile is bomb. It contains all essential amino acids including branched chained amino acids (BCAAs). I find this protein powder very simplistic compared to other protein powders I have used. With this organic pea protein powder, it is what it is. No BS. You get what you see. I really like that. As for the taste, it grew on me over time. It was meh at first. As time went on, I started to get used to it. Here’s a tip to make your protein shake taste better with this organic pea protein powder. Try using coconut water instead of a plant-based milk! Or, even better, you can mix the two up! It tastes sooo much sweeter and more yummy with it! I highly recommend Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder Unsweetened if you have not tried it yet! Love it! ❤
#2. Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum
I’m done with Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum! The bottle lasted ONE whole month! I used it without any issues. No breakouts. No skin irritations. Nothing. So cool. This serum works tremendously well on my oily, acne-prone skin. When applied to the skin, the serum feels lightweight and leaves the skin feeling hydrated. I enjoyed applying this serum immediately after exfoliating my skin with Trader Joe’s Blueberry & Acai Facial Scrub. The serum sinks into the skin amazingly. It’s like a soothing post-exfoliation treatment. It feels so nice! Of course, I would buy Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum again! I already did. 😊
#3. Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter
I didn’t think I would fall in love with Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter. I did. ❤ This unique mixed nut butter contains Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Hazel Nuts, and Pecans. What a lovely mixture of nuts it is. I really, really liked it! This little jar provides a nice dose of healthy fats that are beneficial for the skin, heart, and brain! If you’re indecisive on which nut butter you want to take home while at Trader Joe’s, go for the mixed nut butter. You won’t regret it. It’s tasty, and I loved adding it into my post-workout protein smoothies. Also, eating it by the spoonful, hehe! NOMZ!
#4. Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed
Organic chia seeds are super healthy. I use it every single day in my protein smoothies. It makes the consistency of the protein smoothie thicker and more dense. Also, it makes the protein smoothie extra nutritious with its protein, fiber, and omega-3’s. This small bag of chia seed from Trader Joe’s works just as well as other name brands I have tried — Nutiva and Viva Naturals. I give Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed a thumbs up! 👍 What I’m using now: *Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds*
#5. Trader’s Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Pure Vegetable Soap
My opinion on Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Pure Vegetable Soap was pretty neutral the last time I talked about it. Once I finished the second soap bar, I started to like it more. This soap bar made my skin baby soft and smooth to touch. Ooooo! 😍 It has definitely done a better job at cleaning my skin compared to big brand names (Dove, Lever 2000) without containing too many ingredients. Let’s compare the ingredients between Trader Joe’s, Dove, and Lever 2000!
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Pure Vegetable Soap: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Tea Tree Oil, Sodium Chloride, Pentasodium Penetate.
Dove White Beauty Bar: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Lever 2000 Bar Soap Original Scent: Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Water, Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Petrolatum, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Mineral Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Coconut Acid, Sodium Stearate, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, BHT, Titanium Dioxide.
Yeah…I’ll stick to Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Pure Vegetable Soap.
#6. Trader Joe’s Raw Pecan Halves
I’m absolutely addicted to nuts. I add them to my daily foods constantly. Some examples are oatmeal and trail mix. I snack on them before dinner. Pecans, they are yum! The weird thing is, I hardly ever purchased pecans before this. After finishing a whole bag of pecans, I’m madly in love with them. They are going on my faves list now among the other nuts — almonds, peanuts, pistachios. I will be purchasing more pecans in the near future to get a variety of nuts in my diet. I say YES to Trader Joe’s Raw Pecan Halves!
#7. Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo
I’m on my second bottle of Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo. So far, I’m not liking it at all. This shampoo has dried out my hair terribly. My Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner can’t even save my hair. I won’t use the Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo to wash my hair anymore. It’s not salon material whatsoever. The cashier told me it was on par with salon hair care products. It’s not. So not worth it. The same goes for the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. They’re no good. Even though the shampoo didn’t work out for me, I was lucky enough to make use of the shampoo. Besides using the shampoo to wash hair, I tried using it as a makeup brush cleaner. Wow, it worked! I would only purchase Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo to clean my makeup brushes. To wash my hair? Nah. To clean my makeup brushes? Yes, yes!!!
My experience with Trader Joe’s products have been good so far. I really do love their products. The majority of their products work for me. I’m happy with the purchases and results. How about you? Have you tried any of the products listed above? What have you bought at Trader Joe’s? Did they work for you? Tell me about it! 🙂
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