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5 Fave Health Foods of September

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My love for hemp hearts!

My love for hemp hearts!

Here are my five favorite foods from the month of September! Enjoy! 🙂

#1. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts:

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Hemp seeds are my absolute favorite! I use Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts every single day of the week! They are packed with nutrition that’s simply unbeatable! Some examples are zinc, manganese, and magnesium. It’s also a great source of protein compared to chia and flax. It’s a complete protein, which means that it contains all essential amino acids to build muscle! For more nutrition information, go here. Right now, my hemp seeds are going down so fast that I may need a new bag soon!

#2. Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal:

Trader Joe's Organic Flaxseed Meal

Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal

I’ve been loving my flax! I use Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal every day in my bowl of oatmeal. I’m not a big fan of adding flax into my protein shakes though. I prefer chia seeds and hemp seeds instead. I would highly recommend adding flax along with chia seed and hemp seed into your diet! It’s a good source of iron, fiber, and rich in phytonutrients. It’s good for the skin and hair too! Learn more about the benefits of flax right here! Awesome stuff!

#3. Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Vanilla:

Trader Joe's Organic Pea Protein Vanilla

Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Vanilla

Even though I prefer Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Unsweetened more, Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Vanilla isn’t too bad. It works just as well as the Unsweetened. I think it’s merely a preference. Do you want a vanilla flavored protein supplement, or do you want an unsweetened protein supplement? It’s up to you. I will still use the Vanilla until I’m out, but I will purchase the Unsweetened again next time I’m at Trader Joe’s. I want to keep my ingredients to a minimum with zero added sugars.



#4. Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter:

Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter

Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter

Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter has been treating me well. I’m beginning to enjoy it more than the crunchy nut butters. I said it! I may be a convert soon! 😜 The raw creamy almond butter is much easier to incorporate into my foods and drinks. For example, I sometimes add a tablespoon of nut butter into my oatmeal. The creamy nut butter blends in smoothly with little effort. Also, when I add it into my protein shakes, it works just as well. It blends in beautifully. I love it. I’m considering trying out other creamy nut butters first before I purchase another crunchy. How about you? Which do you prefer? Creamy or crunchy?

#5. Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA:

Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA

Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA

In about a week, I’ve been using Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA for 1 month. So far, they’ve been convenient. I stash them in my bag and take 1 softgel right before my meal with a glass of water. I make sure I drink loads of water! 😁 Ever since I’ve included an omega-3 supplement in my diet, I’ve noticed that my nails are getting stronger and tougher. They seem to grow much faster than before! I have to clip them on a weekly basis now. Wow, it’s awesome to notice results with small changes such as taking an omega-3 supplement! I really like it and will continue to use it. Do you have any favorite vegan, plant-based omega-3 supplements? What do you use? Try this omega-3 with me!

1 softgel per day :)

1 softgel per day 🙂

I hope you all enjoyed my September picks! I’m loving all of these health foods and have noticed tremendous benefits from them! Along with that, my level of fitness has increased. I did a 6.20 mile run and loved every minute of it! Now, on to the next month — October! 👻🎃😊 Good luck with your health and fitness goals! Remember to never give up! You can do it! 👍👍

Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds

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New, unopened bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds

New, unopened bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds

I ran out of Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed. I didn’t buy another. Not because I didn’t like them. They worked perfectly fine. I simply wanted a larger bag that would last much longer, so I found this large bag of chia seeds on Amazon. A 2 lb bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds! 😊 It is non-gmo, vegan, gluten-free, USDA organic, and kosher.

Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: There are 60 calories per serving (1 Tbsp). It’s packed with healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein along with calcium and iron. Wonderful! 👌 Contains only Organic Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica).

Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

I love chia seeds in my smoothies and protein shakes. I’ve been using it daily in my green smoothies (now green protein smoothies). I can’t wait to start this new bag of chia seeds today! It has about 76 servings per bag. This should last me a little over 2 months or so with consistent use. I find chia seeds really good at keeping me full for hours, which is great for weight loss. Not only that, it’s very good for you and has tons of health benefits. Go here to learn more about the health benefits of chia seeds. It’s only a bag of chia seeds, but I’m pretty excited for it! haha. 😁

Have you used Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds before? Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed? Other unmentionable brands? Share your experience!

 

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