5 Fave Health Foods of September
Oct. 2, 2018Leave a comment
Here are my five favorite foods from the month of September! Enjoy! 🙂
#1. 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:
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:
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 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:
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!
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! 👍👍
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Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Grain Free
Sep. 30, 2018Leave a comment
After trying Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein supplements in Unflavored, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Vanilla Chai, I ventured off to Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Grain Free supplements. The flavors are Smooth Coffee, Smooth Energy, Smooth Chocolate, and Smooth Vanilla. All FOUR!! 🤗 Keep reading for more details.
Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Grain Free:
- USDA Organic
- Certified Gluten-Free
- Formulated to have superior taste and texture
- Ideal for anyone looking for a clean protein supplement
- Free of common allergens such as gluten, grains, dairy, soy
- Highly digestible
- No gritty texture
- 15 grams of high-quality organic protein with complete amino acid profile of essential amino acids
- 3 grams BCAAs
- Unique blend of 7 nutritious plant proteins and 5 organic American seed proteins (organic pea seed, organic flax seed, organic cranberry seed, organic chia seed, organic pumpkin seed)
- Contains organic African superfood baobab (purchased through African Hub to guarantee Fair Trade)
- 13 enzymes
- 1 Billion CFU of probiotics
- Supports overall health
- Perfect choice for breakfast, small meal or snack to keep you satisfied
- Great for on the go, weight maintenance, or active with exercise and fitness
- Healthy bodily muscles and muscle repair
I tried the Smooth Coffee and Smooth Vanilla before. I really liked them! Mmmm! So, I’m going to try the other two — Smooth Chocolate and Smooth Energy. Look forward to my reviews on all of them soon! Have you tried any of these flavors? Smooth Coffee? Smooth Energy? Smooth Chocolate? Smooth Vanilla? Share your thoughts.
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