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ALO Drink review

I was sent a box of Alo Drinks. This is a healthy drink that includes Aloe Vera in every bottle. You must be thinking… really, Aloe Vera inside a drink? You might be thinking that you only use Aloe Vera to heal your cuts of burns, but did you know that Aloe Vera is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids? Alo drinks provide their customers with a healthy lifestyle. 

ImageAlo Exposed is the Original. The flavor = honey. Nutritional info: No fat, no protein, 15g of sugar, 30g of sodium, 15g of carbs. Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Aloe Vera Pulp, Cane Sugar, Honey, Citric Acid, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Natural Grape Flavor.  == the honey provides a sweetener. 

ImageEnrich– Pomegrante + Cranberry. 

ImageAwaken– Wheatgrass. (this actually tasted like water, but it was quite good) 

ImageComfort – watermelon + peach = my favorite. 

ImageAppeal ImageAppeal= pomelo + grapefruit + lemon and Allure= mangosteen + mango. 

Each bottle has it’s own flavor and it also provides aloe vera pulp with every gulp. I thought at first it wasn’t going to be very good, but it definitely surprises you. They are also very healthy which is a plus. 

 

Alo Drinks also has a line of coconut water.

 

Some key facts about the Alo Drinks:

  • packed with vitamins
  • reduces inflammation (provides a soothing relief
  • helps support muscle, tissue, and enhances skin health
  • promotes a healthy digestive system
  • all natural
  • gluten free
  • low calorie
  • the pulp comes straight from the leaf
  • there’s a QR code which means free music in every bottle (plus!)

Alo Drinks have won some awards

 

Check them out on their website to find a store near you. 

find them on facebook

I’m glad I had the chance to try Alo Drinks. This is new and healthy and quite tasty!

 

*Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I did not receive compensation.I . My review didn’t have to be positive, but it was.The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising*

 

 

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Dropps Laundry Review

I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Liquid Detergent. I make a mess out of anything liquid.. seriously… so when I saw the Dropps Laundry Pods I had to check them out! Image Small, and very easy to use, which makes it very efficient for me to clean my clothes!

1 pac = 1 load = Simple .. which means you don’t even have to take that cup and measure for 1 load.. 

The pink package: Imagebaby pods.. they are scent, dye, and enzyme free. All washers and All temperatures (hot/cold)

ImageScent + dye free and also for all washers and all temperatures.

ImageFresh scent, all washers and all temperatures. 

Each pack gave me 2 pods. 

They also have other products too!

Dropps Fabric Softner Packs — you drop this in with your wash and it gives your clothes a fresh scent. The scents come in : Lavender, Orange Blossom, Wild Orchid, and Scent + Dye free!

 

Remember the key facts about these drops:

  • They work with ALL colors
  • They work on ALL fabrics
  • They work with ALL washers
  • They work with ALL temperatures

They offer Free Shipping on orders over 35$

Check out their website to find out where these Dropps are sold! 

*Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I did not receive compensation.I . My review didn’t have to be positive, but it was.The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising*

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

LapTop LunchBox Review!

I was recently sent a laptop lunchbox to try out. I’m so incredibly happy because I’m tired of using plastic bags and this is something I can reuse over and over again! The Laptop Lunch Bento ware comes in many different colors and they are fun to use! Here is some useful information about the boxes:

  1. they are reusable and they last for years! 
  2. waste free
  3. easy to clean (HUGE PLUS)
  4. They are made in the USA.
  5. Most of all they are SAFE

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I started the Weight Watchers diet a few weeks ago and been trying really hard to eat with right-sized portion. I’m happy to announce that having this Lunchbox helps me do so. Each compartment is perfectly sized for a perfect portion-sized lunch. I tried it out for the first time today and was completely satisfied and didn’t feel like I over ate at all. The box and compartments were very easy to clean too!

Check this out: (taken from the laptop website.. this is a good feel for what I’m talking about)

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portion control is key, and this helps you, and this is completely what i need.

Image There are different compartments for different foods.

This is a great lunch box for kids too, you can spice up a child’s day with a fun lunch theme. I searched the internet and found a few ideas:

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They also offer other products:

  • Carriers, and totes
  • forks and spoons
  • Drink bottles
  • Ice packs
  • Cloth Napkins — and many more!

They also offer recipes on the site too! It’s a fun site and you should definitely check it out. Even buy some of their products! There is a 5.95 flat shipping rate, that’s pretty good! I can’t wait to start using this every day!

Find them on facebook.

Or go directly to their website

*Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I did not receive compensation.I . My review didn’t have to be positive, but it was.The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising*

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

ProBar Review and giveaway!

do youImage workout a lot? Do you Imagehike? do yImageswim? Or do you just need a good protein bar to give you the energy you need before or after a workout? If you are looking for one, then PROBAR is right for you! 20 grams of protein and you should have all the energy you need. I was sent the CORE bars, and boy are they tasty! They come in four flavors. Image

Brownie crisp, with 20 grams of protein. This is for you chocolate lovers.

ImagePeanut Butter Chocolate with 20g of protein and flax and chia seeds inside. Who doesn’t love Peanut Butter + chocolate?

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Chocolate chip cookie dough, you know you eat it raw from the package, might as well have something good for you that tastes the same in a protein bar! 20 grams of protein.

and finally.. my favorite.. ImageMint Chocolate. 20 grams of protein.

These Core Protein bars will help you earn lean muscle.

Probars also have…

Probar Meal bars– they have so many different flavors you might just need to check them out, or even better, win my giveaway and maybe you can request to try some of those!

Probar Bolt Chews — loaded with electrolytes they’ll give you the energy you need.

Probar Fuel, and Probar Halo… they have all these different products and I wish I could try them all!!

Here’s something good to know as well: If you are on weightwatchers, you can have a PROBAR for 10 points and you can have this as a meal with your fruits and veggies and you’ll be good to go! I did this the other day and I was ready to work out even a few hours later! The bars fill you up and they are good!

would you like a chance to win some? Enter my giveaway for a chance! 

Make sure also to check them out at Theprobar.com if you place an order and use the promo code ‘blogger” you’ll get 40% off your first order!

*Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I did not receive compensation.I . My review didn’t have to be positive, but it was.The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising*

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Betty Lou’s Review

Betty Lou’s “Just Great Stuff” product line consists of healthy products that taste good and make you feel good when you eat them! I was sent a few different items to try and some of them were extremely great and some of them just didn’t do it for me, but that’s okay, because at least I tried something new and I love trying new foods. ImageLet’s start with the Just Great Stuff bars. These weren’t my favorite. They come in:

  • Organic Superberry Acai
  • Organic Fruit and Veggie Bar

  • Organic Chocolate Dream Greens

  • Organic Cacao Acai Bar

I tried the Organic Fruit and Vegetable bar and it just didn’t taste right to me. The fruits included are: Dates, Raisins, and Bananas, and the Veggies included are: Carrot, Kale, Spinach, and Broccoli Sprouts.  Don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of Fruits and Veggies, just not a huge fan of having them incorporated into a bar. On the plus side. they are Organic Certified, Gluten Free and Vegan.

ImageI told myself hardly any sugar or Soda for the next month or so, but I had to try a piece of each of these Angell Candy Bars. They were very tasty. Organic bars are tasty, and having a bite here or there won’t kill me 🙂  The Dark Angell Bar has rich cocoa and an almond center and is a vegan bar. The Angell Crisp Bar is milk chocolate with a crispy, creamy chocolate center. The Snow Angell Bar is white chocolate, with a sweet coconut center. It’s crazy, I’m not a fan of coconut really, but the Snow Angell bar was my favorite! I love white chocolate.

ImageThere are a bunch of Nut Balls to choose from on their website, and I was given two of them to try. I haven’t had the chance to try them yet, but they do look tasty .The plus side for me for these is that they have 15 grams of protein and I always need protein. You can go and get the other flavors which include:

  1. High Protein Almond Butter Ball
  2. Almond Butter Ball
  3. Peanut Butter Ball
  4. Cashew Pecan Ball
  5. Spirulina Ginseng Ball

  6. Coconut Macadamia Ball

I would love to try #5 as I’ve never heard of that before.

ImageThe fruit bars were by far my favorite items to try in the box. I had one each morning for breakfast and almost want to go and buy some more because they were THAT good. The only thing I would have to watch out for is the high count of carbs, but having this as a breakfast with a piece of fruit would be alright for me.

I also received Peanut Butter spreads and some protein rice mix. I have yet to try these, but I can only imagine that they’d be Just as Great as everything else.

Betty Lou’s products are (depending on what you eat): Organic Certified, Corn Free, Dairy Free,  Glucose Management, Fiber, Low Fat, Vegan, Soy Free, and many more good characteristics.

You can check them out at their website.– The website is very inviting. The background changes colors all the time, and they have great information and the products are colorful, you should definitely take a look.

*Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I did not receive compensation.I . My review didn’t have to be positive, but it was.The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising*

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

The Gluten Free Bar Review

ImageGreat Tasting Nutrition Bar — which is simply true. I work long days and I need something to hold me over before I leave work and go to the gym. I was sent these bars and they definitely give me the boost I need.

ImageOatmeal Raisin is my favorite. I love anything with Raisins in it, and I love oatmeal cookies.. so a bar with both great tasting flavors is definitely a favorite to me! With 240 calories this could be a replacement meal, but I use it between lunch and dinner. 127 mg of sodium with is a super plus if you’re trying to eat foods with low sodium .3.5 grams of dietary fiber — you always need fiber in your diet, might as well get some of it from the bar, and then my absolute favorite 12 g of protein.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate : 235 calories – 92 mg sodium (super plus) – 2g dietary fiber – 12 grams of protein

Cranberry Almond: 220 calories- 82 mg of sodium (super plus) – 3g dietary fiber – 11 grams of protein

Peanut Butter: 240 calories – 83 mg of sodium (super plus) – 2.5 dietary fiber – 13 grams of protein

They also have BITES if you don’t want the bars. Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Mint, and Dark Chocolate Coconut. The mint sounds amazing.

 

I’ve been eating the bars in halves so I can savoir each and every minute of the great taste. I definitely think you should check them out and try them for yourselves.

They offer free shipping for orders over 50$ and They also will send you each one of the bars and a coupon all for 10$.. What a savings!

If you’re looking for a great tasting bar with lots of protein and a bar that’s healthy for you, try the Gluten Free Bar!

 

*Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I did not receive compensation.I . My review didn’t have to be positive, but it was.The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising*

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Emmy’s Organics

I’ve never been a huge fan of Macaroons  I used to eat them for the Jewish Holiday Passover growing up as a kid, and they never were a huge favorite to me. I was recently sent mini bags of Macaroons from Emmy”s Organics and became quite fond of them. ImageEach time you bite into one of these mini’s the flavor takes control. The Coconut Vanilla you get the coconut taste, the Dark Cacao you get the cacao rich taste, Choco Chip you get the chocolate chip taste .ImageThe lemon ginger you get both a taste of lemon and ginger.  My two favorites are : ImageChai spice is like drinking a chai latte! I love those! Mint chip you get this big whiff of Mint and Mint is one of my favorite flavors ever.

You can buy in a single bag, 6 bags or 12 bags and each time you eat just one you’ll be wanting to eat MORE!

Emmy’s Organics other products include:

I also received the trail mix but have yet to try it yet. I took this from the website to show you the image and nutritional facts:

ImageImage — Gluten Free, Raw, Vegan, and Kosher.

All the products Emmy’s Organics Produce are now certified Kosher!

You can find out more at their website: http://emmysorganics.com/

 

 

*Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I did not receive compensation.I . My review didn’t have to be positive, but it was.The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising*

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Posted by on March 2, 2013 in Uncategorized