Vital Nutrients for True Living: Sun Warrior Review

What does health mean to you? The definition of the word “Health” means :the state of being free from illness or injury. To be honest, making the decision of  living a healthier lifestyle is not easy as it seem. Most of us don’t have the luxury of affording a healthy lifestyle, let alone enjoying the interesting flavors of plant based living. I have asked these same question to myself too, will I be able to afford this new lifestyle, along with finding delicious alternatives. Here is a little story of how I found my answers.  One night, after a long day of trying to make all of my classes, I noticed a difference in my appetite.

In fact, I hardly want to eat anything, if you’ve been following my blog, you will see that my diet has gone from poultry to tofu. *Just a Tip: Depending on your grocery store, tofu is an inexpensive way of transitioning from eating meat. This was my first step to becoming a vegan, but I still needed help with boosting my energy and satisfying my hunger on a daily basis. Thankfully my new friends at Sun Warrior guided me to a plant based lifestyle, without the stress of experimenting by myself. Let me tell you, I have tried so many protein products and instead of satisfying my appetite, I ruined it!  Well enough of my sad story, here is my new plant based road map  thanks to Sun Warrior.

 

 

Products Featured:
Sol Good Protein Bar:Salted Caramel
Classic Chocolate Shake- Sample
Classic Vanilla Shake- Sample
Warrior Blend Mocha- Sample
Immune Shield-Sample Packet

 

Sol Good Protein Bar:Salted Caramel

The first soldier on the battlefield  is the Sol Good Protein Bar! Honestly, this protein bar taste like a salted caramel candy, while still offering nutritional benefits.  I’ve tried protein bars  in the passed, but the flavors were terrible, the only ingredient that stood out was the protein powder. Those past experiences left a bad taste in mouth, but the Sol Good Protein Bar changed my mind. The chewy caramel texture and grated sea salt made my snack time, dessert time instead. Besides the delicious flavor, this bar also satisfies my hunger and keeps me full for a good hour.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the  Sol Good Protein Bar:

Nutritional Information

 

Classic Chocolate Shake- Sample

My nickname for the Classic Chocolate Shake is “Cold Cocoa”. In the video below, I will be talking about my personal chocolatier moment. Moving on, the chocolate shake is my favorite other than the Mocha flavor. The smooth texture almost made me forget that I was even drinking a shake, and the natural sweeteners made this experience effortless.  Here is what I say ” If the shake is hard to enjoy, find another alternative”.  This is my number 1# Recommendation in the Classic Plus Collection.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the  Classic Chocolate Shake:

Nutritional Information.

 

Classic Vanilla Shake- Sample

We’re almost halfway through the Tour de Classic Plus! So far you’ve got gist of how plant based living can be flavorful, instead of the bland protein powder taste. The Classic Vanilla is the definition of  organic nutrients, because of the rich taste of fresh vanilla bean. Usually if you’ve tried vanilla shakes, there is a visible protein dust or some substance that makes the drinking process a nightmare. Honestly, this has been the story of my life with other vanilla shakes. If your a lover of vanilla, then this is your match. Be sure to watch the video below to hear my commentary about the Classic Vanilla Shake.

 

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the Classic Vanilla Shake:

Nutritional Information

 

 

Warrior Blend Mocha Shake- Sample

Without a doubt the best shake in this whole review. You will hear my full review in the video, because I will be in the kitchen making the actual shake. Are you a student, working mom, vegan, fitness goer, or adventurer? Sun Warrior Products are convenient to accompany you on your journey, because they understand your busy schedule.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the Warrior Blend Mocha Shake:

Nutritional Information

 

Immune Shield-Sample Packet

The season for itchy eyes, dry throats, and sneezing is here,  SPRING! Sun Warrior doesn’t only create products for the purpose of fitness and hunger satisfying, but they also support the window to our bodies overall health, which is the immune system. The Immune Shield is a clear liquid that doesn’t have a flavor, and you can mix it with your  favorite juice. Natural silver is the reason why I haven’t been sick for 3 an a half years now, especially since I have a breathing difficulties due to my asthma. These natural remedies helps me to be my best and I hope you will share in these benefits too.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the Immune Shield:

Nutritional Information

Here is my video tutorial for Sun Warrior’s Shakes and Protein Bar:

To purchase more of these products visit : https://sunwarrior.com/ to see more of their protein shake flavors, vitamins, protein bars, and much more!

 

XoXo,

Danna

Protein Cookies for Everyday Vegans Review: Lenny and Larry’s!

Being healthy is not always simple, especially when we are constantly surrounded by candy bars and cookies. In my passed articles, I have expressed my love for sweets, but recently I made a conscious decision to  finding better ways of enjoying sweet treats without going overboard. Plus, these treats that I’m about to show you are vegan, kosher, and satisfies your hunger. I’m talking about the champion, the complete cookie, dare I say it.. Lenny Larry’s Cookies! These vegan cookies are the biggest cookies that I have ever seen.

Honestly, I thought the taste was going to be horrible, to my surprise within 7 day all of the cookies disappeared. SERIOUSLY! I allowed my siblings to sample the cookies, but that was a bad mistake. I literally had to hide the last two cookies in order to do a review video. I used my siblings taste buds, because we all have different taste preferences and how can you know if something works, if you don’t have a test group. Below is a long list of cookies and a fun Youtube of me!

 

 

Products Featured:

1.Chocolate Chip
2.White Chocolate Macadamia
3.Peanut Butter
4. Oatmeal Raisin
5. Snickerdoodle
6.Lemon Poppy Seed
7. Birthday Cake
8. Double Chocolate
9.Pumpkin Spice

 

 

 

1.Chocolate Chip

First things first, the classic chocolate chip cookie! The chocolate chip I would give it a 7 on my the flavor radar. Normally this is not my favorite flavor, but I love the light texture of the cookie and the actual chocolate chips added a fresh baked taste. This cookie made me fall in love with chocolate chip, but there are still more flavors to go.

 

 

2.White Chocolate Macadamia

The White Chocolate Macadamia was very interesting. I say this because it’s very hard to make macadamia cookie health. The white chocolate chips was amazing, but the actual cookie didn’t have enough flavor. Perhaps, they could have added some more vanilla to really give it that extra kick. Overall, I enjoyed the cookie despite the bland flavor. Then again, you might find this cookie outstanding.  You be the judge!

 

 

3.Peanut Butter

I’m in HEAVEN!!!!! I love this Peanut Butter cookie, the mini peanut bites had a nice crunch. You will see my full thoughts about this cookie in the video, so I really want to keep my mouth shut.

Moving On…

 

4. Oatmeal Raisin

The oatmeal cookie is my breakfast on the go fix. The real oats and raisins makes me feel like, I’m having a nice bowl of oatmeal with hint of dried fruit. P.S. If you don’t like to taste large chucks of oats in your cookies, then this is the match for you. The fresh essence of cinnamon really creates a bakery fresh element. My flavor ranking is a whopping 9!

 

5. Snickerdoodle

The cozy night and a movie type of cookie. The sweet sugar and cinnamon combination gives makes everything feel like Christmas all over again. The exterior of the cookie is covered with sugar and cinnamon, while the  interior is soft. If your a college student feeling home sick, I would definitely recommend this warm treat. P.S. Try this with vanilla ice cream, it’s the bomb!!!!!

 

6.Lemon Poppy Seed

This cookie is like having spring right in your mouth. The Lemon Poppy Seed cookie is very refreshing and the poppy seeds are small so you can hardly taste. I find that the lemon essence is not offensive and the combination of the seeds didn’t overwhelm each other. This is the flagship for spring desserts on my book. Flavor ranking is 10!

 

 

7. Birthday Cake

The Celebration has just begun! I received two of these cookies and let’s just say both of them was eaten in one day. Ok, I’m not greedy! My older brother ate one and the second one came to me. Moving on, the birthday cake cookie really felt like I was eating cake. Honestly Lenny Larry’s  mastered this flavor and I am so in love. The texture is soft and the sprinkles is like the cherry on the ice cream. By the way, crumbling this on top on ice cream is magical.

 

 

8. Double Chocolate

 

The Double Chocolate is so much better than the chocolate chip cookie  in my opinion.  The actual cookie is DELICIOUS! The texture is moist, the crust has a crunch and the chocolate chips melts in your mouth instantly. This is my sister’s 1# pick out of all the cookies. She loving chocolate chip instead of dark chocolate, so this was a shocker to me that she ate the whole cookie. You wouldn’t be disappointed!
9.Pumpkin Spice

The final cookie! The Pumpkin Spice is like having autumn in the spring time literally! I love the pumpkin essence and the soft texture when I took my first bite. To be honest, these cookies don’t taste like protein cookies at all! I have tried protein treats in the passed and I noticed the artificial ingredients in each bite. Thankfully, Lenny Larry’s makes being healthy delicious and combining some of our favorite flavors together with protein components is a bonus.

 

 

Here is my video review and my thoughts about the Peanut Butter Cookie:

 

 

 

To purchase more of these products visit :https://www.lennylarry.com/a/65385 for awesome giveaways and more surprises!

Spring Time Forecast: Natural Cures for the Common Cold

Well it’s finally here, the great yellow cloud of pollen. Dare I say it, Spring has finally begun! Honestly, spring is beautiful, but the side effects that comes along with it can be aggravating. Thankfully, the healing herbs from the very ground that we occupy on a daily, can bless us with vital  medicines that you can’t buy in a drug store. I took so long to share these tea leaves with you, because I wanted to see if these teas helped my allergies or throat issues. F. Y. I. My itchy throat symptoms is derived from the changes in air temperature.

You know how it is when the air switches from hot to cold in a bipolar rhythm. Here at True Vivant, I like to share health tips and remedies that I use to keep me run on a full engine. Below is my written and video review sharing the benefits of each tea the Full Leaf Company sent to me.

 

 

Products Featured:
Organic Throat Clarity-Leaves
Organic Vita Me Tea-Leaves
Organic Immunity Blend-Leaves
Organic Detox Tea -Leaves
*Disposable Tea Bags

 

 

 

Let’s get the water boiled and start steeping!

 

1.Organic Throat Clarity-Leaves

Magic hidden in a steel tin. Before we begin our review, I would first like to say that out of all the tea samplers, the organic throat clarity is my favorite. Ok, maybe I’m just being biased, because of my dry throat and the tea is for throat clarity. At first, I did have some reservation regarding the taste. Let’s be honest, usually herbal teas doesn’t always have pleasant flavors.

Moving on, the actual description regarding the organic throat clarity tea is accurate. The first herbal essence that I noticed was the chamomile and the peppermint. Naturally chamomile has a very smooth and cozy taste, while the peppermint releases an euphoric cooling menthol’s that eases aches of a sore throat.

 

Organic Throat Clarity– via full leaf tea company. This tea is specifically formulated to help soothe sore throats. Its combination of natural ingredients work together to help alleviate pain and fight infection. Cloves, ginger, and chamomile give this blend its cozy, warm taste while peppermint provides its refreshing and smooth flavor.

Approximately 5-7 servings per tin.

 

 

NEXT!

Organic Vita Me Tea-Leaves

 

The Vita Me Tea Blend is the multi-purpose remedy that will satisfy your needs so you can be your best. The dried berries in the tea leaves adds a fruity element to the tea, which explains why this is  multi-purpose! So I decided to experiment and after brewing this tea in hot water, I added ice cubes. This was convenient since I don’t like to drink  processed juice’s with artificial sweeteners. So guys, let’s just say your studying or chasing after kids, you can have a cool summer drink that is calorie free and healthy.

Organic Vita Me Tea  – via full leaf tea company. Full of antioxidant rich ingredients, this caffeine free blend will keep you satisfied and healthy all day long. Vita Me was handcrafted by our artisan blenders to have a refreshing tart berry flavor that is great hot or iced.

 

 

The secret to  preventing the symptoms of a cold virus that may challenge your body is proper immune support. I will talk about my personal experience  in the video below regarding this tea. Regarding the flavor of the tea, I would give it an 8 our of 10. Every since I was a little girl, I drank echinacea tea to prepare my immune system and this habit has stayed with me every since. I have not been sick in 3 an half years now. Thank God!

Organic Immunity Blend – via full leaf tea company.Fight back against cold season! Our Immunity Blend is full of natural ingredients that help prevent sickness and aid in relieving symptoms. Immunity has a smooth, sweet taste mixed with a slight tartness.

 

The Last of the Leaves!

Now, before I talk about this detox tea, I would first like to stress the importance of  speaking with your doctor about Detox Teas, before utilizing these natural herbs. One word to describe this Detox Tea would be “WinSpring”. A.K.A. Winter and Spring mixed together. The minty flavor and the hints of lemon makes this tea refreshing and enhanced my energy after the first cup.

Organic Detox Tea – via full leaf tea company.This delicious blend has a minty flavor with a slight hint of lemon. It is specially formulated to optimize health, with a perfect balance of detoxification and healing this tea will make you feel invigorated and renewed!

 

Here is my review video and time special using Full Leaf Tea Company:

 

To purchase more of these products visit : https://fullleafteacompany.com/  for more cold fighting and waist slimming teas!
XoXo,
Danna

Summer Must Haves: Best Natures Products

Spring is right around the corner and after that is the season of tank tops and short bottoms. So, since were on the same page about what to wear for the summer, then let’s talk about how to prepare our skin for the hottest time of the year. If you’ve followed my Valentines Day series, you would have seen my array of bath salts, facial washes, and face masks. This time around we will be reviewing only masks that you can use on your face and body. The products from Best Natures covers all of the area codes that will be needing extra care when it comes to getting the full body treatment. In this article, I will be showing you two products from their line.

Rhassoul Clay & Kaolin Facial Scrub

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The Kaolin Facial Scrub doesn’t have any particles or lumps, instead the Kaolin is power and activated by water. The first time I used the facial scrub my skin was very oily at the time, this happened because of my hair products. Moving forward, after adding a couple drops of water on the clay, it formed a clay-like consistency. The Clay didn’t smell terrible, instead it had an unscented baby powder scent which I loved. The clay dries up fast and you can even bath with it.

 

Here is the hidden ingredients to this facial clay:

Kaolin is a clay for very sensitive skin. It is the most gentle of all the clays on the market. This white cosmetic clay is mild, nurturing, and toning. Kaolin (White Clay) is one of the lightest and least drawing clays making it especially suitable for sensitive, dry and mature skin types, and for children.

This clay can be mixed with other colored clays such as Australian Olive Green or Red Clay to make them softer and more suited to sensitive skin.

Kaolin is also known as White Cosmetic Clay, White Clay, Chalk, and White Dirt, Kaolin has a variety of uses. It is very mild clay that improves blood circulation, gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin.

White Kaolin clay helps remove impurities without removing the skins natural oils, making it a great choice for dry or sensitive skin types.

Used extensively in Mineral Makeup, face and body masks, body powders, natural soaps and etc.

FACE MASK: Add the water slowly & carefully until the mixture is thick & pasty. If mixture is too watery add more Kaolinite to thicken. You can apply the mask straight away or add some essential oils, carrier oils, herbs, fruit or whatever the mood calls for.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Moroccan Rhassoul Clay is my secret to getting ride of body pimples. As you will see in the video, I placed the Rhossoul Clay of my neck and check, because these are the areas where I get more blackheads and pimples. This clay has a rich authentic scent, let’s be honest it smells like clay, but a good quality.

Here is the history behind this Rhassoul Clay:

Rhassoul is a super fine ancient clay that comes from deep below the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Although it is difficult to obtain from the deep clay beds, it has been used for centuries by the ancient people of Rome and Egypt.

Rhassoul is a highly absorbent clay, particularly rich in minerals such as Silica, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Potassium and Sodium.  This clay improves skin clarity, removes dead layers, smooths texture and improves elasticity.

It also helps detoxify the skin while it exfoliates gently. The silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium work together to detoxify the skin and hair by exchanging themselves for toxic compounds. The toxins are thus replaced with the nourishing trace minerals.  It contains more trace minerals than other clays.

Rhassoul clay can be used as a soap, a shampoo, and a skin conditioner.

With its rich history in beauty care, rhassoul clay makes a wonderful natural addition to any personal care regimen.

Rhassoul clay is used by the finest spas around the world. It is appropriate for all skins types especially sensitive or mature. It is used in many professional applications in spas and it aids in rejuvenation, detoxification and toning of the skin. It can be used in soaps, shampoos, facial, hair, body masks and skin conditioners.

Hydrated clay can be used as SOAP. Apply as a thin paste over the skin and rinse. You’ll be amazed at how refreshed you’ll feel!

SHAMPOO FOR HAIRS: Using hydrated rhassoul clay, apply to hair and scalp. Comb through to distribute clay mixture. Rinse thoroughly. Comb through again and rinse again. It is unlikely that a conditioner is needed, but if desired, consider a natural alternative.

FACE MASK: 2 tablespoons clay or seaweed (or a mix of both), 2 tablespoons warm water. MIx ingredients briskly to make a smooth paste. Clays and seaweeds vary in absorbency; if your mixture is too thin, add more powder, if too thick, add a little more water.  Apply to clean face and neck, making sure to avoid the eye area.  Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes until dry.  Rinse with warm water.  Pat skin dry.

BODY WRAP RECIPE: Mix enough clay with water to make a creamy paste. Apply to body, avoiding eyes & sensitive areas. Relax 10-15 minutes or until dry. Exfoliate off in shower.

 

Short descriptions are great, but video reviews are better.

Here is my video tutorial for Best Natures Clay:

 

 

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To purchase more of these products visit :www.bestnatures.com Also use the promo code to get 20% OFF . The coupon code, is B2020. Apply at checkout at get 20% OFF from entire order.

 

XoXo,

Danna