Tofu For Breakfast Series: How To Make a Simple Yuve Shakes & Matcha Tea!

Summer is definitely making a statement when it comes to the blazing sun rays, hot breeze, and the need to bring gallons of water wherever you go is a necessity. Note: All of these examples has been tried by me. Moving on…. Yes, back to the main event and the secret to keeping me satisfied and alert during this exhausting summer conditions. The convenient shakes and tea packets from Yuve make every morning a stress-free experience, so you have more you time. Especially since I’m a full-time student and blogger, quick and easy ways that I can have a balanced diet, without spending hours in the kitchen is the game plan.

 

This is why I love sharing my best-kept secrets so everyone can find some peace and tranquility too.

Products Featured in my Tutorial Video:
Matcha Tea

Chocolate+Chia Seeds Packets

 

Here is my video tutorial featuring all of the products:

To purchase more of these products visit :
https://www.getyuve.com/ to see more of their amazing vegan recipes and a vanilla protein shake.

 

 

XoXo,

Danna

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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!

Getting Ready for Spring!! It’s Lemonade Time

Spring is finally in the air, so it’s time put away the winter gear and bring out the floral patterns. Let’s be honest, this past  winter was brutal for some of us, which makes the sight of warm temperatures and spring flowers even more pleasant. Now that you’ve survived winter, let’s bring out the Lemonade!  Recently on my Youtube channel, I began making different blends of teas using citrus, peppermint, and hibiscus. I found that combining these flavors, can make any non-teas drinker hooked.

If your not an avid tea lover, I have the perfect company that will make your  tea experience ongoing. Our tea makers at The Tea Spot supplies tea blends to support your everyday need, along with tea steepers, and stylish to-go bottles to accompany you anywhere. Here is my visual experience using tea leaves from my favorite spot.

 

Products Featured:
TUFFY STEEPER
Pink Rose Lemonade-Tea
Sugar Tamer-Tea
Blood Orange Smoothie-Tea

 

 

Before you steep the tea, you need a steeper. The Tuffy Steeper is so cute and fits in any average size tea cups with ease. Thankfully, the tea spot has an assembly of steeper ware and infusers to fit in any cup you choose. You will see me use the tuffy steeper  in the video below.

 

 

 

Pink Rose Lemonade-Tea

 

The Pink Rose Lemonade is the highlight! Usually, I don’t like to drink cold teas without sweeteners, but I had to make an exception. I used the steeper to strain the tea leaves, added ice cubes and made something completely new. In the video, I will show you a different way of adding your own twist for the perfect spring/summer drink.

 

Ingredients: lemongrass, lemon myrtle, orange peel, rose petals, lemon balm, spearmint, chamomile, lavender

Pink Rose Lemonade Recipe:
1 tsp of pink rose lemonade tea leaves
8 oz of boiling water
Half a cucumber sliced into thick wedges

 

 

 

Sugar Tamer-Tea

This is my rescue remedy for taming my sweet tooth. Let’s be honest, sometimes the urge to eat a whole box of chocolate comes out of nowhere, so this tea will keep the blood sugar in check. I love the tartiness and the combination of chamomile really gives a soothing after taste. Along with the sweet infusion of  hibiscus adds of fruity element that I very much appreciate.

 

Ingredients: organic hibiscus, organic peppermint, organic licorice, organic lavender, organic chamomile

 

 

 

Blood Orange Smoothie-Tea

I like to call this the good morning tea! The creative combination of the citrus, and vanilla is like having breakfast in a tea cup. I am just in love with this tea, because normally I don’t like to eat so much in the morning. So, I find this tea very satisfying.

Ingredients: red rooibos tea, orange peel, hibiscus, rosehips, safflowers, rose petals, natural orange & vanilla flavors

 

 

Here is my video review and demonstration of how to make My  Pink Rose Lemonade-with Cucumbers:

To purchase more of these products visit : https://theteaspot.com/ to see all of their nutritious tea blends to revitalize your spring and summer. Also to purchase the tea steeping equipment used in this video visit: https://theteaspot.com/steepware-tea-infuser

 

 

XoXo,

Danna

My Locing Series: Live Locs Product Tutorial

Being a Naturalista isn’t easy, right? Well, I completely understand the struggle. On my blog, I love to share natural products that we can use to nurture  and style our hair.  Ok, we have talked about products for curly, straight, and coarse hair, but what about products that can maintain the health of dreadlocks? No matter what hair texture you have, natural hair needs love too and that’s why the new company that I found caters to your needs. Yes,  I have featured products from many hair companies, but everybody deserves to have options.

This post is specifically for my ladies or guys with growing locs, including  those who are just starting the locing process just like me. This company is the number one recommendation on my list for loc care. Live Locs makes products that are  filled with indescribable healing properties, along with providing long lasting moisture without clogging the hair follicles. Below is review video revealing the products and the powerful ingredients.

The Dynamic Duo’s for excellent  hair health:


Products Featured
Tea & Mint Rehab Dextox Cleanser
Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil
Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray

 

 

The first product that I’m going to show you, deserves the number one spot.

Tea & Mint Rehab Dextox Cleanser

My first time using this cleanser was the best experience of my life. The active ingredients of the menthol and green tea components gave my scalp a therapeutic treatment. Honestly, I remember back in 2013, I had locs and I felt that no matter what cleanser I used, my scalp just didn’t feel clean. I love the cooling effect and my hair doesn’t feel stripped of it’s natural oils. You will see me talking this cleanser even more in the video.

Here is what’s inside:

INGREDIENTS: Water, Potassium Cocoate*, Potassium Oleate*, Lauryl Betaine, Glycerin*, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Palm Kernal Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Natural Fragrance, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Potassium Citrate, Menthol

*certified organic

 

 

 

Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil

2.

 

The hair growth serum!!! I love this oil, just love it so much. The smell is not offensive and helped my hair to become smoother from the roots, all the way to the tips. In dry climates, I notice that my scalp feels very dry and itchy, so I really appreciate this hair oil. My mother and sister currently have crochet braids, so this oil  couldn’t have came at the perfect time.

 

Here is the ingredients for this miracle oil:

Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil is an essential step to any loc care regimen. This completely plant-based product penetrates deep within your follicle roots to help support a stronger and more healthier scalp to promote hair growth.

– Unique Blend: Black Current, Borage, Flaxseed, Walnut Oils, Omega 3, 6 an 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray

This shine spray is the finishing touch to my protective styles and you will see me use this in part 2 of my locing series. The smell of the argan oil & pequi is amazing and the shine lasts for two days. I have used shine sprays in the past, but they just didn’t give me the coverage that I wanted.

 

Here are the ingredients for the shine spray:

Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray is your natural alternative to silicones. It only takes a few spritzes of this completely plant-based sheen to provide a lustrous shine that holds up against external factors like humidity , heat and the extreme cold.

 

 

 

Now that you’ve heard all about the powerful ingredients within each of the products, let’s talk about hair styles. Please watch both of my videos below.

 

 

My Locing Series Part 1: Live Locs Product Tutorial:

In this video, I will be showing each of the products from Live Locs . Stay tune for part 2 of this series to see the finish product.

 

 

 

My Locing Series Part 2: Live Locs Product Tutorial:

Here are photos of the finished product:

This is a side view of my protective style.

 

A Front View.

 

Fabulous!!

To purchase more of these products visit : LiveLocs.com to see all of their natural products to take care of your growing tresses. Be sure to use the promo code: TrueLocs at the checkout!

 

 

XoXo,

Danna