I always love when I see my favorite bloggers share all the latest things that they are digging at the moment. Here are a few things that I can’t get enough of!
Raw Vanilla Powder
You know the treasured goodness you scrape out of a fresh vanilla bean? Well this is a WHOLE BAG of that goodness! Just a little added to smoothies and you’ve got yourself a hint of vanilla heaven.
Yummmmmy. Better then regular oranges? Yep. Prettier then regular oranges? Way prettier & much more fun to drink if you ask me. Look at that color! Blood oranges are a tad sweeter with notes of strawberry flavor. Did you know that blood oranges have a higher concentration then regular oranges? Regular oranges have a range of 75-125 mg while the bright cousin has 150-200 mg per cup. The beautiful color is caused by anthocyanins which are flavanoid pigments.
I found this little guy on TheRawFoodWorld.com
Its a sponge made from recycled Apricot pits. How cool, right?
It has a gentle sandpaper texture and fits easily into the palm of your hands and doesn’t harbor bacteria like a traditional sponge does. It can be thrown right in the dishwasher and lasts up to 6 months! The box says you don’t need to add soap but I like to add a little sometimes. Its scrubbed off stuck on grease and grime and even tough sticky residues left by jar labels in a breeze! This is definitely the sponge I will be using for now on.
Yerba Mate Pure Empower Mint Tea
I love Yerba Mate but just discovered recently how beneficial this stuff really is. Did you know that in studies mate tea not only induced death in human colon cancer cells, they also reduced important markers of inflammation? Wow!
I absolutely love mint flavored anything but mint is my number one choice for tea. Not only is it good for digestion but the taste of a hot cup of mint tea seems to always invigorate me and sooth my soul. Now I have the best of both worlds with mint flavored Yerba Mate. I add a touch of honey and enjoy in the mornings and in the afternoons at work.
I have a little bit of an addiction to jars. Yep. I love them, they make me happy. I love when something is in a clean container of its own without the mess of brightly colored packaging. I find that Marshall’s Homegoods always has a array of various sizes and shapes to fit my needs. I just recently took all of my smoothie additives and placed them in jars. From the left – Sunwarrior Protein powder, chia seeds, raw cacao, lucama, and maca which is hiding from the camera. I also have hemp seeds and goji berries in the fridge. I love organization!
Hurraw! Raw Lip Balm
I bought this from TheRawFoodStore.com They come in so many flavors and colors. It actually works too! I have such chapped lips all the time and am really picky with my lip balm choices but I’m really happy with this. I love how its raw too!
I can’t get enough of these! They are so fresh tasting, crunchy and nutritious. I’ve been putting them on everything (including sneaking them on my boyfriend’s sandwiches) but my favorite thing to put these on is a nice lemony kale salad. Its very simple but its all I crave for lunch these days…kale massaged with olive oil and lemon, salt and pepper. Thats it. Add the sprouts and diced up celery. Sometimes I add olives or even Bubbie’s pickles but the simpler the better! These little shoots pack a big punch so don’t be fooled by their small appearance. They are full of Vitamin C (7x’s more then blueberries!) , Vitamin A and Folic Acid.
I’m going to try to grow my own tray soon!
Shaped Ice-Cube trays
Fun ice-cubes make me HAPPY! I love them and can easily see I might be collecting some unique trays in the near future.. You have to make sure to get the silicone ones because they are so much easier to pop out then the stiff plastic trays. You are probably wondering why these cubes are GREEN? Well next blog post I will explain what exactly are in these. First I have to taste-test these babies out. I’m pretty excited about them…I’m seeing the heart ones as me adding a little “love” to each smoothie.
pH Test Strips
I bought these at my local health food store and they are testers for urine and saliva to see the levels of alkalinity/acidic in your body. They were about $12 but its a pretty large amount of tape, so I think it will last me long. I have no idea how reliable, consistent or accurate these are but either way, its fun to keep testing my pH through out the day!
I of course can never get enough of this! Lately I’ve been drinking it out of a wine glass to make the process even more delectable. Something about sipping it from this glass feels like you are really treating yourself. Look at that vibrant green color! Love it.
Thats it for now! From time to time I will share with you all my favorites – it’s always ever changing. Next post I will be writing about those peculiar green ice cubes and a health update. Today I visit my Gastro for a checkup!
Have a happy and healthy day~