Thursday, March 19, 2015

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xo, r

Friday, March 13, 2015

Food Product Review: Spirulina, Nutritional Yeast & Vitamin C by Sari Foods Company

I recently had the opportunity to try 3 wonderful products by Sari Foods Company. I was excited to try these out as I'm always open to trying anything food related. I've tried all of these things in one form or another in the past but never have I had my own powder of spirulina and wasn't sure how I'd use it exactly.

In Indonesian, the word "sari" means essence. At Sari Foods Company, their mission is to bring you the "Essence of Food”, empowering conscious consumers to return to nutrient dense, single ingredient, pure foods as our source of life and sustenance - just as nature intended. I truly love companies who want to better eating habits and health.

The first product I tried was the Vitamin C. The easiest way for me to incorporate it was into my tea. You can ever so lightly taste a faintness of cherries. It blends well within the tea. I also tried it in my morning smoothie. Honestly, I didn't even know it was in there!

What did I like about this Vitamin C from Acerola Cherries?
  • 1 acerola cherry contains the same amount of vitamin c as 65 oranges!
  • Non-Synthetic
  • Lasts up to 24 times longer than synthetic vitamin c
  • It helps reduce, reverse and prevent different ailments to your body
A few more things Acerola Cherries contain:
  • Vitamin A (equal to raw carrots!)
  • B1, B2, B3 and B5
  • Magnesium & Potassium (double that of oranges!)
  • Minerals such as calcium, iron, & phosphorus
  • Antioxidants (Cartenoids & Polyphenols: Flavonoids and Anthocyan)
The next product I tried was the Nutritional Yeast Flakes. The flakes can be used on anything you'd like a little cheese flavor added to. I like to use nutritional yeast flakes on my salad and in most things that I would add salt to. Above I sprinkled the flakes onto my salad and it added the perfect zest of extra flavor.

What did I like about the Nutritional Yeast Flakes?
  • The taste!
  • That these flakes contain fiber, protein and the fact that they contain 18 amino acids plus 15 minerals!
  • They contain NO synthetics!
  • The health benefits of the ingredients in the flakes. Boosts of iron, vitamin b plus more. 
 The last product I tried was the Spirulina Powder. This powder is very concentrated! It has a faint smell but soon you'll learn how full of wonderful things this stuff is! I mixed the powder into my favorite salad dressing and it truly enhanced the flavor. It worked well with caesar dressing.

What did I like about the Spirulina Powder?
  • It's packed with protein, calcium, amino acids, iron, beta-carotene, chlorophyll,  antioxidants, folate, phytonutrients and prebiotics.
  • It's ORGANIC
  • Non-synthetic ingredients!
  • It's green. :)
I'm super happy I was able to try out all of these fabulous products! When you incorporate healthy ingredients into your daily diet, you feel AMAZING. All of these things help the overall well being of myself and my family. Thanks to Sari Foods Company for the opportunity to try out your goods.

If you're looking to incorporate some amazing, jam-packed goodness into your diet, check these guys out!

happy weekend!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beauty Product: Evian Facial Spray History + A Giveaway

The exquisitely fine mist produced by evian® Brumisateur® penetrates and rehydrates the upper layers of the skin. evian® water has a unique mineral balance along with exceptional purity which suits all skin types, even the most sensitive. Leaves skin looking healthy and feeling refreshed. Dermatologically tested. The leak-proof canister is the ideal product to take on-the-go in any purse or travel bag. Unlike other water sprays, Evian Spray is sealed at the source, so it can not be contaminated.

Evian Facial Spray was originally introduced in France in 1962 at the request of doctors for use on burn patients. It was the first facial water spray in France and was introduced as the first facial spray in the United States in 1978. Because of the current world-wide awareness of the Evian brand name, and the 36 year efforts of the USA exclusive distributor (The Wilkes Group Inc. in Old Lyme, CT), Evian is the only facial spray to be carried by many prestige retail groups including Nordstrom and Sephora. It is also offered in many luxury resorts and hotels such as Four Seasons.

The French Government has extremely stringent standards for approving mineral waters as suitable to drink. Evian Facial Spray is the only mineral water spray in the USA to contain such a water and the only one with a companion drinkable bottled mineral water. Worldwide, the Evian brand can be found now in over 120 countries.

The Wilkes Group was founded in 1976 and has distributed Evian Facial Spray since 1978. The company is focused primarily on prestige distribution at retail and luxury resorts/hotels that buy the product as a room, cabana, or poolside amenity.

This giveaway is sponsored by The Wilkes Group. Best of luck!

xo, r

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