Archive | September 2014

Child’s Farm Children’s Skin & Hair Care Review

Child’s Farm

Overall Rating: 

About Child’s Farm:

“Mum of two Joanna Jensen searched for the ultimate natural or organic products to deal with her girls fine hair. When it proved that this product did not exist, Joanna set out on a mission to make a range of toiletries that are fun and appealing to kids and parents on the outside,  but filled with formulations that Mums can trust and combs can cope with! Childs Farm, with the help of children’s illustrator Emma McCall and respected manufacturer Medichem International,  was born.

With wonderful whiffs of strawberry and organic mint, zesty organic tangerine and delicious sweet orange,  these delightful products will ensure that little ones are squeaky clean. Childs Farm will whisk you and your child away to the clean and healthy surroundings that is our wonderful British countryside. Our products are made, squeezed, cut out and stuck together in the Great Britain.

The imaginative and eye catching package imagery depicts real animals and ponies that live on Childs Farm, Joanna’s beautiful home and small holding in rural Hampshire.

We don’t use the by-line ‘as natural as your countryside’ for nothing ? Childs Farm products contain zero nasties. Children deserve products that are mild and gentle which we most certainly ARE, not harsh and abrasive ones. Young skin and hair deserves the respect of a researched product on them - all our products contain certified organic essential oils. Our products DO NOT HAVE Parabens, SLS’, Mineral oils or artificial color.

All Childs Farm products undergo clinical testing and user trials so that all our products are so mild, kind and safe for skin that they are suitable for sensitive eczema prone skin, and even newborns. Our bubble bath soothes and moisturises young skin, and smells fab too!

  • Suitable for eczema prone skin
  • For newborns & upwards
  • Dermatologically tested and approved.
  • Paediatrician approved.
  • Over 98% natural ingredients
  • NO parabens, SLS’s, mineral oils or artificial colours
  • Contains Argan (Moroccan) oil
  • Contains organic essential oils
  • Tested on children, never on animals.”

Strawberry & Mint Conditioner

About:

“Ingredients:

Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Parfum, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCI, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Oil*. (* denotes certified organic ingredients).”

Sweet Orange Hair & Body Wash

About:

“Ingredients:

Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Argan Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Parfum, Sucrose Laurate, Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil* Organic Orange Oil, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal. (* denotes certified organic ingredients).”

Tangerine Bubble Bath

About:

“Ingredients:

Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sucrose Laurate, Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Parfum, Tocopherol, Citrus Reticulata Peel (Tangerine) Oil*, Citric Acid, Limonene. (* denotes certified organic ingredients).”

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My Thoughts:

If I were to judge these products based solely on how they performed and how they smelt, I would give them my highest rating. Each of them smells very fresh and pungent-in a good way. The hair & body wash and the shampoo and bubble bath suds up nicely and provide a gentle yet effective clean. The conditioner is the best of the three-it doessmel a great job at detangling and smells like ripe strawberries.

I was a little bit misled by the front of the bottles reading “organic” next to the scent of each, respectively. I figured there would be mostly, if not all, organic ingredients in these products.

After looking at the ingredient lists, it appears that only 1 ingredient in each product is organic. That was a little bit discouraging. On our girl’s young, precious, beautiful skin, we like to use the very best (all-organic) as much as possible. For a brand that is specifically catered to children, I suppose I expected a little bit more in regards to organic ingredients.

I do appreciate that no parabens and other common irritants are used. But, my standards are very high for skin care-especially when it comes to our girl. I’ve tried and fallen in love with several brands that use all-organic ingredients, thus, this brand falls a bit short.

I wish the I could rate the ingredients as high as I did the performance and smell of these products. Since I can’t, I have to give Child’s Farm only an above average rating.

Vive 1-Day Detox Review

Vive Detox

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About Vive Detox:

“Our specially formulated cleanse programs are based in nutritional and biochemical science. We provide the highest quality of clinically studied supplements available to support you in your goal to detox, build immunity or lose weight. The nutritional component of the Vive Detox is a success proven method of eliminating genetically modified, allergenic and toxic food substances from your diet in order optimize digestion, absorption and assimilation.

Each program is fully guided throughout, with day-by-day instructions, videos and challenges, as well as ongoing online support. Vive also draws its inspiration from Traditional Chinese Medicine, where Qi [chee], our life force, is tonified and organs are nourished to create balance and harmony within.

These empowering 14-day programs are all about choices: choices in what we eat, how we move, the way we want to live. It’s designed to allow the flexibility to build new habits and make healthier food choices while the body recalibrates. The end of a Vive Detox is just the beginning: it takes 21 days to build a new habit, after your 14 day Vive Detox you are two thirds the way there.

Each plan is dairy-free, gluten-free and refined-sugar free, with options for vegans, vegetarians and pescetarians. Guidelines are also provided for dining out and social events. The Vive Detox allows the body a chance to recalibrate. It builds a foundation for new habits and creates space for positivity. Vive provides a taste of how the benefits of a clean, sustainable lifestyle will feel in your body, for life!”

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My Thoughts:

I absolutely love and believe in detoxing plant based foods and supplements. Vive takes this approach to detoxing-and I dig it.

The Pure Encapsulations products (after delving deeper and looking at their ingredient lists) are above average. They contain entirely natural ingredients (recognizable plant sources) and also have a few organic ingredients. I would love to see an entirely organic ingredients list (as this would lead to optimum detoxing). As they are, these products are better than most, but not the very best.

In organic form, I love green coffee powder. It’s packed with antioxidants and some naturally occurring caffeine. Healthy sources of protein are a large part of my breakfast every morning. Thus, I enjoyed adding this powder to my morning shake. The nuts (though I’m unsure of the quality and whether they are raw or not) were a tasty source of good fats.

Vive has a great thing going in that they encourage individuals to detox by utilizing nature’s goodness. If it was all organic, I would be completely on board to load up on a longer Vive Detox. Vive is also a unique idea, as they work with several brands (some completely organic, some not) to compile a well-rounded bundle of detoxifying goodies. Most detox brands are exclusively juice, powders or pills. Vive offers all sorts of selections to suite what you’re trying to achieve.

My interaction with Vive has been nothing short of wonderful. They’re very helpful and generous. I recommend Vive to those new to detoxing, who’re looking to get started in a very doable, not intimidating way.

 

Why a Positive Mindset Makes All the Difference For Your Health (and how to achieve it) by Jesica Salyer as featured on HealthAmbition.com

Positive thinking: an optimistic brain pattern that is often written-off as hippie behavior. This seemingly carefree way of navigating life is far more powerful, helpful and impactful than many may imagine. Though it may appear irresponsible and careless, optimism (the choice to always focus on the positive) is a health-serving, conscious decision.

Some find this way of thinking to be their solution after living in a state of negativity, depression and unworthiness. The beautiful thing about positive thinking is that it can benefit you in just a moment’s time–regardless of who you are or where you’re at in life. It’s as simple as making moment-to-moment decisions to focus on the positive aspect of every scenario life hands us.

Not only is this fun, liberating and empowering, but it’s good for your health. The health benefits of positive thinking are bountiful. Positive thinking and health go hand-in-hand. You cannot expect to optimize your health when your mind is in the gutter, so to speak. A positive life comes from positive thoughts; period.

It’s easy to blame circumstance, lack of opportunity, or whatever other excuse one can muster up. The most effective use of your time is to accept the fact that you are in control of your own mindset. You, and only you, have the power to decide that you’re going to turn that switch on in your head; the optimist switch.​

How a positive mindset serves you:

health benefits of positive thinking

Keeps you focused on your goals

Tuning out the “white noise” that is negativity will leave you all kinds of room to roam and explore your dreams, without being held back by the barriers that negativity can create in your mind. In many ways, positive thinking is a daily exercise. You can improve the strength of your “positivity muscle” by implementing these thinking patterns daily.

Every day, wake up and leave yourself little reminders and little pointers to get you started off on the right foot. This way, it doesn’t matter what or who you encounter in a day’s time. With your positive, optimistic mindset, you’re equipped for anything that life throws at you.

The universe has a funny way of giving us little “tests” along the way to see how mentally strong we are. You can pass those tests with flying colors when your mind is rife with positivity.

Helps you Tune Out Negativity and Criticism

When you allow your attention to stray to negative events or people, you are robbing yourself of the time and opportunity to fuel your optimism fire. Negative brings about more negative. Likewise, positive brings about more positive. So, it’s a no brainer. If you want positive results, you must keep your focus on the positive.

Enhances Your Mood

Nothing brings you down quicker, diminishes your motivation and squashes your inspired state like dwelling on the negative. Never underestimate the power of your thinking patterns. Negative thinking can be disabling. On the other end of the spectrum, positive thinking can exponentially amplify the goodness of your life.

Keeps You Clued in to Your Life’s Purpose

Maintaining an optimistic mindset has a way of keeping you centered and present. Operating in this state of mind helps keep away mental clutter and helps you stay in touch with your life’s purpose: which is to maximize your potential as a human being. Being an optimist equips you to challenge your mental & physical limits and make good use of your pulse.

You can achieve this mindset by reminding yourself of these pointers:

Become Mesmerized by the Beauty of Life

This idea might sound a bit far-out for most people to wrap their head around. But, stick with me here. Think back to when you were a young child. Think about how easily transfixed you became on little things: the sound of your bike tires as you peddled down the street, the feeling of a rumbling thunderstorm, the excitement of flying high on a swing, the anticipation of climbing a tree top.

This way of thinking; this focus on life’s tiny details is perhaps the answer. Reverting to how we thought as children allows us to see beauty. When you see beauty, positive thinking follows. Thus, immerse yourself in things that intrigue you, things that you find beautiful, things that give you goosebumps and things that inspire you at your core.

Don’t Concern Yourself with the Opinions of Others

This may seem easier said than done. But, know that it is the ticket to happiness. Picture the most happy & successful people in your mind; be them athletes, actors or activists.

Take Michael Jordan, for example. He’s universally considered one of the best men’s basketball players of all time. I assure you, he did not get to that place of personal success and achievement by listening to his critics. The happiest people are masters of tuning out the negative. Positive individuals have a way of contracting a following of nay-sayers.

Unfortunately, these folks live in a state of jealousy because they are not fulfilling their own personal missions in life. Thus, it behooves you to know that in advance and not pay them any attention. If anything, feel sorry for them and know that many times, they simply wish they could be in your shoes.

Know That If You Don’t Fit In, You’re Probably Doing Something Right

With a positive mindset, you are likely to confuse others. Those who struggle to get out of their dark way of thinking will be bewildered and annoyed with your optimism. Your authenticity will likely intimidate others that are struggling to find their sense of self. This may manifest itself in jealousy or negativity from those individuals. Don’t let that negativity shake you from the mission you know is in line with your purpose on earth: to shine your light.

Furthermore, when light shines on darkness, the darkness no longer exists. In other words, by being your true, authentic, positive self, you will inspire others around you to make the same mental changes in their life. It’s a positive for you and a positive for those around you. You’re creating a whole lot of good karma for yourself as an optimist.

All in all, the health benefits of positive thinking are numerous. Not only will this mindset open doors for you, but it will diminish your stress levels, improve your vitality and increase your zest for life. Morphing your thinking patterns into positive alternatives is the key to catapulting your life’s happiness into the stratosphere. Don’t be afraid to mow over and tune out what holds you back. Put your focus into positivity and watch it grow.​

Written by Jesica Salyer.

Read the published article here.

Nature’s Fusions Essential Oils Review: Rosemary, Peppermint, Thyme, Ginger

Nature’s Fusions Essential Oils

Overall Rating: 

About Nature’s Fusions:

The Highest Quality in the World, Guaranteed.

We have worked for years with the best international suppliers, chemists, and laboratories around the world to get the highest quality certified therapeutic grade essential oils in the world. All of our oils are certified to be 100% pure and free of pesticides or other chemical residues. They have undergone rigorous testing to insure they meet or exceed all international standards on Purity and Safety. All of our oils have been cross tested using mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography to ensure both extract purity and composition potency of each batch. Would you like to see the data charts from the tests?  Just ask! We understand that these graphs and charts may be difficult to read or understand and would be happy to discuss the scientific details with you if you’re so inclined.

Ultimately, unless you can read somewhat complicated data charts, are familiar with current medical research, and can determine the impact of hundreds of individual components in essential oils, knowing which oils are not only ‘pure’ but also good enough to be ‘therapeutic’ is a question of trust.

Here at Nature’s Fusions, we value your trust more than anything else – we have put in the time, effort and money to bring you the best essential oils in the world, just as you would expect a doctor would do with a prescribed medication – and this is shown by our 100% satisfaction guarantee and our commitment to honesty in communication. Essential oils are awesome for the uses in which they work. But there are plenty of times they don’t – and while there are plenty of articles that claim essential oils will cure every malady known to man, here we try to cut through the misinformation and pseudo-science that surrounds the essential oil field.  For that reason, we are an ‘open book’ – ask us anything and we’ll be happy to answer.

So give it a try. Try us out, and we guarantee that you will be impressed – not only with the quality and utility of our products, but with our prices, our honesty, and our dedication to you as a person.

If you are currently using an essential company that tries to hide information or won’t divulge their secrets and ‘proprietary’ items, then I wouldn’t trust them.  This is your health – what is there to hide?  Would you trust a doctor that wouldn’t tell you what was in the medicine he/she prescribed?”

I’ve reviewed a few of Nature’s Fusions’ oils before and had a fantastic experience with them. You can read that review here.

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My Thoughts:

Essential oils are an major health booster in my everyday routine. I use them in a multitude of ways and I always get excited to try them differently as I learn more about them. I was eager to incorporate these four into my daily routine in these ways:

Rosemary: added to my shampoo to stimulate hair follicles- it acts as a catalyst for hair growth, added to my green drinks to alleviate headaches

Peppermint: in homemade toothpaste, for acne spot treatments, added to tea.

Thyme: taken orally (in water) for menstrual cramp relief

Ginger: taken orally (in water) for stomach discomfort, or after I’ve eaten some not-so-healthy food-as it rebalances my stomach’s pH.

The most useful essential oil in my house is definitely the peppermint. I use it every day (you can read my homemade recipe here) to brush my teeth, treat a sudden acne breakout and to sooth an irritated stomach and reduce inflammation in my body. Besides the benefits, the best part is that it leaves your breath smelling fresh and minty.

Using thyme for menstrual cramps seemed to work okay-but not completely alleviate my cramps. However, I have always had very intense menstrual cramps. Perhaps, I need to start taking the thyme a few days in advance before my time of the month comes to combat the inflammation and cramping.

I don’t have any issues with thinning hair on my head, but do like adding a drop of this essential oil to my night eye cream to help stimulate more brow growth. Along with tweezing less, it seems as though my brows have filled out a bit more. I also believe you can get the hair boosting benefits of this oil by ingesting it-which is why I sometimes add it to my blended, homemade green drinks.

I seldom have issues with a sour stomach, since I eat lots of plants every day-but it happens on occasion. To prevent and treat stomach and digestion issues, I like taking this ginger essential oil in water-and it works well. Also, it’s completely organic & natural (much better than the junk-filled stomach medication you will find at the drug store).

In regards to quality, Nature’s Fusions is amongst the very best. This brand also creates many different essential oil blends that are geared towards certain things like motion sickness or muscle aches. I look to them for many of my essential oil needs.

Esscentual Alchemy Natural Perfume Review

Esscentual Alchemy

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About Esscentual Alchemy:

“Esscentual Alchemy’s natural perfumes are handmade from scratch by me in small batches.

When I create a perfume I do so intentionally. Being mindful of putting myself in a positive and loving, and uplifting emotional place. So that the perfume is positive, loving and uplifting emotionally as well. Each one blessed with good thoughts and wishes for the wearer.

I find people pleasantly surprised at how emotionally involved they feel while wearing natural perfume!

My personal philosophy, is that we should be aware of what we ingest into our bodies, whether we are eating it, or using a substance.

When you purchase any of Esscentual Alchemy’s natural perfumes, you are helping to support a small, home-based, female owned and operated business. Thank you for supporting my business.

How did I come up with the name for my business, you might wonder?

These three words:

Essential: refers to that which is in the natural composition of a thing.

Sensual: the enjoyments derived from the senses, especially from the gratification or indulgence of physical appetites

Alchemy: any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.

I am a classically trained opera singer. Specifically I am a lyric coloratura. In late 2010, I came across the image of Septimus Piesse’s Odophone: individual essences as musical notes, that was the clincher. It seemed the Universe was pulling two loves together. Thinking of making music for the nose, tantalized me. So when I started learning perfumery, it made sense to me that I should start off with classical perfume ingredients. The ones that made perfumery what it is today. To me, to jump into this field without a firm grasp on the basics, would be a tragedy. Like trying to paint without learning how colors go together. Botanicals, and Natural ingredients feel like the foundations of this art form for me. Is this to say that the synthetics have any less validity, no. There are many perfumers who straddle that line of mixed media, as I’ve heard it called. Also I love knowing that I am working with the “soul” of a flower, plant, or tree. It really fits in well with my personal beliefs. It reminds me to be grateful for this little blue ball, that we all share, and live on.

Perfume making is similar to making wine, as you must have patience to wait until enough time has passed for the alchemal magic to happen.”

Amanda uses all natural botanical oils to create these fragrances.

Vanilla Citron

Ingredients:

“Black Tea, Vanilla, Mimosa, Citron.”

Malanj

Ingredients:

“Sandalwood, Benzoin, Patchouli, Tincture of Coffee Beans, White Lotus, Clove, Ginger Lily, Litsea Cubea, Nutmeg.”

Kama

Ingredients:

“Saffron, Civet, Ambergris, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Agarwood, Ambrette Seed, Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, Davana, Cinnamon, Jasmine, White Lotus, Rose, Champa, Tuberose, Neroli, Clove, Nutmeg, Coriander, Mimosa, Carnation, Cardamom, Frangipani.”

Come to Me

Ingredients:

“Rose Damask, Jasmine Sambac, Bergamot, Dark Patchouli, Ambergris, Cinnamon, Ylang-ylang, Vanilla Bean Tincture, Neroli, Gardenia enfleurage, Tuberose, Spikenard, Myrrh, Camphor, Himalayan Cedar, Fir, Frankincense.”

Little Black Dress

Notes:

“Sandalwood, Civet, Elderflower, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Rose, Rosewood, Ginger Lily, Bergamot.”

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My Thoughts:

I love the idea of a natural perfume. If you’ve ever taken a look at the ingredients on a typical bottle of synthetic perfume (What you’re buying in any big department store), you’ve likely read a whole lot of long, unrecognizable ingredients. That’s because synthetic perfumes are the farthest thing from natural. Not only are they chock full of chemicals, but these chemicals are absorbed by the skin, which negatively impact your body’s toxicity.

These perfumes are very different. They actually act as aromatherapy as well as just improving your body’s odor.

In regards to each respective perfume, here is what I thought:

Come to Me: flowery, light, not overwhelming

Little Black Dress: an earthier, floral scent. I could pick out the ylang ylang and jasmine.

Kama: incredibly multifaceted and complex with scents of spice, flowers and herbaceousness (I just made that a word.)

Majanj: spicy, earthy, decadent.

Vanilla Citron: zesty vanilla perfection.

If I had to choose, I’d say I really enjoyed wearing Malanj and Vanilla Citron the most. Floral scents are pleasant but they are not for me. I really gravitate towards muskier scents like sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli. I was so excited to see that Amanda must like these scents, too-as she uses them quite a bit in her concoctions.

These little bottles of goodness would make an incredible present, especially. You could help convert synthetic perfume wearers in your circle to a natural alternative. Of course, you deserve to treat yourself as well. I recommend these perfumes to anyone looking to “clean” up their fragrance routine. There is so much thought put into creating these blends. I’m sure you’ll love them like I do!

Body Vega Fish Oil Review

BodyVega Nutrition

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About BodyVega Fish Oil:

  • “TOP RATED FISH OIL ON AMAZON: Happy Customers Love BodyVega, And We Love Them! We Go Out Of Our Way To Ensure That Every Customer Is 100% Satisfied With Their Fish Oil, Giving Us One Of The Highest Levels Of Customer Satisfaction Anywhere. If That Rubs You the Wrong Way, Feel Free To Grab a Bottle From Any Of the Other Brands on Amazon Who See You As Just A Number. If You Are Not 100% Satisfied With Your Omega 3 Fish Oil For Any Reason, We’ll Replace It Or Refund It, No Questions Asked.
  • #1 CLEANEST AND PUREST FISH OIL: Sourced From Deep Sea, Cold Water Fish for Maximum Omega 3 Potency And Tested For Over 250 Contaminants, Including Mercury, And Molecularly Distilled For Guaranteed Purity, Giving Us The Purest Fish Oil Available On Amazon.
  • STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE: From Chile and Norway, The #1 Recommend Source For High Quality Omega 3 Fish Oil, So It Is Free Of Pacific Toxins Caused From Nuclear Fall Out.
  • MAXIMUM OMEGA 3 POTENCY: Doctor Recommended 1,500mg Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Up To 50% More Than Competitors’) For Guaranteed Reduced Inflammation and Less Joint Pain, And High EPA and DHA Levels Support Long-Term Eye, Heart and Joint Health, While Boosting Mood, Focus, and Productivity.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Love It Or Leave It. If, For Whatever Reason, You Don’t Love BodyVega Fish Oil, Just Return The Empty Bottles For A Full No Questions Asked Refund.”

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My Thoughts:

Though I always make sure I get enough healthy fats in my diet (through seeds, nuts and oils), I don’t often purchase a fish oil supplement. I realize that fish oil provides a concentrated dose of omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential to overall health. Other food sources with a high omega 3 concentration include flaxseeds and walnuts.

I regularly consume ground flaxseed in my morning smoothie-thus, I likely get enough omega 3s. However, I do see a value in changing up your diet (to prevent boredom and also insure that you’re getting a wide range of nutrients). I also believe that fish offer a complex and hearty nutritional profile as a healthy source of protein and good fats. But when it comes down to it, I would recommend getting your healthy fats (fish oil included) from the whole, real foods themselves. I don’t like the idea of eating an incomplete diet and then expecting supplements to fill that void.

A supplement like this fish oil can be useful on occasion, but should not be relied on for omega 3 fats. In regards to quality, this brand of fish oil is amongst the very best, as they encapsulate clean, pure fish oil that is free of contaminants.

Navitas Naturals Cashews, Pepitas & Green Coffee Review

Navitas Naturals

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I’ve been lucky enough to try loads of Navitas Naturals products in the last few years. They never fail me-the quality is always excellent and new items I try often become new staples in my nutrition routine. You can read some of my other reviews here:

Dragon Fruit, Powdered Coconut Water

Maca

Mulberries, Power Snack & Trail Mix

Green Coffee Powder

About:

“Navitas Naturals Green Coffee Powder is an energizing, antioxidant-rich superfood made from young, unroasted Arabica coffee beans that are handpicked in Peru. Green coffee has been used for centuries to boost energy, support metabolism and aid digestion. Raw green coffee is a healthy source of chlorogenic acid (CGA), the powerful antioxidant linked to many of coffee’s health benefits.”

Maca Maple Cashews

About:

“Integrating superfoods into your day has never been so convenient and so craveable. Navitas Naturals Superfood+ mixes combine our most popular superfoods with nutrient rich seeds and nuts. Our organic Maca Maple Cashews are delicious ‘handfuls of goodness’ that feature our best-selling maca powder, raw cashews and a touch of maple syrup for a praline crunch.”

Chia Rosemary Pepitas

About:

“Integrating superfoods into your day has never been so convenient and so craveable. Navitas Naturals Superfood+ mixes combine our most popular superfoods with nutrient rich seeds and nuts. Our organic Chia Rosemary Pepitas are savory ‘handfuls of goodness’ that feature chia seeds, crunchy pepitas (pumpkin seeds), rosemary and garlic powder.”

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My Thoughts:

This trio of products did not disappoint. The chia rosemary pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and maca maple cashews are both incredibly delicious and unique in their own right. I was bummed when I finished each bag. I could have eaten both of the entire bags in one sitting-they are that good. I love the flavor choices and the fact that they serve as a healthy, good-fat rich snack. I definitely see myself stocking up on more of these.

The green coffee powder was another new product for me to try. I’m an avid coffee drinker, yet hadn’t delved into the realm of green coffee thus far. I added this powder to my morning superfood drink (that I shake in a blender bottle) that contains other superfoods like cayenne, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, maca and cacao. Since green coffee powder naturally contains some caffeine, I have forgone my cup of coffee on mornings when I add this to my drink. I’ve found that it provides a steady increase of alertness and energy, rather than a jolty, jittery feeling that many artificial energy drinks provide. I love the idea of consuming foods that naturally boost your energy levels and metabolism. This green coffee powder will be a mainstay in my routine as a healthy source of antioxidants.

As always, this was another tremendous experience with new Navitas products. I urge you to give them a try if you haven’t already. They make an incredibly diverse range of health products on their website.