Monday, April 24, 2017

Enlightened Ice Cream


When people are asked about low calorie protein infused ice cream their typical go to answer is that supplied by @halotopcreamery but I’m here to say that there are not only other - but potentially better - options on the market for you coming from @eatenlightened (www.eatenlightened.com/).

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@eatenlightened gave me the chance to taste their Black Cherry (90Cal Per Serving), Chocolate Peanut Butter (90Cal Per Serving), Cold Brew Coffee (60Cal Per Serving), Frozen Hot Cocoa (90Cal Per Serving), Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (100Cal Per Serving), Toasted Almond (60Cal Per Serving), and Triple Chocolate (90Cal Per Serving); and I must say they were all quiet incredible - with Black Cherry being my personal favorite and a standout.

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In comparison to another well known brand, Halo Top Creamery, Eat Enlightened’s Ice Cream is (overall) slightly higher in calories per pint, but significantly better in flavor. Halo Top’s Ice Cream is more than certainly good, but it does leave a unique (not bad) taste in your mouth, regardless of flavor. @eatenlightened’s ice cream’s are not only extremely smooth, high in protein, but - as mentioned, absolutely delicious.

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Would I recommend buying @eatenlightened’s ice cream? 100 times over! Interestingly, rather than using sugar in their mixture, Enlightened opts to use erythritol, and unlike competitors - who use water (causing a loss in taste) - Enlightened uses skim milk.

 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Raw Nature’s Fuel Bars

Thank you to @rawnaturesfuels for sending me over a few of their delicious Raw Nature Fuel Bars!
Raw Nature Fuel Bars claim to be the “best tasting handmade protein bars on the market” and after having tried five of the bars myself, and given two to others, I can say that claim is almost certainly correct. While some flavors are certainly better than others, with a caloric level of approximately 280calories (give or take depending on the flavor of the bar) @rawnaturesfuels more than certainly has a hit on their hands. 
The bars are not only GLUTEN FREE but also NON-GMO and void of whey, soy, lactose, and artificial sweeteners, making the flavor-punch they do pack all the more impressive. 
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While I received a ‘variety pack’ including the flavors below, my favorite and easily the standout and most unique flavor was the “Jelly Ring Jubilee”. 

  • Cranberry Chocolate —> “Jelly Ring Jubilee”
  • Dark Chocolate Almond with Molokai Coffee —> “Mocha Loca” 
  • Chocolate Almond Coconut —> “Joy to Almonds and Coconut” 
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter —> “You Got Chocolate in my Peanut Butter” 
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow —> “Yo! It’s Rocky Road” 
  • Vanilla Peanut Butter —> “Baby It’s The Greatest!”
  • “Nuts for Coconut” 

I’d recommend each and everyone one of these bars for someone looking for a  Gluten Free, less artificial substitute to their typical protein bar. And boy, would I recommend the Jelly Ring Jubilee to just about anyone looking for just about any snack! 

Check out @rawnaturesfuels’ RAW Bars at their website: naturesfuelbars.com


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Veggie Go Fruit Leather Review

Big ups to @veggiegos for sending me some of their low-calorie, low sugar, organic fruit and veggie  ‘leathers’!
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I remember eating products similar, fruit leathers, as a kid but these definitely pack a healthier punch and a bit more of a diverse taste for your pallet. While I certainly enjoyed some of the products, I’d have to say the two standouts were ‘Mountain Berry-Spinach’ and ‘Sweet Potato Pie’ - surprisingly neither of which gave me the feeling that I was eating vegetables (and/or fruits) but neither of which made me feel as if I was eating a ‘sugary snack’ (see: Fruit Leathers, Fruit Roll-Ups, etc). As for a flavor-by-flavor breakdown…
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Mountain Berry-Spinach - As stated above, along with the flavor below, the Mountain Berry-Spinach was among my favorite of the four flavors @veggiegos sent me to try. As with the other flavors, it is a Gluten-Free, No-Added Sugar product that serves as 1/2 a serving of Fruit and 1/2 a serving of vegetables; no total fats, low sodium, 5g of total carbs (2g of which are sugar), and no protein.
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Sweet Potato Pie - Again, a very enjoyable flavor…don’t let the listed flavors fool you into thinking you’re going to be consuming some hodgepodge ensemble of veggies and fruits!
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TropiKale - Unlike the two previously touched on flavors, both TropiKale and Carrot Ginger weren’t as enjoyable for me to consume. While the flavoring was delicious, for some reason the product itself had a different consistency and was significantly harder to bite and chew. 
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Carrot Ginger - *See above*
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Check out the Veggie Go website - http://nakededgesnacks.com - if you’re interested in trying their products!



Monday, April 3, 2017

LiveLovePop 'Guilt Free' Popcorn


First of all I’d like to throw a big shoutout to @livelovepop for sending me some of their product(s) to review! If you like low calorie, delicious, and very flavorful popcorn…I definitely suggest throwing them a follow and checking their stuff out!
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Advertised as “the guilt free gourmet snack” @livelovepop’s Popcorn only contains about 35calories per cup (in a relatively big bag that only has approximately 16 total cups/4 servings), and after having tasted all five of their flavor options, I can say they’re absolutely in the right to advertise as a ‘guilt free gourmet snack’. The flavors, listed below, are all kosher, non-GMO, gluten free, and great sources of fiber; boasting a mere 7g of Total Fat per a four cup serving size, and of those 7g, 0g of Trans fat. The sodium content fluctuates between flavors but is approximately 100mg - 290mg (per serving), and the popcorn also has the added benefit of 2g of Protein as well - see their full site, https://livelovepop.com, for all nutrition facts.
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Truffle Salt - Easily my favorite flavor of @livelovepop’s popcorn, a product that flaunts both delicious flavor and a unique taste.
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Honey BBQ - It’s been ages since I’ve had chips, and even then I was never a plan of the “BBQ flavored chips”, and I don’t barbeque often since I don’t eat meat…however, this flavor was also quite delicious and considering my apprehension towards barbeque flavored foods, I’d say @livelovepop’s Honey BBQ flavor was more than a hit.
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Salt & Vinegar - Not much to say of the Salt and Vinegar flavor, it tasted very similar to most other similarly flavored products. However, said products can sometimes be overpowering and this isn’t the case with @livelovepop’s Salt & Vinegar flavor.
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Lime Fresco - “Lime Fresco”…doesn’t sound like a popcorn flavor…does it? I can assure you that after giving @livelovepop’s Lime Fresco you’ll be convinced otherwise! It’s delicious, 10/10.
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Sea Salt - Very similar to the @livelovepop’s Salt & Vinegar flavored popcorn, their Sea Salt flavored product has no surprises - it tastes like most other Sea Salt flavored snacks without being overpoweringly salty!