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GIVEAWAY: Cure Your Thanksgiving Upset Stomach with The Ginger People

It is just about the week of Thanksgiving. The time to spend time with family and friends, give thanks for all we have and eat too much. With all the various dishes an food combinations you’ll be eating, you’re sure to experience indigestions, upset stomach, nausea, etc. One superfood you should have on hand to cure your Thanksgiving upset stomach is ginger. Lucky for you, we, along with The Ginger People, will help you survive your Thanksgiving and post Thanksgiving leftovers binge with a giveaway of their delicious Turmeric Latte Mix to help improve gastric mobility; one of the products from the new turmeric-infused beverages they launched earlier this year. Three winners will each win one 9.7 oz tub of the Turmeric Latte Mix (continue below for more information on how).

You may remember we highlighted The Ginger People’s range of ginger products back in August. Combining the powerful spices of ginger and turmeric, The Ginger People Turmeric Latte Mix is the delicious and stomach soothing post-Thanksgiving drink you need. This delicious plant-based powdered mix is supercharged with ginger and Curcumin, the power behind turmeric. Turmeric owes its health-promoting properties to the chemical compound Curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

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Inspired by a traditional Indonesian remedy used in Jamu medicine, this nourishing warm drink is often synonymous with Golden Milk. It is caffeine-free, non-GMO, and can be used with regular or vegan milk.

“We’re all looking for something healthy yet tasty that is closer to the earth,” says The Ginger People co-founder Abbie Leeson, “and we believe turmeric is something people believe in. Like ginger, it’s another great example of a functional food that tastes good and ‘does good’.”

So have that 2nd or third plate of food, enjoy another helping of those pies because The Ginger People Turmeric Latte Mix is here to cure your Thanksgiving upset stomach. To enter this giveaway, please fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Health & Nutrition: The New Hummus Shake from The Hummus & Pita Co.

Once in a while, there’s a new item launch that completely blows us away. While we have enjoyed many a delicious beverage, nothing has caught us by surprise as much as the new Hummus Shake from The Hummus & Pita Co. In all honesty, while we love chickpeas, we’re actually not fans of Hummus (it’s a strange predilection). So when we attended a tasting of The Hummus & Pita Co.’s new Hummus Shake, which launches on National Hummus Day, we did so with some trepidation. After one sip, all our apprehension was gone. To say we were pleasantly surprised by how delicious and amazing the thick, creamy drinkable dessert is an understatement.

The Hummus & Pita Co. is known for bringing healthy, homemade Mediterranean cuisine all made-from-scratch on in-store using only the freshest ingredients. The addition of their new Hummus Shake continues that healthy practice.

The Hummus Shake is vegan, FREE of dairy and gluten, and packed with good-for-you ingredients that are high in protein, fiber, and vitamins, but low in calories. This guilt-free dessert starts with just FIVE all-natural, simple ingredients (chickpeas, tahini, banana, dates, and almond milk) that are perfectly blended for a sweet treat that tastes decadent and indulgent, all the while regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and providing anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy effects.

The Hummus Shake is available in five flavors: original, chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and butter pecan. Just in time for National Hummus Day, The Hummus & Pita Co. will be offering free samples of this innovative, guilt-free drinkable dessert at all Hummus & Pita Co. locations on Sunday, May 13. To keep celebrations going all week long, The Hummus & Pita Co. will be offering a buy one Hummus Shake, get one free promotion from the May 13th launch date through Sunday, May 20.

A 12 oz cup of the innovative Hummus Shake will be available for $5.00 at all Hummus & Pita Co. locations nationwide, both currently in operation and those slated to open in the coming months. The brand has partnered with Taylor Machines to develop a batch recipe and machine dispenser to ensure the Hummus Shake is replicated perfectly each and every time.

Be Nutrient-Rich: Sneakz Organic Milkshakes and Vegan Protein Powders

With breakfast and now lunch being eaten on the go, it’s become almost impossible to eat a well-balanced meal or even get your daily full servings of vegetables. We have become a nation of nutrient deficient individuals, but there is something you and your family can do to change that. Lots of kids don’t eat their vegetables, but then so do many adults. To keep our bodies strong and healthy, we need to a nutrient-rich diet. We have a delicious way for you to enjoy half-serving of whole vegetables that you will absolutely enjoy, Sneakz Organic milkshakes and vegan protein powders. We promise you these veggie-based milkshakes are definitely delicious.

With a simple blend of whole organic foods, including sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, and beets, Sneakz Organic combines great taste with positive nutrition to help you and your family eat better and enjoy your vegetables. Sneakz Organic milkshakes and vegan protein powders also have less sugar than sodas and many juice drinks.

Sneakz Organic comes available in a ready-to-drink milkshake in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla flavors and the newly launched Vegan Protein Powders in the same flavors. The organic, vegan protein mixes boast a veggie blend of pea protein, carrots, cauliflower, beets, sweet potato, and spinach; it also contains organic cane sugar, organic flavors, organic alkalized cocoa, Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086, and sea salt. It provides 14 grams of protein, probiotics, 10 essential amino acids and 1/2 serving of daily vegetables, and at least 500 million CFUs of probiotics per scoop. Sneakz contains no GMOs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones, and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. It does not contain gluten ingredients and is free from carrageenan.

There are also more ways to enjoy Sneakz than just drinking it. You can feast on some very delicious recipes, including Heart Healthy Oatmeal PancakesApricot Energy BitesLoaded Vegan PizzaCheesy Potato Gratin, or 7 Layer Rainbow Smoothie Pops.

Could your daily vegetable intake use a delicious overhaul? Try the veggie-packed Sneakz Organic milkshakes and vegan protein powders today.

Verday Chlorophyll Water: Antioxidant & Cleansing Green Water

Welcome to the spring season, the time of renewals, rebirths, and spring cleaning. It is the time we purge ourselves of the things we don’t use or need anymore; a chance to make our lives a little lighter, a little less clogged. Of course what’s true for our wardrobes and apartments is very much true for our bodies. Could your body use a spring cleaning? But of course you do, we all could! We were recently introduced to Verday Chlorophyll Water, an antioxidant and cleansing, thirst-quenching water that provides the antioxidant and cleansing benefits of a green juice, and will help your body’s spring cleaning efforts.

Available in five delicious natural flavors: Blueberry, Watermelon, Coconut, Cucumber, and Lemongrass & Ginger, Verday has zero calories, zero diet sweeteners, zero preservatives, and is vegan, non-GMO, paleo, and gluten-free. The secret to Verday Chlorophyll Water is, of course, Chlorophyll, the nourishing green nutrient that allows plants to harness energy from the sun. Chlorophyll is considered a super food, it promotes healthy skin, it curbs your cravings for junk food and lowers your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, helps to boost your immune system by promoting the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells in the body, and promotes healthy digestion.

As previously stated, Verday Chlorophyll Water comes in five flavors, the newest being Blueberry Chlorophyll Water (our favorite flavor), and is just the right blend of juicy sweet and fresh berry tart. The Lemongrass & Ginger Chlorophyll Water has a touch of zing and spice; the refreshing and natural Cucumber Chlorophyll Water is exhilaratingly crisp and cool; the Coconut Chlorophyll Water is refreshing and deliciously tropical, and the Watermelon Chlorophyll Water is sumptuously summer-esque.

Each bottle of Verday Chlorophyll Water is packed with 100mg of Chlorophyll, the same amount of Chlorophyll in two shots of wheatgrass, four cups of spinach, or twelve cups of arugula! Get a 12 pack of 16 oz. bottles of Verday Chlorophyll Water for $39.99 on www.drinkverday.com.

To Your Health: ARYA Curcumin+ Drink Blends and Gummy Chews

You may have read a thing or two about the health benefits of the old Indian spice, and relative of ginger, Turmeric. But what do you know about the Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric? Here’s what we know, this bioactive compound has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. This makes Curcumin just as powerful some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the horrible side effects. Studies show consuming this powerful spice can significantly reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. Curcumin also helps burn fat while building lean muscle and acts as a natural detox to help cleanse and purify your body from the inside out. So adding it to your diet is essential to your health. The thing is, the amount of Curcumin found in turmeric is not that high, so to experience the full benefits, you need products that have significant amounts of it. A wonderful way to get the amount of Curcumin you need is with the following ARYA Curcumin+ products.  Their delicious Drink Blends, and Daily Antioxidant Gummy Chews (you won’t find the bitter taste of Turmeric here) contain 27x more Curcumin than regular turmeric.

ARYA Curcumin+ Drink Blends

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ARYA has harnessed the power of Curcumin, made it 27x more absorbable than the Curcumin extract from turmeric, and delivers it in the following, vibrantly hued drink blends. The ARYA drinks are specially blended with natural ingredients and come in the following flavors: Citrus, Lemon-lime, Mixed Berry, and Tropical, and range in price from $2.49-$3.49 each:

  • The Immunity Blend, which boasts only 5 calories, combines Curcumin+ with 3X Vitamin C, Vitamin B complexes, acai, blueberry, and green tea to boost your immune system and enhance your mood. It’s health and wellness in a can.
  • The Radiance Blend, also only have 5 calories, is a sparkling mixed berry drink that combines the robust benefits of Curcumin with full doses of Vitamins C and E, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid, zinc, selenium, as well as blueberry, pomegranate, and acai extracts.
  • The Warrior (Sports) Blend is a performance and a recovery drink in one! A multi-functional drink that not only bestows all the anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin, it also supercharges you with Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Niacin. Potassium and magnesium are added to keep you hydrated and feeling strong all day long. It contains natural sugars and monk fruit, and 29 grams carbs to keep you fueled.
  • The C+C (Energy) Blend, also only 5 calories, is specially formulated to re-charge your batteries, giving you a boost to harness your inner Zen. This drink is packed with 45mg of super-nutrient curcumin plus a blend of Panax Ginseng, Taurine, Caffeine, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Niacin to increase your energy and focus.

ARYA Curcumin+ Daily Antioxidant Gummy Chews

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Helping your body has never tasted so yummy. Just as with the drink blends, the antioxidant-rich ARYA Curcumin+ Daily Antioxidant Gummy Chews gives you 27X the curcumin in delicious mango flavor! One gummy is equal to ingesting 1 tablespoon of Turmeric, giving you the daily curcumin you need (take 1 up to 3 times a day). These daily gummy chews are the perfect on the go treats you need to keep your body healthy. The gummies range in price from $2.49- $9.99 for a 3 or 12 pack.

For those of you looking to add the health benefits of Curcumin or Turmeric to your life and dietary, these ARYA Curcumin+ products are a great way to begin. ARYA Curcumin+ is available online at Amazon, Walmart, eBay, and Sears. Have you tried any Turmeric or Curcumin products? Share your thoughts with us.

GIVEAWAY: Win with POM Wonderful and ANW Isaac Caldiero

Who is ready for our next giveaway? POM Wonderful has teamed up with Isaac Caldiero, the first NBC’s American Ninja Warrior winner, for the chance to win a trip to Venice Beach to train with Isaac. For a week, the winner will gain first-hand experience of the jaw-dropping feats of strength, agility, and speed that won Issac the title, American Ninja Warrior Champion. The winner also receives $10,000 to support their crazy healthy lifestyle, and a one-year supply of POM to deliciously fight off free radicals. To celebrate the POM Wonderful and ANW Isaac Caldiero “Train like a Crazy Healthy Ninja Sweepstakes,” we’re awarding one reader a Crazy Healthy Prize Pack loaded with POM juice and gear. That’s two chances to win some great prizes. Are you ready to win with POM Wonderful and ANW Isaac Caldiero?

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Looking for the opportunity to chance to get crazy healthy? Drinking POM Wonderful is the perfect way to start. Isaac and other American Ninja Warriors drink POM’s 100% Pomegranate Juice as a good source of potassium. POM Wonderful’s free-radical fighting antioxidants also help maintain healthy muscles before or after their workouts. To enter the POM Wonderful and ANW Isaac Caldiero’s Train like a Crazy Healthy Ninja Sweepstakes, head over to www.NBC.com. To enter our giveaway, scroll down to enter to win our POM Wonderful prize pack; while you’re there check out some great tips from Issac.

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Follow Issac’s lead and his most noteworthy health tips:

  • Isaac jumpstarts a busy day of training by adding POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice to his morning smoothies for a flavorful, all-natural twist on breakfast that has the antioxidant power of POM.
  • Warming up is key to a crazy healthy workout so Isaac packs POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice in his gym bag since POM’s natural sugars are great for energy so he’s prepared to tackle any obstacle.
  • Make POM your workout partner. Isaac cools down with a 16 oz. POM Juice which has as much muscle friendly potassium as two bananas.

To enter our giveaway, just fill out our Rafflecopter entry form below for the chance to win the following

  • Lots of 8oz POM Wonderful
  • POM Wonderful Beach Towel
  • POM Wonderful Sunnies
  • Coupons for FREE 16oz bottles of POM Wonderful
  • POM Wonderful Insulated Tote Bag

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Q Drinks: Making Soda Spectacular

It’s official, we’re spoiled, well to be more precise, our taste-buds are spoiled, because we have tasted some beverages that are so damn delicious, not only do we want more, we’re thinking we don’t want anything else. The latest beverages to capture our full attention and create this new obsession are both from Q Drinks (a company obviously sent by the gods), Q Kola and Q Ginger Beer, just two of the flavors in Q Drink’s arsenal of superior beverages. Other flavors include: Q Sparkling Orange, Q sparkling Grapefruit, Q Sparkling Lemon, Q Ginger, Q Club, and Q Tonic. These wonderful drinks are so amazing, they will even have the spirits in your home bar rejoicing.

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These sophisticated beverages have been keeping us sated, and refreshingly cool on those unbelievably hot last summer days. For our health, we’ve given up drinking soda because they’re just ridiculously too sweet, and have ingredients one can hardly pronounce that are not at all good for the body. Of course giving up something means you will crave it every once in a while, but thanks to Q drinks, I can satisfy my cravings without risking my health.

Q KOLA

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Unlike colas on the market, Q Kola is made from organic ingredients that come from trees and plants, such as kola nut, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, lemon, lime, orange, and nutmeg. Instead on artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, or sugar, it boasts a dash of organic agave. At only 70 calories, the clean, crisp Kola boasts a nice balance of spice, tang, savory, and sweet, that you can enjoy without the guilt. When it comes to cocktails made with Q Kola, try some classic favorites like the Q’ba Libre or Bourbon and Kola.

Q GINGER BEER

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Ready for a major dose of real ginger? Look no further than Q Ginger Beer for loads of real ginger, organic agave (not loads of high fructose corn syrup or sugar), coriander, cardamom, lime, and extra carbonation for a crisp drink that is bursting with tantalizing, and delicious bubbly goodness. If you are a lover of spicy drinks, we highly suggest you immediately grab a 4-pk and enjoy; and because this has ginger, you also get the wonderful health benefits such as, relieving nausea and possibly fight inflammation. When it comes to cocktails, we recommend mixing up classics like a Dark ‘n Stormy or Gin Mule, or try something unconventional like a Bourbon Ginger Beer Float, or a  Q Ginger Beer Margarita. For more recipe ideas, click over to Q Ginger Beer Cocktails.

Q Drinks are available in three sizes: 9oz glass bottles, 750ml glass bottles, and 12oz slim cans. They are available in gourmet groceries, liquor stores, cocktail lounges, and restaurants. For more availability, click on the Q Drinks Store Locator to find the nearest retailer near you, and online retailers.

Healthy Drinks & Smoothies w/ Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ

We’ve been on a juicing and smoothie rampage ever since the Nutri Ninja Blender System With Auto-iQ came into our lives. we’ve treated ourselves and our family to an absurd about of fruit and non-fruit smoothies. Our freezer and refrigerator is now stocked with lots of fresh fruits, taking the place of sodas, juices, and ice cream. We’ve blended both all-fruit, and fruit and vegetable smoothies to appease the different tastes, diets, and various allergy issues of our family, thanks to the individual Nutri Ninja® single-serve cups with Sip & Seal Lids. We’ve done so much with this wonder machine already, but we actually haven’t even scratched the surface of its amazing uses (we are ecstatically stuck in the smoothie-making phase).
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The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender boasts 1000 watts of power, which pulverizes ice in seconds (we’re looking forward to ices this summer), is optimized for maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction and crushes fibrous vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts to an ultra-smooth consistency, and features one-touch Intelligent Controls that delivers smooth results. This life changer kitchen appliance comes jammed packed with essentials: a 64 oz. Processor Bowl, three sizes of Nutri Ninja® Cups (18-ounce, 24-ounce, and 32-ounce) with lids, an XL 72oz. Pitcher, Nutri Ninja® Pro Extractor Blades, and Dough Making plastic blades. Everything you need to achieve a healthier lifestyle and healthier eating habits is available to you from Ninja. We were so excited about using the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender, we took several videos of our smoothie making. This video is from our first time using it

The below is a photo from our first fruit and vegetable smoothie-making experience. We jammed packed quite a few ingredients in there. The photo and video featured below is of our Apple, Blueberry, Banana, Blackberry, Carrot, Broccoli, Spinach, and Tangerine smoothie:

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We also love that Ninja provides tons of smoothie recipe ideas for you to try. The best part is you can experiment with those recipes, making them thicker, sweeter, or thinner, as well as adding or removing whatever ingredients you want. one of our favorite Ninja recipes is:

Antioxidant Refresher

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 banana, peeled
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup low-fat plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon whole flax seeds
Container: Small 18-ounce Nutri Ninja Cup
Place all ingredients into the Small 18-ounce Nutri Ninja Cup in the order listed
Select Auto-iQ ULTRA BLEND

Of course it wasn’t all fruit and vegetable smoothies, at the request of our dear mother, we mixed up a few Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Drinks to satisfy her caffeine cravings. As someone who owns her Ninja Blender herself, my mother immediately wanted to relinquish one of our single serve cups while she was visiting for the holidays.

As we’ve stated, we’ve been on a smoothie making rampage but we can’t wait to really spread our culinary skills and start making soups, stews, etc. We suggest you add this amazing kitchen appliance to your life.