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SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

From the moment Covid19 reached worldwide shutdown status, we’ve upgraded our wellness regime tenfold. Along with taking 5 different vitamins and adding Sea Moss, a childhood staple rich in vitamins and nutrients, back into our lives, we’ve now added farm-fresh Spirulina in the form of SNACK; an all-natural, on-the-go, tasty superfood cluster loaded with various nutrients and antioxidants beneficial for the body and brain. For those who are not familiar, Spirulina, believed to be one of the oldest life forms on Earth, is a blue-green algae known as an endurance-boosting superfood. Like Sea Moss, it boasts a multitude of vitamins and minerals. It is high in protein, is a powerful antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It grows in high-salt alkaline water in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

With the SNACK range of delicious Spirulina clusters, you get all the benefits of this superfood in a wonderful on-the-go treat. SNACK offers four different blends of their tasty superfood clusters, each containing 5g of protein and 140 calories per serving. We know it may look strange to you but trust us when we say you won’t stop eating it. The days of something very healthy and good for you not being delicious are gone. These are absolutely delicious and we can’t wait for you to try them. We are far from being vegan or even vegetarian but as we’ve gone from blasé to fully adding plant-based foods to our lives, especially if they taste great and help our bodies fight against illness. It’s treats like SNACK that make adding plant-based foods to your regular life easy.

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

The flavors varieties include:

  1. Apricot & Matcha (Energize & Focus) – A deliciously nutty flavor from almonds and cashews, and natural sweetness from apricots and raisins. Apricots are high in magnesium which is great for bone and joint health. Almonds help to slow the body’s absorption of sugar and carbs. Matcha is full of slow-release, naturally-derived caffeine that’s great at creating calm alertness.
  2. Banana & Cinnamon (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from dried bananas and raisins. Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6 which helps boosts Serotonin levels. Cinnamon is known as an anti-inflammatory that supports gut and heart health. Raisins are great in helping glycogen production and aiding muscle recovery.
  3. Apple & Tart Cherry (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from apples and tart cherries. Apples contain pectin, a fiber that acts like a prebiotic. Tart Cherries are a great source of natural melatonin to support sleep. Like the Banana & Cinnamon, this also contains cinnamon.
  4. Blueberry & Matcha (Energize and Focus) – A deliciously nutty taste from flaxseeds and natural sweetness from blueberries and raisins. Blueberries are high in free-radical fighting antioxidants, potassium, and Vitamin C. Flaxseeds are high in dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Matcha, in contrast, does a better job at creating calm alertness, with just a quarter of the caffeine — all natural!

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

The best part, you can enjoy them right out of the bag, or add some to your regular meals. They’re great with fruit, yogurt, or smoothies. We love that the benefits from consuming Spirulina include boosting your immune system, reducing high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and help with viral infections, cancer, and fatigue. During this time of uncertainty with a new deadly virus, scientists are still getting to know, it’s important that we protect ourselves every way we can. So many have already lost their lives. We promise you’ll love this snack. Along with its benefits, it’s vegan, paleo, gluten-free, non-GMO, diabetic-friendly, and grain-free.

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Guilt-Free Snacking: You’ll Love These Good-For-You Snacks

We’re avid snackers. Try as we may to reduce the number of snacks we eat, there’s just no winning the war. Luckily, we’re slowly winning the battle by switching to healthy snacks; all thanks to the fact that they are all freaking delicious and we can enjoy some guilt-free snacking. The guilt and shame we felt ravaging a bag of potato chips, cookies, or a pint of ice cream are dissipating quickly because we’re enjoying healthier options that taste just as good.

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Thanks to guilt-free snacking on things like the protein and fiber dense options from Nature’s Path; the wholesome and flavorful handmade crackers from Top Seedz; the protein-packed beef jerky from Old Trapper; and the savory, toasted crackers from Mary’s Gone Crackers. The wonderful thing about these snacks is not only are they beneficial to your wellbeing, they will help you snack better. We have absolutely noticed a change in our snacking habits.

NATURE’S PATH

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Granola is a terrific way to give your body the healthy sustenance it needs while keeping the bd away. If regular granola is good for you, Superfood granolas are incredibly beneficial to the body. We discovered this when we were introduced to the Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified granolas, cereals, oatmeal, waffles, and more from Nature’s Path. We had the opportunity to treat ourselves to the Golden Turmeric Superfood Granola, their newest flavor Smoothie Bowl Superfood Granola, and their Golden Turmeric Superfood Oatmeal. Hands down, our absolute favorite (although the other two were enjoyed almost as enthusiastically) was the Golden Turmeric Superfood Granola.

This addictive power snack features invigorating turmeric granola with crunchy cashews and powerhouse ingredients turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper, which are known to support anti-inflammatory and blood sugar balancing functions of the body. If you’ve ever had a real Golden Milk then you know that the addition of black pepper magnifies the effects and benefits of Turmeric. Add in its delicious taste and you can’t go wrong. Other reasons we love this are it’s sweetened with low GI coconut sugar (only 5g sugar per 30g serving);  is baked with coconut and avocado oil; and it’s snackable clusters with a delicious, cookie-like melt in your mouth texture. We wanted to see how it would taste with milk but not one cluster made it near a bowl. It was straight from the bag to our waiting mouth.

TOP SEEDZ CRACKERS

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

As of today, with two full containers devoured, we find ourselves addicted to the Kosher certified, vegan, and gluten-free crackers. We have not yet been able to get to the point of putting anything on these delicious, crunchy seed crackers. Available in four flavors, these Top Seedz crackers are so delicious, we’ve been enjoying guilt-free snacking directly out of the package. We will try to resist the urge to gorge on the next flavor of these without topping it with Top Seedz’s recommended toppings. Speaking of, see them below:

  1. 6 Seed Crackers: The newest addition, the 6 Seed Crackers are vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free and also include chia and hemp seeds. Pairs well with: Goat cheese and a bit of tapenade; almond butter and golden raisins; hummus
  2. Sea Salt Crackers: The most versatile of the bunch, the Sea Salt Crackers can be your everyday cracker substitute. Pairs well with: Swiss cheese and a slice of dried salami; sliced apples or bananas with your favorite nut butter; smoked salmon with a touch of cream cheese and a sprig of dill.
  3. Rosemary Crackers: With a hint of rosemary, these take your charcuterie board to the next level. Pairs well with: Honey drizzled over baked brie with prosciutto; sliced fig and ricotta; sliced peaches, pears, or plums.
  4. Cumin Crackers: Move from the ordinary with the Latin flavor of the Cumin Crackers. Pairs well with: Black bean dip or a plain hummus; avocado smash and alfalfa sprouts; smoked salmon with fig compote.

The best part, those with nut allergies can fully indulge in guilt-free snacking as these are made with seeds, not nuts. Why seeds you ask? Seeds are known for their specific taste, texture, and nutritional benefits, such as protein, fiber, and iron. They’re also known for a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re a great source of energy, they aid in digestion, increase muscle mass, enhance brain activity, and so much more. For those who love everything DIY,  Top Seedz has the first-ever bake-at-home cracker kit! Now you can now make your own Top Seedz crackers at home. Indulge in as little or as much of the seed varieties as you want.

OLD TRAPPER BEEF JERKY

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

If you’re familiar with our adventures, you know we’re not vegan. So we’re taking a brief break from the vegan offerings to highlight the only meat option in this snack feature. While we do enjoy several vegan foods and snacks, we are full carnivores. Naturally, any snack list we share will have our main source of protein, meat; in this case, beef jerky. Sometimes nothing beats the delicious taste of a good cut of beef. For the times when you crave meat protein but don’t want to partake in a full burger, or steak meal, old-fashioned lean pieces of beef jerky will sate your appetite. Old Trapper makes beef jerky the way it was meant to be.

The ingredients behind the company’s 50 years of success are as short as its actual ingredient list: lean high-quality meat, quality seasonings, real wood-fired smoke, and a hands-on manufacturing process. Couple that with an affordable price point and you see why Old Trapper has outlasted the competition.

Old Trapper offers a variety of lean high-quality jerky, including Old Fashioned, Peppered, Hot & Spicy, and Teriyaki flavors. Their last product launch was their quarter-pound bag of jerky, which goes against the current industry trend of giving LESS product in the same size bag. If you’ve purchased any bag of potato chips in the last 2-3 years, you know what we mean. Old Trapper offers delicious ways to give your body the protein it needs. What we loved most, aside from taste, was it wasn’t overall dry and the flavors were perfect.

MARY’S GONE CRACKERS

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Mary’s Gone Crackers proves that healthy snacks need never lack in flavor! Focused on impeccable quality and taste, Mary’s products speak for themselves with their delectable, unique texture, and flavor profiles which can only be accomplished by carefully baking whole, organic ingredients to toasted perfection. Crafted with whole ingredients such as brown rice, quinoa, flax, and sesame seeds, each cracker is the perfect pairing of toasty flavor and crunchy goodness. All of Mary’s snacks are certified organic, gluten-free, allergen-friendly, and vegan to fuel active, health-conscious, and epicurean lifestyles with delicious and nutritious snacks. They recently launched 3 new real thin flavorsOlive Oil + Cracked Black Pepper, Chipotle, and Tomato + Basil.

we’d love to hear which of these guilt-free snacking options you’d love to indulge in most.

Kumana Avocado Sauce: A Twist From the Ordinary Superfood

The growth rate of avocado’s popularity has been mindblowing. We can’t get enough of it and we’ve seen so many ways we’re enjoying it. We’re happy to introduce you to yet another way to add this delicious and healthy fruit (yes it is a fruit) to your meals. Say hello to Kumana Avocado Sauce, a range of fresh and vibrant avocado sauces that are amazing on just about anything you love eating. These delicious sauces are crafted from veggies and fruits such as avocados, fresh onions, bell peppers, cilantro, garlic and just a splash of white vinegar. Kumana Avocado Sauce adds a punch of flavor to anything you put it on.

The range of Kumana Avocado Sauce is inspired by a beloved Venezuelan staple, traditionally drizzled on grilled meats, sautéed vegetables, and regional sandwiches. Kumana Avocado Sauces are available in three palate awakening flavors:

  1. Be Original: The truest recipe to the Venezuelan avocado sauce that inspired the Kumana line.
  2. Be Mango:  Blended with mango puree which adds a hint of sweetness, much like mango salsa.
  3. Be Hot: Takes a splash of mango and finishes it off with just the right amount of habanero heat.

All three avocado sauces are plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO verified, has no added sugars, and is the first shelf-stable avocado sauce. Since our love of avocado begun in our childhood, we couldn’t wait to try these sauces. We cooked a wonderful piece of Mahi-Mahi over brown rice and topped it off with the Be Original Avocado Sauce.

The Be Original gave our fish dish a wonderful, slight kick and enhanced the freshness. Next, we tried it with a bit of the Be Sweet and loved the combination of the fruity sweetness of the mango with the savory fish. This was actually our favorite flavor combination. Last but not least, was the Be Hot Avocado Sauce, and although it was really enjoyable, we felt the flavor intensity overpowered our Mahi-Mahi. We think the Be Hot would work amazingly with a more flavorful fish. Next, we did try the Be Hot with chicken the next week with absolutely fantastic results. Whether it’s fried or baked chicken, you’ll love the flavor.

Kumana Avocado Sauce is a great addition to your pantry. Whether you’re a meat eater, vegan, or on a keto diet, this will wow your taste buds. Get all three flavors the Safeway, Acme Supermarkets, Albertsons, and United Supermarkets.

#FeedYourSkin with the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range

By now, we’re all aware of the vast benefits of Superfoods. They contain disease-fighting compounds and are either nutrient and/or antioxidant rich. You know what these superfoods can do for you internally, imagine what they can do for your skin! Elemis, the award-winning luxury skincare, and body care brand have just launched the NEW ELEMIS Superfood Skincare range, a collection of 100% vegan-friendly skin care products that will rescue your winter dry skin and return it to its healthy glow.

The new ELEMIS Superfood Skincare range features a trio of plant-based, nutrient-rich products that help to nourish and revitalize the appearance of your skin. They include the ELEMIS Superfood Facial Wash, ELEMIS Superfood Day Cream, and the ELEMIS Superfood Night Cream, joining the already bestselling and award-winning ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil ($55.00). Just as superfoods help your body from the inside out, this trio feeds your complexion from the outside in with the pure power of concentrated superfoods, for optimal skin health.


Essential to these power-packed formulas are Supergreen and Supergrain Complexes, rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to feed the skin with nourishment.  The Superfood skincare range features a Pre-Biotic, designed to aid in supporting the good-for-you microflora on the skin’s surface, helping to balance and maintain the skin’s delicate ecosystem.

  • The Superfood Facial Wash ($25.00) is a refreshing gel cleanser with a nutrient-dense Supergreen Complex consisting of Wheatgrass, Kale, Nettle, and minerals that deeply cleanses, nourishes, and revitalizes your skin leaving you with a radiant and luminous complexion.
  • The Superfood Day Cream ($45.00) is a pre-biotic day cream that balances and moisturizes your skin with anti-oxidant and omega-rich Superfood lipids, Broccoli, Flax Seed and Daikon Radish, that leaves your skin plump and smooth, and Superfood anti-oxidants such as Ginger, Matcha Tea, and Goji Berry, to help protect the skin barrier.
  • The Superfood Night Cream ($55.00) is an omega-rich, pre-biotic night cream that hydrates, restores, and replenishes dry and depleted skin. It contains Superfood lipids such as Chia, Black seed, Rice Bran and Flaxseed oils that intensely hydrates while you sleep, so you wake up with plump, healthy-looking skin.

If you’re ready to give your skin what it’s craving, we advise you check out the ELEMIS Superfood Skincare Range, now available on www.ELEMIS.com.