Monday, February 25, 2013

Day 6 and 7!! We did it!

The weekends are always the hardest when it comes to sticking to any diet or exercise routine. You have no routine; you're always out and about; and someone always wants to eat out. That's exactly how this weekend was and I managed to stick to my raw diet. In the end, I'm happy I did. I didn't overeat like I usually do when we eat out which usually leads to digestive issues. Plus, it felt good to finally accomplish something! SO here's how the weekend went.


Saturday was a busy day on the go so I prepared ahead of time. I didn't eat all of this, but I was prepped for any craving I had :)

Breakfast: This was a very interesting tasting smoothie. The combination of apple, blueberries, cinnamon and milk brought on a milkshake unlike any other. It was a bit chunk due to the apple, mildly sweet, spiced and yet very creamy. I'd be interested to hear what you think of it.

Apple Blueberry Smoothie

  • 1 Apple, cored and chopped
  • 2 Handful of Greens
  • 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or Water
Lunch/Dinner: I finally found the opportunity to use my dehydrator and make my first batch of Kale Chips.My daughter had fallen in love with Brad's Naked Kale Chips and I thought maybe it was time to make a batch for her to continuously snack on since we all know one box of Brad's never last a day let alone an hour.

I remembered pinning a yummy recipe for Pizza Kale Chips by Chef Amber Shea and decided THAT was the flavor I was going to try. My husband found the smell revolting (he's not fond of fennel) and my daughter, while said the kale chips were tasty, preferred a box of Brad's instead (I don;t blame her). I, however, loved them! I admit, the smell of the sauce is strong but they taste so so good. They were crunchy, somewhat chewy where the sauce was heavy and aromatic. The flavor was very similar to the pizza flavored snacks I recall eating back in the way way day. I took them with me and they ended up playing as my snack AND my dinner that day. They were addicting and filling! I highly recommend trying these! Chef Amber has instructions for a baked version as well.

Snacks/Desserts: Hail Merry's yummy tarts, Banana and raw almond butter


Today was yet another busy day!

Breakfast: Despite the ingredients list, this smoothie was actually really yummy! It was sweet with a mild hint of green flavor and overall refreshing. Don't let the ingredients intimidate you :)

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

  • A small handful of Cilantro
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger
  • 1 Handful of Greens
  • 1 tsp, Spirulina or Green Powder
  • 1 Tbsp of Chia or Hemp Seeds, or both
  • 1 cup Coconut Water or Water
 Snacks: Hail Merry's Treats, grapes, a Go Raw bar

Dinner: For dinner, I was making my family roasted broccoli and had some leftover so I used it to make a Broccoli Detox Salad I had made once before. I changed it up a bit though, adding avocado for some creaminess and placing it on top of greens and adding sprouts for more nutrition. 

Day After Detox Salad

modified to serve one
  • Mixed Greens
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of broccoli, cleaned and roughly chopped
  •  10 grape tomatoes,halved
  • 1 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp.cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 - 1 Tbsp. grapeseed, hemp or other oil
  • 1/2 cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 Avocado, sliced
  • Sprouts
  1. Combine carrots and broccoli in food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Empty into a medium bowl. 
  2. Combine sliced grape tomatoes, sunflower seeds and cilantro in bowl. 
  3. On a plate, add a handful of mixed greens. Pour the broccoli salad on top. Top with avocado slices and sprouts.
  4. Whisk dressing together (oil, vinegar, nutritional yeast, lemon and salt & pepper) in small bowl and pour on top of salad.
  5. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper before serving.

Dessert: For dessert, I enjoyed a few slices of Hail Merry's delicious raw Persian Lime tarts!

AND we did it! YES!!! Brad's 7 Day Raw Challenge has been successfully completed! Woot woot! I feel great!! See ya next month!!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Product Review: Go Raw!

Sometime last year, I was given the awesome privilege to receive a giant box loaded with ALL of Go Raw’s products! (THANK YOU GO RAW!!!) I promised a review on our blog and finally here it is! Prior to receiving this amazing box of goodies, I was hooked, and I still am, on Go Raw’s Spirulina Snack Bar. Made with only a few ingredients – sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic bananas, organic unsulphured coconut, organic dates and organic spirulina – and loaded with protein, B-12 and the chlorella, this snack bar will keep you full, satisfied and energized. It’s a great pre-workout bar! All of their products are made the same way with whole, organic, unprocessed, raw ingredients and provide the same wonderful benefits of energy and satisfaction.

To top it off, Go Raw is also an amazing, family owned company that has a “goal and passion for contributing to this area of the food industry”. Their products were one of the very first products I leaned on to help me transition into a raw foods diet. In addition, they opened up a L.I.F.E. center in Cali (Oh how I Wish I lived there!) that serves to help those who wish to explore and transition to a healthy, raw lifestyle by providing meal plans that include a salad, an entrĂ©e, desserts and drinks. For more infor and to explore their products check out their website here. Also, you can like them on FB at Go Raw and the L.I.F.E. Center…I warn you, the pics will have you looking for plane tickets to Cali. 

Ok back to the products. I’d love to write review on everything I received but that would be a long post, and trust me, this is long enough! So, here is a quick review for each category along with my faves and least faves. 

Bars: Banana Bread Flax, Live Granola, Live Pumpkin, Live Apricot, Spirulina Energy.

My favorite is the Spirulina Energy of course! It’s best enjoyed cold, right out the refrigerator with a tall glass of water. My advice when choosing one is to give it a little squeeze to make sure it’s crisp and not bendable. A bendable spirulina bar leads to serious jaw ache due to excessive chewing.  It is good to note though, that the other bars are more flexible and a bit chewy, but one, they are meant to be in that form with that texture, and two, they easier to chew that way than this one. Still tasty, but a painful process! As for taste, it may look green, but the flavor is sweet and nutty and addictive. Trust me. One bite and you will be hooked!
Honestly, I liked them all for the most part. If I had to choose a least fave, I’d have to go with the Live Pumpkin bar just because it’s not as sweet as the other bars. However, for those who prefer savory over sweet, this bar is perfect!

Flax Snax: Spicy, Sunflower, Pizza, Simple, Flax Snax

Okay, I’ll be honest I loved them ALL!!! The most popular among us was the Pizza Flax. The secret to telling if a product is a GREAT product is when my picky, omni husband tries it, likes it, and continues to buy it and eat it. 

Quick story, I had actually shared my stash with Kerry and as we were splitting each product, my husband and her BF were both taste testing them. When they tasted the Pizza Flax, my husband andher BF immediately stole our bags! For a moment there, I thought a fight was going to break out  among us all..yes, over food. LOL.

 Touch the hearts of the non-raw, non-vegan crowd and you have scored big! That is EXACTLY what these Pizza Flax Snax did. Made with predominantly flax seed and spices, these crunchy round bites provide a ton of flavor and are a great source of heart healthy fats, fiber and protein. Only 180 calories in one serving and you already added 5 grams of fiber and protein into your diet. Seriously, these babies are gold! The other ones are just as tasty. I loved the Sunflower ones. Nutty, salty, crunchy goodness. Yumm!

Super Cookies/Chips: Spirulina, Pumpkin, Original, Ginger Snaps, Chocolate, Lemon, Masala Chai and Carrot Cake

Do you even have to ask me which one was my fave!? Yep, Spirulina scored again! In all honesty, all of these were tasty in their own way. If you love spices, Masala Chai, Carrot Cake and Ginger Snap are for you. I really liked the lemon. It was not too sweet and slightly tart. All these are worth trying. It just all depends on your taste preferences as to which one you should choose. 

Granola: Live, Simple, Chocolate and Apple Cinnamon

I wasn’t a huge fan of the granolas. They were actually the last thing to leave my pantry. The only one I would recommend is the simple granola made with sprouted buckwheat groats and flax only because it’s perfect on top of sweet parfaits and used in a lot of raw dishes as a base for a crust or to add texture into a mixed dish. Actually, Go Raw’s Simple Granola is my go to for sprouted buckwheat groats so if you ever need any, go get a bag of these ones! As for the others, the taste was okay, but I definitely think both the taste and texture can be improved.

Sprouts: Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower seeds, Spicy Seed Mix, Simple Seed Mix

Seriously, you can’t go wrong with seeds that have already been soaked, sprouted and dehydrated for you. They taste just as delicious, if not better than, their original raw and toasted counterparts. No doubts, if I need pumpkin or sunflower seeds, I just buy a bag of Go Raw, toss them in the fridge and use as needed. The boost in nutritional value is worth the cost! 

However, if you’re looking for a delicious, crunchy, nutty snack then you MUST grab a bag of the Spicy Seed Mix. This product was also omni approved and didn’t last very long at all. They taste insanely delish – seasoned with lime, jalapeno, cilantro and other fragrant spices – and if you’re like me, you’ll find every way possible to use them. I used them to make an awesome spicy pesto and topped everything with them. And when we got to the end of the bag, you better bet I did the chip bag head tilt to capture all the bottom of the bag spices. They’re the new raw alternative to Cool Ranch Doritos. Don’t believe me? Go BUY them and let me know what YOU think!

Chocolates: Original, Orange and Mint

Oh, Go Raw I seriously love you and I am a very devoted fan but these chocolates are just no good at all. I’ve had my share of raw chocolates and these I have to deem as my least favorite. They are overly sweet and the oils are way too strong in both the orange and peppermint flavors.  They oddly taste artificial. The texture is off; soft, chewy, and creamy yet dry. At first, I thought maybe my tastebuds just needed to adjust to the pure flavors and ingredients of true raw chocolate – and that may still be true – but I tried them over and over within a week span and just couldn’t find myself to like them. Cocoa butter truly makes a difference when it comes to creating chocolate, raw or not. 

So not ALL of their products are addictively tasty to me, and I wasn’t expecting them to. All that matters is that they have a customer hooked to at least one product and trust me, they have me hooked on MORE than one! I highly recommend giving these products a try and discovering which one you like the most! 

So which one of Go Raw’s products do YOU want to try??

Friday, February 22, 2013

Day 5!!! plus a review of Glass Dharma.

Happy Friday Split Platers!!! It’s Day 5 of Brad’s 7 Day Raw Challenge and I’m feeling fab! Watching what you eat, eating clean and working out really pays off! So here we go! On to Day 5!!

Breakfast: Young and Raw pulled out a delicious super green smoothie for today! It’s loaded with fruit, herbs, greens and healthy, fats! This is another favorite of mine. I love the taste of powdered greens and this one satisfied my green cravings.

Day 8: Pineapple Cilantro Detox Smoothie

  • 1 Cup fresh or frozen Pineapple
  • 1 Handful of Cilantro
  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Cup of Water or Coconut Water
  • 1 Tbsp of Chia or Hemp Seeds (Or like me, add both!)
  • 1 tsp of Spirulina or 1 Tbsp of favorite raw Green Powder (I used Green Vibrance)
  • ½ Lime, juiced
  • 1 inch slice of Aloe Leaf, gel only


Glass Dharma

Okay, I know this isn’t a food product but without this wonderful, earth friendly product, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my smoothies, especially on the go go! I’m clumsy and I can only imagine trying to sip these smoothies while driving…it would be a mess!!

Now I know you can just go buy a plastic cup with a straw at Target to sip your smoothies out of, but soon or later the cup will get old, stained, it will smell and soon or later you’ll throw it out and buy another one. Plus, dried smoothie goop always sticks more to plastic than glass making it a major pain to clean. Instead, keep and clean an old food jar to hold your smoothie in and sip away using a glass straw. It will last a LOT longer than plastic will, it’s easy to clean, and recyclable should you ever decide to get rid of it (which you won’t!) And guess what, you can earn one for FREE starting March 4th!

On March 4th, Glass Dharma will be releasing the details on how to earn a FREE glass straw on Earth Day which is April 22nd. For more details, check out their blog here. I’ll be sure to post details on our FaceBook page once more info is released!

Honestly though, you can’t just have one regular sized glass straw. What about your kiddos? Your friends who come over? And your cocktail glass!? It looks a bit lonely without a sipper straw to sip up all the deliciousness sitting at the bottom of the glass. Oh and how are you going to carry it on the go so you can save the earth while out?

Glass Dharma sells a variety of sizes and widths for ever beverage possible, from tall smoothies or Bloody Mary’s, to kids cups and cocktails, for smoothies and even bubble tea! Yes, they created a straw for every beverage and for every occasion. They even have decorative dot ones that come in several different colors, bent ones, brushes to clean your straws with and hemp carrying cases so you can protectively take them wherever you go.

I love my glass straws! I’ve used them to sip on green juices, smoothies, water and even kombucha and no matter how long I left them covered in green goop, they always cleaned easily, looking brand new each time. They are thick, durable and kid friendly too. And yes, I do carry one around everywhere I go and no, it hasn’t broken or chipped. Who knows how many straws I have prevented from entering the landfills! It’s a great feeling knowing that such a small investment can make such a great impact! Oh, and don’t worry if they do break; they’ll either try to fix it or replace it J

Check out Glass Dharma and I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on how you can earn one for FREE so you try such an amazing, earth saving product.

Snacks: Lemon-Ginger MTO Kombucha,

Lunch: Friday is always leftover day in my home. It’s my time to see what leftover foods I have and get creative. Last night I noticed I had half of a medium zucchini, some mushrooms in need of eating, some tomatoes that were slowly losing their firmness and tons of kale, cauli and herbs. The talk of raw tabouleh and hummus on Brad’s FaceBook page gave me the idea to make my own little raw Mediterranean platter. And that is EXACTLY what I did. And boy am I happy I did!!

The hummus recipe is my own – shocker I know! – thanks to an awesome pal on the community page that suggested using raw sunflower seeds instead of raw sesame seeds! Best hummus I have made so far!

Raw Cauli Tabouleh

adapted from PureWow, adapted from "The Clean Plate Cookbook" 
modified to serve one

  • ½ heaping cup of cauli florets (makes about ½ cup of cauli rice)
  • ¼ of cucumber, peeled and diced (about ¼ cup)
  • 10 grape tomatoes, quartered (about ¼ cup)
  • 2 Tbsp of chopped parlsey
  • 2-3 tsp of dried dill
  • 2 large leaves of mint, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

  1. In a food processor, add the cauliflower and process until it resembles rice. Pour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, dill and mint and mix well to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, add the lemon juice and olive oil and whisk to emulsify
  4. Pour the dressing over the cauli tabouleh, adding only half at first, and stir until the cauli tabouleh has been well coated. Salt to taste. Add more dressing according to your taste preference. I prefer mine lemony and less oily.

Raw Zucchini Hummus

by Beth Mickens
Serves One

  • 1 cup of diced Zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp of Sunflower Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp of Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • ¼ tsp of garlic paste
  • Salt, to taste

  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor (or your Magic Bullet with the S Blade) and process until smooth. Don’t worry if it seems a bit watery at first, it will thicken up.

Enjoy your Cauli Tabouleh and Hummus with some raw veggies like cukes, tomatoes, and raw olives. If you have any raw chips, add them too as a substitute for pita bread! This would also go great into avocado halves…stuffed Mediterranean Avocado Halves with Hummus Dressing! Yumm yumm yumm!

Dinner/Dessert: Dessert became dinner. I had great intentions to come home and eat a healthy, hearty snack of apple and celery with homemade raw almond butter and a drizzle of honey. But as I opened the fridge door, I noticed my raw brownie crackers that I had forgotten I had made with my almond pulp just last week. My intentions was to make raw brownie crisps but they didn't firm up the way I wanted them to. I have more experimenting to do on that one before I can post a recipe. The taste still resembles that of a brownie, semi-sweet and super cocoa-ey but the texture is chewy and crunchy due to the added cacao nibs. I smothered my brownie bites with some raw almond butter, unsweetened shredded coconut, cacao nibs and a drizzle of honey. DELISH!

Raw Almond Butter

by Beth Mickens

  • 1 cup of raw Almonds
  • 1/4 cup of raw Cashews
  • salt
  • Honey or other liquid sweetener, optional
  • Cacao Nibs, Coconut, etc.
  1. In a food processor or Vitamix, blend the Almonds and Cashews for several minutes until they form a warm and creamy nut butter. If you're using a Vitamix, slowly raise the speed to 7 and allow to blend while using the tamper to push the nuts down and towards the middle. It should only take 2-3 minutes in the Vitamix.
  2. Once your nuts have transformed into a creamy nut butter, sprinkle with salt and blend a bit more.
  3. From this point, you can either store the nut butter in a jar or container as is, or pour it into a bowl and then mix in your add ins, including honey, cacao nibs, etc. I have come to find that adding honey or coconut oil straight in while blending causes the nut butter to seize up and become more chunky and not spreadable.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day 4 plus a review on Go Raw snacks!

Wow! We are officially half way there! Easy peasy isn’t it!? 

Breakfast: It’s Day 7 of Young and Raw’s 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. We’re already finished with week 1! Today’s smoothie, the Green Apple Ginger was a bit of a hit and miss. Apples, in my experience anyways, just do not blend well unless something creamy like a banana or an avocado or something similarly junky like ice is added. Either one throws off the applesauce texture of the smoothie and make it more pleasant to sip. However, it was a nice mix up from what we have been drinking, so can’t complain there right!? I added some aloe leaf and lemon juice to balance out the mild sweetness. I think ½ a banana would work well too.

Day 7: Green Apple Ginger Smoothie

  • 1 Apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 handful of Greens like Spinach
  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • 1 inch of ginger, peeled (or frozen and grated)
  • 1 cup of water or Coconut water

Snacks: Strawberry Kombucha from MTO (yummers!), a banana, and a Go Raw Spirulina Bar!



Haha Gotcha there. I have a giant review coming soon that requires a post all on its own thanks to their awesome generosity.

Lunch: Yesterday I began searching for new recipes based on the ingredients I had and needed to use up. Good and Bad idea. Now I have a giant list of must makes! One recipe stuck out to me: a Thai Pineapple Curry “Rice” by The Taste Space, adapted from the wonderful Rawmazing. They used parsnips but I figured cauli would work out just as well. So I whipped out my processor and went to work!

This dish is refreshing and a combination of flavors AND textures…my favorite kind of dish! Sweet, tart and salty with some crunch, chew and a bit of creaminess. So so good! This turned out yummier than I expected!

Thai Pineapple Parsnip Cauli Rice

adapted from The Taste Space and Rawmazing
modified to serve one

  • 1 cup of Cauli florets
  • 1 small Carrot, peeled
  • ¼ cup fresh Pineapple, diced
  • ¼ cup Cucumber, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of Currants or Raisins
  • Juice of ½ small lime
  • 1 tsp of Curry (or less depending on heat and flavor preference)
  • 1 Tbsp of Cashews, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Mixed Greens

  1. Use a food processor to chop the cauli and carrot until they resemble rice.
  2. Pour the cauli rice into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  3. Serve on top of a bed of mixed greens.

Dinner: An orange and major snacking on tomorrow’s lunch

Dessert: Munching on more of Hail Merry’s mouth watering macaroons!

Workout: Time to get back on track! 3 minute run at 6.0, 2 min walk at 4.0 (6X)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day 3 plus a review of Hail Merry's treats and a giveaway!?

It's already Day 3! Here we go!

Breakfast: I’m still rawking the green smoothies from Young and Raw’s 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Today’s smoothie was pretty tasty…again my pineapple sucked horribly causing a lack of deliciousness in my smoothie but still refreshing, tropical and Pina Colada like. I should have added some lime to add a bit of tang…cause we all know how I love some tang in my smoothies.:)

Day 6: Creamy Tropical Cleanse

  • 1 cup Fresh or frozen Pineapple
  • ¼ Avocado
  • 1 inch of Ginger
  • 2 handfuls of Kale or other greens
  • 1 cup of water or coconut water, although I bet coconut milk would be tasty too!

Snacks: A Blueberry Kombucha from MTO, banana, pear, pineapple, a pummelo and raw almond butter.

Lunch: As I stated before, pictures speak louder than words to me when it comes to searching for recipes. So you can probably see why this recipe stuck out and became a must make for this challenge. Not only does it look fresh and colorful but it contains guac and raw sour cream…yumm! At first I thought making this would be challenging, but it turned out to be pretty simple to make! I didn’t stuff my rolls as much as I should have or would have liked to. Being my first time, I wanted to make sure they just closed. I was working with only one zucchini so it was important for them to come out perfect with the first try…and oh they did! The only downside is that they are better fresh; they got a bit watery come lunch time after making them overnight. Still tasty though!

Raw Zucchini, Carrot, and Cashew Salad Rolls
 Adapted  from Young and Raw
Modified to serve one, 2 large rolls

For the rolls:

  • 1 medium Zucchini, shaved thinly lengthwise
  • 1 Carrot, julienned or grated
  • ¼ Red Bell Pepper, julienned
  • ¼ - ½ Cucumber, peeled and julienned
  • Cilantro Leaves
  •  Sprouts
  • Mixed greens

Raw Sour Cream

  • ¼ cup Cashews, soaked, rinsed and drained
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2-3 tbsp of water

  1. Place into a food processor or blender (I used my magic bullet) and blend till smooth and creamy.


  • Make your favorite recipe!!

To assemble the rolls:

  1. On a clean board, lay 6-8 zucchini strips lengthways, making sure to overlap them. Spread an even layer of guacamole followed by an even layer of sour cream. Top with favorite mix of veggies and roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining ingredients, and like they say, EAT RIGHT AWAY!! (I clearly missed that part of the instructions! Dope!)

Dinner: I did a lot of snacking :)

Dessert: Hail Merry’s raw Salted Caramel and Strawberry Macaroons and a piece of the Persian Lime Tart.


One "word", OMG…yep that’s all you need to know is that Hail Merry produces the absolute best tasting, high quality, OMG raw treats. Coconutty macaroons, tarts that are fudgy, sweet, addicting and way better than the “regular” kind…seriously.

I discovered Hail Merry via Facebook before I tried their decadent treats. I was once again, looking for raw desserts to add to my list of raw food products to help in my transition to a raw food life lifestyle and Hail Merry’s treats sounded promising. It wasn’t hard to spot the bright, color coded tarts in the cold section of WholeFoods, even if they WERE hidden. My very first tart was the Chocolate Mint and when I say it was love at first bite, I literally mean it. One bite and next thing I knew I was buying every flavor I could find on every grocery trip, finding an excuse to eat half of one if not an entire one in on sitting, and even traveling to another store just to grab other flavors I had not tried yet! Thankfully I can find most of them at my local grocer now…but I will travel for raw, vegan treats if needed!

The chocolate ones are sweet, fudgy and melt-in-your mouth creamy. They literally take you to heaven and back. The lemon, lime and coconut tarts are a better version of your favorite cream pies offering a crunchy, buttery crust and a creamy, tart filling. Oh and the Chocolate Almond Butter one…think GIANT Almond Butter Cup! Holy yes!

Hail Merry does produce and sell other great products including macaroons, raw, flavored nuts like the crunchy, candied Vanilla Maple Almonds, and a variety of raw granola which I love on top of yogurt and in a bowl with raw almond milk.
Recently, I was gifted with not only some free coupons but a T-Shirt and a bag each of Hail Merry’s brand new macaroons in Strawberry and Salted Caramel flavor. The blonde and chocolate ones are absolutely delish but these flavors top them both!

The Salted Caramel macaroons are coconutty with a strong yet pleasant taste of vanilla and maple while the Strawberry ones are like little bites of Strawberry Shortcake. The strawberry flavor really shines through in these ones and provides a flavor burst that is out of this world!! I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical because I’m not a huge fruity dessert fan but honestly, these ones are my fave!!

You can find Hail Merry practically everywhere, but you can also purchase them online.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!! Because Hail Merry so graciously gave me more than one coupon, I have decided to hold a little contest. Just comment below and I will pick a winner to receive 2 free product coupons! Contest ends on February 28th.

Workout: Yeah, it was one of them days. Enough said.