Easiest Ever Chia Pudding

As much as we all seem to love Chia pudding, if eaten on its own it often fails to satisfy, and personally, I find it feels a little like eating frogspawn. However, I have been experimenting with this supposed superfood pud and I think I have come up trumps ūüôā

Which is great because chia seeds are amazing as they are packed with fibre, health omega fatty acids, potassium, and magnesium. What is more, chia seeds are great for boosting energy and endurance, and can help to regulate digestion and metabolism.

To make my chia pudding, I combine chia seeds with oats which not only stops my chia pudding from being quite so reminiscent of frogspawn, but also amps it up in terms of how filling it is, and in terms of how much energy it provides- really important if you are active and are looking for a breakfast (or snack) to fuel you for the day ahead.

To really make my chia and oat pudding taste amazing I love to mix in some frozen berries, and top it off with coconut yogurt, nuts and raisins, seeds and an obligatory dollop of nut butter.

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To make the above chia and oat pudding you will need:

  • 1/2 old fashioned cup oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or plant based both work well)
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • Toppings of your choice- here I used coconut yogurt, nuts, seeds, granola and nut butter

Combine all of the ingredients (bar the toppings) and leave for at least a couple of hours, or overnight in the fridge. When you are ready for your breakfast, or for your snack then remove the pudding from the fridge, top with your favorite things and enjoy!

Let us know if you have any great chia pudding recipe ideas as we would love to hear them!

Choc Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins that are seriously delicious, easy to make, and just happen to be free of gluten, dairy and refined sugars! Read on so you can make your own!

So, after browsing on Instagram, and seeing so many phenomenal banana bread posts (like those from @amandafitlife and @rachelmansfield), I was inspired to give it a go myself!

As most of the banana bread recipes I came across contained eggs, refined sugars, dairy, grains, gluten or a mixture of all of these things, I wanted to try and come up with a recipe that was free of all of them!

This recipe is not only super simple but also requires very few ingredients. This is always important to me because when I want to bake I don’t want to have to go out and spend loads on getting the things that I need.

Anyway, this is the recipe that¬†I came up with….

This recipe will make 10 mini muffins. If you want to make bigger muffins then go ahead, but remember that you may only be able to make around 4-5- if you want more, or want to make a large loaf then I would suggest that you double the ingredients. Happy Baking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana mashed
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp nut or seed butter of choice (I used Meridian smooth almond butter in mine)
  • 1 vegan egg (I used the egg substitute mix from NEAT foods)
  • 1 tsp liquid sweetener (Optional- I didn’t use any in my mini muffins)
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut flour (I used Sukrin coconut flour)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp + 2tsp chocolate chips or chocolate chunks (I made chocolate chunks with Eating EVOLVED dark choc bar)
  • 2 tbsp seeds/ dried fruit etc (I used pumpkin seeds)

To make the muffins all you need to do is combine all of the ingredients (ensure well combined!) Then place a spoonful into muffin cases and put into a muffin tray.

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Once ready, bake your mini muffins for about 20 minutes, or until golden.

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Then devour!!

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Artisan Tropic Chips

Artisan Tropic is a family business that is fueled by a passion for healthy living and good food. Following illness in the family, the founders of Artisan Tropic came to realize how important nutrition is for health. The family wanted to share this with the world, and as a result, Artisan Tropic was born.

Artisan Tropic sells a variety of plantain and cassava chip strips that are super simple in their ingredients, but absolutely delicious! Their flavor range includes: naturally sweet, cinnamon, plain and sea salt. I loved them all.

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Can’t complain with plantain chips that big!

The plantain strips are made with three ingredients or less, and contain no preservatives or artificial flavors. The strips are awesomely crunchy and naturally sweet so that they make for a super healthy snack or side dish. I loved using the naturally sweet, and sea salt varieties as scoops for nut butters, guacamole, and hummus. I also loved munching on the cinnamon and naturally sweet plantain strips with my breakfast smoothie.

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I also loved them as a Saturday night movie snack on their own drizzled with some chocolate sauce!

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Or with some extra cereal, and even more chocolate sauce!

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You can buy the Artisan Tropic plantain strips from their website, here is the link: https://artisan-tropic.myshopify.com

The Artisan Tropic cassava strips also contain only three ingredients, and again have no preservatives or artificial flavors. The cassava strips taste awesome, similar to a potato chip, but with more flavour! Also, as cassava is more fibrous than a potato, they provide a more filling snack experience. I loved using the natural and sea salt cassava strips as dip scoops, and also really enjoyed using them as an alternative to tortilla chips for nachos!

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You can buy the Artisan Tropic cassava strips from their website, here is the link: https://artisan-tropic.myshopify.com

All of the Artisan Tropic strips that are available are also non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and paleo certified- making them an ideal snack for all, including those on restricted or special diets.

For more ideas on how to enjoy the plantain and cassava strips check out the Artisan Tropic blog! Click here for 4 more awesome ways. 

 

 

The Natural Citizen- Organic Digest

The Natural CitizenOrganic Digest is a smoothie booster with a difference. It helps our digestive systems reboot thanks to a range of natural fibers, and it also helps to make smoothies rich, thick and filling- perfect!

The¬†Natural Citizen makes an awesome range of smoothie boosters. I tried out their ‘Organic Digest‘- which is designed to help heal our digestive systems! The plantilicious smoothie booster combines gluten-free fiber from oats and Jerusalem artichoke, omega fatty acids from chia seeds, and the soothing support of Aloe vera, and as a result the Organic Digest can¬†naturally support regularity and digestion.

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Check out the little chia seeds in the powder!

I really like how The¬†Natural Citizen always¬†steer clear of any added flavors and other ‚Äúextras‚ÄĚ- because it ensures that the booster will do you good!

Each serving of Organic Digest:

  • Provides 5g whole food fiber
  • Contains organic Jerusalem artichoke, chia seed, oat fiber, Aloe vera
  • Is certified organic, vegan and gluten free
  • Contains ingredients that are non-GMO and allergen free
  • Contains no added flavors or other “extras”

Organic Digest is a smoothie booster with a difference. The powder is pretty flavorless (which I like) as it ensures that I can add it to any of my smoothies without worrying about it affecting the flavor. Actually, Organic Digest does have a slightly sweet flavor which comes from the oat fiber and so if anything, the powder tastes similar to oatmeal- which is always good in my books! The powder was an awesome addition to my banana, kale and cacao smoothies as the oaty flavor helped to really intensify the other flavors!

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A great aspect of the Organic Digest powder that I loved is that it can thicken smoothies! I loved it because it helped me to create an incredible texture- making my morning smoothies that little bit more filling. The chia seeds also helped add a little extra texture- which I think is always good.

IMG_8686I always love to finish my smoothies off with a little bit of chocolate!

I also loved adding a spoonful of Organic Digest  powder to my banana ice cream, my oatmeal, and even to my banana and oatmeal cookies!

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You can add your Organic Digest to oats, like @rachaelsgoodeats did here!   

The recipe for @RachaelsGoodEats oats is on The Natural Citizen’s blog, and the link is here: Link to recipe¬†for ‘Blackberry, Coconut and Zucchini bread oats’

A really lovely additional benefit of getting your smoothie boosters from The Natural Citizen is that you will be helping others! Every purchase results in The Natural Citizen covering the cost of three meals through donations to reputable charities. Which is really important because over 1 billion people around the globe are living with hunger. At the moment the Three for All scheme is only in the USA, but I am sure that as The Natural Citizen grows they will help improve the lives of people all over the world!

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For more information about the Organic Digest powder, and to learn more about The Natural Citizen themselves, head to their website by clicking the links throughout this post, or by clicking here: WEBSITE . You can also follow them on Instagram, and check out their blog!

The Natural Citizen Blog

 

eatingEVOLVED

eatingEVOLVED

eatingEVOLVED are a company based on the principle that chocolate is a food, and is not candy. 

eating EVOLVED believe that when chocolate is done right, it can be a delicious, antioxidant-rich, superfood ‚Äď very different to the sweet non-food candy bar that can be found on¬†supermarket shelves.

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All of the chocolate available from eatingEVOLVED is amazing. Just check out how many different chocolate bar options are available above! What is even better is that all the chocolate is free of gluten, dairy, and soy. In fact, eatingEVOLVED uses as few ingredients as they can! Their products taste amazing, and do our bodies good because they contain no junk, no fillers, just the highest quality, Fair-Trade cacao lightly sweetened with organic maple sugar. Delicious!

I am a massive fan of peanut butter cups, but I know they shouldn’t really make a feature in my day to day diet. So, when I saw that eatingEVOLVED offered a range of coconut butter cups I jumped at the chance to try them!

Here is the eatingEVOLVED banana cream coconut butter cup:

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These chocolatey-coconut-banana extravaganza’s are new on the eatingEVOLVED scene as they were only released in April, and they are amazing! The outer chocolate coating is crisp, and dark, whilst the inner banana cream is smooth, sweet and decadent. What is really cool about the chocoalte cups from eatingEVOLVED is that they contain only natural, whole food ingredients. Just check out the ingredient list for the banana cream option:¬†Organic Coconut, Organic Cacao, Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Banana

Although the coconut butter cups are awesome on their own, they can be catapulted by pairing them with other delicious foods like almond butter, and banana. Just check out this seriously delicious snack that I created using the eatingEVOLVED coconut butter cups:

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But, the coconut butter cup options don’t stop there! I loved having a cup or two with my breakfast smoothie. Here is one of my favorite seriously purple banana, kale and blueberry smoothies with the eatingEVOLVED caramel and sea salt coconut butter cups.

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eatingEVOLVED¬†combined the cleanest caramel with their¬†famous Coconut Butter Cups to create a truly magical chocolate experience- and I couldn’t agree more. I don’t really understand how they were able to pack so much yumminess into such a clean, and simple chocolatey treat!

Other products on offer from eatingEVOLVED include a range of chocolate bars, I tried the 85% cacao crunchy caramel and the 100% cacao midnight coconut primal bars and was blown away by how tasty they were! Although the midnight coconut bar was pretty intense, I still enjoyed just munching on squares, and also really liked adding chunks of both of the bars to my nice creams, morning bowls of porridge, cakes, and pancakes. The opportunities for delicious creativity with the range of primal bars from eatingEVOLVED is pretty endless- especially when used with a combination of other eatingEVOLVED products, like their range of phenomenal chocolate spreads!

I used a lot of different eatingEVOLVED products in my breakfast today. This colorful glass layered up blueberry chia jam, with oat and chia pudding made with a big spoonful of eatingEVOLVED original chocolate spread and a couple of chunks of an eatingEVOLVED crunchy caramel primal bar, topped off with a dollop of blueberry and banana nice cream, and a generous drizzle of tahini and eatingEVOLVED original chocolate spread sauce. Phenomenal!!
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P.s. the chocolate spread from eatingEVOLVED is out of this world! Move over sugar laden fake chocolate spread alternatives, and make way for this dark chocolate and coconut bonanza. The original spread is and made with nourishing coconut oil. I have really enjoyed using the spread as a topping for fruit and nice cream,  and as a spread on pancakes, and toast. To be honest, the spread is even great eaten straight out of the jar!

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I haven’t tried it yet, but if you are a cocoa powder lover, then it is also on offer from eatingEVOLVED.

I really can’t rate eatingEVOVLED and the products that they have on offer highly enough. As a plant based runner, finding foods that are dairy, gluten and soy free, and also delicious can be a struggle at times, however thanks to eatingEVOVLED, I don’t think I will ever struggle to satisfy my chocolatey cravings every again!

If you want to try the products on offer from eatingEVOLVED, then head to their website now! (just click on any of the eatingEVOLVED links within this text and you will be taken straight to the site!)

Tribe

Tribe is a company that provides specialized Tribe Packs for people who want healthy snacks to fuel them through their activities. Tribe also hosts running events, and weekly get together runs in and around London. Take a look by clicking ‘here’ if you want to find out more!

Each Tribe Pack contains five nutrient-rich Tribe Snacks to help us all train stronger, and longer. There are three Tribe Packs on offer depending on what your goals are. You can choose what snacks are put into your Tribe Pack, and you can be sure that whatever you pick will be good for you, as all Tribe snacks contain no refined sugars, no artificial ingredients, and no sulphites. All of the Tribe snacks only the highest quality natural ingredients. To understand more about the Tribe Packs, and the science behind the snacks included check out the Tribe nutrition page on their website.

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I tried out the ‘Go The Distance’ Tribe Pack, which has been developed for people training for half marathons, tough mudders and 10km’s- Ideal for me!¬†In my pack I got a range of Tribe Snacks to help boost my energy and recovery. Here I will show you a couple of the snack I received in the Tribe Pack, but make sure to check out the Train and Chew¬†Instagram platform, Twitter feed and Facebook page for more information, and posts about Tribe and their great range of snacks!

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There are lots of Trail Mix’s on offer from Tribe. Check out their site for the full range. I was sent the Lauga Trail Mix¬†in my Tribe Pack which combined cacao dusted seeds, nuts and raisins to create a great endurance boosting snack.

This trail mix was named after a mountain marathon in Iceland that Tribe’s Guy ran in 2011. The mix was built for tough adventures, and is packed with good fats, protein, fibre & carbohydrate. Natural source of vitamin E, which helps defend cells from oxidative stress.

I enjoyed sprinkling the pack over my morning smoothie bowl to give it a great crunch, and healthy fat and protein boost.

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Check out the mix of nuts, seeds and raisins in the Lauga mix:

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There is research to suggest that distance runners can benefit from taking in fats (like those in the Lauga Trail Mix) for fuel- so I am more than happy to jump on that band wagon! For more interesting tips and nutrition facts head to the Tribe blog now! 

In my Tribe Pack I also received the Cacao Almond energy bar. It was dense, sweet and delicious! Combining only natural energy giving ingredients, I was able to really enjoy the bar knowing that it was doing my body good. The bar has fueled Tribe adventurers taking on ultras across Iceland, trans-Moroccan bike rides, and a 2000 mile triathlon- so it was great fuel for me on my long run this weekend! The cacao almond bar contains only 170 calories, but provides 20g carbohydrate for optimal energy, and is made with organic cacao and packed with antioxidants to help prevent oxidative stress. Brilliant!

You can buy Tribe Booster Packs from their website too. So, if you need more of their awesome snacks then make sure you head to the Boost Pack page!

Make sure to check out the Train and Chew Instagram platform, Twitter feed and Facebook page for more information, and posts about Tribe and their great range of snacks!

 

Good Greens Bars

Good! Greens bars are made by a company that is driven by the mindset that everything they do must be good. They are all about good ingredients, good practices and good community. Their products are good for our health- like actually good. Their mindset is about all over wellness that embodies heart, mind and soul.

At Good! Greens our goal is to help everyone be their best good. Whether it‚Äôs on the playing field, at school or in work ‚Äď Good is what we eat, how we care for ourselves and care for each other, and it‚Äôs the promise we bring to the world in wellness, humanitarianism and spirit.

With these bars it is now easier than ever to:

Good Greens bars are incredible. They are packed with yummy ingredients, and are gluten free, vegan, contain probiotics and also have over 10g of plant based protein. You can buy bars on their own in local stores, or you can save some money and buy 12 packs or even 72 packs online. What is more is that each bar is unique with loads of different flavors on offer such as: Apple Crumb, Apricot Crush, Blueberry Bliss and Banana Nut, which is shown here:

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I love munching on the bars as a snack on their own, or as a quick and easy dessert- finished off with a handful of berries, or banana nice cream.

The bars are literally packed with superfood goodness thanks to the Good Greens superfood powder that they are made with. The powder contains the following amazingly good ingredients:

Superfood Powder: Proprietary Blend- Acai Berry, Beet Juice Powder, Spirulina, Apple Pectin, Spinach, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrot, Shitake Mushroom, Cranberry, Apple, Orange Powder, Raspberry Powder, Acerola Berry, Parsley, Aloe Vera, Chlorella, Carrot Juice Powder, Whole Apple Powder, Goji Berry, Mangosteen, Bacillus Coagulans Gbi-30 6086 (Probiotic Bc-30), Pomegranate, Green Tea Extract, Lohan Guo, Broccoli Powder, Blueberry Juice Powder, Alfalfa, Bilberry, Ginger Root Powder

My favorite Good Greens bar was the Chocolate Chunk bar:

Chocolate Chunk (12 Pack)

The Chocolate Chunk bar is made with dairy free chocolate and so is vegan friendly. The bars are literally divine and give you a chocolaty treat without any guilt. Each bar is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and protein, making this chocolaty bar an unrivaled choice among wellness bars. You can get your own Chocolate Chunk Good Greens bar here! I loved having one of these bars after a workout as they helped replenish my tired body, and always enjoyed them with an extra dollop of nut butter. 

A close runner up, behind the Chocolate Chunk bar, in my list of favorite Good Greens bars was the Blueberry Bliss bar (which you can get here). ¬†I was not sure about the Blueberry Bliss bar at first as I have, in the past not liked the taste of ‘fake’ blueberry. However, these bars have nothing fake about them. They taste like real blueberries, and I can see why they are the Good Greens¬†best-selling yogurt bar! Blueberry Bliss bars blend of all that is good ‚Äď good tasting, good for you! I loved taking one of these bars with me to college as they made for a great snack to curb between-meal cravings.

Blueberry Bliss (12 Pack)

I was blown away by the Good Greens bars, and would recommend them 100%. They are tasty, moorish, and made with real ingredients that you can actually recognize. I am definitely going to get my hands on some more of these awesome bars, especially as there are some flavors, like the Chocolate Banana bars (shown below)that I have not tried as they are new additions to the Good! greens bar team.

Make sure to keep up with what the company behind Good Greens bars are doing by checking in with them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also check out The Good! Blog which will give you lots of ideas about how to enjoy your bars, and also give you some more info about why superfoods are so good!

 

LivWell Nutrition Plant Protein Powder

LivWell Nutrition offers complete plant based super food protein powder blends. LivWell started as a result of being tired by the lack of quality plant protein products available to consumers. They thought that it would be a great idea to create a product that not only provided a nutritional punch but also tasted amazing. So that is what they did. In 2014, LivWell was born. Since then, LiveWell aims to inform people, and provide the world with all the beneficial superfoods that bring nourishment to the body and mind.

 

Each serving of LivWell protein powder provides:

  • 17 Grams Protein per serving
  • ¬†28% DV Iron per serving
  • ¬†Amazing Amino Acid Profile
  • ¬†6 Grams of Fiber per serving
  • ¬†100% Plant-Based
  • ¬†Highly Digestible
  • ¬†No Bloating

‚ÄúVitality begins with you‚Ä̬†– Martha Graham

Raw Cacao LiveWell Nutrition plant protein powder  is made from a complex of the most efficient plant proteins from around the world, in addition to a range of other super foods:

organic pea protein, organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic hemp protein, organic sacha inchi protein, organic maca root, organic raw cacao, organic mesquite pod, organic stevia leaf, xanthan gum (for mixing)

The powder is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids. Each serving is packed with 17 grams of highly digestible protein. The combination of multiple protein sources delivers an impressive natural amino acid profile that rivals that of whey. All proteins are 100% hypoallergenic, free from soy, gluten, dairy and artificial ingredients. The cacao performance plant protein blend is great for:

  • Building Lean Muscle
  • Everyone from Extreme Athletes to Casual Vegetarians
  • Iron and Fiber intake
  • Increasing Libido
  • Increasing Energy Levels
  • Weight Management
  • Mood Boosting
  • Immune Boosting

Here are some of the reasons why you should try LivWell’s protein blends:

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You can head to the LivWell Nutrition Instagram page for loads of awesome recipes to use their protein blends. Just check out this post for an incredible PB and chocolate parfait!

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I also used LivWell’s raw cacao blend in some of¬†my own recipes. For example, I mixed it into my avocado and banana¬†mouse to create an incredibly decadent dessert. Check it out:

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Another great way to enjoy LivWell’s cacao protein is by blending it into nice cream and topping it off with loads of yummy things. Check out my recent nice cream bowl using LivWell’s cacao protein:

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LivWell Nutrition also offers a vanilla bean flavored raw plant protein blend.  Similarly to the chocolate blend, the vanilla blend offers an awesome combo of  4 different types of plant protein (brown rice, hemp, sacha inchi, yellow peas) so that it offers a complete protein blend for plant based eaters, and omnivores alike.

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Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and so they are essential for energy and muscle development. By combining 4 different types of plant protein LivWell have produced the highest amino acid spectrum possible without artificially adding any chemically made amino acids like many other products you’ll find. The result is an amino acid profile with over 15 grams of amino acids.
Just check out the AMAZING AMINO ACID PROFILE of LivWell nutrition’s plant based proteins:

Typical Amino Acid Profile (Per Serving)

Essential Amino Acids
(per 30g serving)
Non-Essential Amino Acids
(per 30g serving)
Isoleucine* 645mg Alanine 766.2mg
Leucine* 1,258 mg Arginine 1,313 mg
Lysine* 733 mg Aspartic Acid 1,478 mg
Methionine 304.3 mg Cysteine 254.3 mg
Phenylalanine 788.5 mg Glutamic Acid 2,766 mg
Threonine 577 mg Glycine 666 mg
Tryptophan 163 mg Histidine 526 mg
Valine* 785 mg Proline 695.7 mg
Serine 781 mg
Tyrosine 722.3 mg
*Branched Chain Amino Acids

The vanilla blend is also an excellent addition to recipes. You could mix it into smoothies, banana nice cream or overnight oats (one of my fav’s). LivWell have created loads of amazing recipes incorporating their vanilla blend. Check out this super creamy vanilla smoothie that was posted on the LivWell Nutrition Instagram page recently:

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I loved incorporating a couple of scoops of raw vanilla LivWell protein into my chia seed puddings for an extra bit of creamy sweetness. Check out my layered beetroot, raspberry and vanilla chia seed pudding:

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To find out more about LivWell and the products on offer, head to the LivWell Nutrition website, or check out their blog, or social media platforms- they have Facebook, Pintrest , Instagram  and Google+.

I totally recommended their plant protein blends because not only were they delicious, but they were also amazingly nutritious. Win-win in my books!

That’s It Fruit Bars

That’s it is a company that was founded to improve the quality of life of children and adults worldwide by making fruit and its benefits accessible to people everywhere.  Not only does the company produce awesome fruit snack bars- which will be reviewed here, but they also aim to help people eat better through education, focused research, sustainability and ethical practices.

That‚Äôs it’s¬†mission is to provide products to improve, protect and restore the body.

That’s it. fruit bars are an amazing product that focus on fruit. The bars taste amazing, and have an awesome texture. The bars also have a phenomenal ingredient list, using only natural, non-GMO fruit and nothing else.  Each bar also provide 2 whole servings of fruit!

Check out one of That’s it fruit bars here:

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Apple and Mango That’s it bar

That’s it bars are convenient snacks that can be taken with you to work or school. They also make for great additions to meals. I loved having my That’s it bars with extra fruit, and an a splash of nut or seed butter. I loved topping banana coins with squares of That’s it fruit bars, and drizzling over my coconut tahini sauce. Delicious!

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That’s it bars make for a great post work out snack when combined with a little extra protein. The bars are chewy and sweet, and do you good- what more could you ask for?

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That’s it bars¬†also make for awesome additions to breakfast smoothie bowls, oatmeal and nice cream.

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This colourful nice cream bowl creation made by Earthling Veg¬†looks incredible! The addition of a That’s it bar just tops it all off!¬†

You can also use That’s it bars in recipes like these Almond Cookie Bliss Balls:

Almond Cookie Bliss Balls | That's it.

These bliss balls were made using That’s it fruit bars, and were created by The Lucky Peach.¬†

And in recipes like these healthy oatmeal cookies:

Superfoods Oatmeal Cookies - The V Word | That's it.

Superfoods Oatmeal Cookies made by That’s it¬†

For more That’s it bar inspiration head to the That’s it website: thatsitfruit.com¬†You could also check out their Instagram page, or Twitter for even more inspo!

You can also get your hands on That’s it fruit bars by heading to their site now. If you can’t pick which flavor to get then why not get a sample pack which contains all the different flavors on offer!

My favorite flavor bar was the apple and blueberry one. They are perfectly sweet, and sticky, and made for a great snack between meals. I especially loved the little pockets of blueberries.

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My Favorite Indulgence

My Favorite Indulgence market their granola as ‘World Class’- and they are not joking!

The granola is slowly-roasted in small batches to produce our signature crunch. Each and every bag of granola is a delight. Full of natural sweetness, and long lasting flavor. No horrible dust, and no nasty ingredients. My Favorite Indulgence is like no other granola you will find- Treat yourself to the best.

Unlike most other commercial granola’s out there, all of the granola’s on offer from My Favorite Indulgence are vegan, non-GMO, preservative-free and trans-fat free!

My Favorite Indulgence¬†¬†offers a range of granola’s. My personal favorite is their original granola- with nuts. I love the big clusters and distinctive taste- it is sweet, yet perfectly spiced. I love adding handfuls to my oats, cookies, pancakes and nice cream. I can’t get enough of it!

Granola With Nuts

Here is some of the uber yummy granola on one of my snack PB jars of oats:

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My Favorite Indulgence also offers a nut free granola– suitable for those with nut allergies. Just like the other granola’s on offer, the nut free variety¬†¬†is sweetened with maple syrup, and is super crunchy- ideal as a topping or as a cereal on its own. You could add your own nuts, seeds, dried fruits to the mix if you wanted to- it would make for a great breakfast or snack on the go!

Nut-Free Granola

For a more decadent granola, My Favorite Indulgence created their Chocolate-Mocha granola. It is cleverly blended to allow both flavors to shine, and it still maintains the signature crunch. I loved this granola as a topping to my desserts! It made for a particularly yummy topping to waffles, and banana pancakes!

Chocolate-Mocha Granola

The Chocolate-Mocha Granola makes for an awesome crunchy addition to pancakes!

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The final flavor that is on offer from My Favorite Indulgence is Pumpkin- Spice. This is a flavor that I have only really learnt to appreciate since being in the US. The granola is sweet, yet spicy- thanks to cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  I loved it! It also had a load of dried cranberries in this mix which really added to the sweet goodness of the granola!

Pumpkin-Spiced Granola

If you want to get your hands on some of this incredible granola, head to the My Favorite Indulgence site now!  You can even get your granola gift wrapped!

Also, for more recipes, and to keep up to date with what is going on in the My Favorite Indulgence world follow them on Instagram!  (@myfavoriteindulgence)