Lara Bar Review

Hey guys! Wow, it’s Wednesday again?

How does this happen?

But, you know what, it’s totally fine because I love What I Ate Wednesday! And I’m taking WIAW in a little different direction today by reviewing something I received in the mail last week! LÄRABARS!

Alright, I don’t know about you, but LÄRABARS have been some of my favorite when I discovered them, which was about 3 years ago, and having the chance to review them, makes me extremely happy.

Thank you to Jenn for hosting WIAW for all us foodies! Let’s get on the review, shall we?

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LARABAR Review

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Roasted Nut Roll: Sweet, salty, fruity.

My thoughts: This is one of those bars that I crave when I’m hiking and it’s definitely one of those bars I could eat A LOT. Because…it was delicious! I wanted more ❤

Apple Pie: Tasted just like apple pie

My thoughts: The taste was wonderful! Not too sweet but still tasted like apple pie. This bar could easily be rolled out and baked on top of a gluten free (homemade) miniature crust and VOILA, you’d have your own healthy apple pie. Actually, I think I’m gonna get on that.

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Lemon Pound Cake: Fruit and nut bar

My thoughts: Um, lemon is one of my favorite flavors and they definitely got spot on with this bar. Lemon Pound Cake in a package, a few ingredients, and healthyyyyy? Yes, please, don’t mind if I do!

Nut Butter Chocolate: Perfect amount of nut butter and chocolate

My thoughts: I’m saving the best for last! This was my favorite bar! Oh my gosh, I can’t even… It was just way too good! I ate it while I sipped on my coffee, and I gotta say, I needed another one! They probably don’t know this, but I’m like the biggest fan of nut butter and of chocolate, so when they put these two together and created a bar, I was mind blown with the first bite! Anyone else a big fan of NB and Choc. together?

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Another great thing about these bars is that they’re kind of small. Which, makes it easy for me to throw in my purse, pocket, lunch box, laptop bag, etc. Even though, I’d love these to be bigger so I could enjoy it longer, I do realize there is a good amount of calories in each one. These are not 50 calorie bars or anything! This a very high nutrient dense bar so don’t get too carried away. But totally, enjoy them!

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Questions:

  • Have you tried LÄRABARS yet? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?
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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Recipe

 

This fine Monday, I’ve got a fabulous recipe and review for you. I was very blessed to receive a package of Vega One (All-In-One) Protein Powder from the wonderful people at Vega.

Now, I’m really picky about my protein powder…which, I assume most of you are. My protein powder needs to be:

  • Nutritious
  • Tasteful
  • Easy to use in all my recipes
  • And most importantly…made with EXCELLENT ingredients.

I’m very happy to say, that Vega HIT all of those key points. This health nut is quite pleased.

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Here’s some delicious information about Vega One:

  • It has 50% of your daily intake of vitamins & minerals!
  • A whopping 15g of Protein
  • 6g Fiber
  • 1.5g omega-3…what!? Awesome
  • Antioxidants
  • Probiotics (which is so, so important! Especially for those who don’t take probiotics in their daily habits)
  • AND you get your GREENS! Yay

I think my favorite part of Vega All-In-One shake is that I can get all of that nutrition without putting so much effort. This is probably one of the best things, in my opinion, for those who are busy and on-the-go. We all forget to take the time to get our vitamins in or planning our meals to make sure we get out all of our greens and antioxidants. Vega makes it a little easier for us. Thank you, Vega!

As soon as I got the protein, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make. I’ve been in the mood for chocolate and mint lately, so why not make an extra creamy Mint Chocolate Chip smoothie!? It was the best idea ever. It was so good and there are seriously no words to describe it.

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Mint Choc. Chip Smoothie

I added a little water after I got everything going in the blender since the cashews will make it extra creamy and thick.

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If you happen to serve it to others or you just want to take a pretty picture, you can garnish it with more mint leaves and chopped dark chocolate…mmmm, yum!

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I think I will be making this A LOT this summer. A LOT.

Questions:

  • What’s your favorite protein powder?
  • Do you think you’ll make this smoothie?

 

 

Disclosure: I received a free package of Vega Protein from Vega in exchange for writing a review on the blog.

Zevia (the better soda) Review & GIVEAWAY!

Good morning and TGIF! And to kick off the weekend, I have an awesome GIVEAWAY for all my fabulous readers!

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Just want to say real quick, I really do appreciate all who take the time to comment and read my blog…it means the world! Smile

First off, Zevia, is my favorite beverage by far. And hopefully can be yours too.

I don’t even remember when I discovered Zevia and how I found out about it, I just know I picked it up at Whole Foods once to try and immediately fell in love with it. I stopped drinking sodas about the early 2000’s, and thank goodness I did, but I really missed the sweet, carbonated beverage. So, after several years, I found my soda, Zevia!

Anyway, Zevia so kindly sent me a 6-pack of their sodas to try out, review, and…wait for it…GIVE AWAY!

Zevia <— Coupons

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  • No calories
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • No Sugar

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Great on hot summer days!

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Or after a hard workout!

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  • Strawberry: I actually had not tried this one before…so, the first sip was like strawberry heaven to me. It tasted quite delightful and I’d say 10/10 in my book
  • Caffeine Free Cola: Yep, tastes like cola, if you’re wondering. And great for those who aren’t caffeine junkies!
  • Grapefuit Citrus: This one is actually my favorite. I’m a huge fan of anything grapefruit flavored, so this one is also a 10/10!

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  • Cherry Cola: Oh my goodness, I hadn’t tried this one either, so the first sip was pretty rockin’. I already like the Black Cherry Flavor and this one was just as good. Definitely thumbs up on this one!
  • Ginger Root Beer: Growing up, root-beer was like my favorite. So, as a root-beer expert, this makeover of the classic soda flavor, tastes perfecto!
  • Ginger Ale: Okay, ginger ale was one of those sodas that I’d sip on if I was sick or not feeling well as a kid, but didn’t make any sense to drink something filled with so much sugar. I’d recommend this non-sugar filled flavor (well, all the time actually) but if you aren’t feeling well…

I can honestly say, all Zevia’s are quite excellent. Don’t hesitate to try them! Stop drinking sugar and take care of your body! Drink and eat items that are beneficial in the long run. Drink Smart. Eat Smart. Stay Healthy

More on Zevia:

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!! (Get excited people!)

Zevia is allowing me to give FIVE (yep, 5) of my readers the chance to win a 6-pack of their very own to enjoy! If you’ve never tried Zevia, this is your chance!

Anyone can enter!

TO ENTER: Complete both down below and you will be entered! *Mandatory*

  • Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and tell me that you did so in ONE comment. (Multiple comments will not give you more entries)
  • Comment below on what your favorite soda flavor is (not necessarily Zevia, but it can be!)

I will randomly pick FIVE winners on MONDAY morning!

Good luck!

xo audrey

Disclosure: I received a free 6-pack from Zevia in exchange for writing a review.