Monday, August 24, 2015

Bulu Box Review

I was selected as part of a Sweat Pink Ambassador Campaign with Bulu Box.
 I was not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are my own. 

First, here's a little about Bulu Box from their website:
Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Here you’ll also get expert tips, tricks and a supportive community of Bulugans just like you! Join the discovery and find a healthier you! 

 

I think this is another great way to try new products, but I am going to be completely honest and say that it wasn't filled with nearly as much with products as other subscription boxes I've reviewed in the past. 

If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can use the code SWEATPINK for 50% off a 3 month subscription. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tropical Smoothie Packed with Protein

Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent product. Today, we are sharing a Tropical Smoothie recipe with you! 
Ingredients
1/2 cup PURE drink (pineapple, banana, coconut juice) (can use whatever juice you have at home) 
1 scoop Purely Inspired Vanilla Protein
1 frozen banana
1 cup Tarte Mango & Coconut Yogurt   
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a blender until completely blended. 

Optional:
I like to make my smoothies thicker and eat them with cereal and other toppings in a bowl. This time I added cereal and some peanut butter. 


Feel free to be creative and do whatever you want with your smoothie! Let me know what your favorite combo is in the comments below!


Thursday, August 13, 2015

#GetYourFreekehOn GIVEAWAY!

 I was chosen to participate in the Freekeh Foods Campaign as part of being a Sweat Pink ambassador.  I was not compensated for this post, just sent product and coupons! All opinions are my own. 


First, I wanna give you some info about Freekeh from their website... Because I'm sure you're wondering...

Freekeh? What is that?

So glad you asked! Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that is a great improvement to rice or other grains. It has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. We offer it organically in 3 varieties: Original, Rosemary Sage and Tamari. What's more, freekeh has up to 3 times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice.  Freekeh is also naturally low in sodium and vegan!

Here's the legend of how freekeh came to be...

Freekeh is a process which means "to rub" in Arabic. They say, Freekeh was discovered by accident over 2.000 years ago in the  Middle East when a crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most farmers would sulk over their misfortune, but they rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and "Eureka!" Freekeh was created. We're proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name.

So what do you do with Freekeh?

The question should be...what can't you do with Freekeh? We love it in soups, pilafs, salads, main dish, side dish, breakfast, lunch, dinner. You name it!  You can use Freekeh in any recipe that calls for rice or quinoa. There is no wrong way to "get your Freekeh on."® Fall in love with this new ancient grain and share with us your favorite way to "get your freekeh on!" 
For recipe ideas hop on over to the recipe section! There are some mouth watering healthy recipes, including lots of vegan options.

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We kept dinner simple and made grilled chicken on top of Rosemary Sage Freekeh. We were pleasantly surprised at how much flavor there was in the Freekeh! It was very tasty!

We used our leftovers inside our Stuffed Peppers the next day. Forgot to snap a pic, but it was delicious too! 


Would you like to WIN some FREE FREEKEH to try for yourself? 

Fill out the Rafflecopter below to earn entries! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New Things of the Week!

With Jared actually being home for TWO WHOLE WEEKS in a row, I have been soaking in as much time as I can with him, and not blogging as much. Today, we have a few more new things to share with you that we've tried over the past week!



OH MY GOODNESS! These little bites are packed full of flavor and awesomeness, that you wouldn't even think you were eating something PACKED FULL OF NUTRIENTS AND HEALTHY FATS TOO! The Cinnamon Roll and Lemon Coconut were the two flavors we tried, and they were PHENOMENAL. We ate them after our dinner, and also as a pre-workout snack. JUST PERFECT! Check them out on their: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram


We love coconut oil, but sometimes we are in a hurry in the morning, so this was a great way to ensure that we are getting our healthy fats for our breakfast on rushed days. They didn't have any bad aftertaste and they gave us a little boost of energy as well. 
Check them out on their: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

For all you gluten free friends out there, THIS LINE OF BAKING MIXES ARE JUST FOR YOU! We didn't even notice that the gluten wasn't there. We used the all-purpose flour for some pre-workout muffins and they hit the spot! We gave our friend Lindsey the Brownie Mix because she has to eat gluten free and she loves chocolate! She was so excited! We are looking forward to having a gluten free girls night with the Pizza Crust soon! :) 
Check them out on their: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


Hope you get a chance to try some of these and let us know how you like them! 





Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tropical Baked Oatmeal Breakfast

Tropical Baked Oatmeal Breakfast
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Truly Tropical Granola
1 tsp coconut oil
1 cup oats
2 ripe bananas 
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder 
Spoonful of Peanut Butter 

Directions:
1) Grind 1/2 cup granola in a food processor or blender. 
2) Mix granola with 1 tsp coconut oil in small bowl. 
3) Spray 2 ramekins with cooking spray and put 1/2 granola mixture in each at the bottom. 
4) Add Remaining ingredients to a food processor and blender and mix for about a minute. 
5) Divide the mixture evenly on top of the granola mixture in the 2 ramekins. 
6) Bake at 400*F for about 15 minutes.
7) Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. 
8) Flip baked oatmeal onto a plate and put a spoonful of peanut butter on top!
9) EAT!!! 


Monday, August 3, 2015

How to Avoid Getting HANGRY

If you're anything like us, you deal with being hungry quite frequently.


 



With all the working out we do, we have to eat a lot, so today, we wanted to give you some tips on dealing with hunger and avoiding getting hangry.

1. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS bring some type of snack with you wherever you go. Ladies, that's what purses are for, right? 
Emergency stash of fig bars in my purse saved us on date night!
2. We like to eat a HUGE breakfast to start our day off on a good note. When we don't eat enough for breakfast, we tend to be cranky and hungrier all day long. Our favorites are Peanut butter and banana toast, some type of oatmeal with peanut butter (when we have more time, we make BAKED oatmeal!) or a huge bowl of cereal and yogurt and peanut butter (our favorite is when we can use an almost empty peanut butter jar and scrape out every last bit of peanut butter with our yogurt mess)!



3. Sign up for FITSNACK to get healthy and filling snacks delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR! 
Our favorite snacks from the July box were SkinnyPop, Justin's Almond Butter, and the Peanuts! MMM!! Don't forget you can also get a free gym bag when you sign up and click on this link


4. Be sure to eat plenty of healthy fat! Yes, eating fat is GOOD FOR YOUR BODY! It helps fuel you longer and feeds those muscles! 

We buy the FULL FAT yogurt and any kind of nut butter has lots of healthy fats!

5. Bring Peanut Butter with you wherever you go with these convenient on-the-go packs from Crazy Richards! They are perfect to stuff in your purse for those sudden hanger strikes! They are great straight from the packet and added to your favorite foods! They even have an all natural energy boost added! 



Talk to us... What are some of YOUR tips to avoid becoming HANGRY? 


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Workout Wednesday

We haven't talked about our workouts in a while, so today we wanted to share some of our favorite workouts we have done lately. Jared has certain exercises that he has to do for golf on the road and at home, but once in a while, he will shake things up and do these with me! It's fun to workout together! 

These workouts focus on using light weight or bodyweight and higher reps!
Repeat this 4 times through if you can! If not, just do what you can do! Cool down with abs and lots of stretching! 



 
This is a superset. Do the first two exercises (shoulders and squats) with cardio in between 4 times. Then, do the 2nd two (lat pull downs and step ups) with cardio in between 4 times. Lastly, do the final two exercises (bicep curl to press & close press pushups) with cardio in between. Cool down with abs and lots of stretching! 


 
This is another superset workout! Try to make it through each superset 4 times!


This was the workout I created for our LionHeart Fitness Small Group. Check out their Instagram page for even more fun workouts! 


We ALWAYS make sure to take in at least 20g of protein directly after our workout! It is ESSENTIAL to building your muscles! Please make sure you do as well!

Hope you enjoyed some of these workouts and let us know if you tried them out! 
:)