Sunday, November 18, 2012

Savvy Sampler Fall 2012 from Naturally Savvy

What a thrill to find a large envelope full of exciting, new organic and green products to try!  That was my feeling a week ago when I opened up my package from NaturallySavvy and found a bunch of new goodies to discover.

Naturally Savvy lauched a sampler program a few years back and am I glad I joined. It has been an educational experience and I have found many products that I have become loyal to through them.  Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer (the founders of NaturallySavvy) also wrote a great book, Unjunk Your Junk Food.  I reviewed it on my blog earlier this year and was so excited about it.  They really know their stuff and have some good ideas that are truly doable!  You can check the book out on Amazon....the  reviews are amazing and I agree. It is a great primer to start to eat healthier in 2013. Think Christmas gift....

So, I received a great package of items including Blue Diamond Almonds Baked Nut Chips with Sea Salt. They are wheat and gluten free which is great and they are also kosher dairy.  That covers a lot of concerns for many people. They are low fat and taste great.  There is minimal sugar and it is a fun way to add crunch to a salad or just eat as a little snack.  I love them and have been eating them for a while but it is always nice to get more of something you already love. I find them in Shop-Rite in my area.

Bio-K Plus Probiotic was also included. This is a unique probiotic that has a patented formula L. acidophilus CL1285 and L. casei LBC8OR.  All bacteria are 100% live.  The manufacturer tells us that Bio-K Plus contributes to good digestive health and supports the body's natural defenses. It also helps to promote natural flora in the intestines. It is also a gluten free product.  I find probiotics like these are easy to use and they really help your belly feel good every day.  They suggest that adults take 1/4-1 bottle of Bio-K fresh every day. Children can consume 1/4-1/2 bottle each day.  You can learn more at Bio-K. You can also call their 1-800-593-2465 to get additional information

SafSlim also included a sample packet. This is a BELLY FAT supplement. It is a Tangerine Cream Fusion flavor. It is a unique supplement, according the the manufacturer that targets the root causes of unsightly omentum fat, the fat that accululates in the belly region. *  It tasted great but I have to say I don't have any issues with belly fat.  It might work best if you combined it with a healthy diet and exercise regimen but you should consult with your physician before making any changes.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration.,  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ecover included a nice sized sample of their Natural Dishwashing Liquid.  I love Ecover products and often use their dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. They perform very well and are less irritating to sensitive skin too.  It has green tea extract to help remove odor. It is plant based and has mineral ingredients. It is totally biodegradable. It is safe for septic tanks too. It is never tested on animals. A little goes a long way too!

Something new that was also included was Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix. It is also kosher dairy for those who are interested and it is a wheat free and gluten free pancake mix. It comes in 100g single serve packets so you can have hot, yummy pancakes anywhere. All you need to do is add an egg or egg equivalent, water and oil. I prefer to sub milk for the water to add more protein. You could use soy or rice milk too!  This made some yummy pancakes and it was super easy. Pamela's also makes cookies, biscotti, other sweet and savory baking mixes and frozen desserts. Check out Pamela's here.

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