A gummy vitamin? Check out my #TheGoodGummy Review, in addition to my other 4 favorite healthy living products. Plus, a #TheGoodGummy Giveaway!
5 Favorite Healthy Living Products & #TheGoodGummy Giveaway!
Hi Friends! Happy FriYAY! It’s time for another edition of Friday Favorites!
It’s been a fun week of all kinds of new products. Today, I’m sharing 5 of my current favorite healthy living items and below, you’ll have the chance to win one!
[bctt tweet=”Bone Broth, Hemp Seeds, Kombucha and Bulletproof Coffee – a few of my favorite things #ontheblog today! @manitobaharvest #sweatpink @fitapproach”]BONE BROTH
So, I’ve made a few batches of bone broth before, but it never gelled. Yes, it was good, but it wasn’t great. I’d read that excess water and not cooking enough were possible reasons for lack of gelling. So, over the weekend, I let my bones cook for nearly 48 hours, strained, refrigerated and what did I find when I opened the glassware on Monday?! GELLED BROTH! With a tasty layer of fat! Ya’ll, I was excited. And it’s so good. I’ve been drinking a cup all week AND cooking with the fat.
That moment when your bone broth FINALLY gels! Look at that tasty layer of fat. Do you drink bone broth? Bone broth is plays so many awesome roles: supporting joint health, supporting digestive health, supporting healthy skin/hair/nails (hello, someone needs to get rid of their old polish, yes?), helps reduce inflammation, delivers a healthy dose of collagen, minerals and amino acids. Basically, this is a superfood drink and you should start drinking a cup TODAY!
Bone broth helps support join health, promotes a healthy digestive system, supports healthy skin, hair and nails, delivered a healthy dose of collagen, minerals and amino acids. It also helps promote healthy joints and helps heal leaky gut. I mean, a warm cup of broth every morning – not so bad.
I love kombucha. Like, love kombucha. I really need to figure out how to make my own because spending money on bottles ain’t gonna fly for very long. I’ve always been a fan of GT’s. The Gingeraid, Blueberry and Synergy are at the top of my favorites list. I’ve tried other brands – so I liked, some I really did not like. A couple weeks ago, I tried one of Kevita’s Water Keifer drinks and fell in love. When I saw they made kombucha, I decided to give it a try. Friends, I fell in love AGAIN. The Kevita Master Brew is so stinking good. As I’m typing this, my mouth is watering thinking about the bottle that is in my fridge that I’m planning on drinking Thursday (yesterday) on my way to the airport. Tart Cherry, Raspberry Lemon and Grapefruit are the tastiest.
Kombucha totes a variety of benefits from aiding in joint care, supporting a healthy liver, delivering a rich source of probiotics and promoting gut health, as well as providing immune support. Powerhouse carbonated beverage!
HEMP SEEDS (& BARS)
I announced Wednesday that I’d be focusing on plant based proteins – hemp – in March. I’ve been sprinkling hemp seeds on errthang lately. I’m obviously a fan of Hemp Heart Bars. And as of recent, I’ve been digging homemade hemp milk. To make it at home, you just need hemp seeds, water, cinnamon and a date (or coconut sugar). Blend in your trusty high speed blender and enjoy (or strain). Hemp milk is so rich and delicious!
Hemp seeds are packed with fiber, protein and essential fats. In a world where it’s easier to get a higher dose of Omega-6’s, hemp seeds offer a 3:1 ratio of Omega-3’s to Omega-6’s. These little seeds are also loaded with Vitamin B & E, Magnesium and Iron. Plus, they are super tasty on just about everything!
BULLETPROOF COFFEE + COCONUT CREAM
If you must drink coffee…and I must sometimes, no matter how hard I try to give it up…make it bulletproof! I tried BF Coffee a few years ago, but just used coconut oil, not oil & butter. Since my stomach has been a bit better lately and we happened to have half a block of Kerry Gold Butter in the fridge from previous cooking, I decided to toss in a pat last week. The butter REALLY makes the coffee tasty. To take it one step further, I added in a scoop of full fat coconut cream. The outcome was the perfect little latte, of sorts. If you drink cream and sugar in your coffee, try making it bullet proof instead, and add a touch of full fat coconut cream. It will make you want to ditch your cream & sugar for good.
SMARTYPANTS GUMMY VITAMINS (#TheGoodGummy)
I was given the opportunity to review SmartyPants Women’s Complete Vitamins through my partnership with Fit Approach. I received the product and compensation in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own!
Gummy vitamins, in my opinion, are the best type of vitamin. I grew up on Flinstone’s Chewable’s, but gummy’s are just so much better. Enter, #TheGoodGummy, aka, SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins. I’d heard of the company before, but it wasn’t until I received the opportunity from FitApproach that I was able to finally try them out. Now, enjoying gummy’s, my first thought was, ‘YES! One serving = 6 gummies!’ Second thought, ‘Oh man, these are tasty. Eat them one at a time, so they last longer.’ My third thought, ‘I gotta get these for The Hubs. Maybe he will finally take a vitamin.’ See, will only take vitamins if they are in gummy form. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to take a vitamin in gummy form?
But #TheGoodGummy is so much more than a tasty vitamin.
The Good Gummy, delicious and premium all-in-one complete gummy vitamins that combine nutrients like Omega 3s, soluble fiber, Vitamins D+ B12 that are toughest to get in the right amount from our diets. All SmartyPants are Non-GMO and made with organic sweeteners and eco-friendly ingredients. They contain no synthetic colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives and every batch is third party lab tested. – SmartyPants Website
When I started working on healing my gut and becoming more interested in putting quality ingredients in my body, my dietician explained the importance of having vitamins and supplements be 3rd party lab tested, so I was excited to see this from SmartyPants. The company has a wide line of products from Kids Vitamins to Men’s Complete to Prenatal Gummy’s. I currently take the Women’s Complete and love it so far!
[bctt tweet=”Gummy Vitamins free of synthetic colors, artificial flavors and sweeteners. Get your hands on @smartyhealth vitamins today!”]
SmartyPants wants to give one lucky reader the chance to win a little SmartyPants love! All the details are below. Giveaway ends MARCH 8th @11pm. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, March 9!
I’m currently living it up in Boston…actually, this post is live at 5am, so I’m hopefully attempting to sleep in a bit, before a day of working and exploring. The Hubs has his friends bachelor party today (Pub Golf), so I’m planning on doing a little work in one of my favorite coffee shops, eating at some of my favorite restaurants and visiting some of my favorite places before meeting up with my old roomie tonight for drinks, dinner and dancing! We have the Reception tomorrow, so check Insta for photos and find out which shoes I picked!!
So, tell me:
What are your favorite healthy living products?
Do you like Gummy Vitamins?
What are your weekend plans?