Friday, April 28, 2017

Sparkling Ice: Calorie Free, Crisp and Refreshing Lemonades, Iced Teas, & Sparkling Waters


As you know, I am a huge fan of Sparkling ICE beverages and Im sure you are too! My husband is in love with these and I am happy to have him drink these instead of the soda he used to drink. I grab one when I need a cool crisp and refreshing beverage and keep them on hand for DH. And best yet no calories and no fat yet full of flavor. These are even kid approved, my nieces love them! Sparkling ICE comes in a huge variety of fun flavors including Kiwi Strawberry, Crisp Apple, Peach Nectarine, and so many more! I have purchased them at my local Kroger store and Safeway as well! They are easy to find and perfect for a guilt free sweet treat. Keep reading to learn more.


I really love their Sparkling Ice Essence. Sparkling Ice Essence of Water is true to its uncompromisingly great taste, it owns that signature sparkle in all its fizzy glory. If you like sparkling waters -you will love these. No sweeteners, just carbonated water & natural flavors. Available in Peach, Tangerine, Lemon Lime, and Unflavored Sparkling Water. These are a great alternative for those that dont want the sweet but  love the fizz with a fun pop of flavor. 


If you have a picky family member that doesnt drink enough water- try the Essence to keep them hydrated. The whole family can stay hydrated with Sparkling Ice! An excellent soda alternative, Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage is the perfect addition to any picnic, containing zero calories, zero carbs, and is gluten free and sodium free. Try to kick the soda and sweetened fat laden coffee habit with some healthy workday swaps from zero-calorie Sparkling Ice below! Pick a flavor from the 20+ delicious varieties including the base line, a line of teas and a line of lemonades to enjoy throughout the work day.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gunnar Peterson's Core Secrets Ab Assault Review

Core Secrets Ab Assault
Gunnar Peterson, 2003

Gunnar leads this 21 min core workout with 4-5 backgrounders. You will need a stability ball and a dumbbell for this routine. There are some modification options offered.

After a warm up exercises include: weighted crunches with your feet on the ball, oblique crunches with the ball between your legs, weighted crunches on the ball adding rotation, weighted side drops sitting on the ball, weighted ball sit ups, weighted cross chops on the ball, ball tuck/ pull ins, ball pass, penguin heel taps with your feet on the ball, and concludes with a stretch.

I would rank this a solid intermediate routine. I really like this workout. Its straight forward and effective without making you want to die. Lots of variety in exercises and Gunnar uses the ball in a variety of ways. There is no wasted time and the time really flies by in this one. I did NOT receive this workout to review. This is actually the first workout I got on DVD.

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I did NOT receive samples of these products to review. I was in not compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Groove Life Silicone Rings: Perfect For Fitness, Active Lifestyles, Team Sports, & Travel



I have been eyeing Groove Silicone Rings ever since they debuted this winter. They are THE perfect ring for active lifestyles and those who love to play and work hard with their hands! :) Groove Ring was created by an Alaskan Tour Guide, Peter Goodwin who wanted to provide folks with a tough, practical activewear in and out of the water. If you lift weights, participate in obstacle courses, work with your hands, or are travelling -these rings are for you! I am in love with mine and wear them for all of my out-of-home workouts and for travel. If you have ever bumped your dumbbell into your ring- you know why these flexible silicone rings can be a life (or finger) saver!!! Great for team sports. Perfect for jogging - I just dont like flashy jewelry to draw attention to me when Im on a jogging or biking path ~ better safe than sorry! Great for men & women! Keep reading to learn more. 



Whether you’re an athlete, adventurer, "hands on" professional, or love to venture the great outdoors, Groove Rings are the active,silicone ring designed just for you. The world’s first breathable active ring that is not only comfortable, but functional, Groove raises the bar on traditional silicone rings with its flexible material, patent pending inner breathable design, and bold colors. For those who work hard with their hands, traditional precious metal bands just aren’t practical. They can snag on tools or clothing when working, damage sensitive materials, or even get lost when removed for safekeeping. Say goodbye to bothersome blisters from wedding rings with the innovative design of Groove Rings! 




Groove Rings perfectly combine function and high quality for anyone with an active lifestyle. Hiking, biking, boxing, and more - these are your solution. While guiding people in the bush of Alaska, founder Peter Goodwin created Groove Rings to provide people with tough, practical active wear that can be used anywhere from the trail, gym, basketball court, or even on a date. With a snug fit in and out of water, intricate detail and design, this band packs a punch! They are super cute, fit perfectly and are available in various colors & widths.

I dont like travelling abroad with flashy jewelry and these are the perfect solution. Great for hiking and active travels as well as any of your water activities. My husband actually lost his wedding ring while snorkeling last year - this year he will be wearing a Groove Ring! They stay put, are water safe, and are flexible. They are low profile- so they wont get caught on anything during your active adventures. The recessed grooves allow airflow so you wont get sweaty under your ring even in your hottest adventures. 
Key Benefits I LOVE:
  • Breathability: With patent pending breathable features, Groove is the first active silicone ring that keeps air moving in and allows moisture out. The infinity loops, airports, and inner arch lessen the contact of your finger with the ring, giving it some breathing room. 
  • Lifetime Warranty: Did your ring rip off while rock climbing, or tear on the grocery cart while picking up dinner? Either way, you’re covered! If your ring ever rips, stretches, tears or you lose it, you can exchange or replace it. 
  • Low Profile: With a super low profile, these soft,silicone rings are designed to be worn close to the skin. Having your active ring snug on your finger is essential to prevent from snagging on objects your hand comes into contact with on a daily basis.
  • Liquid Poured: The first type of ring to be liquid injected, this process gives Groove its perfected look with limited mold lines, checks or flaws! 

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Phoenix Pride 2017 5K Race


Phoenix Pride 5k. This is my 4th year doing this race. Its always a good one but usually it is HOT - this year we lucked out on the weather. They moved the race up one week but really we just got lucky since the previous Sat was in the 90s. My time was better than it has been all year. I felt great running it but even before the midpoint my knee was killing me. I will do even fewer races next year and opt for any that arent 100% concrete. It makes a huge difference. Regardless still a great race. Here is my collage.



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Monday, April 24, 2017

HUGE NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway: FOUR Winners Each Win $70 Retail Value Prize Pack!

FOUR WINNERS! Each will win one SUGAR-FREE GINGER SYRUP, 16oz, one bottle of the SUGAR-FREE COCOA SYRUP, 16oz, one box of our NuSTEVIA NO CARB PACKETS, 50 ct, and a bottle of our ALCOHOL FREE VANILLA STEVIA LIQUID, 2 oz.  In addition, each of your 4 winners will also receive a FREE BONUS ITEM. The total retail value of each winner's package is $ 70.00.

You know how I love my NuNaturals well keep reading and enter below to win a HUGE NuNaturals prize pack (retail value of $70.00)!!! Four  winners will each win (No PO Boxes, open worldwide). During the month of April NuNaturals will support the “CANOPY PROJECT” partnering with the Earth Day Network by donating $1.00 for every online order received through our Corporate website of www.nunaturals toward the purchase of trees to be planted by www.earthday.org . Our pledge of a minimum of $500.00 will provide 500 trees to this worthy project promoting. A great project from a great company! Introducing their new Ginger Syrup & Ginger Vanilla Syrup!




FOUR WINNERS! Each will win: one bottle of our new SUGAR-FREE GINGER SYRUP, 16oz, one bottle of the SUGAR-FREE COCOA SYRUP, 16oz, one box of our NuSTEVIA NO CARB PACKETS, 50 ct, and a bottle of our ALCOHOL FREE VANILLA STEVIA LIQUID, 2 oz.  In addition, each of your 4 winners will also receive a FREE BONUS ITEM. The total retail value of each winner's package is $ 70.00.



We all know Stevia is the way to go for calorie free sweetening. Leave those chemical laden, processed sweeteners on the shelf and grab some NuNaturals- made from the leaves of the stevia plant! I have been using NuNaturals products for a long time & I love them. I highly recommend their products. They have a HUGE line of yummy, calorie free stevia products that are super yummy & super unique. NuNaturals offers SO MANY delicious, natural, and calorie free sweetener options I didnt know where to start!!!! Keep reading for all the info on natures miracle sweetener-made even better by NuNaturals!  

Their new Cocoa Syrup & Mint Cocoa Syrup are amazing! Seriously amazing. This is not a thin liquid syrup like the coffee flavorings. This is a thick, rich, creamy delicious chocolate syrup. It tastes like rich dark chocolate and is excellent on yogurt, ice cream, in protein shakes, in healthy milkshakes, on frozen yogurt and great sqeezed straight into your mouth. My favorite way to use it is in my protein melting cake. It is super easy

Protein Melting Cake:
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 TBS NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup
1 TBS natural peanut butter
Add water until the consistency of brownie batter

Mix all ingredients in a mug. Microwave in 5-10 second intervals until partially cooked and enjoy. This is seriously SO AMAZING! It is as good a fat laden cake and its good for you! SO GOOD!

I LOVE their oat fiber- it is a perfect alternative to flour. I use it in place of flour for a lower carb option. I cant tell the difference in taste at all. You can also add it to your protein shakes, smoothies, yogurt and more for a great fiber boost. 

NuGrains™ Oat Fiber is naturally produced from food-grade oat hulls through a proprietary process. This is a chemical-free process, turning organic hulls into various organic fibers. Oat fiber has many uses in baked goods, adding to smoothies, porridge, and other recipes where you want to boost the fiber content of the foods you eat. NuGrains™ Oat Fiber is Non-GMO Project Verified!


Their new Ginger Syrup is perfect for all those mocktails, smoothies, cocktails (think of Moscow Mules!), and Italian sodas. It is great in cooking and also perfect for flavoring yogurt! It is calorie free and made from stevia. It is liquid and super easy to use. Yum yum!

I am also a huge fan of their liquid stevia drops: Pure Liquid NuStevia. It is (as the name implies) liquid stevia that comes in flavored, or unflavored. It is PERFECT for iced tea, iced coffee, and all your cold beverages. But it is also a must have for snacking!!! Add it to your greek yogurt, cottage cheese, smoothies, or protein shakes for a calorie free boost of flavor! I used the vanilla in my smoothie, I used the vanilla in my greek yogurt, and I used the Pure Liquid Cocoa Bean Extract in my iced coffee- YUM! I seriously can not decide which one I like the most!!! The lemon is amazing in yogurt or cottage cheese and of course in iced tea. And the peppermint is awesome in coffee!!! The liquid stevia (unflavored) is perfect for anything that needs sweetened but without an added flavor!

Of course these are all perfect for hot beverages too! And don't forget you can make your own calorie free sodas by simply adding it to sparkling water! I love adding it to regular water for a little sweet treat with no guilt! I keep a bottle in my desk drawer for a midafternoon sweet drink and just add it to my bottled water! Easy to use, blends in perfectly with no stirring, and calorie free, deliciousness! What's not to love! Make your own mint chocolate cocoa, add to your latte, and so much more. I also had the pleasure of reviewing their simple syrup which is perfect for making reduced calorie cocktails, and so much more.

NuNaturals also offers a huge line of dry stevia products: packets, bulk packages, baking blends, quick dissolve tablets, and more! You must check their website out! Perfect for those watching their weight, counting calories, those with diabetes, and anyone that wants to add calorie free flavor to anything they can imagine! You only need a few drops, so the bottle will last you a long time and they do not require refrigeration! Keep one at home, and one at work! Yummy healhty flavor boosters for the whole family! Use it on your breakfast cereal, in your baking, and anywhere you would use sugar!!!! And yes I do keep NuNaturals stevia packets in my purse!!!!!

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  I can not be held responsible for user errors in entering this contest, shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes. Contest open worldwide. NO PO Boxes. Four winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecoptor.  Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Explore Cuisine Pastas Made From Organic Beans, Chickpeas, & More! Full of Protein & Fiber



If you are a pasta lover looking for a healthier option, look no further than Explore Cuisine.  Their pastas are made from  organic chickpeas, beans, and lentils and their nutrional stats are much more diet friendly than their duram wheat counterparts. You can easily give any of your favorite pasta dishees a healthy twist with pasta from Explore Cuisine! Explore Cuisine products are all vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and made from organic ingredients. Their pasta is full of protein, iron, and fiber, making them a much healthier alternative to regular white pasta. These pastas are the perfect alternative to other glutinous pastas, for those watching their gluten intake. Feel great knowing that you are serving a meal made from organic chickpeas, beans, and lentils! The best part, is that they taste great! Many are colorful so they really brighten up your dish! Keep reading to learn more. 




Their super impressive bean patas contain One Ingredient: ORGANIC BEANS. In only seven minutes, your family can indulge in a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal, power-packed with high protein and high fiber. Seriously amazing right! Their bean pasta line contains Adzuki, Edamame, Soybean, and Black Bean. Best yet they are all organic. 

Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine with Squash, Pecans and Pomegranate Seeds with a Light Pesto Sauce
INGREDIENTS
2 large yellow squashes, peeled into ribbons with a peeler
3.5 oz. pecans - peeled & halved
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
3 oz. pine nuts
LIGHT PESTO SAUCE
1 large bunch of fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
2 oz. olive oil
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Peel skin from garlic cloves, and chop into big chunks. Using a food processor, pulse basil, garlic, and nuts several times until finely chopped. Add the salt and olive oil, pulse until blended. Pesto may be thick, so add more olive oil for a looser consistency. Lightly toast the pecans, pomegranate seeds and pine nuts in skillet. Mix the fettuccine with the sauce, gently fold in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Organic Black Bean Spaghetti with Lightly Steamed Vegetables and Peanut Sauce
INGREDIENTS
7 oz Explore Cuisine Black Bean Spaghetti -cooked and drained
9 oz fresh baby broccoli florets
2 large carrots sliced into julianne strips
1 small red chilli pepper finely chopped
2 tsp plain sesame seeds
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 oz water
PREPARATION
Mix together all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Lightly steam the broccoli and carrot. In a separate saucepan blanch the red chili pepper for 30 seconds. Toss the cooked spaghetti with the sauce. Fold in the carrots and broccoli florets. Add the red chili pepper according to taste. Sprinkle with both types of sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.