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Celebrating National Nutrition Month with BabbleBoxx

This post is sponsored by  BabbleBoxx.com .

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.

March is National Nutrition Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some delicious and nutritious food! That’s why I was super excited when my BabbleBoxx showed up at my door. I literally felt like a kid on Christmas morning diving into the box, and it did not disappoint! Packed with tasty food and beverages, this box was literally stacked with the best goods. I may even have some discount codes on these amazing products for you, so you’ll definitely want to keep reading. So what’s inside?

VeeTee’s Thai Jasmine Rice & Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa

Microwavable in just 2 minutes with no artificial flavorings, colors, or preservatives, this rice is super easy to whip up and perfect for any meal! The Jasmine Rice has that traditional sticky texture to authentically enhance (and soak up) your favorite Asian dish, and the Wholegrain Brown Rice and Quinoa is super versatile. You can use it as the base of a dish, as a side dish, or in a salad. No matter how you enjoy it, you won’t be disappointed! Does it get any easier than microwaveable rice? Make sure to check VeeTee out here: http://bit.ly/veetee-rice.

Wonder Kombucha

With only 10 grams of sugar per serving, Wonder Kombucha is the perfect non-alcoholic prebiotic beverage to nourish naturally occurring probiotic bacteria in the gut. It’s certified organic, non-GMO, gluten free, AND vegan making it the perfect way to improve your gut-health regardless of any dietary restrictions. You can get a $4 coupon for Wonder Kombucha for the month of March here: https://amzn.to/2GwYmUe.

Happy Healthy Co. Açaí bowls, Overnight Oats, and Smoothies

Eating healthy really doesn’t get easier (or tastier) than Happy Healthy Co.’s Açaí bowls, Overnight Oats, and Smoothies. Their smoothies come in 5 delicious flavors made from antioxidant-rich whole food ingredients. You just add your favorite milk or water, blend, and enjoy! The overnight oats come in 3 flavors made from heart healthy ingredients. You simply add your favorite milk or water, and place them in the fridge overnight. Voila! Delicious, easy oats to enjoy cold or hot. Packed with antioxidants, their healthy acai bowls couldn’t be easier. Thaw and enjoy same day or overnight in the fridge. All cups include only non-GMO ingredients and are produced in a nut-free and vegan facility. Find out more about them here: www.happyhealthyco.com, and get your mix and match bundle box delivered straight to your door anywhere across the continental US. New customers will receive $10 off their first order through the month of March.

Nutiva Organic MCT Powder Vanilla & Organic Squeezable Steam Refined Coconut Oil

Nutiva products have been a favorite of mine for years, and their Organic Vanilla MCT Powder and Organic Squeezable Coconut Oil just deepen my love. Made without chemicals, filler oils or additives, the vanilla MCT powder is the perfect way to boost you brain health and metabolism. It’s the perfect addition to your daily coffee, smoothie, or shake to keep you energized while providing mental clarity and fat burning benefits throughout the day. It’s a pure formula free form hexane, chemicals, GMO fillers, dairy, and gluten while also being certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, and Keto. The Organic Squeezable Steam Refined Coconut Oil is made from organic dried coconut without any chemicals. Thanks to the steam-refining process, it has a neutral flavor and scent making it perfect for baking, sautéing, stir-frying, and any and every other way you use butter, olive oil, and vegetable oils. Like the MCT powder, it is also certified organic, non-GMO, Keto, and vegan. Use the code NUTIVA25! or this link: https://store.nutiva.com/discount/NUTIVA25! now through 5/31/19 for 25% off all MCT powder flavors and refined/virgin coconut oil pouches.

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Laird Superfood Creamers: Original, Cacao, Turmeric, and Unsweetened

If you’re looking to upgrade your daily coffee, Laird Superfood Creamers are the all-natural way to do it! Did I mention they’re also great in tea, smoothies, and your favorite baked goods? With naturally occurring MCTs, these creamers provide an energy boost without the crash. They’re made from all-natural, whole food ingredients without anything artificial, and they fit into basically all diets. There’s the Original Superfood Creamer which contains just four ingredients, the Cacao Superfood Creamer for my chocolate lovers out there, the Turmeric Superfood Creamer which is my personal favorite to add to tea, and the Unsweetened Superfood Creamer which has just a subtle natural sweetness from real coconut. Learn more here: https://lairdsuperfood.com/pages/laird-superfood-creamers, and new customers can use the code BABBLE20 for 20% off their first order (offer expires 6/1/19).

Let me know which products you try and what you think in the comments below!

FlorastorPre and FlorastorPlus Review

As you may know from my previous review, I’ve been taking Florastor, a probiotic for a few months now. It’s become a part of my every day routine, and I honestly love it! I’ve been feeling great, and Florastor is super convenient in that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated like some other probiotics. I can take it with me on the go without having to worry about keeping it cold. My digestion has been great, and I feel like the probiotics have really given my immune system a boost. I really can’t say enough good things about Florastor! So when I was recently introduced to two more of Florastor’s products – FlorasterPre and FlorastorPlus, I obviously had to give them a try.

FlorastorPre is a daily probiotic and fiber supplement. It has a unique prebiotic and probiotic blend which is great for your digestive health. It contains Florastor’s signature probiotic strain, and it has the addition of prebiotic fiber.

FlorastorPlus also contains Florastor’s signature probiotic strain plus zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3. You get all of the benefits of Florastor’s original probiotic plus an additional immune system boost from the essential vitamins.

I honestly loved both products! I love that they both have the base of Florator’s probiotic, and that each product can cater to something specific depending on what you’re looking for in a supplement. If you feel like you need a bit more of a digestive aid, FlorastorPre’s a great option. If you feel like you need that immunity boost, FlorastorPlus has you covered. And like any Florastor product, they’re super convenient. I’d definitely recommend giving either (or both) a try if you’re looking for a probiotic supplement with that something extra!

23andMe Health + Ancestry Service Review

I was recently sent a Health + Ancestry Service kit from 23andMe to learn a bit more about my background and how it might affect my health. I sent in my sample, waited for a few weeks, and got my results back. I discuss my results, the types of reports, and my experience with 23andMe in the video above.

I was sent this kit for free, but the thoughts and ideas are very much genuinely my own. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try if it's something that interests you as well! Let me know if you do try it for yourself in the comments below.

Florastor Daily Probiotic Supplement Review

Probiotics have become a pretty big buzzword these days and for good reason. So what’s the deal exactly? Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when taken in adequate amounts, help restore the balance of the flora in your gut which, when unbalanced, might cause digestive or other health-related issues. They keep things balanced and moving smoothly, helping you to live a happy, healthy life. You can’t really go wrong with that, so I decided to give one a try.

I came across Florastor which is a bit different than other probiotics. It’s the only probiotic with Saccharomyces boulardii lyo CNCM I-745 which is a unique probiotic strain with 60 plus years of use and research. Some advantages that Florastor offers because of this are its ability to aid in the absorption of water and nutrients, break down carbs/fiber, and support a healthy immune. It can also be taken with ALL antibiotics since it is a yeast-based probiotic and not a bacterial probiotic. It’s also super convenient and easy to take. A number of probiotics need to be refrigerated, but Florastor uses a patented freeze-drying process to give it a three-year shelf, letting you skip the fridge. That makes it easy to take with you whether you’re traveling or just busy day to day.

Florastor offers capsules and FlorastorMax which is a powder. I have no problem taking pills, so I opted to try the capsules. Plus you can even just pop open the capsule and pour the contents over some yogurt if taking capsules is an issue for you. It’s super easy and convenient either way!

I’ve been taking the capsules for about a month now, and I’ve been feeling great. I’ve felt healthy and my digestion hasn’t been better! It’s also great because I never have to worry about missing it because I can literally pop the bottle in my bag and head out the door on a busy day since I don’t need to worry about keeping it refrigerated. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re looking to add a daily probiotic to your life.

Locally, I know that it’s carried at Rite Aid, CVS, and Stop & Shop just to name a few. You can use the store locator over on their website to find a retailer near you. Let me know if you give it a try in the comments below! I’d love to hear you thoughts.

Daily Goodie Box Review

So I just received my first Daily Goodie Box, and I can literally say within this first sentence that you should all go sign up RIGHT NOW. Like no joke. There are so many great quality goodies, and it's literally free. You sign up (no credit card required), they send you a box depending on availability, and you give feedback on the products inside. I'd try to get you guys a discount code, but no need because it's literally FREE (yes, shipping is included). Plus the products inside are legitimately great quality products and a cover a wide range.

My box included:
-Pipcorn - Delicious Mini Popcorn. I've had Pipcorn before and LOVE it, so it's definitely nice to see something I know and love in this box.
-Gertrude Hawk - Peanut Butter Meltaway Bar. I haven't had this bar, but I know Gertrude Hawk, and that's some delicious, quality chocolate.
-True Natural - Benecos Natural Beauty Lipgloss. I'm all about natural beauty products, so I loved seeing this certified natural, cruelty free, and gluten free lipgloss.
-Bhatki - Yerba Maté Chai Artisan Tea. I love me some chai, and this one seems to have the best, straight-forward ingredients.
-Miss Jones - Organic Cookie Mix. Organic sea salt chocolate chip cookies? Count me in! I'll be baking these as soon as I get this posted. 
-Elemental Herbs - All Good Organic Skin Food. I use coconut oil every day (like a lotion), so I'm super excited to try this GMO-free, vegan, and gluten free coconut oil.
-Savant Naturals - Savi Crisp Chocolate Protein Bar. Can't wait to try these protein bars that are free of artificial sweeteners, colors, and flavors!
-Wild Foods - Cocotropic, Chocolate Nootropic Drink. This powder sounds awesome! It contains reishi mushroom, raw maca powder, mucuna pruriens, and wild turmeric all helping to improve mental performance. You can sip it hot like hot cocoa or add it to smoothies, coffee, or other recipes.
-RunGum - Energy Gum. Gum that's packed with B vitamins, caffeine, and taurine to help keep you energized and improve performance. I will definitely be giving this a try before my next workout.
-Älsa - Energy Drink Mix. A healthy energy drink powder mix that's both vegan and gluten free. Another one to try pre-workout or just for that added boost of energy.

I'm literally excited about every single product, and can't wait to give them all a try. Check each one out, and don't forget to head on over to Daily Goodie Box to subscribe and get a box of your own!