I’m Bananas for Banana Wave
I’m bananas for Banana Wave! Move over almond, coconut, and cashew milk, because BananaMilk is taking the dairy free alternative milk by storm. It is one of the newest dairy free alternative milks made entirely from bananas and other superfood ingredients.
Have you ever wanted to drink a creamy and delicious banana but without the cream and all the taste? Well now you don’t have to worry, because Banana Wave has arrived.
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Expo West 2017
Expo West 2017 has been the best Expo I have ever attended. This was my 4th year attending and it was amazing. There were about 85,000 attendees this year. Saying the show was huge is an understatement. This year there were booths in the Hilton, the Marriott, 3 floors of the Anaheim Convention Center, and the Anaheim Arena. I normally can do the show in 2 days but this year I attended all 3 days. There were so many new organic and natural products that I can’t wait to share with all of you. It is an exciting time for the natural and organic industry. Just by the growing amount of booths and attendees, the organic and natural industry is growing tremendously!
Just a reminder for those of you who are unfamiliar, the Natural Products Expo is where companies from all sectors of the organic/natural industry demo their products for distributors, food brokers, retailers, consultants, health professionals, press members, and bloggers. It is THE show to attend if you have a natural and organic product that you want to demo or if you are on the other side and are looking for products or suppliers.
Trends This Year
- Plant Based Milk
- Paleo and Ketogenic diet products
- More Vegan products
- High Protein snacks and desserts
- Nitrogen infused cold brew coffee
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How to Stay Energized with Proper Nutrition
Proper nutrition is extremely important to stay healthy and energized throughout the day. Eating healthy and sticking to a certain lifestyle is challenging in itself. We all lead busy and hectic lives these days, which can certainly derail our health efforts. But just know that is doesn’t have to. With proper planning and proper nutrition, you can all feel energized throughout the day. Continue reading “How to Stay Energized with Proper Nutrition”
“Good Food Is Not A Luxury, It’s A Right”
“Good food is not a luxury, it’s a right.” This quote right here is everything I stand for. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post called “Make America Organic Again“, where I touched on the topic that organic food is a right. This week I went to the new Lucky’s Market that just opened up in Plantation, Florida ( a suburb of Fort Lauderdale). As I walked up to the cash register, I saw this huge quote hung up on the wall. It said “Good food is not a luxury, it’s a right.” I saw it and I immediately took a picture of it. The meaning of that quote is something that I strongly believe in.
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A few days ago, I came to realize how “organically thankful” I truly am. Don’t get me wrong, every day I feel thankful. But, I felt it even more in the past few days. I went to my grandparents’ house over the weekend for a family dinner. My grandma specifically bought organic food items to serve at dinner. It just made me so happy when she kept pointing out and saying, “Sara, this is organic, this is organic, and this is organic”, to everything that was organic. Even though my family has supported me on my organic lifestyle for the past 8 years, something the other day sparked in me. I just felt more blessed than ever.
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CANDY CORN MILKSHAKE
What is the most traditional Halloween candy you could possibly think of? CANDY CORN! Candy corn is delicious and nostalgic. Traditional candy corn is made with artificial colors and flavors. Sweet’s Candy Company created a natural candy corn. It is made with non-GMO ingredients, no artificial colors, and it is gluten free. The original candy corn is layered with white, orange, and yellow colors. This brand contains a full color on each piece. The colors are made with fruit and vegetable extracts like pumpkin, carrot, and apple. They smell like marshmallows with a hint of orange and lemon. They are delicious! I wanted to make a candy corn milkshake because 1. I love milkshakes! And 2. Because I love candy corn! . This candy corn milkshake is so easy to make! You can make candy corn milkshakes for Halloween and serve them at your parties.
These are the brands and ingredients I used to make this delicious Candy Corn Milkshake recipe. You can buy Sweet’s Candy Corn at Whole Foods Market. Also, if you want to make a candy corn rim on your glass, you can melt an organic white chocolate bar to make the candy corn stick. I used Green&Black’s organic white chocolate. You can find Green&Black’s chocolate bars at Whole Foods Market and most natural markets.
- Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend for about 30 seconds to a minute until all the candy corn is broken down and all the ingredients are well blended. Pour into a cup and top with organic whipped cream and crushed candy corn.
- If you are going to make the candy corn rim do this part first.
- Melt the white chocolate bar in either a double broiler on the stove or in the microwave.
- Once the chocolate is melted, brush onto the rim of the cup.
- Put the cup in the fridge for 30 seconds if your chocolate is melty.Make sure you don't leave it in the fridge for too long.
- Take the cup out of the fridge and place the candy corn on top of the white chocolate.
- Place back in fridge for 5 minutes.
- Then blend your milkshake and add in to the candy corn rimmed cup.
- Top with whipped cream and crushed candy corn.
I hope you all enjoy my Candy Corn Milkshake recipe! Have a wonderful Halloween! I hope you celebrate with lots of treats that don’t contain any tricks!
FEEL GOOD DOUGH™ GLAZED CHOCOLATE DOUGH BALLS
Glazed Chocolate Dough Balls is an easy to make recipe using Feel Good Dough’s™ chocolate dough. On Tuesday, I posted a new product review on Feel Good Dough. It is a new organic ready to bake dough product. This recipe is so easy to make and contains very few ingredients. What I like about the chocolate dough is that it isn’t too sweet. Organic sugar is the fourth ingredient in the chocolate dough. That in itself is something to “feel good” about. The glaze adds a little touch of sweetness to the glazed chocolate dough balls. I also added mini chocolate chips and sprinkles for a fun and easy to make dessert. What I love the most is that the dough is ready to bake. The dough is usually the hardest part of any recipe that requires dough. And, the cook and prep time is only about twenty minutes. That is what makes this recipe so easy and quick to make. Feel Good Dough is also 100 percent certified organic.
Glazed Chocolate Dough Balls
- 1 package of Feel Good Dough™ chocolate dough
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp sprinkles
- 1-2 tbsp of mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Take the dough out of the package and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Make the dough into about 1 inch balls.
- Place on the parchment paper about 1 inch apart and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- While the balls are in the oven prepare the glaze. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. feel free to add more milk if you want a looser consistency.
- Once the doughs are out of the oven let cool for about 5 minutes.
- Top with the glaze, sprinkles, and chocolate chips.
Feel free to add any additional toppings you may like.
The inside of the dough is nice, soft, and super delicious!!!
I hope you enjoy this easy and tasty glazed chocolate dough ball recipe.
FEEL GOOD DOUGH
Feel Good Dough is the first and only all organic ready to bake dough brand.
Do you know what the hardest and most frustrating part of making anything that requires dough is? Well, it is the actual dough making!!! If you don’t have the right recipe, time it long enough, or if you live in a humid part of the country, your dough falls flat and is unusable. All you are left with is a loopy pile of stretchy unusable dough. Well you can fear no more because Feel Good Dough is the answer to all of your frustrating and timely dough making.
The best part is that Feel Good Dough uses all certified organic and high quality ingredients. Even down to the yeast, which Feel Good Dough is the first brand to use 100 percent organic yeast that is made in America. Feel Good Dough is committed to being 100 percent organic. There are very few ingredients in their dough products. That is for sure something to “feel good” about. It is also vegan, non-GMO, and some of their products are kosher certified. It is everything you ever hoped and dreamed for in a dough product. Haven’t you ever heard the secret to a recipe is all in the dough?
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Last week I was in Seattle, Washington. Seattle is one of the top 10 most organic cities in the United States. Since I knew that beforehand, I was so excited to visit new organic places. Even though I had a list already of the places I wanted to visit, I forgot that Cascadian Farm was out of Washington. I think the reason I forgot was because they are not actually in Seattle. One of the days on my trip, we took a drive to Diablo Lake, which is a beautiful mountainous area famous for its’ turquoise colored lake. On the way, we passed by this little house situated on beautiful land with the sign of Cascadian Farm Organic. I was so excited to have seen it and I even think I was screaming a bit from the excitement. I must have been so annoying but that’s what finding organic places does to me. We made a u-turn since it was on the left side of the road and we went to the farm.
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