Energizing Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake Recipe

Energizing Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake Recipe

I have a breakfast shake or smoothie almost every morning. We all know that breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. For me it's also my most sensitive meal of the day. What I have for breakfast can seriously make or break the rest of my day. If I have anything too sugary or carb-loaded I am left with zero energy. This post contains affiliate and referral links, but all … [Read more...]

Add Yummy Gummy Vitamins to your Breakfast

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Vitafusion. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item to thank me for participating. Yummy Gummies If your vitamin regimen is anything like mine, then you could use a yummy update. As I dish out little gummy vitamins to each kid in the morning I watch in envy as they enjoy their … [Read more...]

Collagen Protein – Awesome in a Can

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Collagen Protein. Unless you're extremely into fitness, you've probably never heard of it.. I'd certainly never heard of it when I picked it up, but after four weeks of using it, I'm glad I discovered it. This stuff is great. It's legit great. Not Home Shopping Network great. Collagen Protein - What is It? That's exactly what I said when I picked up that green and white container. What the heck … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Fighting Seasonal Congestion

8 Tips for Fighting Seasonal Congestion

As the weather warms, seasonal congestion just comes with the territory. I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating. Seasonal congestion is no stranger around here. Mike and I both have already been sneezing quite a bit. It's not ideal to walk around drowsy all the … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate from Active D’Lites

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Awe YEAH!  You read that correctly... Healthy CHOCOLATE exists.  I am so excited to bring you this post about Probiotic Chocolate from Active D'Lites.  I received product samples to facilitate my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Active D'Lites - Chocolate with Probiotics The first time I tried these delicious little treats was at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in … [Read more...]

Hydrolyzed Collagen Products from NeoCell

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Hydrolyzed Collagen products from NeoCell were sent to me for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  Most of us are trying to fight the aging process and on the hunt for products to help us do so.  As seen on the Dr. Oz show recently, hydrolyzed collagen is an effective way to help promote skin elasticity and fight the signs of aging. Hydrolyzed Collagen Products from NeoCell NeoCell sent … [Read more...]

SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults

SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults

SmartyPants makes gummy vitamins for adults.  I was sent bottles to try out.  All opinions are my own.  I will admit I miss the chewable vitamins from my childhood.  I can remember so looking forward to my daily dose of deliciousness and always wanting more.  Well, now there are gummy vitamins made just for adults.  The aptly named, SmartyPants, has created a complete multi-vitamin for adults in a … [Read more...]

Healthy Products from AdvoCare

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I received healthy products from AdvoCare for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  AdvoCare has been developing high quality health products for the last 20 years.  They now have over 70 exclusive healthy products to help individuals explore their ultimate potential. Healthy Products from AdvoCare I had the pleasure of trying three of the AdvoCare products.  Each one is something that … [Read more...]

Get a Tasty Energy Boost with #Energems

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Need energy?  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Energems.  Instead of reaching for an energy drink or shot, give these tasty candy treats a try.  I was sent some Energems to try out for myself.  All opinions are my own. Energems Energy Candies Energems are bite-sized candies made with real milk chocolate.  They have a hard-coated shell and a creamy center.  Surprisingly … [Read more...]

Nourish Your Man’s Balding Head with Viviscal Man

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Since my husband has been talking about his balding head ever since we met, I was happy to partner with Mom Central and Viviscal Man on this post.  Some men are really self conscious about their thinning hair, and this can be a hard topic to discuss.  Thankfully, Mike and I can talk about things like this and just laugh our way through this lovely aging process.  ;) Mike and His Balding … [Read more...]

Stocking Up at Vitacost

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Vitacost is quickly becoming one of my favorite online sources for my healthy shopping needs.  I have partnered with them to let you know about what they have to offer.  From discount vitamins and supplements, to food and snacks, Vitacost has a lot to chose from! Huge Selection at Vitacost This time my selection from Vitacost was pretty random.  None of my items really go together, but that … [Read more...]

Boost Digestive Health with Ultimate Flora

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Digestive health is extremely important for overall health.  It's really hard to get everything you need from your diet alone, and most of us require additional supplements.  I received products from ReNew Life for review. Boost Digestive Health The arrival of these products was perfect timing.  I recently had Lithotripsy (a procedure to break up kidney stones) on my left kidney.  This … [Read more...]

Hair Nutrition Vitamins Giveaway

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SWEEPSTAKES: Hair Nutrition Vitamins® Giveaway! WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 12/16/2012 PRIZE(S): Register for a chance to win a case (12/case, Year's Supply) of Hair Nutrition Vitamins® - Our Best Hair Vitamins! - $156 Value!! Hair Nutrition® Vitamins provides hair with much needed structural nutrition & proteins to make hair stronger, longer, & healthier and with … [Read more...]

Tis the Season to Boost Your Immune System

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This is a Sponsored Post. All opinions are 100% mine. This season, now more than ever, we are trying to boost our immune systems.  We all have so much going on, we are constantly bombarded with germs.  With all the craziness, we just do not have time to be getting sick.  The kids and I are all in school, I am still working and they are going in several different directions with extra curricular … [Read more...]

Moringa Source Moringa Extract Sweepstakes

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SWEEPSTAKES: HEALTH & WELLNESS: Moringa Source Moringa Extract Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: Worldwide SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 11/07/2012 PRIZE(S): Getting your daily dose of over 90 bio-nutrients just got easier & sweeter with Moringa Source Moringa Extract. Now you have the chance to WIN a 3-month supply of our newest delicious & nutritious Moringa product. Moringa Extract is … [Read more...]

1st Step Pro Wellness Review

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1st Step Pro Wellness 1st Step Pro Wellness offers a wide variety of products to get you on the right track to a healthy lifestyle.  We all know that maintaining a health plan takes a lot of time and effort.  1st Step Pro Wellness is here to help make that a lot easier. I received several products for review.  The one I was probably most excited about was the protein powder.  They sent me … [Read more...]

ProSource NytroWhey Protein Powder Review

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So, I am not by any means a body builder.  But, I use protein powder all the time to make sure I'm getting enough protein in my diet.  Protein powder is a staple item in my house. I really only need around 1000 calories a day to maintain my current weight so I make sure to use supplements as a sort of insurance policy for my diet.  I try to do some sort of exercise daily, whether it's dancing … [Read more...]

Free Sample of a new Fish Oil – Omega Select

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Get a free sample of a new fish oil supplement - Omega Select!  Brought to you buy an international leader in development and creation of nutraceutical products, Viva Labs, Inc, is very excited to introduce Omega Select.  This superior fish oil has a 90% concentrate of Omega-3's. Hurry and request your free sample from www.fishoil.com now!  They get snatched up quickly, so hook yours now!  … [Read more...]

Krill Oil Review

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100% Pure Cold Pressed Antarctic Krill Oil by Everest Nutrition On our quest to be healthier we have tried to incorporate several supplements into our diets.  My husband was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, so I have been even more focused on specific supplements for lowering it.  We have taken fish oil in the past, but this was my first time hearing about krilloil.com.  Krill Oil is … [Read more...]

Renew Life Daily Multi Detox Review

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Renew Life Daily Multi Detox If you have ever done a detox you know how rough it can be on your body.  Especially if you are an extreme person like myself.  I will go through periods where I just completely let myself go and turn into a toxic waste dump.  Then, a switch will flip and I will throw myself into a heavy detox along with diet and exercise.  This is a constant yo-yo that I have battled … [Read more...]

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes

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I started looking into Magnesium after a doctors appointment with my Grandma.  I go with her quite often.  She has a wide range of issues, but most of them are for several aches in pains.  On our last visit to her chiropractor he mentioned Magnesium for her nerve pain.  One of her biggest complaints is in her fingers, specifically a few of her knuckles.  They are large and swollen with arthritis … [Read more...]

Review ~ Splenda Essentials

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Splenda Essentials I am sure that you realize by now that I love double-action items.  This one sweetens and provides you with a nutritional boost at the same time.  Splenda has developed it's new line of Splenda Essentials.  There are three new products - B Vitamins, Antioxidants and 1 gram of Fiber granulated.  I received a box of each to try. I stopped using real sugar in my coffee a long … [Read more...]

Curamin Review

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Curamin Exercising is a pain, isn't it?  Well, I think it is - in more ways than one.  Most of the time after I work out I will experience a variety of aches and pains.  Maybe I just don't do it enough, or I am just getting older, I don't know.  What I do know is that I hate taking pain killers that are made up of harmful chemicals on a regular basis.  Once in a while, it's okay, but when I start … [Read more...]

Reserveage Organics Beautiful Legs – Review

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Beautiful Legs from Reserveage Organics As I get older I try to be more specific when choosing my supplements.  I have already read quite a bit about Resveratrol and try to incorporate it regularly into my supplements.  I have worked with Reserveage in the past, and have also purchased bottles on my own.  I find them to be a company that I trust when it comes to vitamins and supplements that … [Read more...]

Giveaway ending tonight ~ Tropical Traditions Antioxidant Powder!

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Tropical Traditions Antioxidant Powder - Ends 5/18 Making smoothies now that it's warming up a bit?  Add some of this antioxidant powder for a great nutrition boost!!!  LOW ENTRIES! Enter to win here! … [Read more...]

ReserveAge Keratin Booster Giveaway ends tonight!

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ReserveAge Keratin Booster - Ends 5/9 Help your hair, nails, skin and more be stronger and healthier with these supplements.  One lucky winner will receive their own bottle of Reserveage Organics Keratin Booster!  LOW ENTRIES! Enter here! … [Read more...]

Review ~ Last Round All Natural Hangover Support

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  Last Round All Natural Hangover Support The arrival of this product could not have had better timing.  It showed up just in time for my future sister-in-law's bachelorette party.  I get the worst hangovers in the world.  Seriously, it's so horrible.  It certainly does not stop me from drinking, though.  Now that I barely ever go out (compared to the old days), I feel like I need … [Read more...]

Tropical Traditions Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens

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Tropical Traditions Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens Smoothies are a big favorite around here.  I have even gone through several smoothie machines and blenders because I use them so often.  There is just nothing better on a hot summer day.  They are nutritious and can be low calorie if you make them carefully.  Whenever I want to drop a few pounds, I incorporate some yummy smoothies into my … [Read more...]

Natural Vitality Organic Life Vitamins

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Natural Vitality Organic Life Vitamins   I am sure you can tell that I love supplements by now.  I especially like to try out new ones.  This one was extra intriguing to me because it's liquid.  Liquid vitamins absorb so much quicker and effectively.  I feel like I get more from them and according to research - that may be true.  If your digestive system doesn't fully digest the pill or … [Read more...]

Reserveage Organics Keratin Booster

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Reserveage Organics Keratin Booster I am a big believer in taking supplements.  There is no way that we all get everything we need from just food alone.  In my opinion, we can all use a little extra boost in the form of supplements.  Ever since I read about Resveratrol about a year ago in a health magazine, I started taking it off and on.  I say "off and on" because when I run out I sometimes … [Read more...]

Zone 1-2-3 Foods for Easy Dieting

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Zone 1-2-3 foods It's been very challenging for me to stick to my "Bridal Boot Camp" routine because I am always hungry!  As much as I want to look my absolute best on the big day, that little devil on my shoulder is always telling me it's okay to eat that fourteenth piece of pizza.  Willpower is not my strong suit.  But, according to the Zone Diet, willpower is not the problem - it's hormonal.  … [Read more...]

Two giveaways end tonight! One has extremely low entries!

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$50 Gift Code to ReNew Life - Ends 3/31/11 Enter to win $50 to spend however you like at ReNew Life.  There are many healthy choices to choose from!  I can't figure out why this giveaway has such low entries!  I would love to win this! Head on over to get your entries in! Black Swan DVD - Ends 3/31/11 Win this beautifully twisted movie on DVD!  Even if you have already seen it, don't … [Read more...]

O.N.E. Coconut Water for Delicious Hydration

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I received a drink of O.N.E. Coconut Water in the original flavor to try.  I'll be honest I was a little nervous to try this.  Even after the first sip I was a little iffy about the taste.  It's not a lot of flavor, but enough to make a difference.  After a few minutes I actually started to like it.  I would even go as far to call it refreshing. O.N.E. Coconut Water I am not one to drink a lot … [Read more...]

Happy Hour Effect Drug-free Stress Relief

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Happy Hour Effect Who isn't stressed out these days?  I think the majority of the human population finds themselves overwhelmed and juggling too many responsibilities.  Personally, I have always struggled with anxiety.  It doesn't even matter what my work load is, sometimes it just comes out of nowhere.  Of course, it's much worse when too much is thrown at me at once though! I … [Read more...]

ReNew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care

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Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion Therapeutic-strength Daily Probiotic Supplement for Acute Care Needs 50 billion active bacteria per capsule 30 billion Bifidobacteria 20 billion Lactobacilli and Lactococcus cultures Enteric-coated vegetable capsules Allergen-free Delayed release Potency guaranteed until expiration  When your digestive system is out of … [Read more...]

Vitamma Women’s Multi multivitamin

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Vitamma Women's Multi Save 15% using coupon code SWT at checkout or through this link. With each Vitamma Multi purchased you provide three children with two year's worth of Vitamin A enabling their young immune systems to fight infection and allowing them to lead meaningful and productive lives.   Taking a multivitamin regularly is so important.  I try to stay as … [Read more...]

Sprayology Homeopathic and Vitamin Oral Sprays

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Sprayology Homeopathic and Vitamin Oral Sprays   You may be able to tell by now that I am a huge fan of treating anything that ails me with homeopathic treatments or vitamins.  I try and stay away from prescription medications unless absolutely necessary. I chose to review the PMS Support Sprayology.  Around here we jokingly say that PMS for me stands for Potential Murder Suspect.  … [Read more...]

Ola Loa Multi-Vitamin Formulas Review

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Ola Loa Multi-Vitamin Formulas       Sometimes it's very easy to forget to take your vitamins every single day.  I either forget the pills at home or don't want to take them on an empty stomach.  I sure do notice the difference when I skip a couple days.  I start to feel more tired and unmotivated. Looking forward to a nice tasty drink helps me stay more on track.  … [Read more...]

Twinlab Marine Friends Children’s Omega-3 Powder

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  PRODUCT NAME: Twinlab® Marine Friends™ Children’s Omega-3 Powder UNIQUE BENEFITS: For Children 1+ and adults Research shows that Omega-3 DHA + EPA help support normal development, including:  Brain, Eye, Heart, Growth and development and Overall health and well-being Key nutrient for children in their growing years Important for pregnant and breastfeeding woman for the … [Read more...]

Kinoko AHCC to Enhance Your Immune System

PRODUCT NAME: Kinoko AHCC INTERESTING FACTS: Taking AHCC has shown increased production of "T-cells" and natural killer cells. Shown to enhance the power of the seasonal flu shot. Currently used in more than 700 Japanese clinics as a standard preventative to reduce hospital-borne infections. One of the world's most researched immune supplements shown to strengthen a … [Read more...]

alternaVites Multivitamin & Mineral

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PRODUCT NAME: alternaVites Multivitamin & Mineral UNIQUE BENEFITS: 23 essential vitamins and minerals. No swallowing pills. Dissolves quickly in your mouth. Yummy mixed berry flavor. No water required. No vitamin aftertaste. Helps support overall well being. No sugar. No animal products or by products. No artificial colors, flavors … [Read more...]

Pedia-Lax® Fiber Gummies

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PRODUCT NAME: Pedia-Lax® Fiber Gummies PRODUCT DETAILS: For kids ages 2-11 Fiber helps promote regularity* 1.5 grams of fiber per gummy Source of fiber: Polydextrose Penguin-shaped gummies deliver fiber in a chewable, kid-friendly form Sugar-free, zero calories Great tasting, all natural fruit flavors Xylitol, the sweetener used in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies may reduce the risk of … [Read more...]

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