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Vega Protein & Greens Review

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Happy springtime, everyone! I hope that your year is going beautifully, and that you are all healthy and happy today.

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My newest most favorite protein powders are the Vega Protein & Greens line. I love all 3 of the flavors that are offered at my local big box store, and I love the price too. I can only get it in the smaller containers locally, but they do offer these in larger sizes & in 5 flavors on Amazon, as well as on the company’s web site (which offers these in 6 different flavors).

Some of the amazing qualities of these protein powders are: 1. They are plant based, so they are appropriate for vegetarians & vegans to consume. 2. They all contain 20 grams of delicious protein per serving. 3. They all contain between only 110-120 calories per serving (not including any other ingredients you might add to them, of course). 4. They contain between 16-25 servings per container (depending on which size & flavor you purchase). 5. They are extremely low in sugar, containing only 2 grams per serving. They are sweetened naturally with fruits and stevia. 6. They contain no mystery ingredients, and only whole delicious from nature ones. 7. They are Non GMO Project Verified. 8. They contain 2 servings of greens, which help to keep the body’s digestive system on track. 9. They are gluten free. 10. They actually taste good!

Over the years I’ve tried countless protein powders, some being excellent, and some not so much. These truly rank right up there on my favorites list, and I have purchased these time and again because our family likes them so much.

I would also like to mention that the company has a very appealing “recipes” section to their web site, which I am greatly anticipating further exploring.

All in all I very highly recommend all 3 of the flavors of the Vega Protein & Greens protein powders that I’ve purchased.

I hope that you’ve found this review both informative and helpful. Please feel free to ask questions and I’ll answer as soon as possible.

Yours in good health, Healthified Living

And The Winners of The Edensoy Soymilks Are….

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uglicoyote and Barbara Davis Modafferi

Congratulations to both of the winners! Please be sure to private message me on Facebook with your full names and addresses that you want your soymilks shipped to.

Thank you to everyone who entered to win. And thank you for reading the Healthified Living blog and Facebook pages.

Thank you to Eden Foods for sponsoring this giveaway. It wouldn’t have happened without you!

 

Everyone have a super blessed day!  Kelly/Healthified Living

Original Edensoy Extra Soymilk Review & Giveaway Announcement

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*****THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED******

On my trip to the Eden Store, I purchased 3 different kinds of their soy milks. I am really impressed by the way that they make their soy milk, and they are the ONLY company whose soy milks I will even purchase. They do not use the toxic chemical hexane to process their soy milk with, as all other companies (to my knowledge) do. They also use an older method that takes more time to make their soy milks with, which is what proves to me that they truly care about their consumers, and the end result of their products. That’s very hard to find in a business, in today’s day and age!

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The Original Edensoy Extra was my favorite out of all 3. I used it in cereal, for drinking straight up, and for making smoothies. I like that it has way less sugar in it, and the taste was very nice too. Again, I think that it had a very distinctive flavor to it, that sets it apart from all other soy milks on the market (that I’ve ever tasted). I think this would be great for making ice creams, baking, cooking, etc. I would definitely purchase this product again. Smooth, creamy, and delicious!

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Eden Foods has generously agreed to sponsor a soy milk giveaway for Healthified Living! 2 winners will each receive: 1 Chocolate Edensoy Soymilk, 1 Vanilla Edensoy Extra, and 1 Original Edensoy Extra. Eden Foods is a company that believes in providing REAL food to its customers, and provides many healthy organic food options.

To be entered to win a 3 pack of Edensoy, please simply leave a comment below, or on the giveaway post on my Facebook page. Winners will be randomly selected from all who have entered at the end of the contest, and will be notified via private message on FB. Names and addresses of winners will be required for Eden to ship prizes. Thanks for participating and good luck everyone!

Vanilla Edensoy Extra Soymilk Review & Giveaway Announcement

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******THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED******

On my trip to the Eden Store, I purchased 3 different kinds of their soy milks. I am really impressed by the way that they make their soy milk, and they are the ONLY company whose soy milks I will even purchase. They do not use the toxic chemical hexane to process their soy milk with, as all other companies (to my knowledge) do. They also use an older method that takes more time to make their soy milks with, which is what proves to me that they truly care about their consumers, and the end result of their products. That’s very hard to find in a business, in today’s day and age!

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The Vanilla Edensoy Extra tastes very good, but was a bit sweet for me (though I tend to not like things very sweet). The vanilla flavor was very good, and my husband liked it also. I like that the Edensoy Extra Vanilla has a distinct soy flavor, all its own. It tastes like no other soy milks that I’ve ever consumed, which I like to think is indicative of the way that it’s processed for consumption (as I wrote above). I would probably not purchase this one again, just because I like the less sweet variety, in the Edensoy Extra Original. But I believe that most Americans would prefer this Vanilla flavor. This soymilk would be perfect for making smoothies, and even alternative milk ice creams. Delicious!

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Eden Foods has generously agreed to sponsor a soy milk giveaway for Healthified Living! 2 winners will each receive: 1 Chocolate Edensoy Soymilk, 1 Vanilla Edensoy Extra, and 1 Original Edensoy Extra. Eden Foods is a company that believes in providing REAL food to its customers, and provides many healthy organic food options.

To be entered to win a 3 pack of Edensoy, please simply leave a comment below, or on the giveaway post on my Facebook page. Winners will be randomly selected from all who have entered at the end of the contest, and will be notified via private message on FB. Names and addresses of winners will be required for Eden to ship prizes. Thanks for participating and good luck everyone!

Chocolate Edensoy Soymilk Review & Giveaway Announcement

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******THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED******

On my trip to the Eden Store, I purchased 3 different kinds of their soy milks. I am really impressed by the way that they make their soy milk, and they are the ONLY company whose soy milks I will even purchase. They do not use the toxic chemical hexane to process their soy milk with, as all other companies (to my knowledge) do. They also use an older method that takes more time to make their soy milks with, which is what proves to me that they truly care about their consumers, and the end result of their products. That’s very hard to find in a business, in today’s day and age!

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The Chocolate Edensoy has a very distinct flavor to it, that sets it apart from all other chocolate soy milks on the market (or at least from the others that I had purchased in the past). It does not have a fake or sicky sweet flavor to it at all, but instead has a very cocao type chocolate flavor to it (or what I refer to as a REAL chocolate flavor), and is rich and deep. I enjoy this soy milk by itself as a mildly sweet treat, and would purchase it again in the future.

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Eden Foods has generously agreed to sponsor a soy milk giveaway for Healthified Living! 2 winners will each receive: 1 Chocolate Edensoy Soymilk, 1 Vanilla Edensoy Extra, and 1 Original Edensoy Extra. Eden Foods is a company that believes in providing REAL food to its customers, and provides many healthy organic food options.

To be entered to win a 3 pack of Edensoy, please simply leave a comment below or on the giveaway post on my Facebook page. Winners will be randomly selected from all who have entered at the end of the contest, and will be notified via private message on FB. Names and addresses of winners will be required for Eden to ship prizes. Thanks for participating and good luck everyone!

Chocolate Shakeology Review

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My sister sent me a sample of the Chocolate Shakeology so that I could try it. I was pretty impressed with the ingredient list, which contains multiple superfoods, no GMOs, and no artificial sweeteners or other questionable ingredients – but I was very put off by the price, which is $129.95 for a 30 day supply (ordered directly from the Shakeology web site). Ouch. Though if money is no object for you, then this shake is a wonderful way to add multiple superfoods into your diet, in 1 easy shake per day.

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I mixed my shake with milk (not water), which I’m sure definitely impacts the flavor of the shake. I made sure that I blended it up well before trying, and noticed that it seemed very easy to blend, and also that it didn’t clump up on me after blending. This had a dominant coconut flavor (Which I personally love. But if you don’t like coconut, then you more than likely will not.), is not sicky sweet, and has a more natural chocolate flavor (as opposed to a chocolate milk type flavor). The Shakeology stayed nice and smooth and easy to get down. There was no thickening up at all, which other brands have done.

I also noticed that Shakeology focuses heavily on superfoods, while other protein powders focus either on sprouted foods, whey, etc..

All of this to say that I think the Shakeology is a wonderful product and that it tastes great in the chocolate flavor (it is also available in vanilla, greenberry, strawberry, and vegan chocolate too). If money was no object for me, I would gladly purchase this product in every flavor to try, then re-order the flavors that I like, on a regular basis.

Do I think that it’s worth the price that they’re asking for it? Well, let’s break it down. It ends up being $4.33 per serving. I suppose that if you were using this as a meal replacement shake, then maybe it’s worth it to you. Not to mention thinking about how much it would cost to go out and purchase all of these superfoods individually, and then try getting them all into your body on a daily basis. It probably wouldn’t happen. So if you look at it from that perspective, then yes, it’s probably worth what they’re asking. But if you simply don’t have the extra cash (like me)? Then you do what you can in other ways to ensure the health of your body by eating healthfully and using other products that you CAN afford.

Yours in Health, Healthified Living

Sencha Rose Tea Review

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I purchased this tea on my trip to the Eden Store a few weeks back. I decided to make myself a cup around 9 PM last night, not even thinking about the caffeine in it. Oh dear! I was buzzing around the house until midnight organizing my pantry like a half crazed mad woman. LOL!

In all seriousness though, this tea has a really nice flavor when consumed warm. I did try drinking it cold about a week ago, and I didn’t care for the taste of it. But warm, it’s very yummy!

Remember to drink this during the day only, or you’ll be up all night.  😉

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