Disclaimer: I was sent the following products for review. As always, opinions are 100% honest and my own.
I must confess: lately this mama has been feeling run-down. Depleted. That's hard for me to admit to myself, but really no shock given what my body has been through the last year and a half! I've been searching for things to add into my diet to supercharge my nutrition and just help me feel over-all WELL again. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to review these items from Onnit.
The Earth Grown Nutrients PowerFood was what I was most excited about. So much amazingness jammed into this all in one daily greens mix. You can read the label here. When I'm feeling depleted greens are my first line of defense.
EGN Powerfood is a nutrient-dense combination of some of the world's healthiest natural foods. Top nutritionists, doctors, and coaches agree that a highly varied diet of earth grown foods is key to optimal health and performance. While our lifestyle and taste buds don't always allow the inclusion of such vital vegetation, adding EGN can ensure that you have your bases covered.
This is the first 'superfood' or 'greens' powder I've tried that I can drink plain, in a shaker cup, with just water. I also think if I was a juice drinker it would be great that way. However, my favorite way is in a smoothie with almond milk and frozen strawberries. YUM.
With my new workout program focused on lifting heavy I know I'm not getting enough protein. You just can't beat the convenience of a protein powder. I've tried a few whey proteins, but sadly I just can't do dairy. I was excited to find a Paleo friendly option in Hemp Force.
Hemp FORCE utilizes a rich and complete protein isolated from organic hemp seeds. Containing all of the essential amino acids, all three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), and both essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6), the protein profile of hemp seeds makes them one of the most nutritious sources in the plant kingdom. Cocoa and maca root not only enhance the natural flavor of the hemp, but also contain several antioxidant and bioactive compounds beneficial for peak performance. With a touch of stevia, a natural zero calorie sweetener with its own health benefits, Hemp FORCE supplies the body with an all-natural, easily digestible protein supplement with a nutrition profile unlike any other protein food available.
My pet peeve with chocolate protein powders is they are never chocolatey enough! Who has time for sort of chocolatey protein powder? I mean, really.
I was delighted to find that ChocoMaca Hemp Force is super chocolatey and super delicious! I love this stuff, it's become my new go-to protein powder. I love the clean (vegan and Paleo friendly) ingredients and most importantly, for me anyway, I love the taste. It's great plain in a shaker cup (with water or almond milk) or in my new favorite post-workout shake:
Chocolate-Dipped Banana Frozen Post-Workout Recovery Shake
1 Cup Almond Milk Coconut Milk Blend Almond Breeze (or whatever 'milk' you prefer)
1 Sliced Frozen Banana (on my food-prep day I slice 5 or 6 and put them in separate baggies in the freezer so they're ready to go for the week)
3 Scoops ChocoMaca Hemp Force (that's one serving)
Blend all ingredients well in your blender.
The hemp hearts blend in with this recipe and don't settle out. Plain in a shaker bottle they tend to settle. I found I like them and let them settle to the bottom and sort of chew them up at the end. Yum.
OK, I've saved the best for last. The Trilogoy Butters.
The Raw Advantage
Eating raw nut butter vs their roasted counterparts is a valuable nutritional choice. Like raw honey or raw milk, the natural enzymes, oils, vitamins and minerals often get altered or depleted during the heating process. While occasionally nutrient benefits will be accelerated with cooking, it is generally considered optimal to eat plant based food in its most natural form, and nuts are no exception. Our nut butters are 100% raw, organic and made of the most delicious nuts on the planet.
One word: obsessed.
|My new go-to when I have a sweet or chocolate craving is a spoonful of this amazingness.|
These Trilogy Butters are so, so, so, OK... SO good. While I'd love to say I whipped up some amazing Paleo recipes with these (next time, I promise, really), I must be honest: they're so good on their own we just ate them with a spoon!
Overall I have to say I'm very impressed with the quality and clean (Paleo-friendly) ingredients of all of the Onnit products I tried.
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What do you do when you're feeling a bit run-down?