NOW Foods Review and Giveaway (Worth $170!!)

NOW Foods Review & Giveaway | Britt's Blurbs

Disclaimer: I was provided these NOW Foods products to review. However, as always, all opinions are my own. 

I’ve heard of NOW Foods from other bloggers but have never had the opportunity to try any of the products for myself so naturally, I was SO excited when they sent me this AMAZING package of goodies to try. I had no idea they carried such a variety of natural food products! Everything from probiotics, oils, nuts to bug spray and lotion!

In the box was:

  • Energy Nut Mix
  • Organic Toasted Hemp Seeds
  • Farro
  • Vanilla Plant Protein
  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil Infused with Garlic
  • When Protein Isolate Packets
  • B12 Instant Energy Packets
  • Probiotic Packets
  • Bug Spray
  • Vitamin D Lotion

I’ve been chowing down on the energy nut mix during work and adding the toasted hemp seeds on to salads. Delicious. Farro is one of my favorite grains so I’m so glad to have my pantry restocked!

Although I was a little put off by the orange packaging of the plant protein (marketing nerd), it’s become one of my favorite plant proteins! I mix one scoop in a blender bottle with 1 cup water and 1 cup almond milk to enjoy after my workout in the morning. It’s nice and smooth without tasting too chalky as some plant proteins do. I don’t normally do well with the whey protein since it upsets my IBS put this whey protein settled fine on my stomach but honestly I wasn’t much of a fan of the flavor. Since I work out in the morning and have my protein after my workout it was a bit too sweet for me. However, I gave it to B and he LOVED it and uses it after his evening boxing class.

Now Foods Review | Britt's Blurbs

These oils were some of my favorite products that came in the box. Infused coconut oil?! WHAAAA. So brilliant and so good. It’s nice to add some additional flavor when you’re sauting swiss chard, kale or bacon. Mmm. And the avocado oil is great as well. I’ve been using walnut oil to saute with so it’s nice to change it up with the avocado oil. This is also a great addition to salads for some extra healthy fat.

NOW Foods Review | Britt's Blurbs

Okay guys, I was SO skeptical about these instant energy B-12 packets BUT never judge a book by its cover. These are wonderful! I mix a packet into my water when I need a little boost and I definitely notice the difference. Especially in the morning when I need to kick myself in full gear or the mid-afternoon slump I get.

Since I’m currently taking a probiotic pill I haven’t started the probiotic supplements yet but love that they can mix into water so I can enjoy them at my desk in the morning. A simple way to remember to take your probiotic!

As far as the bug spray… huge fan. The mosquito’s around the house are insane right now so I keep this handy by the backdoor to spray on before I head out to my garden. And the vitamin-d lotion is so thick n’ creamy, a great moisturizer to keep in my gym shower bag.

Overall I was very impressed with the selection from NOW Foods, the clean ingredients and delicious flavors of their products. I’m definitely a new fan!

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{MIMM} Fourth of July Weekend

Ugh how is it already Monday?! The long holiday week went by all too quickly. But it’s a MARVELOUS Monday because I get to look back at all the fun I had this past weekend.

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Thursday I worked half a day at home then ran some errands and finished the day up with a homemade margarita!

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And some kabobs on the grill. Love summer!

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Friday was supposed to be a yard-work day but it ended up raining on and off so it ended up being the perfect day to run errands, clean the house, organize the garage and start picking out paint and carpet samples for the guest bedroom! Here comes the next renovation project!

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Friday night B and I went out for a quick date night then watched Interstellar. SUCH A LONG movie but it was pretty good!

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Saturday morning I made a patriotic breakfast to kick off the fourth in style… some protein french toast and organic bacon! YUM!

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Our neighbors asked us to “watch” their massive garden while they’re on vacation… aka picking things so new growth can come in. So I get to keep all the veggies! Woo hoo!

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Saturday evening we headed to a friends BBQ to celebrate the fourth then walked down to the Marietta square to watch the fireworks! So much fun but I definitely missed Petoskey’s view of the fireworks over Lake Michigan!

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Okay so get this… left picture is Saturdays garden pick and the right is Sundays. Some things are from my garden and some are from my neighbors. SO MUCH FOOD! I’m in heaven.

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I canned some Dilly Beans and Hot Cumin-Pickled Summer Squash. Up next is some salsa!

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And to celebrate a relaxing holiday weekend at home I made mussels and sausage in a tomato broth with buckwheat noodles. Why don’t I make mussels more?! Seriously so easy and so delicious!

Have a great Monday!