Thursday, August 22, 2013

Products I'm Loving

happy almost-friday, everyone! i'm so excited for the weekend because i actually have a day off- i think i might finally get myself to the beach or go see a movie. anyone have any fun plans for the weekend?

today i thought i'd share with you some random products (mostly foodie finds) that i've been loving lately. i always love reading these types of posts, especially since usually i find out about something i hadn't seen before!

**this post isn't sponsored - just my own opinions and love for these products**

this coconut milk creamer is to die for. i've been having it every morning in my coffee! it stirs right in and gives my coffee a little bit of sweetness. 

guys, i am OBSESSED with these clif bars. i seriously can't get enough of them and broke down and bought a whole box of them at whole foods today. i've never bought a whole box of any sort of bar there before, that's how much i love these. the ingredients list is short and sweet (dates, almonds, unsweetened chocolate, coconut, coconut oil, and sea salt), and they taste like a brownie. and not in that 'healthy brownie' kind of way, either- they're soft, fudgy, and oh so good. go buy some. you won't regret it.

i absolutely love this juice, but most of the time it's way to expensive to even consider buying. then a few weeks ago i discovered this huge 64oz bottle of it for only $5.99 at costco! (side note: my dad calls it barf juice because it looks so gross, haha) i love having about half a cup in the morning when i wake up. the whole bottle lasts me about two weeks!

i've been trying to get better about foam rolling and stretching lately and this little guy has been a lot of help. it's a trigger point roller and hurts a ton but you feel a lot better after you use it. i also tried out a theracane at the PT office today and absolutely loved it - it's basically a more intense sensation than a lacrosse ball or a myofascial release ball, and it feels even better afterward. i'm considering buying one since they're not too crazy expensive and would help a lot with getting knots out of my upper back. 

so remember how i went on that paleo rant the other day? you know, that all sugar is still sugar and that i wasn't about to go out and buy fancy ingredients to make a recipe paleo. well, not even a day later and i went to costco with my dad and saw this huge bag of coconut sugar for $9.99 and couldn't resist buying it. the bag is so huge it's going to last me forever, and it was a pretty decent price too. so far i've been loving it! i had some on a sweet potato yesterday and in my oatmeal this morning, and it reminds me of brown sugar. i can't wait to bake with it!

along with the aforementioned sweet potato, last night i had the best post-WOD feast. i thought it was worth mentioning because it was so good. trader joe's turkey burgers are my favorite - no weird ingredients and they taste fantastic. i also love their fresh brussels sprouts and coconut oil spray! 

guys, my brother was the one to discover this cereal. not me, the foodie that loves grocery shopping. my brother. the guy who could survive off of honey bunches of oats, burgers, and pizza. he bought healthy food. excuse me while i go freak out. say whaaat? i'm glad he's finally getting on the healthier food bandwagon now that he's living in an apartment on his own, but i'm still shocked. can't believe the day finally came! ;) anyway, this cereal is super good - i love the chewy little pieces of apple and raisins and am really glad my bro brought some home for me so that i could try it! 

i've also been loving this chipotle-esque corn salsa from trader joe's lately. i could eat chipotle every day (my wallet would not be able to handle that, though! haha) so i figured i'd try my hand at making a burrito bowl at home. i just cooked up some turkey meat with taco seasoning, topped it with some black beans, this corn salsa, and guac - perfection. 

i've been loving the target brand of athletic tape lately. i bought some when i ripped my hands for the first time (it was the day that i finally got kipping pull-ups), and then watched a bunch of videos on how to tape my hands. and then, of course i forgot my tape at home for a WOD with a bunch of pull-ups in it and ripped my hands in two places again this week. needless to say this tape has been my lifesaver for all of my WODs recently since my hands still aren't in the greatest shape. 

i also bought some almondmilk ice cream at whole foods today since it was on sale (i also got a huge bag of sweet potato chips for $1, score!) and i'm going to try it tonight - i'm really excited to see if it's any good. 

what products have you been loving lately?


  1. If you like the Quia cereal, it's really easy and a lot cheaper to make it yourself. I go to the Wholefoods bulk section and buy chia seeds, buckwheat groats, granola, and this green 'superfood cereal" stuff. Mix them all in equal parts and store it in an airtight container.

    1. thanks for the tip! i will definitely be trying that - always looking to save some $!

  2. I still have yet to try naked juice but I really want to, especially that flavor!

  3. I used to LOVE that green machine naked juice, and I still would if it weren't so expensive! Gotta hit up Costco ;)
    We have the same Grid foam roller and it rocks! And I love any TJs salsa that has corn in it. That one that you have is one of my favorites, but right now we have their Cowboy Caviar salsa (corn, black beans, and chile) and it is so good!

    1. ooh that salsa sounds great! i'll have to try it!

  4. Ok I'm in LOVE with all those food items! I really want to try the coconut sugar some time. As for sweet potatoes, they are always a winner :) Enjoy the rest of your summer :) I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Have a fab weekend!

  5. I have the exact same foam roller and, oh my, that thing hurts so bad, yet its so good! By far my favorite foam roller, especially since you can easily pack it when traveling, stuffing clothes into the hollow middle :) I am super intrigued but that Qi'a product, I will have to keep any eye out for it in the grocery stores :)