Amazing Grass Protein Superfood

Amazing grass and FitApproach sponsored this post. All opinions are my own.

{WARNING, lots of exclamation points and capital letters are used in this post}

If you follow me on social media… {SNAP: Jhiggs787} and {IG:Myhealthypassion} YOU KNOW…I have been LOVING a very specific protein powder.  Like seriously LOVING! I can’t stop talking about it.

but before I get to that…let’s talk about why I normally do not eat protein powders.

  1. I don’t like the “chalky” taste it leaves.
  2. I don’t care for the 800 million ingredients.
  3. Lots of artificial sweeteners.
  4. They simply do not taste good.

Now….I was super stoked when I received an amazing package from AMAZING GRASS. It was the best care package EVER.  I am all about on the go breakfast and I want so badly to love shakes…but never did.  But I wasn’t sure how I felt about the powder.  Because, I normally do not like them, remember all of the above statements.

I started to look at the ingredients, and I’ll be honest, I was super impressed. I LOVED that it was plant based.  Amazing Grass Protein SuperFood contains a unique blend of USDA Organic pea, hemp, chia and quinoa, delivering 20g of complete plant-based protein per serving plus 7 alkalizing organic greens and two-full servings of wholesome fruits and vegetables. Each flavor is also grain-free, paleo friendly, and can be enjoyed alone with water, added to a smoothie or almond, cashew or coconut milk. The line’s unique pea protein is the only available source that is 100 percent grown, harvested and processed in the USA, providing one of the smoothest, best tasting plant-based proteins on the market. I mean, I was excited to try it.

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Then my friends…I tasted it.  I LOVED it.  I threw into my blender a scoop of vanilla powder, strawberries, ice, water, and a heaping spoonful of peanut butter.  (I also tried the chocolate peanut butter and AMAZING) I LOVED IT! This powder has turned me into a smoothie machine.

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I never like powders, but this one is different.  I want to shout from the roof tops how much I love it.  Take my word for it, try it. You will NOT be disappointed!

Let me know if you do…you will LOVE it!!!

Are you a protein powder fan, this one has made me a believer!

Wellness Wednesday Health Tip! #1

There are many reasons why YOU should add lemon to your water every day, read below to find out! 

We had our last bootcamp of this session this morning, High five!  My last 5:00 AM wake-up call for awhile….WOO HOO! (If your in the Pittsburgh area, I will be starting a new session soon) I was so proud of the women who attended! They ALL said they have seen an improvement in their bodies! They all stated that they feel much more toned, stronger, and stronger endurance! That’s what its all about!

I had a brainstorming idea.  This blog of mine once started out as a way for me to make health and wellness information easy to understand.  As time has gone on, I have shared some things about my life, fitness, recipes, essential oils, problems…and have gotten away from basic tips on health & Wellness. This leads me into my this. I thought I would start a fun little weekly Wednesday chat! Kicking off a wellness Wednesday new tradition!  Every Wednesday I will be sharing a wellness tip! Maybe it will be groundbreaking or an obvious tip for you…sometimes it may be on food, fitness,life hacks or even essential oils!  I always think its important to understand the why.  Many of us know we need to eat certain foods OR do certain exercises, but often do not know WHY. So I’d love to start chatting about some easy ways to get healthy in all areas.  So cheers to health tip number 1.

AND…you get a chance to link up your own wellness Wednesday Health Tip!  🙂

Wellness Tip #1 for our series….Its a simple one folks!

add lemon

Yes, that simple.  Add Lemon to your water, daily!! And here’s why….

why lemons

 

There you have it…simple, easy, and tastes delicious! So go ahead, slice up a lemon and add to all of your waters today, your body will thank you!

Comment below with your top wellness tip for today!

Be a SmartyPants!

Disclaimer: I was given Smarty Pants Women’s Complete Gummy Vitamins to review and give away as a #sweatpink ambassador with FitApproach. As always, all opinions are my own!

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Sooooo I know the importance of taking really high quality vitamins. It’s super important! However, I always struggle with the consistency! And, the vitamins are always SO LARGE, I struggle with being able to get them down! Ya know what I’m talking about?!

I was lucky enough to try out these gummy vitamins! Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins are really delicious! I was able to try the Women’s Complete Multi + Omega 3s + Vitamin K2. It’s in all in one vitamin! And…. My favorite part, made in the USA, free if GMOs, yeast, wheat, milk,eggs, soy allergens,shellfish, high fructose corn syrup, synthetic colors, artificial flavors/preservatives/and salicylates!

These yummy vitamins include:

-Multivitamin
-Eco-friendly Omega 3 EPA & DHA
-Vitamin K2/MK7
-CoQ10
-L-Methylfolate
-Vitamin D3

The directions say to take six gummies a day and can be taken with or without food. I’ve been taking 6 a day and I’m getting in all of the above! Plus, they taste really yumma, honestly!! I actually treat them like my sweet treat!

Like I said above, I have a hard time with consistency with vitamins, but completely understand the importance. These smarty pants vitamins were easy for me to incorporate     Into my life simply because I enjoyed them and were easy to take!

So guess what! You can win a chance to try the yourself! Follow the directions below!

Giveaway:

Comment below and tell me why YOU want to try! Then, follow SmartyPants on Instagram* and Sharing the giveaway on Instagram, tagging SmartyPants and the campaign hashtag.

 

 

 

Ambronite

I am so excited to say…this is Nick’s first guest post appearance on MHP!!! Be kind 🙂 He was SO excited to try Ambronite when I was graciously gifted some to try.  He couldn’t wait!  Ambronite is a drinkable supermeal that takes hunger away for 4-5 hours and reach optimal productivity in 2 minutes! Ambronite is a quick and healthy drinkable shake. Each bag contains one full meal (500 kcal) of all of your essential nutrients, and all organic!  So I let him take the reins on this product review! Check it out below what he thought!
Disclaimer: I was given Ambronite to review. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support My Healthy Passion!
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For many of us, it’s imperative for  to get something healthy into our system first thing in the morning if you want to maximize the day. I usually make my own green shake, consisting primarily of Kale and Bananas. It would be nice to replace my usual drink with something that makes less of a mess, and takes a shorter time to prepare. When Jessica said she was receiving these in the mail to try, I couldn’t wait to taste it.  I have been hearing a lot about companies like this!
(Source http://us.ambronite.com/products/ambronite-healthy-meal-replacement-shakes-10-pack)
 Ambronite scores big points with me, someone who is skeptical of any food that can be perceived as artificial, for using high quality,natural ingredients. One of their shakes  provides you with Protein, Dietary Fiber, and Good Fats, nutrients to help you be your most productive self.  I was pleasantly surprised to have my hunger urges staved off until lunch time. The texture is a little bit thicker than most drinks, as you can actually taste the oats, which is the main  ingredient. The taste is pleasant, a lot like Cashew Milk. After I drank  half of my shake I would add roughly 4 extra oz of water to the rest or else it would become too thick.
It was also about as easy a clean up as there could be.  I would certainly recommend for use while traveling as it can be made practically anywhere at anytime. The shakes only have a shelf like of  about 4 months, so be aware if you plan on ordering and using occasionally.  Their price of roughly $9 per meal is more than I’d like to spend everyday for breakfast. However it is a fair price for a premium product using top notch ingredients. I am so thankful for being able to try Ambronite, and hope I get to enjoy again!! Thank you.
Overall: Definitely recommend everyone to try!
8.5/10
Have you ever tried a drinkable supermeal?! 

Happy May!

Happy May! Its officially spring weather here in Pittsburgh (FINALLY) and I am simply loving it.

More time outside, planting in our yard, taking Henry on long walks around the city, and going out for FroYO! YUM! I am just loving the weather…windows open with a nice breeze.  Last night it rained all night…and I loved every minute of it too!

What else is special about May…Its Melanoma Awareness Month.  Something very close to my heart! Melanoma is very very curable if found in its early stages. Go to the Dermatologist, check your skin! Talk to your love ones about it. Spread awareness.  Wear sunscreen. Be sun smart!!!!!!!! And please, for the LOVE OF GOD, do not go into tanning beds!!!!!!  Here is an old post on more information about Melanoma! 115More information on Melanoma.

I will be reviewing lots of different sunscreens/sunblocks shortly and sharing which ones are my favorite!

So ladies and gentlemen…I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I will be keeping it easy, I have been sick ALL WEEK!!!! Bad congestion and cough, its been tough! So lots of hanging out, cooking, and house things! Oh…one more things…..GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE PITTSBURGH RUNNERS IN THE MARATHON!!!!!!!!!!

Do you go to the Dermatologist? Any fun weekend plans?