Thursday, May 26, 2011

Here's the Skinny on the Skinnygirl Margarita

Well, I guess I'll start out with a confession, this was my first margarita...ever! (Gasp!) Now, I'm not really a drinker, I've grown to dislike beer more and more, and every now and then I like a froo-froo drink, but I'm not a fan of all the sugar (hmmm...). So I've been searching for something to fit me... DING DING DING we have a winner!  I guess I'll make another confession, the first sip I took didn't exactly strike my fancy, but as I sipped again it grew on me and has been growing on me ever since!  This is now my favorite drink! Hats off to Bethenny Frankel, who not only made a tasty concoction but also created a drink that won't hurt your waistline.  Bethenny chose to use agave nectar to lightly sweeten the Skinnygirl Margarita, which I was ecstatic about since I'm not exactly the biggest fan of sugar. Now that summer is fast approaching, you want to look good in your bikini and wont have to compromise your weight loss with this drink.  The Skinnygirl Margarita has the perfect blend of flavors, and isn't too sweet or too bitter... and how cute is the bottle?!  If your looking for something new, or just want a healthier version of the classic margarita, you've got to try this.

 Check out the website to find out where the Skinnygirl Margarita is sold near you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Kombucha (kom-BOO-cha) has been thought to have been around over 2,000 years, where it was created in Asia during the Tsin Dynasty.  Kombucha is, "a fermented yeast enzyme tea... a probiotic, microbiologicalfood.  It helps regenerate the bowel flora and is excellent for wellbeing". ( Originally, Kombucha was created for people to become immortal, but that's not exactly what it's used for today.  According to Synergy Drinks, the most popular brand of bottled Kombucha in the US, the fermented tea is said to support, "digestion, metabolism, immune system, appetite control, weight control, liver function, body alkalinity, anti-aging, cell integrity, and healthy skin & hair".  I have a fairly sensitive stomach, and when I first tried this I was skeptical, but I love it! I've been drinking GT's Kombucha for about 5 years, and every time I drink a bottle I feel cleansed.  The drink is also great for people like me who have lactose intolerance, I'm able to get probiotics without the side effects of dairy.

I've been drinking Kombucha for a while, but only recently did I come across an article from The New York Times, A Strange Brew May Be a Good Thing, about home fermenting their own Kombucha, and even selling it on Craigslist!  According to the article, many people are against the drink because of toxic substances found in the home brewed editions.  So... I would suggest sticking to a bottled brand like GT's.  Check out the Synergy website for more information:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm thinking...thin

School is out for the summer, but I'm not done thinking.  Maybe these should be named ThinkGenius because of how smart these bars are!  0 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein, gluten free & they taste like a candy bar, no joke!   If you're not a fan of white chocolate, have no fear! There are 9 other ThinkThin flavors to choose from: chunky peanut butter, creamy peanut butter, brownie crunch, chocolate fudge, dark chocolate, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate espresso, tangerine cremesicle, & lemon cream pie. 

Lizanne Falsetto (CEO) has created a delicious line of protein bars, crunch bars, and 100 calorie bars, while always trying to keep her products low in sugar, high in protein and gluten free. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Check out all their products at:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Vitamin Code

Are you taking a multi? If not, you should be, and I'm not talking about chewing one of your kids' gummy vitamins.  Everyone should be taking a multi-vitamin everyday, but because there are so many to choose from it may be difficult.  I too was confused about what I should be taking.  There are many store brand vitamins that seem "good enough", but do I want to settle for less than best? NO! My mom (p.s. mom knows best) introduced me to Garden of Life Vitamin Code multi's and I haven't used another brand since!

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If you visit their website you can see the list of ingredients they put into their multi, and you will be in awe.  The makers at Garden of Life have done an extraordinary job of creating vitamins to fit both men and women for all age groups.  (Psst... and they have chewable vitamins for children)  Jordan Rubin has created an exceptional company that offers tremendous amounts of wholesome products.  

You can find these great products at your local Vitamin Shoppe 
Vitamin Shoppe Store Locator
Through the Garden of Life website

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