Smoothie King’s New Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

Is anyone else really excited for fall?! I know I am!

When I heard Smoothie King was debuting a new vegan pumpkin smoothie, I knew we were meant for each other.

Smoothie King’s Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

From the Smoothie King Website: Headlining the fall lineup for Smoothie King is the Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie. Channel your inner wellness with this new, plant-based smoothie blend, made with Califia Farms® Oat Milk, organic pumpkin, bananas, dates, Sunwarrior® organic plant-based protein, spice blend and stevia plant-based sweetener. This smoothie is also the debut of oat milk as an option for Smoothie King guests. Califia Farms Oat Milk can now be added or substituted into any smoothie on the menu.

I think this smoothie is really good! It definitely gives you all of the pumpkin pie flavor without being overwhelming. It’s not too sweet either. There is a slight protein powder taste to it, but it’s not too bad. I’ll probably ask if they can take it out next time.

I will definitely get this again! Have you tried it?

FYI: Jamba Juice also released a vegan pumpkin smoothie recently!

Project You Australian Superfood Powders

Hello again! If you’re looking to take your health to the next level in the new year, you’ve come to the right place! I had the opportunity to review the Bushfood Australian Superfood Powders from Project You, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Project You is a company whose “goal is to help you achieve true health and longevity by engaging the three pillars of wellness– internal(nutrition and gut health), physical (exercise and sleep) and emotional and spiritual self-care – that together will help your body act and feel younger.”

Their Bushfood Australian Superfood Powders are made from powerful, vitamin-packed super fruits used in Indigenous Australian culture for 50,000 years. These powerhouse powders can be added to smoothies, soups, or just about anything you want to make healthier! Keep reading for the nutritional benefits of each flavor and visit the Project You website for flavor profiles and more!

Davidson Plum

  • An excellent source of potassium. Potassium plays a vital role in every single heartbeat. It helps our muscles move, our nerves work through-out our bodies and our kidneys filter out toxins.
  • A good source of Vitamin E and zinc; two nutrients required for glowing, youthful looking skin.
  • A unique dairy-free source of calcium.
  • An antioxidant powerhouse, containing high levels of anthocyanin, which is thought to improve cognitive function and protect against certain cancers and heart disease.
  • Contains more lutein than an avocado (thought to be the primary source of lutein). Lutein is a carotenoid vitamin that plays an important role in eye health, improving symptoms in atrophic age-related macular degeneration by inhibiting inflammation. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in aging Western societies.
  • Contains properties believed to have anti-diabetic effects and a capacity to reduce hypertension and obesity.

Riberry

  • Three times the folate of a blueberry. Folate is needed for healthy growth and development and is essential for the healthy development of a baby during pregnancy.
  • Rich in manganese and an important plant source of calcium.
  • Contains high levels of anthocyanins, a potent antioxidant that is thought to improve cognitive function and protect against certain cancers, heart and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Quandong Peach

  • Contains twice the vitamin C of an orange.
  • A great source of vitamin E, folate, magnesium and calcium.
  • A valuable vegan source of iron and zinc.
  • A rich source of phenolic-based antioxidants which boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and protect against numerous diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The kernel contains a range of complex oils and, which are recognized for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.
  • Contains rutin, a strong antioxidant that can help reduce the proliferation of free radicals. Rutin works with vitamin C to strengthen capillaries, reduce dark circles under the eyes and strengthen the skin from the effects of aging.

Kakadu Plum

  • Highest recorded levels of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world, measuring up to 100 times the Vitamin C content found in an orange.
  • Due to its extreme potency, you only need 1g of Freeze Dried Kakadu Plum powder to match the Vitamin C content found in an entire orange.
  • Exhibits outstanding antioxidant capacity, being 5.2 times more potent than the blueberry.
  • Due to its exceptional anti-oxidant composition, it is believed that kakadu plum could help provide the most powerful Alzheimer’s treatment to date.
  • Celebrated for its medicinal properties and is a known antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent.
  • A vegetarian source of iron and Vitamin E and folate.

The Bottom Line

These powders are absolutely incredible! It can be difficult at times to get all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to perform and feel its best. These powders eliminate that challenge. I simply added the suggested amount to my morning smoothie and/or oatmeal, and went about my day knowing I had consumed high-quality superfoods! After a week, I can genuinely say I have more energy and feel great! I highly recommend giving Bushfood Australian Superfood Powders a try!

Project You Bushfood Australian Superfood Powders
Bushfood Australian Superfood Powders

California Pure Naturals Skincare Review

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend! It’s unusually warm in North Carolina today, so I was able to get some sunny pictures of the California Pure Naturals products I recently tried out!

California Pure Naturals
California Pure Naturals Skincare

So, a little info about this vegan and cruelty-free company:

“We are 100% committed to bringing you the safest, most potent and effective natural beauty products. We take the best of nature and combine it with our experience creating dermatologist grade formulas, for a superior, clean and pure skin care experience.”


California Pure Naturals Dual Action Scrub
California Pure Naturals Dual Action Scrub

First, I tried their Dual Action Scrub featuring California Pure Naturals’ Blackberry Antioxidant Complex. This multi-purpose scrub contains organic blackberry, kiwi, pomegranate, and grape to give your skin a burst of antioxidants to combat signs of aging, and walnut shell and papaya fruit extract to exfoliate away dullness.

This scrub smells fresh, fruity and delicious. The walnut shells are very fine, making this the perfect product to use for gentle exfoliation a few times per week. It leaves your face feeling and looking smooth and glowy without irritation. This scrub has definitely made its way into my heart (and skincare routine)!

California Pure Naturals Renewal Facial Serum

Next, is the Renewal Facial Serum designed to nourish and hydrate your skin with their Blackberry Antioxidant Complex mentioned above, Hyaluronic Acid, and vitamins C and E. This lightweight, lotion-like serum, instantly absorbs into the skin, leaving it silky smooth. It has the same, faint berry scent as the scrub, and is the perfect moisturizer to use both day and night. This is another winner!

California Pure Naturals Glow Facial Serum
California Pure Naturals Glow Facial Serum

Last, is the Glow Facial Oil featuring the Black Berry Antioxidant complex, and Jojoba and Evening Primrose oil to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin for a brighter, healthy appearance. Just like the serum, this product absorbs into the skin right away, and gives a dewy glow while providing deep hydration. I used this product at night and woke up to gorgeous skin!

The Bottom Line

Don’t miss out on California Pure Naturals’ products! Fruit is great for your insides, and it’s also fabulous for your skin! The more natural your products, the healthier you will be and the better your skin will look. Don’t clog your pores or absorb harmful chemicals when there are natural, vegan products like these available! I absolutely adore this line of products and my skin looks healthy, hydrated, and happy! I really couldn’t ask for more! Please give these products a try and let me know what you think!

Thank you, California Pure Naturals, for sending me these wonderful products to review!

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Soapbox Soaps – Liquid Hand Soaps and Bar Soap Reviews (Part 2)

Company: Soapbox Soaps

Products:

Pomegranate & Plum Restoring Moisture Liquid Hand Soap

Coconut Milk & Sandlewood Deep Moisture Liquid Hand Soap

Sea Mineral & Blue Iris Gentle Moisture Bar Soap

Reviews:

The holidays are here and Soapbox Soaps has the perfect gift for everyone on your list! If you’re not familiar with this company, check out my previous reviews of their fantastic soaps and haircare, here.

Ok, first let’s talk about Soapbox Soap’s Liquid Hand Soaps. These quite possibly may be the most luxurious hand soaps you will ever use! The creamy consistency easily works into a rich lather that thoroughly cleanses your hands while adding moisture. Your skin is left feeling clean, soft and smelling absolutely amazing! These hand soaps make an awesome hostess gift to bring along to all of your holiday get togethers!

The Coconut Milk & Sandlewood Deep Moisture Liquid Hand Soap smells like a tropical paradise! Sweet coconut milk with woodsy sandalwood create an aromatic experience that will make you forget that its snowing outside! I would wear this as perfume if I could! Coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera do a wonderful job hydrating the skin, making this the perfect hand soap to use during the winter months when your hands might need a little help!

The Pomegranate & Plum Restoring Moisture Liquid Hand Soap is a fun and fruity soap that I’m sure everyone on your list will love! Its sweet and citrusy notes create an uplifting fragrance that is sure to brighten your day while shea butter and aloe vera provide moisture. I love this soap!

The Sea Mineral & Blue Iris Gentle Moisture Bar Soap (and all of their bar soaps) are perfect stocking stuffers! This one has such a fresh scent that you can’t help but to slow down, close your eyes, and imagine you’re at the beach! The scent is a combination of floral notes from blue iris and refreshing sea minerals that truly makes you feel like you’re on a tropical getaway! Yes, please! Don’t worry, this bar lathers up nicely and shea butter keeps your skin from drying out!

The Bottom Line

I am a huge fan of Soapbox Soaps! Their products are high quality, smell AMAZING, and they have an amazing mission. With every bar soap that is purchased, they will donate a bar soap to people in need! How amazing is that?! It is the season of giving, after all! I highly recommend this hand soaps and bar soaps for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, you name it!

Happy Holidays!!!

Not Soap, Radio – Peace, Joy & Sanity Gift Set and The Phoenix Bubbles for Bath or Shower Reviews (Part 2)

Company: Not Soap, Radio

Products:

Peace, Joy, & Sanity Gift Set

The Phoenix (when you need to rise for the ashes, yet again) Bubbles for Bath or Shower

Reviews: It is that time of year when you have a billion things to do and your nerves might be wearing a bit thin. Don’t worry! Not Soap, Radio’s Peace, Joy & Sanity Gift Set is exactly what you need! (Who says you can’t buy a little something for yourself, huh?)

This gift set comes with 3 travel-sized hand/body lotions and 3 travel-sized bubble bath/body washes. The bubble bath/body washes work into a nice, rich lather that leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and lightly fragranced. The lotions absorb quickly into the skin and also leave your skin smelling fabulous! The scents are absolutely mouth-watering and sure to help you unwind! (Nobody said you can’t have a little wine with that bubble bath too, did they?!)

The “To sleep full of sweet dreams (without waking up in a mad panic at 3am)” scent contains chamomile and lavender to calm your overworked mind and smells like lavender and clementine, which is just so so nice! It truly will help you get a (relatively) peaceful sleep!

The “Liquid Freud (when you need to turn up the volume on your inner voice of reason)” scent is made to balance your emotions and act as a little pick me up. The coconut milk, mango and vanilla scent definitely makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation… who wouldn’t feel better after that?!

“When life gives you one too many lemons (and you’ve misplaced your happy place…)” is a must try! The fresh, bright scent of lemons and sweet sugar naturally makes you feel more optimistic about life… It reminds me of summertime and lemonade and just generally makes me feel happy!

“The Phoenix (when you need to rise for the ashes, yet again)” is another fun, refreshing bubble bath/body wash that will help you exit the bath/shower with a brand new outlook! The super luxurious lather and intoxicating scent of persimmon and plum are exactly what you need to get back on your feet and attack the day head-on! It doesn’t hurt that your skin will smell like a million bucks!

The Bottom Line

I’m a huge fan of Not Soap, Radio’s bath and body products! They’re vegan, cruelty-free, and have the best scents out there! I love the names and how they are made to really make you feel better. These products would make the perfect gift for just about everyone on your shopping list, or just go ahead and treat yourself (you deserve it… you little badass, you!)

Head on over to Not Soap, Radio’s website to check out these products and all of the fantastic gift sets that they have available! While you’re at it, check out my previous review of their hair/body fragrance that is also a fav of mine!