Seapoint Farms brings healthy snackin’ to you!

Seapoint Farms makes edamame, seaweed crisps, and pasta loaded with 24 grams of protein. ¬†All of their products are non-GMO verified and totally vegan friendly. It’s perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!

I always try to grab a healthy light snack that can conveniently fit into my bag. Grab and go is my motto. I love their seaweed crisps that have a bit of a crunch and flavoring to balance out the seaweed taste. Try the Seapoint Farms Seaweed Crisps, Pumpkin Sesame, 1.2 Ounce (Pack of 12)“>almond sesame and pumpkin sesame; my two personal favorites!

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Try all of their healthy products! Don’t worry Christa Alexis will be back with recipe ideas! ūüôā

Califia expands to new heights

Califia Farms is expanding it’s selection from Cold Brew Coffee, Coffee Creamers, Juices, Plant Milks, and seasonal flavors like my favorite Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I hope they open a coffee shop next.

Seriously though, I have an unhealthy obsession with Califia’s XX Expresso Cold Brew Coffee and don’t worry they have everyone covered. You can pick from a wide array of coffee including Cocoa Noir Cold Brew Coffee, Mocha Mexica Cold Brew Coffee, Dirty Chai Cold Brew Coffee, Salted Caramel Cold Brew, Cafe Latte Cold Brew Coffee, and others.

The non-dairy industry is on the rise as more people consume less and less dairy. Califia makes a naturally good quality dairy-free blend of milks and coffee. It will leave you wanting more. ¬†It’s non-grainy, fresh, smooth flavors are magnificently addicting!

Cheers, 2 thumbs up!

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A whole grain pasta that leaves you wanting more…what?

Tinkyada  makes gluten-free, wheat free, and non-mushy rice pasta that adds a little health to your meal. Boil water and add your pasta, let cook for 10-12 minutes, and enjoy while hot. Pairs perfectly with tomato sauce, sauteed veggies, or as a lasagna dish.

I tried the ‘Brown Rice Pasta Fettucini’ style and added my own homemade Italian sauce using fresh seasonings like basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. I was reluctant to try a rice pasta since many of them usually come out “mushy” or taste “grainy.” The label clearly stated “Not Mushy” with two bunnies holding the pasta but I wasn’t convinced by it. I have to say the pasta was just right and I would have never guessed it was a whole grain choice.¬†Let’s just say I could eat more than one serving and the taste was impeccable.

There’s millions of pastas and millions of ways to make your pasta different each time. You can view recipes at Tinkyada’s website here.

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Get lyfted

Get lyfted. With your all natural coffee extract energy stick, pure LYFT¬†can be added to your beverage of choice and easily fits into your bag or backpack for long daunting days. I put my LYFT stick into my fresh brewed tea blend and stirred. Immediately, I felt like I had a burst of energy.¬†It has zero calories and is completely vegan without any artificial flavors or preservatives. Better yet, it’s non-GMO certified. Note to self: I did feel like my energy started dwindling after an hour or so. ¬†Peel and stir in your natural caffeine.

Let’s get liftin’

Simple Green Smoothie

Every morning, I start my day with a simple berry infused Coconut Greens smoothie. It’s totally simple. Add Califia almond milk, frozen berries, fresh banana, a scoop of coconut greens, and blend it up in your NutriBullet.¬† Drink responsibly.

I love to detox with my Coconut Greens which is loaded with veggies like kale, apples, wheatgrass, broccoli and other assorted veggies and made with coconut water. I often put it in my water jug before heading to the gym for an intense workout. I can stay hydrated and get my veggie fill in between meals.

And you can feel good and each tub you purchase goes to children with vitamin deficiencies via (Dose 4 Dose).  Use the code Christa10 for 10% off your purchase of Coconut Greens.

First figs, now vegan brownies!

Nature’s bakery is recognized for their bite sized non-gmo, gluten-free, dairy free on-the-go figs. If you haven’t tried the figs yet, you’re totally missing out.¬†You don’t have to feel guilty since they’re made with all natural ingredients and they even make them in whole wheat. Fulfill your sweet tooth in 10 different flavors like raspberry, mango, or even a fall favorite pumpkin spice.

Hold on…now Nature’s Bakery makes double chocolate brownies in¬†raspberry, mint, or blueberry flavors. Don’t worry they are still bite size and pair perfectly with a protein drink. Try it for yourself. But, I still like the figs better. The brownies need to work on the flavor factor.

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Eat cookies, Eat Pastry!

Looking for a sweet non-dairy treat, look no further Eat Pastry offers a whole line of decadent soft baked cookies that are totally satisfying. Whether you like Chocolate Chip, Chocoloic Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, or Snickerdoodle as a non-GMO vegan snack that pairs well with almond milk. Get your (non-dairy) milk and get dipping into your favorite flavor. The Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle flavors are also gluten-free in case you were wondering.

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Scoop out about a teaspoon worth of cookie dough, place on a greased tray, and bake for about 10 minutes. If you want to eat it raw, go for it, you can’t get salmonella (since it’s dairy-free) or even scoop it on top of your So Delicious ice cream.

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Get ready and eat…but there might not be any leftovers. Eat Pastry’s cookies are soft, flavorful, and not too sweet. Don’t worry, let your guests try them & they won’t even know that they’re vegan! A+ for Eat Pastry. BRB, while we make more.

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Photos taken by Christa Alexis and a special thanks to Eat Pastry!

Much love, Christa Alexis

Let’s talk about Coconut…Coconut Greens!

Coconut Greens¬†is a company based out of Farmingdale, NY and offers a coconut water based supergreen powder enriched with vitamins and organic spirulina, chlorella, kale, wheatgrass, and other “good greens.” And all of the ingredients are organic, non-gmo, gluten and dairy free, which makes it a great supplement alternative for vegan and vegetarians.¬†You can stay hydrated, detox, and remain energized all day long. Better yet, one scoop of Coconut Greens contains 8-10 servings of greens per serving. If you’re on the go or have a busy lifestyle, grab coconut water and scoop it into your drink and don’t worry there is no gritty aftertaste. Unlike most powders, Coconut Greens taste pure and uses high quality ingredients including a coconut water based powder. You can totally taste the difference. Plus, the green powder is full of veggies packed with Vitamin B to help you stay rejuvenated all day long.

SmoothiealmondmilkCoconut Greens with almondmilk & cashew milk and a banana.

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Watch ChristaAlexis talk about Coconut Greens here.

Order today on Amazon. Each purchase of Coconut Greens goes to a child at risk for Vitamin A deficiency. They paired up with a non-profit organization Vitamin Angels to help reduce childhood mortality by providing them with essential supplements.

Feel good, live better! Get your greens with Coconut Greens. Visit their instagram for weekly recipes and for a superfood green powder that helps balance your sugar levels, the natural way.

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Moo on over!

Moo on over, Mini Moos UK based chocolates are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan friendly. The two flavors, Bunnycomb Bar and Minty Moo, are a blend of minty freshness and nutty hazelnut goodness. Just the right combo of sweetness using cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and natural flavoring with organic ingredients. And guess what? It uses only rice milk to create a creamy decadent flavor. Great for an afternoon snack!

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Darn good Dandies!

Dandies marshmallows are naturally sweetened and Non-GMO vegan certified treats¬†that pairs perfectly with graham crackers and dairy-free chocolate. They’re sweet and soft without all that extra bad stuff like high fructose corn syrup and gelatin.

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Dandies has only a few ingredients including cane sugar, tapicoa starch, and vanilla flavor. 8 years ago, Ryan Howard decided to create a non-animal marshmallow for his son. Now look how far they’ve come!

Try an easy smores recipe below. Grab some 365 Whole Foods Graham Crackers, Alter Eco Chocolate, and Dandies Marshmallows¬†¬†and get smorin’!

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Break cinnamon graham crackers in half; place Alter Eco’s Dark Almond Chocolate on one side and Dandie’s Marshmallows on the other. Microwave for about 20 seconds and then put it together like a sandwich. Great for roasting by the bon fire on a summer night.¬†Enjoy!

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