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Juice Plus Review

Juice Plus+ Review


About Juice Plus+

Adding more fruits and vegetables into your diet, and the diet of your children, is one of the most common things I hear of according to Newlife wellness.. There is only so much room in our bellies and on our plates to get the daily nutrients we need to maintain a healthy body. Luckily there are sites like goodnature.com that have juice recipes that means we can cram more fruit and veg in our daily diet. Trying to help our kids bodies grow and develop in a healthy manner requires the amazing mineral, vitamins and nutrients found in real, from the earth produce. I can buy fruit juice with some veggies in it. Some pasta sauce that has a tiny bit of vegetables blended in. But how much are they really getting in their bodies?


If you want to increase your key antioxidants, reduce oxidative stress, support a healthy immune system, skin and gums as well as protect your DNA – then you are need to try Juice Plus+read more here

Juice Plus not just a vitamin. This is because Juice Plus+ provides whole food based nutrition. There are 20 fruits and vegetables in their convenient and tasty gummies (adults consume 4 gummies daily; children consume 2 gummies daily). Juice Plus+ uses real, actual fruits and vegetables and in their products. They begin with the highest quality, farm fresh produce grown by some of the best farmers in the world. Once a fruit or vegetable is picked, it begins to decrease in nutritional value. They solved the issue of reducing that valuable decrease time by locating juicing and drying facilities as close to their partner farms as possible. When there is not a facility close enough they use a process called Individual Quick Freezing, to ensure the freshness of every single vegetable and fruit used in their products. They constantly test their soil where the produce is grown to make sure it is in perfect condition of optimal health.

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The Study provides Juice Plus+® Orchard Blend and Juice Plus+® Garden Blend free to your child between the ages of 4-18 or full-time undergraduate college student for up to four years, so long as you continue to take Juice Plus+®, too.


Juice Plus+ is the approved by the NSF and is the most thoroughly researched brand-name nutritional product on the market today.

There have been over 30 published clinic studies done to confirm the amazing benefits of Juice Plus+. Even the famous Dr Sears recommends children to take Juice Plus+. I was blown away by how many medical professionals are standing behind Juice Plus+, internal medicine, sports medicine, cardiology, biochemists, glaucoma specialists, pediatrics, dentistry, infectious diseases…the list goes on! To hear some of these medical professionals talk about Juice Plus+ click here.

“let food be thy medicine.” – Hippocrates

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Mama’s Experience

I was able to review 3 of the top products available of Juice Plus+: the chewables, the shakes and the bars. Each had some awesome things about it I cannot wait to share with you.

Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend & Garden Blend – Chewables

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The chewables come in 3 varieties: Orchard Blend, Garden Blend and Vineyard Blend. Each has it’s own unique mixture of fruits and vegetables. The sweetness that is in each one comes from the use of tapioca syrup and organic cane syrup. This makes them taste and feel just like a chewable gummy you would buy as a snack. The huge difference in these is that they are good for you and GMO-free! It’s like eating a plate of vegetables but tastes like a fruit snack!

I love how these chewables taste! I feel like I am eating a sweet sugary snack because they are so good. You need to be sure to keep these out of reach from children, no joke. They are so good your kids are going to want more and more, but they really cannot be eaten in large qualities. Adults should eat 4 chewables per day and children should eat 2 chewables per day.

There are days that I cannot get in the required vegetables and fruits that my body needs. Now I don’t have to let that stop me. You will always have enough room to eat a few small chewables and BAM! It helped to bridge the gap between what you should eat and actually do eat.

Click here to read more about or place an order for Orchard Blend and Garden Blend chewables.

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Juice Plus+ Complete Variety Drink Mix

Shakes have become a daily routine in my life as well as many others. Its a fast and easy way to get your body the boost in the morning that you are looking for, but without the bother of sitting down for a ‘real meal’. As a busy mom, I don’t have time to feed myself a full breakfast like I do my kids. I shouldn’t have to sacrifice my health and a smart start to my day due to a crazy schedule. Now, I can easily have a smoothie and drink it on the go as I drive my kids to school, the library or whatever adventure the day may have for us.

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Juice Plus+ Complete Drink Mix’s are so tasty and versatile. They can be used as an on-the-go drink, pre-workout, post-workout or as a late night snack when you just crave that something sweet. Each serving has 13 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of fat. This allows you to feel full without feeling gross.

Shakes can be hand shaken in a to-go blender bottle or put in your counter-top blender. You can blend with ice, water, milk, almond or soy milk. You can also spice them up with frozen or fresh berries (which is awesome with the Vanilla flavor).

When you order these shakes you will get 2 bags of Chocolate and 2 bags of Vanilla. Each bags contains 15 servings. Averaging you out to a shake very other day. Its the perfect way to boost your health.

Click here to read more about or to place an order for Juice Plus+ Shakes

Juice Plus+ Complete Variety Nutrition Bars

Snack nutrition bars are my go to in between meal snack. When I get hungry at 10 am and 2 pm. Theses are the times I need something easy to eat when multitasking between folding laundry and cleaning up play-doh but also trying to help my 2 year old build a train track which will be destroyed 5 minutes later. I can’t snack all day. I need something that can hold me over until my next meal. I love Juice Plus+ bars for this type of situation. I can take a few bites here and there and BAM! I am full. They are packed with 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. They are GMO-Free, vegetarian. gluten-free and non-dairy. When you buy a subscription to these bars you will get 1 case of 30 Dark Chocolate + Fig and 1 case of 30 Tart Cherry + Honey. When you pay in a 1 time payment option they are as low as $1.95 each! That is a bargain compared to most bars on the market.

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The Tart Cherry + Honey was such a fresh taste. I loved the sweetness of the honey paired with the sour cherries. It was a burst of flavor for sure. The Dark Chocolate + Fig had that rich deep chocolate flavor I love in a treat. The small soy crisps layer in made me feel like I was eating a candy bar, not a healthy choice snack.

Click here to read more about or to order Juice Plus+ bars

With all the incredible research, the health benefits, the high standing ethics for their ingredients growth and manufacturing, coupled with the taste and price, there is no reason why you shouldn’t try out at least one of the products I reviewed above. Plus the free child sponsorship, getting your child free chewable gummies to help their development. It’s a no brainer.

Head over to the website and click around. Be sure to check out the Tower Garden. Just because you don’t have a lot of space, it doesn’t mean you can’t grow a ton of your own produce.


Gorilly Goods Review

Gorilly Goods Review

Gorilly Goods Review

About Gorilly Goods

Gorilly Goods really gets me when I say I am making Better Choices now. They too want foods free from chemicals that are organic and GMO-free. Over time and loads of research they have perfected some recipes that will knock your socks off. They specialize in making satisfying and delicious nut based treats for every type of pallet. If you like savory, sweet, nutty or crunchy, they have a snack that is right up your alley.

Gorillas are a strong symbol of all we stand for – organic, sustainable, a delicate but powerful balance in the ecosystem – they are a connection to all life. We care for the earth, we care about evolving back to basics, and we care about all earth’s creatures. – Gorilly Goods Website

At the heart of things they are also a philanthropic company. Choosing to donate part of their proceeds to The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. You can learn more about this outstanding organization here.

Where can you find Gorilly Goods? You can find a location by here by clicking here. You are also order online through their website if that makes things easier on you.

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Their 3 main products are:

  • Jungle (Fruit & Nut – Original) 
  • Forest (Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut – Chocolate)
  • Hillside (Pumpkin Seed & Kale – Savory)

Gorilly Goods also has a few new trail mix type products that are coming soon! Here is a sneak peek at the yummy goodness

The bottom left is a curry flavored one that was out of this world
The bottom left is a curry flavored one that was out of this world

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Mama’s Experience

I feel in love with Gorilly Goods at first bite. Seriously. I called a friend like that instant they were so good. I like nuts. I mean they are good tasting and good for you, but totally not my go to snack. I need something “more” when I want a snack. There are that “more”! Gorilly Goods is packed with protein, which is what you want in a snack. Protein will give you that filling feeling you need. Otherwise you will keep snacking and the calories will keep adding up. Choosing a high protein snack like Gorilly Goods is going to help curb your appetite and help the health conscious like myself with my weight loss goals.

I have tried each of the 3 amazing snacks Gorilly Goods has created. Each has some awesome aspects to them

original Jungle (AKA Original)

This snack is their basic snack pack. Its a combination of organic bananas, organic cashew, organic pecans, organics coconut, organic walnuts, organic raisins, organics coconut nectar and sea salt.

That is it. Just good, plain old organic ingredients. This is what makes Gorilly Goods stand out. It’s not just nuts. It’s a cluster of nuts held together with nectar, amazing, healthy, nectar, and awesome bananas.

What I loved about this is how you can taste the light salt of the nut and the sweetness of the raisins and nectar. It was not sweet and it was not savory but it was satisfying and addicting!

Click here to see more about Jungle
Forest (AKA Chocolate)chocolate

This is the snack for us sweet toothed snackers. I love chocolate. Like I love it A LOT! I cannot give it up. I need to have a little bit of sweetness daily or every other day. If I don’t give myself a little fun I will ruin my hard work and eat a full blow chocolate cake! LOL! This is my perfect go to snack. I need to get that satisfied full feeling but I want my chocolate. The harmony between the two in this is mind blowing. My husband likes sweets like an average person does (not crazy-like like myself) and he really likes this treat. When he wants a special snack, this is what he reaches for.

This treat is made with organic bananas, organic chocolate, organic cashew, organic pecans, organics coconut, organic walnuts, organic raisins, organics coconut nectar and sea salt.

Sound familiar? It is just like the Jungle (original) mentioned above just this one is dipped in heavenly organic chocolate. Yuuuuum!

Click here to read more about Forest (chocolate)

savoryHillside (Savory)

This is the snack that you want when you are not seeing that sweet tooth but need that fun, crunchy filling snack. I love how natural this snack tastes. I know its good for me, but it tastes like it is a full meal. It has such bursts of full flavors that you keep coming back for another bite. I love this for hikes, days out in nature and after a hard workout.

The Hillside is made with organic pumpkin seeds, organic kale, organics tamari, organic onion, organic nutritional yeast, organic cayenne *contains soy.

If you love kale chips or kale salad, you are going to love this snack.

Click here to learn more about Hillside (savory)


Arctic Zero Review

Arctic Zero Review


Simple • Clean • Delicious

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About Arctic Zero

Arctic Zero makes delicious frozen treats that are simple and clean. They specialize in lactose free ‘ice cream’ that is always GMO-free, low in calories,

Arctic Zero is made with the highest quality whey protein and sweetened with entiozident-rick monk fruit. These frozen desserts are jammed packed with nutrients and are ready to boost your energy, improve muscle tone and help you be a better you. Get a taste of the sweet life without the guilt.

Some people are disciplined and like to measure out their serving sizes. Especially those counting calories. Whether you like to scoop out the serving size you desire, or love to eat straight out of the tub, Arctic Zero has your back! One each container you can clearly see the calories per serving and the calories per tub! I typically will eat until I hit a certain point in the tub (half way, a quarter of the way…). By knowing the full pint’s calorie value I can easily eat out the container and still keep track of my calories. This is one of the best product features I have ever seen in a food related item.

You can now find Arctic Zero at a retailer by you. Click here to search to find the closest location to your home. I was so excited to see Arctic Zero on the shelves of my local WalMart the last time I was in there. Keep your eyes peeled, because you are going to want to try this treat.

What Do They Sell?

  • Chocolate Dipped Bars
  • Creamy Pints
  • Chunky Pints

Arctic Zero’s Attributes

  • Low Gylcemic
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Fat Free
  • GMO Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher

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Mama’s Experience

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I have dedicated 2016 to my Simple Green Living series and part of taking on that task is trying new things that are better for me, the environment and future generations. Arctic Zero makes fun, easy to eat treats that don’t pack on the calories that a cream based ice cream can so. By making them lactose free, they cut down on the calories, and possibly your waist line too.

Before trying Arctic Zero, I had never tried a lactose free frozen treat. I am so used to dairy/cream based ice creams, I was not sure what to expect. I would describe Arctic Zero as a cross between an ice cream and a frozen ice. It has qualities of both but would not be classified as either. Its in its own category really.

I tried 5 flavors from their Creamy line. Each a fun flavor you would crave in a treat. I have 2 suggestions for you. First is, wait the 10 suggested minutes before eating your Arctic Zero dessert. This makes it a heck of a lot easier to scoop and enjoy. Second is, wait the 10 suggested minutes before trying to open the lid! If you are greedy and anxious like me, the top can break into two pieces resulting in a non tight seal if you plan on not hammering down the entire container. I’m sure that it’s not going to break every time, but it could, so this is my friendly PSA to follow instructions 😉

A Lil’ Bit Chippy

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bit chippy scoop a75 calories per serving / 300 calories per pint

This Chippy treat lives up to its name. Each bite has small bits of dark chocolate chips that satisfy that sweet tooth without over doing it. Some chocolate treats leave you feeling like you may end up needing a filling for a newly developed cavity! With this fun treat, you get your chocolate fix but without the heavy overload of refined sugars. Either way, if you know yourself that you have a sweet tooth and years of sugary treats may have damaged your teeth, it may be wise to look into a Dentist in Newmarket for example, or somewhere local to you. This way you’ll know the state of your oral health and know what other treats you’re able to enjoy, in moderation.

Key Lime Pie

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key lime scoop a75 calories per serving / 300 calories per pint

The Key Lime Pie has a very soft lime flavor. I assumed it would have a more bold punch, but instead they took the relaxing mood and gave it only subtle hints of lime. I like deep flavors, so I would have liked this more if the lime was more bold and left that tang in my mouth that you crave in a Key Lime Pie. The pie pieces were nice. They had the flaky texture you want in a crust, which I thought was really cool that they could keep that texture in a frozen treat.

Cool Mint Chip

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cool mint scoop a75 calories per serving / 300 calories per pint

The mint flavor in this dessert is outstanding! I love the smooth minty flavor. It’s bold, it’s delicate, it’s perfection. Mint chip has never been my go-to flavor choice. I like it okay, but never order it. This is a game changer! I cannot get over how yummy this pint of dessert is! I highly suggest trying Cool Mint Chip, like now!

Cookie Dough Chip

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cookie dough scoop a75 calories per serving / 300 calories per pint

The cookie dough piece in this treat are addictive. After trying it I fully admit to digging through and eating every single piece in the pint that night. They were SO good! They had that amazing cookie dough flavor. Sweet, salty, smooth….oh man I could eat a while pint right now! This was hands down my favorite flavor of Arctic Zero.

Buttery Pecan

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buttery pecan scoop a75 calories per serving / 300 calories per pint

When you lift the lid off a container of Buttery Pecan you can get a yummy whiff of maple! That earthy, natural smell is addictive to me. Each bite has a small chunk of nutty candied pecan that gives you that fun crunchy you want in a butter pecan dessert.


Win It!

Now that you can clearly see how yummy these lactose free ice creams are, you have a chance to win a set of 5 for yourself!

Click here to enter to win Chunky Pint Prize Pack! (Includes 5 chunky pints)

Open to US, runs 11/15-12/1