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Honest Fizz Organic, Zero Calorie Soda Giveaway!

Honest Tea

About Honest Fizz:

“Honest Fizz features a tasty blend of two sweeteners – stevia and erythritol. Stevia, a plant originally from South America, has been used as a sugar substitute for hundreds of years. We blend it with erythritol (a sugar alcohol) for the perfect one-two punch of zero-calorie deliciousness.”

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My Thoughts:

I see these drinks as a much healthier swap for traditional soda that is loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. The soda habit is the first bad habit that I would encourage anyone to kick (traditional soda–that is!). One of these Honest Fizz drinks every day will help satisfy your craving for something bubbly without ramping up your body’s acidity & size of your waistline.

Honest Tea wants to give TWO of you a case of Honest Fizz!

To Enter:

-Simply comment below and tell me why these drinks appeal to you!

I will e-mail the winners by 4/22!

 

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Clif Bar Variety Pack Giveaway!

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Clif Bar

I’m so thankful to have forged this working relationship with Clif Bar, in which they keep me in the loop with new products to try. Their generosity exceeds just me, as they want to send TWO of you a bundle of goodies like the pictured stash above!

Here’s what I like about the bars:

  • Certified organic (except the big Clif Bars & Kid’s Protein Z Bars, which are mostly organic)
  • Gluten free
  • They taste good!
  • The ingredients are all plant based and recognizable
  • I can find them at most of my local grocery stores

Electrolyte Packets

  • 90% organic

Protein Packets

  • 70% organic

Here’s what I’d improve:

  • More organic AND raw ingredients
  • Lower sugar content

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Giveaway!

To enter this giveaway:

  1. Like Run On Organic on Facebook
  2. Follow Run On Organic on Twitter
  3. Follow Run On Organic on Instagram
  4. Let me know you did so!

Two winners will be chosen and notified via e-mail on 2/17! Good Luck!!

 

 

YogaSmoga Yoga Apparel Review

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YogaSmoga

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Yoga Smoga:

“Honoring the tenets of Yoga, we aspire to create world-class products.
Growing up in the Himalayas, the birthplace & capital of Yoga, our founders instinctively
infuse the timeless principles, spirit and practice of Yoga into everything we do. From our
cosmopolitan aesthetic, to our product technology, right down to creating our very own way
to give back, we’ve meticulously designed every part of the whole, one breath at a time.

IMAGINE IT AS A PRACTICE, A WAY OF BEING: BUILDING A PATHWAY TO GREATER GOOD

We take the stand that physically, mentally, and emotionally Karma works in harmony with innovation, so that technology becomes a pathway to greater good. In the act of balancing science with spirituality you cause a chemical reaction that can promote something as great as change. Connecting, interacting and creating a positive impact beyond the Yoga mat.

We engineer, design, and manufacture fabrics that do more than cover someone up. They open them up to greater good. While we work with the most technically advanced fabric and manufacturing technologies, we also pursue a relentless focus on the deep traditions of Yoga. We embody the soul of Yoga and instinctively embed this into everything we create, including investing much time into creating the NAMASKÁR FOUNDATION.

WE MAKE THINGS FROM THE HEART AND WITH LOVEFOR WHEREVER LIFE TAKES YOU

A lot of people think of themselves as clothing companies who sell Yoga apparel. We think of ourselves differently. We are a Yoga and wellness company that makes things for life. Our focus is not on building a brand; our goal is to have a love affair with our consumers. We create our products from the heart and with love and we want everyone to feel that. We are building YOGASMOGA from the ground up with a purpose and passion and our products reflect this love and care.

We strive to become your partner in the pursuit of wellness–wherever you are today and wherever you are going tomorrow. From Yoga class, to the gym, to life. Whether you’re on the go, or simply being, we’re happy to be with you. We hope to bring a little more Yoga into your journey, Everyday.

A BIT MORE ABOUT USJOY, ENERGY AND BALANCE

Staying true to the spirit of Yoga, everything we create intends to balance the joy of life with the energy required to live it. Take our name as an example, in Hindi, it’s traditional to rhyme words and similar items-so our name is a jubilant nod of respect to our culture.

To combine that joy with energy, our iconic logo is based on traditional symbology that conveys a balanced and powerful energy center. We see this as a beautiful metaphor for our human experience.”

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Verdi Headband

About:

“This simple headband packs in a lot of punch. Soft silicone dots line the inside of the headband and an added specialized stitch ensures no flyaways, no slipping and no annoying hair pulling. Made from our moisture wicking Aurum fabric, the Peace Band is a narrow 1 ¾ inch headband.

Exclusively Ours. AURUM® is a technical blend of Supplex® and Lycra®. Our competitors use a form of Nylon that is inferior and falls apart quickly. Supplex® fibers are technically far superior, giving you the soft feel and breathability of cotton with the performance benefits of advanced fiber technology. AURUM® fabric is manufactured in the USA.”

Run Jump n Play Crop

About:

“Run Faster. Jump Higher. Play harder. Whatever your game is, this cropped pant instantly transforms you into a stunning vision of curves and strength. So no matter what you’re getting into you’ll look good getting there.”

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My Thoughts:

Seriously. Love. Yoga Smoga. The amazing thing is that I’ve only had to try to different Yoga Smoga pieces to delineate this brand from the rest. You can truly feel and see the quality in these products–they are designed and meant to endure vigorous exercise.

Specifically, the fabric of the Run Jump n Play crops is substantial enough to keep everything in the right place, so to speak. It is flattering on the bum and the waistline stays put, which I’ve had issues with in the past with workout pants.

Simply put, I could just very quickly tell that Yoga Smoga doesn’t mess around. Yoga Smoga knows workout apparel and they do it right. I would purchase their entire line if my bank account would allow it. I also love how unique their designs are. They have unique detailing on some of their workout pants and I like how they make themselves different from every other workout pant that looks the same. These black crops that I’ve been lucky enough to try may look simple–and perhaps the idea of them is–but I love that they have their detailing on the back of the pant, while also still allowing these pants to be so versatile; as they can match and go with anything. What sets them apart, too, from every other black pant is the fit. They are snug, flattering and stay put. I can’t ask for a whole lot more in a pant than that.

I love the vibrant color of the Verdi headband and the width of it. I rarely workout without a headband, and this one has quickly made its way into the regular headband rotation. It’s snug enough to stay put (thus far) during my runs, workouts and volleyball practice, but it will inch back on my head a little bit over time. I think this could be helped by having a grippy strip on the under head of the headband. Fortunately, though, it’s not a huge issue since it’s designed well (is tight and wide).

I’d tell anyone who normally goes to Lululemon or similar high end fitness apparel stores to take break from those all-too-common looks and explore a brand that has a beautiful, unique thing going. Yoga Smoga leaves so many other nice fitness apparel brands in the dust on looks, quality and fit. Ohh! AND they make men’s apparel! Woop!

Eat Well Embrace Life Hummus Review

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Eat Well Embrace Life Hummus

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About Eat Well Embrace Life:

“Eat Well Embrace Life Hummus was founded in 2011 with a simple mission: to create premium products that celebrate the idea that good taste and eating well go hand in hand.

The parent company, Tryst Gourmet, was founded in 2007.

Made from the finest ingredients and with the greatest attention to detail, Eat Well Embrace Life has Americanized the hummus category by creating hummus from Other Beans. What makes us different and better is our commitment to product innovation, resulting in new, exciting flavors with the Wow! taste and healthy attributes you’ve come to expect.

Thanks to the groundswell of support we get from foodies like you, we’re the nation’s fastest growing hummus company today.

Greater than 90% of our product line is non-GMO, including our beans, tahini and oil. We do not make the claim for non-GMO status because some of the spices used in our toppings have not yet been certified non-GMO. We expect our products to qualify for non-GMO status in the near term and following the formal non-GMO certification process.”

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These are the flavors I tried:

Black Bean

Spicy Red Lentil Chipotle

Wasabi Edamame

Tuscan White Bean

Spicy Yellow Lentil

Zesty Sriracha Carrot

Beet

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Sample ingredient list from the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:

“Ingredients

Non-­GMO Edamame, Canola and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend, Water, Sesame Tahini, Roasted Red Peppers, Salt, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Garlic, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Citric Acid, Onion, Spices, Potassium Sorbate To Maintain Freshness. Contains: Milk.”

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My Thoughts:

All other details aside, this hummus selection was delectable. I loved trying each new flavor each deciphering the unique flavor profiles in each of them. There are many snack options out there, and I like how hummus is a healthy, convenient option amongst them. If I had to pick one, I’d say the Wasabi Edamame hummus was my favorite of the bunch. I am a sucker for that wasabi punch–I couldn’t gobble that one up quick enough. Instead of chips, I like to eat hummus with carrots. That way, I’m truly making it a healthy, nutrient packed snack/meal.

In regards to quality, I was hoping to see a bit more of an encouraging ingredient list. As you can read above, above 90% of the ingredients are non-gmo. While that sounds good, that’s the “best” part of the ingredients. None of them are organic. Such a bummer. I know of an organic hummus brand (that’s in my local store) that I can look to thus, this brand would not be my first choice if I’m looking for a healthy, great quality hummus.

Ingredients are tops to me. Regardless of how good something tastes, I won’t go back to it if I don’t believe in the ingredients. I look forward to when Eat Well Embrace Life starts using organic ingredients. At that point, I’d be on board with them.

 

Garden of Life: Organic, Whole Food, Kind Vitamins Giveaway!

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Garden of Life

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I’ve been very fortunate to try and review many Garden of Life products. These products are made in West Palm Beach, FL–the same city that I was born in. I’ve always enjoyed the quality of the products they make; I also feel great about supporting a south Florida business. You can read my prior reviews here:

http://runonorganic.com/2014/03/13/garden-of-life-wild-rose-detox-raw-fit-review/

http://runonorganic.com/2013/10/29/garden-of-life-organic-supplement-review-new-products/

http://runonorganic.com/2013/10/15/garden-of-life-organic-supplements-giveaway/

http://runonorganic.com/2013/07/28/garden-of-life-supplements-organic-non-gmo-raw-vegan-dairy-free-gluten-free-soy-free/

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My Thoughts on Kind Vitamins:

Garden of Life’s newest product line, Kind Vitamins, has been a very exciting thing for me. I do not just taken any ol’ supplement. I believe that you should take organic, whole food based supplements whenever possible. If they’re not organic and readily digestible by your body, you may be wasting your time and your money.

Luckily, Garden of Life’s Kind vitamins are certified organic and are made of whole food components. They are the highest quality vitamins that I have ever seen on the market. I have been taking them for about a month now and have felt energetic, spry and revitalized. Everything in regards to your health is better when you have adequate levels of nutrients in your body.

If you are going to invest in supplements, invest in these. Better yet, comment below and you will give yourself a chance to win them for yourself! Garden of Life describes them as the “First Whole Food Multivitamin.”

To Enter:

-Leave a comment below sharing why you look forward to trying these vitamins!

That’s it! Good luck! I will e-mail the winner this Friday (10/17)!