Showing posts with label healthy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label healthy. Show all posts

Friday, November 4, 2011

Santé Nuts Review {Discount Code too!}

Celebrate Life Every Day!

Next to my own Tagline (Not Just A Blog, Not Just A Destination, But an Upwards Journey!), Santé Nuts has my favorite company tagline ever: 'Celebrate Life Every Day!' - I couldn't agree more


Santé makes premium nuts from all natural ingredients that are perfect for snacking, salads, baking and more. They start with the highest quality nuts and roast them by hand in small batches, using secret cooking technique that minimizes the amount of oil the nuts absorb during the roasting process.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ- Less oil means less fat
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ- Handmade
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Gluten-Free
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - All Natural
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Kosher


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Candied Pecans
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sweet & Spicy Pecans
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Cinnamon Pecans
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Roasted Salted Pecans
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Candied Walnuts
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Roasted Salted Walnuts
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Garlic Almonds
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Chipotle Almonds
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Cardamom Cashews
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Candied Pistachios

My Take:

I tried the Candied Pecans, Roasted Salted Pecans, Candied Walnuts, and Garlic Almonds. I enjoyed them all, I love that they were crunchy and a great snack straight out of the bag. I tasted a few from each flavor just on their own, and then included the rest in favorite recipes including nut encrusted trout, halibut (pretty much any white fish), in salads, and also enjoyed using the walnuts in my favorite chocolate cake recipe!

They are super fresh and have a really nice un-expected crunch to them, they are so good straight out the bag that I had to force myself to remember to save some to put in my favorite recipes! These will be perfect for holiday entertaining, and would certainly make a thoughtful hostess gift in a lovely bowl.

And for those who are a bit wary of the 'candied' part, I'm not usually a candied lover either, but I want to let you know that these are in fact NOT sticky, or clawing, they are a perfect balance of salt with a very subtle of hint of sweet that makes them great for snacking and perfect to enhance your favorite recipes.

The folks at Santé Nuts have a discount code for you, enter 2011-Blog-169 and receive 25% off any order at

The Garlic Almonds were my personal favorite, they have a great zing to it, and I put those out on game night, and they went very fast! As many of you know I've dropped 26 pounds this year (and I'm almost down another dress size, YAY!) and small substitutions have made a world of difference for me. A few Garlic Almonds are a much healthier snack than a bag of chips! And they satisfy the cravings quite nicely when I want something salty, or something sweet! I loved the candied pecans too!

Keep up with Santé Nuts on Twitter and Facebook too! Tell them you saw them featured on Ascending Butterfly, maybe we can nudge them into hosting a holiday giveaway!

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FTC Info: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been received. I was sent product to review via Zooka Creative, all opinions are 100% my own.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Phenom Coconut Water {Review}

My favorite place to vacation is The Caribbean. At least once per year I try to take a Caribbean vacation (I try to hit someplace different each year). Warm Sandy Beaches, Palm Trees and Coconuts! I don't bring anything remotely electronic (except for my Camera) and I make it a point to disconnect!

Beachside vendors will come at you with a variety of offerings, but the one offering that I rarely pass up is a coconut with a straw! (Sometimes with a lovely cocktail inside, others times just the pure coconut water!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Low in Carbs
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 99% Fat Free
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Low in Sugar
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Regulates Body Temperature
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - All Natural Isotonic Beverage that re-hydrates body
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Carries Nutrients and Oxygen to your cells
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Naturally replenishes body fluids after excercising
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Raises your metabolism
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps to promote weight loss naturally
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Boosts Immune System
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps to detoxify your system and helps to fight viruses
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Cleanses Digestive Tract
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps Control Diabetes
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Aids the body in fighting viruses including those that cause the flu, herpes and Aids
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Balances your PH and helps reduce the risk of cancer
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps to treat kidney and urethral stones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Boosts poor circulation
I don't know about you, but I don't consume nearly as much coconut water back home as I do on vacation, until now that is!

About New PHENOM Coconut Water - Supercharged with GNC Vitamins and Minerals

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 100% NATURAL Coconut Water fortified with GNC Vitamins and Minerals
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - No Artificial Flavors
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - No Added Sugars
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Low Calories
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NO cholesterol

Varieties Include:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - PHENOM HYDRO - HYDRO is 100% natural, unflavored, coconut water enhanced with a boost of 5 essential electrolytes to promote rapid hydration for a perfect balance. Containing 17 times more potassium than the leading super hydration drinks, HYDRO has more potassium than a banana. In PURE flavor.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - PHENOM MEGA V - MEGA V is 100% electrolyte-rich, 100% natural coconut water, fortified with additional premium vitamins and minerals, including 100% of the RDA of vitamin C, plus calcium, vitamin B, and more, to support health and well-being. MEGA V is enhanced with a boost of 5 essential electrolytes, including more potassium than a banana, to promote rapid hydration for a perfect balance. Available in Natural Coconut, Orange Guava Passion, Pineapple Punch.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - PHENOM ENERGY - ENERGY is enhanced with B vitamins to support energy production, plus caffeine and other energizing ingredients to boost metabolism. Its packed with vital vitamins and minerals to support health and well-being, including 100% of the RDA of vitamin C, vitamin B-12 and Niacin, plus calcium, vitamin E, and more. ENERGY is enhanced with a boost of 5 essential electrolytes, including more potassium than a banana, to promote rapid hydration for a perfect balance. Available in Acai Peach and Lemon Mojito.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - PHENOM ANTIOX - ANTIOX provides the hydration benefits of coconut water boosted with antioxidants for protection against cell damaging free radicals. Rich in premium vitamins and minerals, including 150% of the RDA of vitamin C, plus calcium, vitamin B, and more, ANTIOX supports health and well-being.  ANTIOX is enhanced with a boost of 5 essential electrolytes, including more potassium than a banana, to promote rapid hydration for a perfect balance. Available in Blueberry Pomme Flavor

My Take:

This is the closest you can come to sticking a straw into a Coconut, and the best part, you can refrigerate it and get it nice and cold, the fact that PHENOM is super charged with GNC Vitamins and Minerals makes it that much better for you! More potassium than a banana and an immunity booster naturally? Doesn't get much better!

As many of you know I have dropped 26 pounds this year via small lifestyle changes, and including PHENOM into my healthier lifestyle is a simple change that is good for me, and makes my body 'feel' better. It is certainly a million times better for me than soda! And has more Vitamins and Minerals than plain water!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway:  I was provided product to facilitate my review. I am also eligible for additional incentives by participating in this campaign.