Archives: March 2012

27 Mar 2012, Comments (2)

Health Kismet Incredible Greens

Author: Healthnuttxo

Something new to try! I was offered to try Health Kismet Incredible Greens for free. It has a bunch of awesome stuff in it, and you know I’m a sucker for anything with a bunch of healthy ingredients! Take a look!


But what to mix it with? I was given some suggestions, and had to work with what I had available in my teeny tiny apartment (hence teeny tiny fridge…)

I tried mixing it with water first. Mildy minty aroma, and turned the water a very dark green once mixed. The flavor isn’t bad- it’s mildy sweet, but also has a bit of flavor to it. It reminds me of that flavor that protein drinks sometimes have, but it’s very subtle since I mixed it with water. I wouldn’t say I would like to drink it like this all the time, but it’s certainly not bad.

What I liked about it mixed with the water is that it wasn’t grainy. It mixed really smoothly, and I wouldn’t have been able to tell it was a power addition by drinking it. As in, it didn’t feel “piecy” in my mouth at all, I just felt like I was drinking a flavored water beverage.

NEXT UP,  in some chunky applesauce. It may not look super pretty but…

how did it taste?

Not bad! I really couldn’t taste too much of the powder. I added about half a scoop since it was a 4 oz cup of applesauce. It provided a tiny bit of flavor, almost providing a “creamy” aspect to the applesauce. But really, it didn’t hinder the flavor of the applesauce too much, and I kind of liked it !

This could totally be used on halloween too for it’s green and spooky appearance. Green Goblin grub, anyone?? 😉

Lastly, I tried it in some cranberry juice! Cranberry juice is super healthy and one of my favorite juices. I figured the tart flavor of the cranberry might go good with the Incredible Greens.

It was a pretty good paring! As predicted, I didn’t taste too much of the Greens, but it gave a creamy-ish texture to the juice and a “creamier taste” as well. I think it was pretty good!

OVERALL, 3.5 STARS. Sometimes I think a full scoop is a little strong, so  you may want to start out with half a scoop and work your way up, depending on what you mix with. It has a bit of an acquired taste, but it’s really not too strong that when mixed with something can be a great addition. I think this product is worth a try!

You can see more about this green superfood powder and other products here.

And want to try it for yourself? For a limited time, you can get a tub of Health Kismet Incredible Greens for 50 % off. Just use the coupon code: healthnuttxo

Voila! Let me know if any of you try it and how you used it!

This was a sponsored review, and I received the product for free. In no way, shape or form is my opinion about the product altered.
18 Mar 2012, Comments (2)

Popcorn, Indiana Black & White Kettle Corn

Author: Healthnuttxo

POPCORN! What an awesome snack. You can get it sweet, salty, spicy, and chocolate-y too! We all know about my love for the last flavor I tried by Popcorn, Indiana (yea, that bag was gone in a day…) so I KNEW this one would be equally as good.

I opened up the bag that I got for free from the company, and saw pieces of kettlecorn, some drizzled generously in a black and white coating, and also “clumps” of popcorn. Meaning, there were “clumps” of 4-5 pieces of popcorn all being held together by a delicious black and white drizzle. Was I complaining? Nope. Not even a little 🙂

I tried one of the clumps. Mmm….delicious. The popcorn was light and fluffy, but still crunchy. The white and black coating was smooth and very sweet, and provided both a chocolate and vanilla type of flavor. The crunchy and slightly saltiness of the popcorn made the popcorn taste almost like chocolate covered pretzels…but better.

The popcorn was definitely on the sweet side, so I think it would go great with a glass of milk (soy, almond, moo juice, whatever fits your preferences 😉 ). But it was really good! I love black and white cookies, so black and white popcorn is certainly a new favorite.

YES, this was addictive. YES, I had more than a serving (hahaha way more than a serving…) and YES, the bag is currently gone (boo!). Therefore, this popcorn gets 4.5 stars. Glad I got a chance to try it! I believe I have seen it at Whole Foods during the holiday season. Keep an eye out, and if you have seen it please leave a comment so we can find it at the stores and enjoy! 🙂

And…..I may or may not have been so excited to try this that I ripped the bag. OOOOOOPS! =)

13 Mar 2012, Comments (3)

Kellogg’s Chocolate Krave cereal

Author: Healthnuttxo

Cereal is a staple for me. Every day, every morning, a bowl of the stuff with some almond milk, and usually a sliced banana. It’s delicious, and light enough to let me go to the gym after without weighing me down or feeling sick. So, needing a change from my usual (love you, Cinnamon Pecan Special K <3) I wanted something to channel my inner child. Something sugary, something chocolatey, something new.

What fit the bill? New Krave cereal!

I’ll admit. The whole “K” in place of “C” kind of bothered me. A lot. I always have this internal resentment when companies spell things wrong on purposely, whether it’s supposed to be cute or creative or not. It bothers me, because I’m nuts about spelling, and when people spell things incorrectly. It happens. And…I bought it anyway.

In the ride home, I grabbed a handful. I almost always try a new product right when I get it. Why I couldn’t wait for the drive home beats me, but hey, I was also hungry.

First I looked at the size. Tinier than I expected. For some reason I had mini-wheat sized squares oozing with chocolate filling in my head. What I got? Not so much. More of the size of my fingertip, with a very slight chocolate filling (aka barely any).

However, just because the inside wasn’t oozing, didn’t mean the chocolate flavor wasn’t there. These little guys were crunchy, sweet, and had a milk chocolate flavor.

In fact….I felt like I’ve eaten this before. WHAT did this taste like? I ate more and more trying to figure it out, but couldn’t. It wasn’t until I threw the box to my brother and had him try some that he said “these taste like Cookie Crisp” that the lightbulb went off in my head.

A-HA!!!! COOKIE CRISP! So if you are a fan of that cereal, you’ll love this one. Chocolatey, yet hint of vanilla, and that salty sweet flavor going on as well. I think they are WAY too sweet for a morning cereal (I tried, and instantly put it back in my pantry) but for snacking, they are delicious! I didn’t even need milk, and I just ate them straight from the box.

I know what you’re thinking. Surely this cereal is full of fillers and yuck and yadda yadda this and yadda yadda that. WRONG! I hope you are pleasantly surprised. The ingredients aren’t half bad!

YES, sugar is listed before whole grain oat flour which is a bit of a letdown, but I’ll let it slide….for now.

So, all in all, 4 stars. Yum!

And the nutritionals…

Source

Something new to try! I got a free box of Nimble bars by Balance bar. I was excited, especially when I heard that they had a PEANUT BUTTER flavor. Like music to my ears…

I also love that the bars have calcium, fiber, protein and are sweetened with truvia! More nutritional music to my  ears (wait…what??)

Plus, something new, there is lutein, beta-carotene and antioxidants c and e which are good for the skin (“when consumed daily for 2 weeks” as the box says).

And…. only 120 calories each! Nice. However, to throw a con in there, they are a bit on the tiny side :/

However, let the review of the flavors commence. The bar itself was very soft, and chewy, and also quite dense. The flavor was ok, not super peanut buttery, but I can tell its “peanut butter flavored”. It was sweet but not too sweet, but NOT sugary tasting. It also had that salty flavor, and a little bit of an aftertaste.

I noticed that both bars had tiny little orange dots in them. If you look closely at the pic, you can see it!

This one gets 3.5 stars

Next up, the Yogurt Orange Swirl-

I noticed that it was sweeter than the peanut butter flavor, but also soft and chewy. It had  a rather good orange flavor, and actually tasted kind of like a creamsicle! Mmm : )

This one also had a tad bit of saltiness to it, but I enjoyed it as a whole. This one also gets 3.5 stars

Overall, pretty good. Have water nearby as they made me crave a cup of it! They are kinda tiny which is something to note, but I like the nutritional facts, the ingredients, and the flavor is quite good. AND only 4 grams of sugar! Woo! Two thumbs up!

Nutritional Information for the Peanut Butter flavor (SOURCE).

Nutritional Information for the Yogurt Orange Swirl flavor (SOURCE).

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