Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keep Your Cool...Just Chill!

I was shopping at Whole Foods recently and there was a sample display for a drink called Just Chill. I almost walked right on by, but realized the chocolate I was dying trying to get to was right behind the display. I figured I had to be nice and try this stuff out before asking the nice lady to help me grab my stash of Vosges bars that were hiding behind her. She explained that the drinks help to relax you and alleviate stress and that they can help you sleep. It sounded too good to be true, but I tasted the 3 different flavors and they all tasted pretty good, so I bought one. Just one. I was too skeptical to buy any more than that. I didn't even drink it right away. After a few nights of my typical worrywart insomnia, I decided to drink my Just Chill shortly before bed one night. Shortly after drinking it, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. It was almost like I took a xanax but without the loopy feeling! I must have fallen asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow, something that is not very common for me. I slept great the entire night and woke up feeling revived and refreshed. How could this little natural drink do this?! I had to find out more about it...and buy more!

While researching Just Chill, I learned that the all-natural ingredients include L-Theanine, Lemongrass, Vitamin C, B-Vitamin Complex, Magnesium and Zinc. These ingredients help to alleviate stress, elevate mood, increase focus and reduce tension. The drink doesn't cause sleepiness, but for someone like me who is kept awake by stress or anxiety, it will definitely help you get to sleep! The flavors offered are Tropical, Rio Berry and Jamaican Citrus. Tropical is definitely my favorite, but I like them all! You can find Just Chill at most Whole Foods or Fresh and Easy stores (or check the Store Locator HERE), and you can also buy them online through Amazon with the following links:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Win VIP Box Seats at the Del Mar Racetrack!

One of my social media clients, Valenti Equestrian Club, is hosting an awesome sweepstakes to give away 2 VIP Box Seats at the Del Mar Racetrack! I'm so jealous that I can't enter, but all of my friends and blog readers can! Click the picture for details and to enter!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack from Mamma Chia

I recently reviewed Mamma Chia Vitality Drinks here. Considering how much I love them, I obviously could not wait to try out their new Chia Squeeze Vitality Snacks! I hadn't come across these in my local stores yet, but when I was offered a chance to try out each of their 4 flavors and to do a giveaway, I couldn't refuse! Mamma Chia Squeezes come in 4 yummy flavors: Strawberry Banana, Raspberry Bliss, Apple Cinnamon and Green Magic. The first flavor I tried was Strawberry Banana and I loved it! I popped it in my purse and brought it with me in the car to go pick up my son from preschool. The packets are very similar to the applesauce packets I buy for my son and the newer baby food packaging with the screw off tops and a squeezable pouch. It's a great product for on-the-go families. I was so impressed with the flavor of the Strawberry Banana, I figured there was no way Green Magic could live up to it, but it did! I expected more of a veggie taste with the Green Magic, but the banana and mango flavors won out in this one for sure. My son even tried it and LOVED it, he had no clue there were any veggies involved, which is key with many 5 year olds right?! They will be great to pack in his lunchbox when he starts kindergarten this summer. Once I tried all of the flavors, I had a really hard time picking which one I liked the best. I think I will always keep a variety of all 4 flavors in the house so I can rotate each day!

There are a ton of snacks out there that taste great, but most of them don't pack the healthy punch that Mamma Chia Squeezes do. Not only is each Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack only 70 calories, but there is NO added sugar, and they are made of solely chia seeds, fruit & vegetables! They also have 1200 mg Omega-3, are a good source of fiber, they're gluten-free & vegan, non-GMO and USDA certified organic! Perfect for the whole family! You can buy them online at http://www.shopmammachia.com/, or you can search for stores near you that carry them at http://www.mammachia.com/find-us.

Would you like the chance to try Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snacks for yourself? I'm giving away a few vouchers for FREE Mamma Chia Squeezes! All you need to do to enter is head over to the Mamma Chia Facebook page here , like their page and leave a comment that you were sent by Jen Wright. Then, just come back to this blog post and leave a quick comment letting me know you've entered. I'll choose and announce the winners on July 14th by responding to your blog comment. Good luck!