Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Superfoods Box!

I'm a monthly subscriber to the Goddess Provisions box, which includes crystals, essential oils, teas, chocolates, and other goddess-worthy goodies. And I'll be sharing the contents of my August box (it has a unicorn theme!) soon. But every once in a while, Goddess Provisions releases a special-edition, extra box that isn't included in the subscription service. I'm such a nerd, and I get super-excited when these special boxes are released. I have to have them all! A few have been crystal boxes (with only crystals!). Others have been designed for retrogrades or solstices. Most recently, they released a Superfoods Box, so I ordered it!

Here's what was inside: Lica Cole The Good Vibe Polishing Paste, Navitas Organics Superfood + Cacao Hemp Almonds, Yumbutter Plant Protein + Probiotic Almond Butter, Pranayums Super Spice Shots, Koyah Smoothie Tubes, Shanti Vitality Bar, HealthForce MacaForce Lucuma Spice, Urban Moonshine Digestive Bitters, Vitanica Adrenal Tasty Tonic, and Spice Foods Argentine Chimichurri Almonds.

A few of these items were already in past monthly Goddess boxes, like the Shanti bar, the digestive bitters, and the chimichurri almonds. But I was happy to have more of those!

I've been using the adrenal tonic (which has a chai spice flavor) and the maca-lucuma powder as an add-in in my smoothies. The adrenal tonic is supposed to boost your body's response to stress, and the maca powder boosts energy and concentration (I can attest that maca actually works very well for an energy boost!). Y'all, I know this smoothie looks gross, but it was delicious — Green Berry Chai!

I LOVED the Koyah smoothie tubes. These are tubes of powdered greens and fruits, and they make perfect pre-run fuel. You just mix with cold water and drink! They're thick like smoothies, and they contain a LOT of real food. The Pineapple-Kale-Banana has 2 cups of kale, 1/2 cup of pineapple, and 1/4 cup of banana. Hey, look, kitty photo bomb!

I think I was most excited to try the Yum Butter Protein Almond Butter because PROTEIN! I have some other protein nut butters at home, and they're okay, but they do have a slightly chalky protein powder texture. This stuff, however, doesn't have that texture at all! It's smooth and creamy and contains 10 grams of protein per serving. I had some on a whole wheat bagel with smashed blueberries for breakfast after my run on Monday.

I've been making golden milk lattes with the Spice Shots. These little packets have turmeric, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, and cinnamon, so there's a bit of a chai flavor. I shake with cold almond milk and a 1/2 tbsp of bee-free honee and then heat in the microwave for about one minute. Great afternoon pick-me-up!

The Good Vibe Polishing Paste is the only non-edible product in the box. This body scrub has a bright lemon and bergamot scent and is loaded with superfoods (for your body!) like moringa, matcha, camu camu, and walnuts. The grounds are super-fine, so no worries about clogging your shower drain.

On the Goddess Provisions blog, they posted a recipe using MOST of the ingredients in the box. I'd already used up my two smoothie tubes, so I subbed out fresh greens and fruit, but here's my Superfood Smoothie Bowl! The base is banana, berries, kale, almond milk, a spice shot, maca-lucuma powder, and adrenal tonic, and it's topped with the cacao-hemp almonds (these are so good!!), banana, hemp and chia seeds, and protein almond butter. Delicious!! I'd never used almond butter on a smoothie bowl before, but what a good idea!

This Superfoods Box is still available on the Goddess Provisions site. It's $44 and well worth it!

By the way, I'm a Goddess Provisions ambassador, which means I make a couple bucks if anyone signs up using this link. I don't get my boxes free though, just to be clear. I subscribe and pay the $33 a month, and it's totally worth it. It's a great deal, and the boxes are so much fun!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

What a fun bonus box! It's always interesting to try new super foods. I'm definitely into that yum butter, it looks amazing! I think it's genius to smash berries and add them to your ab bagel! If I decide to sign up in the future I'll definitely use your link :)