Let's start with the pros.
The writing style of this book is very casual and easy to understand. I know I'm not the only one who appreciates a down to earth approach to health. I like how she outlines each individual ingredient and tells you exactly what it can do for your body and how it can help you.
The cons are:
This book can only really be used as an index for ingredients. It has all these different sections like "depression" and "fatigue" and saying that these conditions can be cured by including a few simple superfoods into your diet. This is a bit misleading because everyones body reacts differently to certain foods. For example Jac goes crazy hyper if she has raw cacao, whereas I can eat a lot more without being affected.
The main benefit I got while reading this book was information on all these different superfoods and made sure to not take the fact that they can "cure" you all that seriously.
|The fast facts are really interesting...|
|1,2 chai chai chai 3,4 chai chai chai|
We made the chai tea latte and it was delicious! She has alot of yummy and creative recipes in the back of the book and a lot of them use the ingredients she outlined.
This book was sent to us through Vega, so naturally they also included some other samples of their wonderful Vega products that we are huge fans of. I've never tried their Shake & Go's and was excited to try 'em out!
|Chocolate and Tropical|
I made this bomb of a blueberry-berry Vega, frozen yogurt bowl. All it is is: avocado, blueberries, Vanilla Almondilla Shake and Go and a little bit of stevia. The Shake and Go's are pretty much like Vega but less "proteiny" getting more down to the flavour business.
We've also decided to include some of our favourite snack bars from Taste of Nature in the giveaway package. These bars are delicious; not too overly sweet, contain all organic ingredients, are gluten-free and vegan. Pretty much our dream bars. And they are made in Canada, saaweeet! I'm not even sure if they sell them in the U.S. so for non-Canadians this is your chance to try something totally new. :)
|*NOTE: the Niagara Apple Country is the only bar that isn't gluten-free certified. Celiacs be aware.*|
*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED* To enter the giveaway, leave a comment letting us know your favourite summer fruit! We are obsessed with fruit and are genuinely curious to know what is your fave!
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Just to clarify, the winner will receive the book and 6 Taste of Nature bars.
The winner will be announced next Wednesday. Hopefully Canada Post will be up and running soon!