GO GREEN or GO HOME: GREEN FESTIVAL TOP 10 PRODUCT ROUNDUP
I recently had the opportunity to attend The Green Festival Expo in Los Angeles. This festival introduced me to hundreds of Green Products and Services from food to drinks to body products, clothes, and so much more. I am happy to share with you my TOP 10 favorite products from the fest! And don't forget the LA Fit Expo is coming in January! More info at the bottom!!!!
1. LA CROIX
I used to drink Coke like crazy! I will admit it! In college it was the hangover cure. When I started weight watchers I turned to Diet Coke for it's 0 points. But NOW La Croix are my go-tos when I feel I need a carbonation fix! The Cola flavor was pretty good but my favorite is the Lemon! And....I use them to make mix drinks. Shhhhh....
Find at Target or your local grocery store like Ralph's! Or if you are lazy AF haha don't worry I won't judge.. Order online here: http://www.lacroixwater.com/buy-online/
2. LENNY & LARRY'S MUSCLE BROWNIE
WHOA!!!! I can have dessert and get 20 grams of protein out of it. Sorry but me personally I am sold thats all I needed to hear! And try their cookies they are AMAZEBALLS! And don't be afraid to pop these suckers in the oven for a few minutes. You won't regret it!
Find at Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Amazon, Whole Foods, Hell I have even seen them on Groupon! Order online here: https://www.lennylarry.com/shop/
3. ELEMENTAL SUPERFOOD BARS
These bars are super yummy, high in protein & fiber, Gluten Free & Dairy Free and contain tons of nutrients! Also did I mention no GMO ingredients... just raw, whole ingredients. Now that is a clean bar! AND they also make a SUPERFOOD CRUMBLE that is incredible!
Find at Whole Foods in LA, Lassens, and Erewhon. If you don't have access to those stores feel free to order some bars online: http://www.elemental-raw.com/categories/seedbars-crumble.html
4. ELEMENT RICE CAKES
I LOVED these rice cakes. Not just your average tasteless rice cake!!! These are made with non-GMO rice and corn and have loads of flavor. I personally loved the Strawberry'n'Cream and the Dark Chocolate Flavor! These are gluten-free, non- GMO, free of artificial flavors, and no trans fat!
Find at Whole Foods or Lassens, for my friends back home at Healthy Horizons OR online: http://store.elementsnacks.com/
5. PUNK RAWK LABS DAIRY FREE CHEESE
Ok so REAL TALK. I have been trying to slowly steer away from dairy for awhile now but HELLO I LOVE CHEESE so it isn't easy! Lately I have been turning to store bought Dairy-Free Daiya Cheese BUT this was the first time I had stumbled upon this brand and the Nacho Nutmilk Cheese was to die for! I ended up buying some and it was gone in ummm a week... just being honest! I was a little upset it didn't melt that well for nachos BUT still I highly recommend. They had super yummy mustards too! AND they are based in Minnesota! Go Midwest!
Order Online: https://store.veganessentials.com/categories.aspx?Keyword=punk+rawk+labs&x=0&y=0 OR send in a PRODUCT REQUEST FORM at your local Whole Foods! Did you know that??? You can request for your local store to start carrying a brand you like and see fit! https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/customer-service
6. HEALTH-AIDE KOMBUCHA
O MAN. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked WTF is Kombucha??? Kombucha is fermented tea containing probiotics and healthy organic acids... That is a fancy way of saying it is good for the GUT! This brand is my absolute favorite but if you don't have access to it don't worry, there are others out there! When I am starting to feel sick or under the weather the Lemon Ginger is a life-saver and on a normal day I LOVE the Pink Lady Apple flavor!
Find at Whole Foods, Gelsons, or Vons and My Midwest Friends, Whole Foods has some good brands too like GT's Kombucha or KEVITA! See below.
7. DAVIDS TOOTHPASTE
Alright. Ready for a crazy story... I used to use Crest Toothpaste on the REG. Then I started to wake up and the inside of my gums would peel off every single morning...Um GROSS as F! I found a thread online saying CREST Toothpaste caused this issue for thousands of people! EW EW EW. For over a year now my go-to has been TOM's Natural Toothpaste but I figured I would give this one a shot! Not the best tasting but no chemicals and all natural!!!
Or get your hands on some TOM's Toothpaste at your local Whole Foods or right here: http://www.tomsofmainestore.com/
8. SUN WARRIOR PROTEIN
This protein powder is one of the cleanest powders I have had the opportunity to try. It is all plant-based, soy free, no sugar added, gluten free, non-GMO, dairy free, and vegan! I am personally a huge fan of the Aztec Chocolate flavor but I will say any friend of mine who enjoys coffee absolutely loves the Mocha flavor!
Find at select Sprouts, Whole Foods, Earth Bar, and GNC's across Los Angeles. Back in Indiana this can be found in Whole Foods, select GNC's, and select Vitamin Shoppes. Feel free to order straight from home: https://sunwarrior.com/store/
9. FOUR SIGMATIC SUPERFOOD BLENDS
Alright I have to be honest with you. I am not much of a coffee drinker just a latte here and there BUT... I will relay the thoughts of a close friend! With this product you are essentially drinking mushrooms which will give you so many nutrients and so much energy to get thru the day! Their mushroom coffee mix will keep you awake all day AND fill your body with all the Superfoods it needs!
Find at Sprouts and Whole Foods across Los Angeles or feel free to shop online: https://us.foursigmatic.com/collections/all
10. CUTE APPAREL AND YOGI BEARS
OMG! This is one of my favorite parts of these events and expos! Such unique, cute finds like these! Check out these links below to get your hands on these items and so much more stuff!
To Shop: #VeganBabe, #PlantBased, Vegan Rocks, I Got 99 Problems But Protein Ain't One, and many more shirts: http://www.vegansrockapparel.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
To Shop: Oh Kale Yeah, Welcome To My Yammy, I'll Guac Your World, Quinoa Get A What What, and many more shirts : http://www.ohkaleyeah.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
To Shop: Avocado Earrings: https://www.etsy.com/search?q=avocado+earrings
To Shop: Meddy Teddies (Not going to lie I am thinking about ordering one of these!!!) : https://www.meddyteddy.com/
EVENT ALERT!!!! The Fit Expo is coming back to Los Angeles January 7-8, 2017! Hope to see you all there!!!! https://www.thefitexpo.com/la.shtml
TRY SOMETHING NEW FIT FRIENDS!!!