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It's the last day of the Blogiversary Giveaways, and this is a gooder worth over $100 CAD!
Having a high-quality vegan protein powder on hand is very important to me. It's a way for me to get protein into my diet when I may not feel super hungry (aka migraine time). Why vegan? Whey-based protein powders are a no-no for those of us with lactose intolerance!
Finding a vegan yogurt that tasted great and came in unsweetened versions was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
After scanning the grocery store and health food store shelves, I would always walk disappointed and frustrated there wasn't an option that would work for me and my nutritional needs (Dairy-free and unsweetened). Especially when new yogurt brands and flavours seemed to be popping up on the daily.
Then Yoso came into my life and my yogurt game has been forever changed! Their products are a person with specific nutritional requirements dream. They are: GMO free, vegan, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, peanut free, free from preservatives, carrageenan free and casein free.
Ever since I discovered Welo, I have been a *tiny* bit obsessed.
What began with me lusting over their brightly-coloured, fun Instagram feed turned into a full-blown love affair when I tasted their probiotic cold-pressed juices and bars.
1) They come in flavours I absolutely ADORE.
2) They list the potassium content on their labels which is crucial for a #migrainewarrior.
Kind words are like honey.
I think of this quote every time I'm cooking with Drizzle Honey or popping by their offices to say hi.
Drizzle honey is raw, sophisticated, sustainable and oozing with the love of founder, Aja Horsley.
Just call me a hemp-aholic.
Since becoming a Manitoba Harvest Hemp Ambassador, hemp hearts have become a part of my daily routine. I make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and treats with them because of their amazing nutritional benefits.
Each 30g serving of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts contains:
- 8 grams of protein
- 8 grams of omegas 3 & 6
- 9 grams of fibre
- All 10 essential amino acids.
Raise your hand if social media rules your day ✋
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- How to gain Instagram followers on the daily
- Write a kick-ass IG bio
- How the heck to use hashtags
- The Golden Rule of Social Media
- How to be authentic and take the "ick" out of sales online
- Spend less time on social media but have my accounts GROW
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Baths are one of my ultimate forms of self-care.
Warm water, peacefulness, a good book and a Bare Skin Bar complete the picture!
Since discovering Bare Skin Bars last year, there hasn't been a bath bomb since that I love as much. Made in British Columbia, these bars are sustainably-made in small batches from amazing ingredients that vary according to the flavour of your bar (Find the ingredient list here). What I love is that they're all free from preservatives, parabens/phthalates (commonly found in fragrance oils), and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)/sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
Kombucha is my "fancy" drink.
Living with chronic illness, I don't drink alcohol often nor do I sip on sugar-laden beverages. Luckily, the world of kombucha has exploded and I have a local favourite who has supported A Lush Life since it's earliest beginnings — Wild Tea Kombucha!
Who doesn't love made in Canada products?
I fell in love with LocalBoom back in September. It was love at first sight with the array of products available and it's mission.
LocalBoom is a full-circle, sustainable shopping website. When you buy online through LocalBoom, you not only support the local entrepreneur, but the community as well. A portion of each sale is donated back into the community, whether that’s through donating bars of soap to a homeless shelters or monetary contributions to local charities supported by LocalBoom customers.
Can you believe A Lush Life is 1 YEAR OLD?
I can still remember the day and night before the site and my first blog post went live on Jan. 13, 2017. I was nervous wreck, barely slept and was SO excited to start sharing my recipes and skin care/beauty reviews with you. Only nine months in and I made a big change to the blog — I started talking about my chronic illnesses. I had no idea what the response would be but I knew it would make the blog more authentic. And, let me say, I am BLOWN AWAY by the love, support and encouragement you have shown me. I couldn't ask for a better community that is growing by the day!