Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

#Review ~ Shanti Bar Healthy Resolution Gift Guide

By now most of you who made New Year's Resolutions, have broken them.  I'm here to say it is never late to make a healthy change.  February can be the month to make those changes. 

My son’s school made changes in the lunchroom.  They wanted parents to be conscious of what we as parents feed our children.  They sent out a list of junk food that is not allowed in school for lunch. No more Takis chips or cupcakes, gummy worms are allowed.  Yes, being a parent and working at a school I have seen kids eat these items for lunch.  This changed my mindset because I can make my kids lunch better by making better choices in what I buy.     

I want my family to have a healthier lifestyle.  While searching online I came upon the Shanti Bar.  I received the Shanti Sample Pack to try out.

What is Shanti Bar?

Shanti Bar was created by Ashanty Williams and Lauren Feingold in 2012.  They combined their backgrounds in culinary arts and sports fitness.  They had two goals; one was to create clean, raw, natural foods to nourish our bodies and to make it delicious.

As you know, some superfoods are hard to swallow.  Ashanty and Lauren had an idea! They created this energy and protein bar that are tasty. The ingredients are 100% organic, plant-based ingredients, spices and nutrient-rich superfoods (like chia and hemp seeds, acai, spirulina, and cacao.) Shanti Bar is high protein, nutrient-dense superfoods for everyday eating.

Shanti Bars have no refined sugars, no preservatives, verified Non-GMO, USDA Organic, Certified Paleo, Gluten Free and contain 7g to 17g of protein. Which equals to #RawPower.

Shanti Bars are available in the following flavors:

BOOST COCONUT is packed with nutrients, like coconut and maca. This energy bar provides 7g of plant-based protein. Coconut is not only delicious and creamy, it is also known as a fat-burning agent.

LONGEVITY CACAO - A soft and chewy chocolate brownie without the guilt and powered with health benefits. We have combined the wonderful Cacao taste mixed in with the libido enhancing Maca and the hydration powers of Chia in one scrumptious energy bar that contains 8 grams of plant-based protein.

POWER ACAI - A rich and decadent Açaí Bowl bursting with berries and super foods. This is packed with antioxidants, nutrients and fatty acids to keep your hair and skin healthy and hydrated from the inside out. This powerful ingredient list showcases an abundance of super foods that are high in antioxidants, vitamins and the minerals such as Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Biotin.

POWERHOUSE SPIRULINA - combines the wonderful detoxifying properties of Spirulina with the Omegas of Hemp and the Hydration of Chia. One SHANTI BAR POWERHOUSE SPIRULINA packs in 80% of your daily recommended intake for Vitamin A. This green wonder Energy Bar provides the body with vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals making it a great option for a fast recovery with 9 grams of plant protein. 

RECHARGE GOJI BAR is bursting with only organic, raw and nutrient-dense ingredients. This bar contains 8 grams of plant-based protein providing long-lasting energy and satisfaction. This sweet and delicious Energy bar is loaded with amino acids, Vitamin C omegas, protein, and over 21 trace minerals.

RECOVER TURMERIC is jam-packed with exotic flavor and nutrient-rich ingredients. Goji Berries for glowing skin, Turmeric for anti-inflammatory properties and Cardamom for a digestive aid, Chia Seeds for a rich source of calcium, and Hemp Seeds for an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Enjoy 17 grams of plant-based protein with this tropical delight.

REVITALIZE GOLDENBERRY is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other life-giving properties that heal, energize and rejuvenate the body and the mind. With 17 grams of plant-based protein, this bar is perfect as a meal replacement or post-workout recovery. It is jam-packed with nutrient-rich ingredients such as goldenberries, chia seeds and hemp seeds ready to boost your immunity and strength.

VITALITY MULBERRY gives you the energy-giving powers of mulberries along with the prized antioxidant properties of cacao and enriched with the libido enhancing wonders of Maca. Every last inch of this SHANTI BAR is exploding with nature’s goodness boosting your levels with vitamins, minerals, and 17g of plant-based protein.


My kids and I have sampled all of the Shanti Bars above.  My son's favorite, as well as mine, is the Coconut Bar.  I put a Shanti Coconut Bar in my son's lunchbox.  It's perfect for lunch and as a snack for him after school.  This is my go-to protein bar after a quick workout at home.  Shanti Bars taste delicious and are nutritious.  By the afternoon, I need something that can recharge me that is not loaded with a ton of sugar. As we all know, sugar will give a temporary kick but fades.  I grab a Shanti Bar and it gives me the peace of mind knowing what I put in my body is healthy.    
Shanti Bars are sold individually and as variety/party packs. 

Which one will you buy?

You can purchase Shanti Bar online and at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Whole Foods Market, and Harmon Face Values.

Follow Shanti Bar on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and YouTube for more information and promotions. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday's Quote of the Week

Tuesday's Quote of the week:

"Life is like a CAMERA . . .
FOCUS on what's important,
CAPTURE the good times,
DEVELOP  from the negatives,
and if things don't work out,
Take another SHOT"

Share this post with your friends and family. Do you have a quote that has helped you? If so, leave me a comment and I may use it in a future post.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Folgers Jingle Contest 2017 ~ Win $25K and Mentoring Session with Chris Young

This post was sponsored by Folgers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsement and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Every weekend I get to sleep in late as the kids are with grandma.  That lets me make my cup of Folgers coffee.  I can savor the taste longer with all the peace and quiet. Nowadays, when you turn on the television, you cannot go a day without hearing the Folgers jingle.

This jingle has become synonymous with coffee.  The jingle is a piece of pop culture. Generations after generations have heard the tune and sang along to the words. Folgers has a tradition of inspiring musicians to follow their dreams, and this year, they have teamed up with country music singer/songwriter Chris Young to encourage aspiring musicians to create their own version of the iconic Best Part of Wakin' Up™  Jingle in the Folgers Jingle Contest.

Here are the details:

* Submit a video of your best version of the jingle on the Folgers website from January 30th through February 27th.  Your version of the Jingle must include the complete melody and complete lyrics of “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up is Folgers in Your Cup.”

* From February 27th to March 19th, 5 semi-finalists will be chosen and each will have a mentor session with Chris Young before the online vote.

* From March 27th to April 24th, fans around the country will get the chance to vote daily for their favorite jingle. Every vote automatically enters you to win prizes up to $10,000.

* Finally, in May, one winner will be selected to win the grand prize of $25,000!

Now it is your turn to put your twist on this classic jingle and your chance to win $25,000 and a mentoring session with country singer/songwriter Chris Young.  

What are you waiting for? Enter here now and don't forget to vote for your favorites.