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MUM’S ORIGINAL SUPERFOODS

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I recently came across a product line called Mum’s Original that I feel deserves a whole blog post, not just a Facebook or Twitter mention!  And you know, when I devote a whole post to something, it HAS to be great.  What makes Mum’s Original so terrific is their product line of superfoods (nutrient-rich foods) that are organic, non-GMO, Kosher , delicious, reasonably priced and, of course, great for your health! 

[SPECIAL OFFER:  you guys get a special 15% discount for any online orders plus FREE SHIPPING.  Just order your products via the Mum’s website and key in the discount code “REALDEAL” upon checkout.  How awesome is that?  I know, I know, I’m the best blushing ]

As a side note, the company’s owner, Ann Barnes, is herself a mother of two children, so  she is just as concerned about her kids’ futures and providing healthy foods grown in an ethical manner as you and I are.

Listed below are some of my favorite Mum’s original products (although truth be told I love them all), with a little info explaining why they are good for you and how you can start incorporating them into your daily diet:

Hemp hearts – a rich source of complete and vegan protein, Omega 3 and 6 (including the anti-inflammatory GLA), minerals and anti-oxidants.  Mum’s also has different varieties of Hemp hearts, each offering their own unique taste and health benefits.  I use hemp hearts on yogurt, in smoothies, as a replacement for bread crumbs, and in salads.

Premium white chia seeds – one of the richest plant based sources of Omega 3, chia seeds have a better nutritional profile than flax seeds and I tend to use them a lot more often for this reason.   The high anti-oxidants help build the immune system and ward off infection and illness. They are also a rich source of insoluble fiber as well as great to use as an egg replacer in baking (1 Tablespoon ground chia seeds + 3 Tablespoons water = 1 egg).

Goji berries – Heart healthy and a natural anti-carcinogen, this sweet and chewy fruit is full of healthy fats, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein.  But these aren’t just any goji berries, these are seriously the best tasting goji berries I have tried! I use them in cereal, on yogurt and in my own energy-boosting Trail Mix combining goji berries, coconut cacao nibs (see below), organic shredded coconut and almonds.

Raw cacao powder – Not the same as commercial cocoa powder (are you still using that stuff? Stop! It doesn’t have nearly the same health benefits.) Scoring an amazing 92,000 on the ORAC scale – a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements (to put this in perspective, Dutch cocoa powder scores about 40,000) –  Mum’s organic is the only cacao powder you should be using for baking.  Seriously.

Coconut cacao nibs – I’ve been eating raw cacao nibs for a while now, purely for it’s antioxidant value and high fiber, but these blow them away.  To be honest, plain raw cacao nibs are pretty bitter and I don’t really love the taste.  Mum’s original took care of that problem, by coating their cacao nibs in a some coconut sugar, a low-glycemic natural sweetener, and it tastes amazing!  Plus, one serving has 9 grams of fiber…..so basically you can have one delicious serving of this…….or a bowl of that disgusting Fiber One cereal with it’s high gluten, irritating whole wheat fiber and preservatives. sick

Organic unpolished heirloom quinoa – what makes this quinoa different is that it is hand washed to remove the natural sour exterior: this keeps the germ intact and increases fiber by more than 50%. So, if you are already eating quinoa, a high protein, gluten-free delicious alternative to rice, pasta or other side dish, why not try this version instead?  And if you have never tried quinoa, this brand is definitely the one to use.

Himalayan rock salt – Untouched for millions of years, this crystal pink salt holds a huge array of minerals and elements that are needed for optimum health. Unprocessed natural salt is essential to the human body for the normal functioning of our metabolism, absorption of water and electrical communication between the cells.  It is so much better for you (not to mention tastier) than common table salt, and can be used wherever you would normally use salt.

Finely milled banana powder –  This delicious powder contains an abundance of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, good-for-you fats, and many trace minerals.  It can be added to smoothies, used as a dessert topper, and even to replace 10-20% of the sugar called for in a recipe.

At 15% off and free shipping, why not give these amazing products a try, and comment below if you love them as much as I do!

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TOP 5 REASONS TO BUY THE TRX


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If you’ve been following my Facebook Page, you have realized by now that I’m a teensy bit obsessed with the TRX Suspension Trainer – an exercise tool created by a former Navy Seal that hasn’t excited me this much since the aerobic Step was created by Gin Miller way back in 1989.  When I first attended a step class in the early 90’s, I turned to my best friend and said “there’s no way in hell I’ll ever be able to do that.”  In a short time, I was an avid stepper, and it’s one of my favorite exercise activities to this day.  I’m telling you this because I find a lot of people are intimidated by the TRX, and I’m not sure why. Is it the way the it hangs there, in the middle of your gym floor and you don’t want to look like an idiot trying to figure out the way it works?  tongue

Well, here are the top 5 reasons you should buy a TRX, even if you are intimidated by it, because you will quickly learn how easy it is to set up and use properly:

1) You can take the TRX anywhere.  Yes ANYWHERE.  Attach this thing to a tree, the monkey bars at the park….hell, you can attach it to a freakin’ traffic light if you so desire…..check out this wild and crazy guy:

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Of course, you CAN go the conventional/normal route and just use a sturdy door frame in your house or a beam on your ceiling.  Safer…..and maybe a little more sane.

2) Beginner to advanced, anyone can use it.  Check out my 12 year old son…..awww, how cute is he? Anyhow, he loves using the TRX and found it super easy to use and understand as soon as I showed him a few moves.  If a preteen can do it, so can you!

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3) TRX has lots of videos to get you started.  Whether you are looking for more cardio-based, strength training exercise, a more advanced military training style program, or simply to get rid of back pain and improve your posture, there’s a DVD routine for you.  They even come with booklets clearly depicting the exercises shown in the DVD so you can do them anywhere (refer to Reason #1 to buy the TRX).  No excuses!

4) TRX will give you the best abs.  Period. Let’s just say that after having 4 kids, I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made with the help of the TRX.  It not only gives you nice looking abdominals, but strengthens your entire core no matter what exercises you perform using it.  Their motto isn’t “All Core All The Time” for nothing!

5) Get FREE shipping on your order.  How can you beat that?  Seriously, you have to click the banner above and get one.   You’ll thank me, I promise.   And share this post with your friends! Better yet, buy it for your friends!

Don’t want to take my word for it?  Check out this video below:

P.S. TRX now has another amazing product call the Rip Trainer – learn more about that HERE.

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