The new Shake & Go Smoothie by Vega (health food giant Sequel Naturals’ wildly successful line of plant-based nutrition bars and drinks) is quickly becoming one of “Mom’s” favorite supplements to start the day! The Shake & Go Smoothie is brimming with 11 grams of essential protein, probiotics, 2500 mg of Omega 3’s, vitamins and nutrients – all in a tasty, convenient 65% raw organic powder that is perfect for busy moms’ who want to stay healthy and at the top of their game throughout the day. In addition, the Shake & Go Smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, wheat-free and yeast-free. For those who want to reap the benefits of eating their greens daily, but may not always have the time to prepare a leafy green salad or sauté a mixture of kale & spinach in some olive oil, Vega makes it possible to add two servings of vegetables to your diet in a flash! Just like the name implies – simply Shake & Go!

This plant-based beverage is available in 4 distinct, tasty flavors, including Bodacious Berry, Choc-A-Lot, Tropical Tango, and Vanilla Almondilla. The Shake & GoSmoothies taste creamy and delicious mixed with water, or they can be added to Almond Milk or Rice Milk, as well. Each 300g pouch contains 12 servings, and costs a reasonable $23.95. Visit www.myvega.com.

Vega products have been developed by best-selling author Brendan Brazier, an internationally renowned speaker and award-winning competitive triathlete. The most recent version of his best-selling diet and fitness bible, Thrive, contains a foreword written by Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, Vega’s newest enthusiast.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Heard of agave nectar, but just not sure how to use it or what it is? Chef Stephen Richards, author of Delicious Meets Nutritious and BetterBody Foods CEO, has developed Xagave, a complete sugar replacement, for all of your cooking, baking, and sweetening needs. What is Xagave? It is a low glycemic food (meaning it will not spike your blood sugar levels) that is a Premium Blend of Agave Nectar derived from organic Agave Salmiana (White Agave) and organic inulin from Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave). Certified USDA Organic, Xagave nectar contains no absolutely no artificial sweeteners or additives. In addition, it has been processed at very low temperatures so it qualifies as a raw food. Raw foodists everywhere will rejoice! For those who wish to incorporate Xagave into their daily life, delving into Delicious Meets Nutritious is a phenomenal resource! Filled with family favorites, such as Banana (Nut) Bread, Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes (who needs brown sugar?!), and Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Chef Stephen Richards introduces you to a whole new way of enjoying food without the added sugar and calories. In fact, you will not even miss it!

What “Mom” has found is that cooking with Xagave actually makes some of the normally drier baked goods, such as breads or cakes, much more moist and delectable. Her favorite so far? The Whole Wheat Carrot Pineapple Cake! YUM!

To learn more about the health benefits of Xagave, or to order a copy of Delicious Meet Nutritious, which currently arrives with a free 25 oz. bottle of Xagave, please visit www.xagave.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Hurry – this offer won’t last long! Reserveage Organics is offering a complimentary bottle of ViraLaurin Immune or Vibrance Multivitamin when you purchase Resveratrol 500MG. With cold and flu season here, this is a wonderful time to stock up on these organic supplements.

Click here to take advantage of this free gift from Reserveage Organics.

*This is not a paid advertorial. Please see disclosure.*

Cold & flu season is upon us once again! To pump up your immune system in defense of the inevitable germs encountered this time of year, Xigo (which means “life force”) offers total support for both adults and children in a pleasant-tasting chewable supplement. Lightly sweetened naturally with Stevia, Xigo is made up of 3 key ingredients that work together synergistically, L-glutamine, beta-glucans and lactoferrin. Xigo is perfect for busy families, those traveling during the upcoming holiday season, or for tucking into a drawer at the office to keep your immune system built up during the coming months.

The three products in the Xigo line include:

Xigo Daily Immune Defense: Provides ongoing immune support with 490 mg of beta-glucans, L-glutamine and lactoferrin formula in a chewable tablet. Also includes zinc for oxidative stress support and beta-carotene for improved absorption ($25.95 SRP, 30-day supply).

Xigo Maximum Immune Defense: Extra-strength formula provides 800 mg of beta-glucans, L-glutamine and lactoferrin in a chewable tablet for a quick immune response ($14.95 SRP, 60-hour supply).

Xigo Daily Immune Defense for Children: Provides ongoing immune support with an appropriate child’s dose of 245 mg of beta-glucans, L-glutamine and lactoferrin formula in a chewable tablet. Also includes zinc and beta-carotene ($20.95 SRP, 30-day supply).

Mom” loved the light citrus flavor as the Xigo tablet was chewed, and it did not leave an unpleasant aftertaste at all. The tablets come packaged in a convenient single dose packet, so you can place a couple in your purse or even your pocket when you are on-the-go!

Xigo products can be purchased nationwide at select natural health food stores and The Vitamin Shoppe. For more information, please visit www.xigohealth.com.

*Company generously provided images, samples, and information for this review.*

If you haven’t yet tried CalNaturale Svelte, here is your chance! You can print a $5 off coupon right on their website! “Mom” had the opportunity to try all 4 flavors, and every one is both fabulous and filling!

To take advantage of this special offer, click here.

*Image provided by CalNaturale Svelte. This is not a paid advertorial. Please see disclosure.*

For those who saw the review on this high potency vegetarian supplement, you will be pleased to hear that VitaminShoppe.com is offering $7.00 off the purchase price of NutraVege online! Visit VitaminShoppe.com to take advantage of this great deal!

*Image provided by Ascenta. This is not a paid advertorial. Please see disclosure.*

YogaEarth™ is currently offering a fabulous deal on both their Balance and Vitality products! You can purchase one 30 pack at the introductory price of $59.99, and receive the 2nd one free! (that equates to about $1 a day!)

For more information, visit www.yogaearth.com.

*Images provided by YogaEarth™. This is not a paid advertorial. Please see disclosure.*

Extremely quick to assemble, this salad from registered dietician Cynthia Sass can be served alone as a lunch option or as a side dish to a larger meal.

Lima Bean and Tomato Pasta Salad

Ingredients

¼ cup whole wheat rotini

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp NutraVege

1 medium vine ripened tomato, diced

¼ Hass avocado, diced

½ cup cooked lima beans

2 Tbsp basil chopped in strips

Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

Bring about 2 cups of water in a boil. Add a pinch of salt. Add pasta, return to boil for about 3 minutes or until pasta is el dente. Remove from heat and drain (don’t rinse). Add 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil to prevent sticking. Place into a glass bowl and cool in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Toss with NutraVege, fold in the remaining ingredients and refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving.

*Recipe courtesy of registered dietician and vegan Cynthia Sass. Image courtesy of NutraVege.*

Looking for a great way to add in your recommended daily allowance of essential fatty acids? Ascenta’s NutraVege is currently on sale for $7 off on VitaminShoppe.com! This is the perfect time to try this excellent source of Omega-3’s.

*Image provided by Ascenta. This is not a paid advertorial. Please see disclosure.*

If you have adopted a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, getting the proper amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in your diet can be tricky! With NutraVege, a high potency DHA, GLA & SDA vegetarian supplement, it’s easy to add in the recommended daily allowance of these essential nutrients to your diet without compromising your lifestyle. For adults and children over 14 years of age, just 2 tsp. added into the diet provides the proper amount. For those under age 14, 1 tsp. is recommended. As NutraVege is in liquid form, it can be taken on its own, or it can be added into smoothies, applesauce, oatmeal, orange juice – you name it! It has a pleasant citrus flavor if taken alone.

For more information on DHA, GLA & SDA, and the ingredients found in NutraVege, or to order, please visit www.ascentahealth.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*