How to Keep Active Kids Hydrated

 

 

kids sports drink

I love it when I find great alternatives for the kids especially when it has nothing in it that can cause an allergic reaction. When I first saw the opportunity to work with Body Armor I took it.

Bodyarmor is a super drink made from coconut water, electrolytes, vitamins, and a natural sweetener. I was nervous about the 13 grams of sugar, but then I realized its a serving for 2 and not one person.

sports drink for kids

 

The flavors I received were Fruit Punch, Tropical Punch, Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry, Lemon Lime, and Orange Mango. I personally tried the Mixed Berry and sucked it down within a few minutes. I was a little disappointed that it was gone . It tasted exactly like mixed berry would taste like. It’s sweet and since it has coconut water, I didn’t feel guilty in drinking the whole bottle even though its a servings for 2.

My favorite part is that it doesn’t have any caffeine, soy, corn syrup, tree nuts, gluten, or preservatives! Body Armor is filled with 600mg of potassium, but altogether its a blend of 704 thanks to the coconut water. It has Vitamins A, C, & E as well as B3, B4, B6, B9, and B12!

sports drink for kids

After checking the label, I let the kids have their own bottle . They are used to just water or coconut milk. I rarely give my kids any type of fruit juice or anything of that sorts due to the sugar and load of corn syrup. The kids loved it! They asked me to order some more for the lunch boxes. They wanted to bring BodyArmor Sports Drink with them to the park so they can run faster (shhh don’t tell them that its good for them and to help them stay hydrated. LOL), but I let them finish it when we got back and all I heard was heavy breathing! LOL

body armor sports drink review

 

I could definitely see BodyArmor Sports Drink being apart of our weekly grocery shipping list. I managed to find these in my local Target! WOOT!  I may not even share them! LOL

*FCC Disclosure: In exchange for my honest opinion, I was give the products for free. This post was written with in my own words.

What beverages do you serve your kids? Leave your answers below!

Recipe Sauteed Cauliflower & Leeks {Allergy-Friendly}

allergy friend no onion recipe

When I heard during the girls’ last allergist appointment that they were allergic to onions. I almost fell over!  Coming from a background of african descendent and latina culture, I had no idea what to do. We use onions in EVERYTHING! It’s the ultimate base for every dish. Not to mention the flavor it gives.

I had to figure out a different way to make dishes by keeping that flavor and texture. I did my research and found that leeks and fennel have the same texture and flavor as onions. (Be sure to check with your doctor if its okay to have either as both foods are also in the Allium family and you may also be allergic to them as well.) 

Best tip I got to cleaning leeks is to cut them in half and set them in a water to remove any dirt and grime from them. Some have said to had a capful of vingaer which give it more flavor. I will probably try this out next time.

no onion allergy friendly recipe

Between prepping and cooking time, it only took about 30 minutes. You can add any meat you want, but if I had mushrooms, chickpeas, or some other bean. This would be a great vegan dish.

If I had a choice, I would’ve doubled this recipe up just because it felt like there wasn’t enough. LOL I also like to add in whole gloves of garlic to get that roasted taste. I don’t know about you, but I love garlic.

no onions, no soy, no corn, no celery. allergy friendly recipes

Allergy-Friendly Sauteed Cauliflower & Leeks

Ingredients:

  • 1 stalk of leeks chopped
  • 1 medium size cauliflower minced
  • 1 bell pepper (any colors and it doesn’t have to be one color) minced
  • 3 gloves of garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • handful cilantro
  • tablespoon grapeseed oil

Directions:
Add grapeseed oil to the pain on medium heat. Add leeks, bell pepper, and cauliflower and sauteed until soft. I would add chickpeas and mushrooms to give it more

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100% Raw Sports Drink?

amara sports drink review

I love social media because I not only get to know you guys, but I also get to network with different companies who find me through social media. I’m always trying to find different products that fit my lifestyle so I can avoid the bad foods and drinks that are easily accessible in my area.

Amara contacted me to try their products in exchange for this review. I was skeptical when I checked out their website. AMARA – (Ancient Greek) – “Immortal.” Like history’s greatest athletes, who prevail against the odds to achieve awe-inspiring feats, Amara means standing firm and refusing to give up. Amara reflects our idea that everyone should enjoy a healthy, balanced life, and relentlessly pursue what they love.

Just like me, CEO Greg Connolly was looking for a drink that was a Sports/Energy/Superfruit drink hybrid, which he thought should also be low-calorie, all-national, highly nutritionally beneficial, and good for the planet.

Today Amara has grown into a leading beverage that even scientists and medical doctors continue to improve their beverage’s ability to hydrate, energize, and nourish Amara drinkers. Amara’s ingredients are Paleo-approved and contain zero artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors.

Is it really possible to have a 100% Raw Sports Drink? When I first receive the product, I went straight for the label to check for any suspicious ingredients. I received the flavor Coffee Berry and Maqui Berry. They also have Lemon and Lime or Pomegranate and Coffee Berry as other options.

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DIY Flowers Bloominous

DIY Flower Arrangements Bloominous

I’ll admit. I’m not the most craftest person especially when it comes to DIY home projects. Lately, I have been trying to decorate our home. I didn’t want to use fake flowers from the dollar store, but its so difficult for me to keep up with real flowers. I ran across this awesome site that allows you to create your own DIY flower arrangement kits for weddings and events. One thing for sure this isn’t limited to just special occasions, in my opinion. I would surely purchase a kit just so I can fill my home with beautiful flowers or create my own custom boutiques for vases. The different combinations are infinite.

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Review | Neocell Biotin Bursts

Neocell Biotin Bursts Review

 

Why should biotin be apart of your diet? Bitoin also known as Vitamin H is a b-vitamin is found in egg yolks, meat, nuts, beans and fish. Its great for brittle nails, cancer treatment, diabetes, hair loss, heart disease, neurological disorders, and skin conditions like seborrheic dermatitis.

I was offered a 30 day supply from Neocell in exchange for this review. I started using Neocell in Febuary before my I moved into my new home. My skin was all over the place, I just ripped off my gel powder nails from Christmas holiday and my current situation was extremely stressful.

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Meet the Kids: Journey

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Last but not least… Journey. Journey is our youngest child, yet. lol He loves to sing, dance, and make his own beats … yes, his own beats with his own mouth! Please be sure to thumbs up this video !

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Meet the Kids: Justice

interview with the kids

Justice is our oldest son, but our third child. To say he’s a class clown is an understatement. He’s always doing something silly and crazy. He’s the main one I’m yelling at all day. lol

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Meet the Kids: Andrea

interview with the kids

These  interviews are becoming more and more fun! It would be great to do as a video scrapbook. Every year, I think I’m going to be doing this and sharing it with family friends to see the kids growth. Then show it to them when they are 18 so they see how crazy goofy they are.

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