product review :: Mamma Chia beverage

My review of this Mamma Chia beverage is my own opinion and I was not compensated by the makers of Mamma Chia for this post in any way. Some links in the post may contain affiliate links which help fund this blog at no cost to you.

It’s back to business here at wildberry press after an entire week of snack recipes for Snack to School Week. While I won’t be posting every day, I’m excited to share this new product review series with you along with a new recipe on Wednesday. You definitely want to come back Wednesday!

Since the marketplace has happily become flooded with more better-for-you options, I thought it would be fun to try them out LIVE on Facebook and share my reviews. For the most part, I will make my selections based on electronic coupons available through money-saving apps like Ibotta. That way, not only are we reviewing new products together, but I get to show you how to save money too! However, if you have an idea for a vegan food, personal care or household product I should try, leave a comment telling me the product name, where you found it and why I should try it.

My first review is for Mamma Chia…a purchase that ended up making me $.10.

 

HERE’S THE SCOOP:

Where I bought it: Target

Regular purchase price: $2.79

On sale? Yes! For $2.00

Which money-saving app? Ibotta*

Cost savings: $2 ($1 for the coupon + I gained a second dollar off by earning the Weekend Warrior bonus – I only had to buy two products to earn an extra $2!) PLUS, because I bought this with my Target card, I ended up earning $.10!!!

Total purchase price: $0 (actually I earned $.10!)

How did it taste? Watch this video which I recorded LIVE on my FB page:

 

*If you’re not familiar with Ibotta, it’s a free money-saving app you download to your phone. I would love to have you join my team so we help each other earn more savings together! I do get a bonus when you join with me but there’s never any cost to you…just cost-savings including a $10 sign up bonus!

Lemon Ginger Cleansing Tea (vegan, gluten free, sugar free)

100_4183As part of the 5-Day Clean Eating Challenge, we’re encouraging our fellow challengers to stick to only one cup of tea or coffee per day and to drink a lot of water. So it seemed to make perfect sense to post a recipe for this cleansing “tea” that I love to make when my family and I are under the weather or just because.

I like to make the ginger infusion at least several hours before I’m ready to drink it for a stronger ginger flavor and I will juice several lemons at once and store the juice in the fridge for convenience. Both the ginger infusion and lemon juice will keep for about a week in the fridge. You may need to tweak the quantities and proportions in this recipe slightly depending on flavor preference of lemon to ginger.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT A PDF of the Lemon Ginger Cleansing Tea recipe

lemon ginger cleansing tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Steeping Time:  best after 12 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of roughly chopped ginger
  • 1-2 T lemon juice
  • water

Instructions

To make the ginger infusion, pour 2-3 cups of boiling water over ginger in a tempered glass measuring cup or bowl. When it’s cooled, transfer to a glass jar and let it steep several hours to overnight in the fridge.

To make the tea, pour ¼-1/3 cup of the ginger infusion into an 8 oz. mug.

Juice a lemon (or two) to yield 1-2 T of lemon juice. Add 1 T of the juice to the ginger infusion.

Pour boiling water into the mug. Add the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice for a strong lemon flavor, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Pouring less water over the minced ginger will yield a stronger ginger flavor.

The infusion keeps for about one week in the fridge if stored properly.

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national day of peanut butter // january 24

I’m not sure why we need a national day dedicated to, well, anything, or why January 24 was selected as the day in which to celebrate peanut butter, but it’s fun so we’ll go with it.

While many countries don’t get the North American affinity for this spread and it’s potential to cause highly allergenic reactions, you have to admit this is one versatile condiment! I’m hard pressed to think of another that can comfortably pull up a seat at the breakfast, lunch and dinner table and stick around for dessert and snack time.

In college a friend and I had a theory that peanut butter went with pretty much anything. So we put the theory to the test.

We were not disappointed.

The most surprising discovery? Peanut butter + green pepper. Weird, but it works.

So in honor of National Peanut Butter Day, here’s a mini round-up of four recipes with peanut butter as the star:

ants on a log
snack time: ants on a log
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beverage: peanut butter milkshakes

 

calico brownies
dessert: calico brownies
peanut butter banana jumblelaya
snack time: peanut butter banana jumblelaya

 

Next week, I’ll post one of my favorite recipes with a peanut butter-based sauce that pairs well with Asian cuisine and that I use most often on a crunchy raw salad.

What are your favorite peanut butter based recipes? Favorite peanut butter memories from childhood? And…crunchy or creamy?

 

peanut butter banana milkshake (vegan, no added sugar)

pbmilkshakes Shakes and smoothies are such a “thing” these days.

(Almost) every time I see a shake or smoothie recipe posted on my favorite food blogs or on the pages of a magazine, I think, “I should try that.”

Yet, I rarely make it past this shake.100_2516It tastes rich and unwholesome but really is made from a few simple good-for-you ingredients with no dairy or sugar in sight and was inspired by this recipe over at Healthy. Happy. Life.

Enough said. With summer is in full swing and school starting in less that one month for us, I’m keeping this post short and sweet…

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peanut butter banana milkshake (dairy free, no added sugar)

Smooth and creamy, this shake is a perfect combination of salty and sweet.

Course: Beverage, Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, pre-sliced & frozen
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dashes cinnamon
  • 1/2-3/4 cup unsweetened, dairy-free milk
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender, starting with ½ cup of almond milk. Blend until smooth, adding more milk as needed to produce a thick but pourable shake.


Recipe Notes

I love using unsweetened almond milk for this, but suspect it would be yummy with unsweetened coconut milk too! For a peanut free version, try walnuts. To keep the recipe raw, use a raw nut butter.