Thursday, July 28, 2011

So Delicious Coconut Milk with a GlassDharma Straw

I've been busy enjoying the summer, but am back here today with a couple of great reviews :-).  I reviewed Organic So Delicious Frozen Dessert in my last post, and I used my second product coupon to try So Delicious Coconut Milk.  I chose to try the Vanilla So Delicious Coconut Milk, which is pictured below.

10 of 10!  This coconut milk is so rich and flavorful for only 90 calories!  I thought it tasted like soy milk, but richer and sweeter with a hint of coconut.  It was great to drink plain, with oatmeal, or in a smoothie as pictured above.  Also, the coconuts used are organic and non-GMO verified.

As you can see, there is glass straw in the smoothie above too.  I was sent a GlassDharma glass drinking straw to review recently, and so far I'm loving it!  GlassDharma straws are "sustainable, reusable, durable, easy to clean, suitable for hot and cold drinks, and dishwasher safe." A better picture of it is below: 

The straw is simple, durable, and elegant.  I love that it comes with a little brush to clean it with too.  The straw even comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you really have nothing to lose if you want to get one.

I'll be sharing more pictures with you all in my next post!  I also made homemade pretzels recently, but forgot to take pictures.  I'll be sure to take pictures next time though so that I can share them with you.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

So Delicious Frozen Dessert Review

Are we really half way through July already?!  Why must summer always pass by so quickly?  At least I've been enjoying it :-).  And what treat can be more perfect for summer than ice cream?  How about some Organic So Delicious Frozen Dessert!  So Delicious kindly sent me a couple product coupons so I could try and review their products.  The first product I chose to review was Organic So Delicious Dulce De Leche Frozen Dessert (made with soy milk).

First, here's a little background on So Delicious:

So Delicious® Dairy Free products were created by Turtle Mountain LLC, a privately held natural foods company.  They "create the finest dairy free products on the market using the best all natural ingredients obtainable, while monitoring the quality of our processes through every step until the product reaches the hands of our customers."

So Delicious Dulce De Leche: 10 of 10!  Yum!  I loved the caramel ribbon and the sweet caramel hint to the cream.  It was very rich and smooth, and I honestly could not tell that it wasn't dairy.  The nutrition facts are pretty good too, especially for such a rich, tasty treat!

I definitely recommend this product, especially if you are looking for a dairy free frozen dessert.  You can see all of the dairy free products they offer here!

Enjoy your weekend and stay cool!


Saturday, July 9, 2011

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

I tried out a new oatmeal bar recipe today!  I love making oatmeal bars.  They're so versatile and on a hot summer day, no-bake versions are even better :-).

Without further ado:

Ashley's No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

2 1/2 cups oats
1oz dark chocolate
1/3 c. natural peanut butter
1/3 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. splenda
1/4 c. raisins
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. water (plus more as needed)

Heat chocolate, peanut butter, honey and vanilla in microwave and then mix with other ingredients in a bowl. Place mixture in a greased pan and store in refrigerator.

I hope you are all having a great summer weekend!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Fiber One Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my Fiber One Giveaway.  And a hearty welcome to my new followers!

The lucky winner (via is #17 or Kim of Mo'Betta!  Congratulations!  I'll be emailing you shortly.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July weekend.  I'm looking forward to the fireworks :-).