Monday, November 28, 2016

{D's Naturals}

Hello cupcakes!

You may have seen me post about these protein bars on my Instagram page, but I want to tell you a little about this company today.

This company is called {D's Naturals}

Check out all these flavors: Lemon Meringue Pie, Blueberry Cobbler, Chocolate Banana Bread,   Mint Cocao Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Truffle, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, & Dark Raspberry Truffle (P.S. These are listed in the order of my favorites... Lemon Meringue Pie was my fav!)

Here is what the bars actually look like on the inside. The bars are very soft which I love! Another bonus... THESE ARE DAIRY FREE!!! WHOOO!!! 

They are dairy free, soy free, gluten free, vegam, non-GMO, all natural, low in sugar, & high in protein (20-22 g. protein) 

Another bonus: All D's Natural Products are 40% off today for Cyber Monday, You're welcome :) 

Patch wanted some too!

Here are the ingredients for the Lemon Meringue Pie Bar: 


To buy your own bars, follow this link: {No Cow Bars}

So another product D's Natural carries is Fluffbutter. This stuff is hands down my favorite protein nut butter spreads (and I have tried many). 

These four flavors (in order of my favorites) are: Creamy Chocolate Smores Fluffbutter, Vanilla Maple Frosting Almond Fluffbutter, Brownie Batter Almond Fluffbutter, & Tuscan Tiramisu Fluffbutter

These are also dairy free, soy free, gluten free, all natural, non-GMO, & vegan 

Here are the ingredients for the Smores flavor: 

Ingredients: Peanuts, Organic Canola Oil, Organic Rice Protein, Xylitol, Pea Protein, Palm Oil (Sustainably Sourced), Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia Extract. 

Here are the nutrition facts:

Some other flavors of Fluffbutters include: cocoa glazed cinnamon roll, gooey banana foster, raspberry lava cake, salted caramel sundae, & white mocha mousse. 

How awesome do those flavors sound? 

I have been adding the fluffbutter to my overnight oats and it is seriously so bomb! 

How would you use fluffbutter? 

Check them out on Instagram: {D's Naturals}

No even joking these are in the top 2 of my favorite protein bars and they are my favorite protein nut butter. Don't forget to use the code "Cyber" for 40% off today for Cyber Monday.

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

{NutriChem Labs}

Hello Cupcakes!

I had the pleasure of trying out some natural supplements from {NutriChem Labs}.

I wanted to completely use all the supplements before I reviewed them for you. After a month of taking them, I want to share them with you. 

I tried out two supplements:

1) Natures Burn

This is a natural fat burner. It's plant based. Most fat burners on the supplement market are loaded with unnecessary ingredients. This product will help preserve muscle while burning fat. You will notice an increase in energy and metabolism. So what's in the product then? Well, let me tell you... Garcinia Cambogia, Caralluma Fimbriata, & Green Tea Extract. The combination of those three natural plants lead to decreased appetite and increased metabolism. 

Personally, I haven't noticed a huge difference in weight or body composition, but remember that I have only been taking the supplement for a few weeks. Diet & exercise also play a huge roll. I do feel less bloated which is a plus. 

To read more about Natures Burn, follow this link: {Natures Burn}

You can purchase this on Amazon: {Natures Burn}

2) Joint Relief

Now this one I noticed a difference while taking. I personally struggle with joint pain after working out. I have os-good schlatter disease in my knees that can cause me pain if I work my legs too much. Since taking this supplement, I have not experienced knee pain. I also had foot surgery almost a year ago and that foot can sometimes ache post workout. BUT.. guess what!? No pain since taking this. 

Some of the ingredients are: tumeric, aloe vera, tart cherry, & ginger root.

To read more about Joint Relief, follow this link: {Joint Relief}

This can also be purchased on Amazon: {Joint Relief}

My boyfriend tried out a supplement for me...

Natures Boost

It is suppose to naturally increase testosterone levels, increase muscular strength & performance, & enhance libido. 

Here is his recap of the supplement...

"It gave me more of a post-workout pump & helped me trim down a little bit"

He also stated he did not use it 100% as the label recommended, but he did feel as though the supplement helped overall with his workout & personal goals.

Some of the ingredients in this supplement are: black pepper, grape seed extract, horney goat week, maca root, & panax ginseng

To read more about this product, follow this link: {Natures Boost}

This can also be purchased on Amazon: {Natures Boost}

This is off their website:

"NutriChem Labs is a high quality dietary supplement/health product company focused on helping people live fulfilling and healthier lives. All of our custom, cutting-edge blends are made with the highest quality ingredients and manufactured in only cGmp certified and FDA registered facilities.

We don't believe in miracle pills that promise overnight success. Achieving a healthier you involves a balanced diet, routine exercise, and a strong determination to stay on track. Our products are designed to help maximize results and supplement your daily health regimen.

Many supplement companies overdose their supplements with unneeded amounts of certain nutrients. This can be problematic because your body can only absorb a certain amount. If you go over this amount there can be negative side effects. This is why at NutriChem Labs our top priority is your health. All of our supplements are formulated to the correct dosage of each nutrient, making sure that you receive all the health benefits in the safest way possible."

So if you are interested in getting some of these for yourself, just follow the links above and they will take you to their site. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please consult your doctor before taking supplements, especially if you have health concerns. 

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

Monday, November 14, 2016

{Stasher Bags} + Giveaway

Hello Cupcakes!

I've teamed up with {Stasher Bags} to offer a giveaway!

Here are the rules:
1) Must follow @toriswholelife & @stasherbag on Instagram
2) Tag 2 friends in the comments
3) Like my Instagram Post

That's it!

*One person will win a 15fl oz. bag & a 9.9 fl.oz. bag*

You can also use the code "SWEETLIFE10" for 10% off your order 

Now let me tell you a little bit about this awesome company...

The reason I was interested in collaborating with Stasher Bags is because I always hated using plastic bags. It felt like such a waste to me, but I didn't always want to use tupperware because that can be hard to fit in my purse or book bag. 

**Did you know it takes over 500 years for a plastic bag to break down in a landfill?** 

Stasher Bags are the first (and only) self sealing, air tight, non plastic bag in the world! 

The bags are made from pure platinum silicone and they are dishwasher/microwave safe. 

Not only are they good for our environment, but they will also save you money in the long run because you won't have to keep buying packages of plastic bags. 

**Plastics contain harmful chemicals that are dangerous to people and the environment**

To learn more about plastic vs. silicon, follow this link: {Silicon vs. Plastic}

**Did you know 20 million plastic bags go to the landfill each day?** 

I literally use mine everyday! For example, above I use the large Stasher Bag to store my snack bars for on the go fuel. I also use mine to store oven roasted veggies, fruit, and cookies. Another cool thing is they have different colors and sizes. Check out their shop: {Stasher Bags}

Some other ideas for Stasher Bags:

1) Travel bag

2) Sandwich bag
3) Pack kids lunch
4) Pack snacks for sport practice
5) Pack snacks for hiking
6) Use for bulk food shopping
7) Store coupons
8) Nail Polish storage or take along bag

9) Cord holder

10) Make up Bag

I could go on and on with suggestions for use, but if you want to see some more examples, just check out Stasher's website: {Why Stasher} They have two sizes: 15 fl.oz. & 9.9 fl.oz. Check out their website for different color options. They have some cute patterns for children too!

Here is the link to the story behind Stasher Bags: {About Stasher}

If you use Amazon Prime, these are also sold there: {Stasher Bags}

Let me know if you have any questions & don't forget to enter the giveaway posted on my Instagram!
Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

{MuffinElse} Paleo Muffins+ Discount Code

Hello cupcakes!

Who else loves muffins? It's hard for me to find muffins that are dairy free & not full of sugars, so I want to share my new favorite muffins with you. 

This company is called MuffinElse & they make Paleo, single serve, muffin mixes. You can use the code "TORI15" to save 15% on your order. 

"MuffinElse is a Texas-based family owned business with a mission - to enable people to indulge in a healthy way - by creating a healthy snack that you can prepare quickly yet without compromising on the quality of the ingredients."

The cool thing about these single serving muffins is they take less than 2 minutes to prepare. I LOVE this idea. Sometimes when I want muffins I don't want to wait OR I don't want a whole batch. To make a muffin, you simply open the package & dump the dry mix into a mug. Next, you add the correct amount of water, stir, and microwave for 1 minute & 30 seconds. BOOM! DONE! How easy is that?

These muffins are also gluten free, dairy free, & soy free. To read more about the story behind MuffinElse, check out this page on their website: {Story}

To read about the specific ingredients, follow this link: {Ingredients}

Now let me tell you about the flavor options. There are four flavors to choose from: Double Chocolate, Pecan Clover, Nutty Maple, & Cinnamon Rising. 

Usually I chose a favorite flavor from the products I tell you about, but honestly, I can't choose a favorite. *Insert Monkey emoji covering eyes* (My favorite emoji by the way haha!)

I think I chose the perfect time to try these muffins because these fall flavors really hit the spot. I love that the muffins are not super sweet. The have the perfect amount of sweetness. 

I also love how spongy the muffins turn out! 

Here is the link to their shop if you are interested in buying some for yourself: {Shop}

Here is what the back of their packaging looks like & you can see the nutrition info.

I have nothing but good things to say about this company and their mug muffins! Let me know if you have any questions. Don't forget the code "TORI15" saves you 15% 

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away."

*P.S. This is not a paid post*

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

{Natural Citizen} Natural, Healthy Smoothie Boosters

Good morning cupcakes!

Today I am sharing a pretty awesome company with you!

To start off, how cute is their packaging? I was so excited to open this and see how much attention to detail this company uses. 

To read about how The Natural Citizen started, follow this link: {Story}

Like the founders, Angela & Nadia, I struggle to find healthy products in the food industry that meet my standards. I do not like to eat food products that have a long list of ingredients. I like simple, healthy, natural products. This company definitely meets my standards. 

The Natural Citizen Team also has a cool program called {Three for All}

"With every product that you purchase from The Natural Citizen, we cover the cost of three meals through donations to reputable charities."

Don't forget to swing by their blog as well: {The Natural Citizen Blog}. They have some pretty bomb recipes on there!

Now let me tell you a little about their products...

I personally tried: Organic Greens, Organic Digest, & Organic Protein

I also have the Organic Energy I still need to try. 

This smoothie booster is good for your gut. It supports regularity & digestion using gluten free fiber from oats & artichoke. It has omega fatty acids from chia seeds, & soothing support from aloe. There are no added flavors or any other extras. Organic Digest is certified organic, gluten free, & vegan. It is Non-GMO & allergen free. Personally I have used this product for smoothies & baking. I will share some of those recipes below.

This smoothie booster is made from organic moringa, spirulina, alfalfa leaf, & barley grass. There are no added fillers, flavors, etc. The product is also certified organic, gluten free, & vegan. It is Non-GMO & allergen free. Just a fair warning, this product does taste like greens because there are no added sweeteners or other products to cover up the taste. This is another reason why I love this company. I used this product in my smoothies with bananas, almond butter, and dates and it helps tame the strong green taste while also being healthy & nutritious. 

If you know me personally or from my posts, you know I am lactose intolerant and have many food intolerance and allergies. This is why I was excited to try out Natural Citizen Protein. It can be hard for me to find a protein that is lactose free & free of added sugars/fillers/etc. One serving has 15 g of organic, vegan protein. It is made from organic hemp protein, brown rice protein, pea protein, & sancha inchi protein. Again, this product is certified organic, vegan, & gluten free. It is also Non-GMO & allergen free. I personally used this product for baking & smoothies. It blends well into any smoothie. It also bakes very well. I used it to make some little muffin-cookies (I couldn't decide which it looked more like hahah!) 

Now let me share some of the goods I created with these products. 


To see the recipes for these smoothies, head over to my Instagram page: @toriswholelife


In a blender combine: handful of dates, 2 pkg of The Natural Citizen Protein,1 egg, 1 small banana, sprinkle of Himalayan salt, 1 tsp flax meal, & 1 tsp chia seeds. That's it! Blend it up and place in a muffin pan. Bake 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Let them cool & store in a Stasher Bag!


This smoothie recipe is a screen shot from my Instagram Post. You can also find The Natural Citizen on social media. Here is a link to their Instagram page: @thenaturalcitizen. Check them out! 

Can you tell I love smoothies? I have a smoothie almost once every day! It's a good on the go drink & it also allows you to get a lot of nutrients in at once. Let me know if you have any questions. 

I would also love if you could share your favorite smoothie recipe below.

I hope you all have a fantastic day! 

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

*P.S. this is not a paid post, I simply love informing my readers about clean, healthy, simple, & nutritious products. It can be hard to find these type of products in today's society. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

{Eat Your Coffee} Newgrounds Foods+ Discount Code

Hello cupcakes!

I want to introduce you to a way to eat your coffee!

So, I am a huge coffee addict... but I have acid reflux which prevents me from being able to drink my daily coffee. I know, I know... sad day right? Well I recently came across this new company called New Grounds Food. Their motto is Eat Your Coffee. What really made me interested in trying these bars out was actually the ingredient list. I'll fill you in more on that later in the post. 

The idea was created by two college freshman who didn't have time to eat breakfast or drink coffee before heading to morning classes. To read more about their story, follow this link: {Story}

Their mission: "New Grounds Food is on a mission to create caffeinated snacks, made from real, whole food, ingredients, to keep you energized for all of life's adventures."

The company also made a commitment: "Every box of CoffeeBars keeps one child in school in Coyol, Nicaragua for an entire week." To read more about this, follow this link: {Impact}

The bars are created with whole food ingredients: real coffee (no synthetic caffeine), oats, chia, cashews, dates, and chocolate. All of the bars are vegan, gluten free, & organic.

Now let me walk you through each flavor:

Caramel Macchiato

The nutrition break down per bar is: 180 calories, 4.5 g fat, 32 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 10 g sugar, & 3 g protein

Each energy bar contains a full cup of real coffee. Overall, this bar was probably my least favorite out of all three bars. It was a little dry, but you could taste the hint of caramel. 

Coconut Mocha

This flavor was my absolute favorite! I would totally buy this flavor again. I am a huge sucker for anything coconut, chocolate, and coffee flavor. If you love all three of these things, then you will also love this bar. 

One cool thing about these bars is you can purchase them on Amazon. Here is a discount code if you shop on Amazon: "CB20TOFB" this will get you 20% off!

Here is the link to their Amazon site: {Newgrounds Foods}

Mocha Latte

This flavor ranks second for me. What I loved about this flavor was the chunks of chocolate throughout. Who else loves chocolate? These bars make the perfect snack because you can take them anywhere. I took mine hiking the other day. When I reached the peak of the mountain I had burned over 700 calories. I needed the fuel and energy for the rest of the hike. 

So, once again... here is the link to their website: {New Grounds Food}

I hope you all have a fantastic day.

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

{Vital Proteins Giveaway}

Hello cupcakes!


I have some exciting news to share with you. I've teamed up with {Vital Proteins} again to offer a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a canister of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. A second lucky winner will win a box of Collagen Peptide sticks to take on the go! All you have to do to enter is:

1) Follow @vitalproteins & @toriswholelife on Instagram
2) Tag 3 friends on my Instagram giveaway post

Extra Entry:
3) Visit my blog & leave a comment

You have until November 5th to enter & I will be choosing two Giveaway winners randomly. Good Luck!

I previously posted recipes using Vital Proteins' Collagen Peptides. The first link describes Vital Proteins more in depth. Here are the links to those posts:

I also want to share this new recipe with you!

Vital Proteins Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
2/3 c rolled oats
2 T almond butter- I used Justin's Almond Butter
1/2 T pea protein
2 T agave nectar
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg

In a bowl, combine all ingredients. 
Stir until combined. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Line a baking sheet with foil & spray with oil.
Drop cookies onto baking sheet. 
Bake for 8 minutes or until golden on top.

Makes 3 cookies

A little bit about the benefits of {Collagen Peptides}:

"This natural anti-aging protein supports youthful skin, strong bones, reduces joint pain, and provides deeper, more restorative sleep. Collagen peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from pasture-raised, grass-fed collagen protein. Unlike gelatin, these peptides are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. Collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin which are identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints. Gluten Free, rBGH Free, Non GMO."

You can purchase some Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for yourself following this link: Collagen Peptides

OR if you have Amazon, you can also purchase them there!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway. Here is the link to my Instagram: @toriswholelife

Here are some pictures from my Instagram:

Later Taters!

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away."

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