Thursday, October 23, 2014

Taste of Nature Bars: REAL Ingredients You Can See & Taste!

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Taste of Nature snack bars. The taste of real fruit & nuts is amazing. You’ll get all the good stuff you want, such as high fiber and healthy carbohydrates, without the stuff you don’t want, like additives, artificial flavors and fillers.Taste of Nature is 100% certified organic, Non-GMO project certified and Gluten Free - making them healthy & delicious. They are made with the very best ingredients the world has to offer. And yes, they taste as good as they look! Keep reading to learn more. 


With a ton of AMAZING flavors, there is a great tasting bar for all of your busy days. Keep one in your gym bag for a healthy snack or for a quick light meal. I keep them in my desk drawer to keep me away from the vending machine. They satisfy both sweet & savory cravings and they are packed with protein & fiber to keep you full. I love love love that you can literally see all of the ingredients in the bar! They taste fresh & amazing, like real fruit & nuts. LOVE every variety I have had the pleasure of reviewing. 



Taste of Nature, has newly launched in the U.S. these amazing bars that are under 200 calories! Even better they guarantee they are: 

---100% organic
---non-GMO project certified
---certified vegan 
---certified gluten-free
---low glycemic index
---AND pack a ton of taste: California Almond Valley, Canadian Maple, Himalayan Goji Summit, Persian Pomegranate Garden and more.


With these bars, there is nothing to hide – you can literally see all of the wholesome nuts, dried fruits and grains you are eating. The taste is apparent as is the nutritional punch! I love every variety I have had the pleasure of trying and will definitely be getting more of these! Great for the whole family and dont forget the amazing taste of real fruit & nuts. 


For More Information, Visit: 
Taste of Nature on the web
Taste of Nature on Facebook


I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

X-TrainFit XTFMAX Hardcore REVIEW



X-TrainFit XTFMAX Hardcore
Stephanie Oram, 2014

Stephanie leads this 43 min abs, glutes, thighs & back workout with 3 backgrounders, all showing various modifications. You will need dumbbells or exercise tubing for this workout. The advanced modifier also uses an exercise ball.

This is an athletic pilates workout in my opinion. After a warm up, exercises include lying frog legs, pretzel, side plank hip drops, side leg lifts, inner thigh raises, V twists, oblique crunches, lying low back work, plank series, reverse frog leg series, leg circles, bird dog, elevator plank and a  cool down.

I rate this a high intermediate to low advanced routine, depending on who you follow. Each exercise is performed interval style - for a minute or so. Stephanie starts with level one & progresses to level 4 for each exercise. She is a very down to earth instructor & provides plenty of form reminders & cuing. I received this DVD to review.

For More Information, Visit: 
XTFMAX on the web
XTFMAX on Amazon 
XTFMAX on Facebook


I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quest Nutrition Now Brings You Protein Chips



Who says summer needs to end? Quest Nutrition has us savoring the smoky, backyard flavors all year long! There’s now a chip that keeps you healthy and guilt free like Quest Protein Chips. New from the makers of Quest Protein Bars. 



Quest Protein Chips have a smoky, backyard-BBQ flavor on a baked, savory chip. Bite into bold, BBQ flavor with a whopping 21g healthy protein and only 5g total carbs per bag with no soy!
Quest Protein Chips are a revolutionary high-protein, low-carb, gluten free chip, one that’s actually good for you! If BBQ isn’t your things, don’t fret, they come in three varieties – Sea Salt, Barbeque, and Sour Cream & Cheddar – in a personal-sized, 1-1/8 oz. (32 gram) bag, with other flavors and sizes to come. Quest Protein Chips are now available on the Quest website (www.QuestNutrition.com) and will be launching at retail later this summer.


For More Information, Visit: 
Quest Nutrition on the web
Quest Nutrition on Facebook
Quest Nutrition on Twitter


I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, October 20, 2014

REVIEW: X-TrainFit XTFMAX Circuit Burnout




X-TrainFit XTFMAX Circuit Burnout
Stephanie Oram, 2014

Stephanie leads this 39 min high intensity cardio & toning interval workout with 3 backgrounders, all showing various modifications. You will need dumbbells or exercise tubing for this workout.

Stephanie does this pyramid style going from 10 counts each to 8 each. After a warm up, exercises include lunge jumps, tuck moguls, star jacks, single leg jump rope, Mt climber frog hops, plie calf raises, long jump up & hop back, jack - scissors, side lying tri pushups, lunge kicks, elevator planks, and a cool down.

I rate this a high intermediate routine following Stephanie but there are modifiers from beginner to advanced so make the workout your own. This is mostly cardio with some light toning breaks. I love the athletic nature and modifier options. I received this DVD to review.

For More Information, Visit: 
XTFMAX on the web
XTFMAX on Amazon 
XTFMAX on Facebook


I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, October 17, 2014

NEW: Organic Muscle Milk!




Great news: Muscle Milk now offers an organic variety. Just as delicious & protein packed as the original but now featuring all organic ingredients!!! The 8.25 oz. ready-to-drink shakes contain 15 grams of USDA certified organic protein, 120 calories and are gluten free. It’s great for fueling workout recovery or as a guilt-free source of protein whenever the body needs it. It is rich & creamy and I really enjoyed both the chocolate and the vanilla varieties. Sweetened with organic cane sugar & organic stevia for the perfect light sweetness. Muscle Milk Organic is available exclusively at Target stores nationwide. LOVE Target, LOVE Muscle Milk!


Protein is nature’s building block. After a workout your body needs it to recover and grow stronger and now with Muscle Milk® Organic you can get 15 grams of organic protein to help you recover after your workout. Perfect breakfast to grab & go on the way to work after the gym or home workout.

It is sweetened with organic cane sugar and organic stevia for a light, delicious taste. It’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol and is gluten free, making it a healthy and guilt-free source of protein whenever your body needs it. And again ONLY 120 calories! Woot. Muscle Milk Organic lets you fuel your workout recovery the organic way!


Muscle Milk® Ready-to-Drink is a protein-enhanced functional beverage that helps promotes workout recovery, lean muscle growth and sustained energy. Muscle Milk takes the guesswork out of high performance nutrition, delivering a unique blend of premium proteins, complex carbohydrates, functional fats, vitamins and minerals. CytoSport®, the maker of Muscle Milk, is one of the largest sport nutrition companies in the United States and offers a complete line of protein-enhanced powders, shakes and bars. CytoSport was recently listed as one of Fast Company’s 2014 top 10 most innovative fitness companies in the world. Muscle Milk was named 2008 Best Functional Beverage and Beverage of the Year by BevNet, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Ready-to-Drink Beverage of the Year by Bodybuilding.com and was named one of CircleUp25’s 2013 most innovative brands according to Forbes.


For More Information, Visit: 
Muscle Milk on the web
Muscle Milk on Facebook
Muscle Milk on Twitter
Muscle Milk on YouTube

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

X-TrainFit XTFMAX: 12 DVD Set, Nutrition Plan, Workout Calendar, & MORE!


I am super excited to introduce XTFMAX to you! Stephanie Oram has put together an amazing system that is truly for any body. The set includes 12 workouts on 12 DVDs, a complete training guide, planning calendar and nutrition plan.  The set includes literally everything you need to get in the best shape of your life. Stephanie is a very approachable instructor, and her DVD's offer FOUR modifiers, dumbbell options, band options, or no weight options. You choose your level and push play! Keep reading for an intro to the set and stay tuned on the blog for detailed reviews of each of the twelve workouts. Click on my XTFMAX button above to take you to all the XTFMAX posts. The nutrition guide includes real meal ideas & recipes - enough (real) food to keep you energized and going through your day, and a ton of great ideas and advice. 


X-TrainFit At Home Training is an extreme, high intensity, total body conditioning program featuring cardio, circuit training, resistance training, yoga and stretching. The program is fully customizable to help you to achieve and maintain a ripped, great looking body. The workouts are athletic in nature and very well rounded. The program contains workouts that will work you from head to toe. No complicated choreography here!




The DVDs come in a sturdy cardboard accordion holder and each DVD is in a plastic envelope inside the accordion so you can count on pristine DVDs! The program guide that is included provides info on each workout and the length of each workout (LOVE this!). So you know what youre getting yourself into before doing the DVD. Each DVD has multiple audio options such as voice only, music & cuing, and cues only. 

Stephanies instruction style is awesome- very friendly and down to earth and with so many modification options this set is really for anyone. From beginner to advanced exerciser you will find yourself challenged. Even if you dont have dumbbells you can do these workouts. Minimual equipment is required and Stephanie even shows you how to combine lighter dumbbells so you can heavy up if you dont have a large variety of weights. 

The Set Includes:

  • Twelve workouts on twelve DVDs
  • Detailed training guide including length & descriptions of each workout
  • Nutrition plan that includes recipes, tips, snack & meal ideas and more. 
  • Planning calendar so you can rotation your workout for optimal results
For More Information, Visit: 
XTFMAX on the web
XTFMAX on Amazon 
XTFMAX on Facebook

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cascade Ice: Certified Organic, No Sweeteners, No Calories ~ ALL Delicious!


Looking for a sparkling healthy beverage? Look no further than Cascade Ice. It is USDA-certified Organic, sparkling, and flavored! Cascade Ice is a perfect fit for readers who want a healthy, flavored drink to hydrate them throughout the day. No sweeteners, no calories, no sodium and best yet it tastes amazing! They have two new flavors: Organic Blueberry and Organic Grapefruit- both amazing. They join the lineup with Mixed Berry, Lemon Zest, Citrus Twist and Lemon Lime. I really love Grapefruit but seriously enjoyed them all. Love that they are not sweetened so you can really enjoy hydration and not a sticky sweet beverage. The ingredient list is minimal - organic water, fruit extracts, and carbonation. They are very refreshing! 

  • Cascade Ice USDA Certified Organics are free of unnecessary and unhealthy “extras” found in other flavored waters like calories, sodium, caffeine, sweeteners, gluten and sugar. Compared to many popular soda brands which can contain upwards of 38 grams of sugar! 
  • Cascade Ice Organics are made with premium water and organic fruit essences to create six super delicious flavors: Blueberry, Grapefruit, Mixed Berry, Lemon Zest, Citrus Twist and Lemon Lime. The sparkling waters are carbonated and contain natural fruit oils and extracts. 
  • Cascade Ice Organics are available for purchase at retailers such as Albertson’s and Kroger, among many others. Click here to find a store near you. 

Now you can enjoy a GUILT FREE delicious beverage. Perfect for after dinner when you need something tasty & refreshing but dont need added sugar, caffeine, or calories. Cascade Ice is perfect for those eating gluten free, watching their sodium intake, and anyone that wants a delicious, refreshing ORGANIC beverage with super minimal ingredients! I highly reccomend Cascade Ice. Get off the soda!!! Give up the diet soda!

For More Information, Visit:
Cascade Ice on the website

Cascade Ice on Facebook

Cascade Ice  on Twitter

Cascade Ice  on Pinterest


I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pamela Hoops Presents: Hoop Body Tone DVD

Pamela Hoops: Hoop Body Tone
Pamela Crawford, 2014

This chaptered DVD contains two 20 minute workouts, and a tutorial. Pamela works out on a stage with 2 background exercisers, one providing modification options. You will only need a hoop for this workout. Each workout contains a warm up & coold own

Workout One: After a warm up, you move into cardio exercises using the hoop as a prop, exercises include: ham curls, knee hops, torso twist, cardio lunge & twist, side knee pull crunches, 180 hops, and overhead pass off. Hooping exercises include: basic hooping in various stances, adding in stepping, direction &  pace changes, and box step.


Workout Two: After a warmup you move into bodyweight toning exercises using the hoop as a prop, such as: lunges and squats adding twists and overhead reaches with the hoop. Hooping exercises includes basic hooping in various stances adding in demi squats & demi lunges while hooping, steps, and directional changes..

I rate these workouts intermediate. The hooping is not overly complex, I had no problem keeping up :) I really like Pamela she has a great demeanor, excellent cuing, and great form pointers. This is a fun and diverse workout. I received the dvd to review.

For More Information, Visit:
Pamela Hoops on the Web

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pines Wheat Grass: Organic, Non-GMO, Nutritious, and Gluten Free!



Have you heard of wheat grass? Well Pines are the Wheat Grass People! Did you know that their wheat grass is gluten free! Perfect for those living the gluten free lifestyle. Gluten-Free Month coming up in October, so perfect timing for me to tell you all about Pines Wheat Grass. 





PINES Wheat Grass comes in powder or tablets! I had the opportunity to review the powder and it is perfect to add to a smoothie, a protein shake, yogurt, and juice. You can also just add it to water & take a shot of health!. Also, check out their recipes for delicious ways to "health up" your diet. 

If you are allergic to gluten or are on a gluten-free diet, you can safely and confidently use PINES Wheat Grass. PINES products are also Non-GMO Project Verified and certified organic. YAY I love that they are organic and non-GMO! So important - add less chemicals to your body with Pines!

PINES Wheat Grass – along with their full product line including PINES Beet Juice Powder, Alfalfa, Barley and much more – is available at premium health and natural retail stores. Click here to find a location near you. PINES products are also available online at www.wheatgrass.com/c-5-pines-wheat-grass.aspx.




PINES INTERNATIONAL has been around for a long time and is here to stay. It was founded in 1976, PINES International () is a successful natural products company, still owned by the original founders and families. PINES Wheat and Barley Grass tablets and powders and other premium products are found in over 7,000 health food stores nationwide, and exported to more than 20 foreign countries. PINES products are made with the utmost care, with the focus on creating and maintaining maximum nutritional value every step of the way. Beyond that, their goal is to have minimal negative impact on our environment, and where possible, restore and protect what has been damaged by the shortsighted farming and development activities of others.


For More Information, Visit:
Pines on the web
Pines on Facebook
Pines on Twitter
Pines on YouTube

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Regulate Your Blood Sugar with Coral Natural Minerals Cinnamon 6



Did you konw that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? Coral Natural Minerals Cinnamon 6 is a powerful herb that helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Nearly 21 million Americans with diagnosed diabetes, and some 8.1 million undiagnosed can benefit from Cinnamon 6 and so can you! Keep your blood sugar regulated and helps metabolize sugars in your body. Coral Cinnamon 6 is specifically formulated to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and contains 6 other herbs that combined create the powerful formula that is Cinnamon 6. Keep reading to learn more. 


Coral Cinnamon 6, combines cinnamon with six other herbs to offer a natural formula to help maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Natural and herbs are the way to go- no more chemicals in our bodies. Lets stick with natural remedies!

In addition to cinnamon, the formula includes other healthful herbs scientifically proven by the USDA and Harvard Medical School to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The other key ingredients are bitter melon, fenugreek, gymnema sylvestre, nopal cactus and American ginseng. They play an important role in metabolizing sugar. Cinnamon 6 also includes chromium polynicotinate, which is essential for regulating and balancing blood sugars from the foods we eat.

Cinnamon 6 can help you feel increased energy, mental focus and endurance within hours of taking it. I love natural energy sources and Cinnamon 6 has everything you need to stay focused, energized, and keep that blood sugar regulated.

Cinnamon 6 contains organic or wild harvested herbs and is excipient-free, with no flowing agents or binders. Each bottle contains 243 veggie capsules and is available at natural food and vitamin stores like Vitamin Shoppe and Mother’s Market nationwide or a

For More Information, Visit: 
Coral Natural Minerals Facebook

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.