I’m not ready to let go of summer quite yet. I enjoy winter but ever since becoming a parent each changing of the seasons makes me sad- realizing how quickly time is flying with my babies. So having this Welchs box arrive the other day was the perfect pick me up that we needed. I laid out a fun picnic blanket on the floor and let Olivia open the box up- one of her favorite things to do lately. I was as excited as her. I mean look how cute these pineapple cups are.
Now I am not a fan of coconut water- I have tried to give it a chance several times. I felt left out since everyone was talking about how much they loved it and how beneficial it was for you. I just couldn’t get over the taste. I was a little nervous to try Welchs new Coconut Water drinks but I thought if I was going to like anything with coconut water this would be it. Honestly I love it. I am not the only one either- Olivia is asking for her fun drink all the time.
Being a dental hygienist I usually don’t give my daughter a lot of drinks other than milk and water. I even try to limit the milk but I don’t feel guilty about giving into her with this. It has 30% LESS sugar and only 100 calories per serving. With every 8 oz drink you are getting 2 servings of fruit. As a busy mom this is helping me feel less guilty when I give her a juice knowing that it has benefits to it.
Go to their website and you can search what retailers have this new product available. We were able to find them at our local Target Store- which come on-every mom loves going to Target so tell your husband to watch the kids because you need to go pick up a healthy juice with coconut water.
If you have tried this which one is your favorite the White Grape Mango or the Tropical Berry Grape?? I can’t decide which one I prefer- I think it depends on my mood.
When I was little and would have a cold or sore throat my dad would always make me a hot tea with lemon juice, honey, and some sugar to help soothe the symptoms. It is the best cold remedy ever for myself and I still use it all winter if I feel anything coming on. Now I have added something to this to give it that extra boost for my immune system. Have you ever heard of Forté Elements? They have all sorts of different supplement that benefit certain things, for example prenatal vitamins, postnatal vitamins, and the one that I am taking which is Amino Acids.
Amino Acids are important to help support your muscles to recover faster after working out and assist with cardiovascular, muscle and central nervous system functioning. It helps to increase energy, everyday health and here is what is important to me – helps reduce risk of infection.
The Amino Acid is a lemon-lime flavor so instead of putting lemon juice in my hot drink I place this in instead.
Best Cold Remedy
8 oz hot water
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 packet of Forté Elements Amino Acid
What are some things that you do to help your immune system during the flu season? Any cold remedies that you swear by?
This weekend we or I decided to redo Olivia’s entire bedroom. I picked out some paint colors and painted the whole room 2 coats and ended up hating the color. After a whole ordeal with that- trying to do house projects with a toddler and infant while having to pump is not ideal. While pumping Olivia got into the paint and painted her entire arms and legs as well as painted handprints all over the walls and the rug. Anyways- after hating the color and dealing with that whole mess I painted the room another color- 2 coats. Our house was built in 1939 so the hardwood floors needed some love as well and after Olivia getting into the paint they really needed some help. So I informed my husband that we were sanding and staining the floors this weekend. Now if you know me you know that I randomly take on projects out of the blue and I always want to be hands on as well. So yes I was in there using those huge sanders that you rent from Home Depot. Now this could be a whole other post but what I am getting to is all the aches and pains as well as the bruises that I acquired this weekend.
Perfect timing for some new products that PROcure sent me to try out. They sent me an Epsom Salt rub and a Bruise Remedy gel to try out. PROcure is family friendly using safe ingredients. These products work proven by science but are safe using products from nature. Brands in first aid aren’t required to clarify all their ingredients so its nice knowing that they show everything thats in their products and its all from nature.
The bruise remedy gel helps fade away the bruise as well as spider veins using an organic sulfur MSM that reduces inflammation and detoxifies. It is also enriched with Arnica Montana which is a yellow flower that has been used for centuries to relieve and soothe bruising.
Now who doesn’t love a good Epsom salt bath- but as a mom of 2 -who always has time for that. That is what I love about the Epsom Salt Gel Rub– its the bath in a rub. Epsom Salt is a mineral known to reduce aches and pain but this gel also has Aloe Vera which soothes skin as well.
I bruise easily in general but I often have the battle wounds of being a parent and a parent of a toddler which we all know means we are a human jungle gym. I should start documenting some of these wounds-for example when I was Olivia’s airplane and hit the coffee table. These products work great for anyone. If you are concerned about products that you are putting on your body I highly recommend you checking our PROcure products.