It’s time to Get Fired Up For The Winter Games! I don’t know about you but this year there is so much excitement around the games and I am glued to the television watching all of the athletes compete. As a kid I loved watching our athletes compete in the games and me and my neighborhood friends would all go outside and recreate our favorite sports. I was always pretending to be a gymnast and we would grab our boom box and go in the backyard and put on the most spectacular floor routines (well we thought they were pretty good anyway). How many of you have been hooked on the winter games?
I decided to partner up with Babble Boxx and put together some of my best tips for healthier snacking and ways to stay healthy and be more active inspired by the athletes participating in the winter games. Even though I will never compete at that level, I can at least compete in the gym everyday and below are a variety of snacks, drinks and products I’ve been testing out to help me be the best athlete I can be both in the gym and at home.
Gold Medal Snacks: popchips Peanut Butter nutter puffs
If snacking was a sport I would sure win a medal. As someone who trains in the gym daily I am always hungry and eat every 2 hours; either meals or snacks. I always like to have healthy snacks on hand that taste delicious and the new popchips Peanut Butter nutter puffs are just to die for. If you love peanut butter (who doesn’t) then these will be right up your alley. I always need something to munch on when watching TV, but it has to be healthy and tasty – these give me the best of both worlds.
They are crunchy and they use real peanut butter so it satisfies my sweet tooth with a ton of flavor. If you’re looking for a snack with a little protein these also pack 5g of protein per serving. Not only do they taste delish, but they are gluten free, non-gmo and only 130 calories per serving. These are going to be one of the new staples in my house for watching the games, movie nights or when we have friends over for cards.
Gold Medal Cocktails: Serve up the fun with White Claw® Hard Seltzer
If you’re looking for a cocktail that tastes great but isn’t loaded with sugar, fruit juices and high in calories then I think you’ll love the new White Claw® Hard Seltzer drinks. I had recently hosted friends and family over and one of the girls brought these over and I was like “wow that’s so smart!” a premade cocktail with seltzer, a hint of flavor and only 100 calories. It was a bonus when their team sent me a gift card to test out all the flavors, just in time to host people again for the winter games.
At only 100 calories and 5% ABV, White Claw Hard Seltzer is low carb and gluten-free which makes it possible for health-conscious drinkers to enjoy a convenient and refreshing alcoholic beverage they can feel good about.
White Claw® Hard Seltzer brings the simplicity that is seltzer water, along with a spike of their BrewPure alcohol with a hint of natural fruit flavor, to create a refreshing low calorie beverage. Their beverages are found in the fridge at most liquor stores and come in an easy grab and go box. I purchased the variety pack so I could try all 4 flavors and I have to say they were all amazing! You can just put these over ice and if you want some more flavor you can even dice up some fruit like berries or pineapple.
The four flavors include: black cherry, ruby grapefruit, natural lime and raspberry.
Where can you find them? Check out their easy locator on their website here
Gold Medal Health Products : BEE & YOU Royal Jelly Raw Honey and Propolis Raw Honey Throat Spray
With everyone getting sick and being under the weather now it’s more important than ever to keep your health in tip top shape. BEE & YOU Royal Jelly Raw Honey has a variety of health benefits during the winter months. This brand is an award winning line of bee products, including supplements, raw honey and royal jelly that you can add to your routine.
Benefits: Boosts Immune System, Increases Energy, Endurance & Physical Performance, Enhances Collagen Synthesis (important for muscle building and repair) and Improves Focus.
Bee products have a ton of health benefits but are also tasty and enjoyable. I love to add a bit of royal jelly to my cup of hot green tea for a tasty treat that is also high in antioxidants. Their jelly is unfiltered and unpasteurized – to preserve all the nutrients directly from the hive. Perfect for healthy and active lifestyles!
I also never leave home without the BEE & YOU Propolis Raw Honey Throat Spray to sooth my throat anytime it feels irritated or scratchy. The propolis, a natural bee product, in its purest form to provide you with at least 80 times more antioxidant content than pomegranate juice. Propolis contains powerful and proven antibacterial, antibiotic and antiseptic properties that keep a bee colony healthy by killing germs inside the hive. Shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, BEE & YOU Propolis Raw Honey Throat Spray helps to calm my throat when I feel a sore throat coming on, or after a long run outside in the cold.
All their products are non-GMO, 100% natural, Kosher, gluten-free and a great source of antioxidants. I am a firm believer in the “core” supplement routine of taking a multivitamin, fish oil/omega and antioxidant. This helps to balance your immune system and boost energy and physical performance.
Where can you buy it? https://www.bee-and-you.com Readers can use Promo Code: SPC20 for 20% off Feb 1st -Feb 16th 2018
Gold Medal Fitness Accessory: PodPocket -AirPod holder
I can never workout with a good playlist and my earphones. In 2017 Apple launched their new AirPods to make working out wireless. PodPocket is designed with the Apple customer in mind. Conceived by a mother and son team – to keep the teenage son from losing his they created the PodPocket that can be clipped on to your purse, gym bag or on your keyring so you never lose your AirPods. They are prrecision molded from high grade silicone to provide a secure fit for the AirPods charging case and they have open access along the bottom that allows charging & standing.
These are so cute and come in a variety of colors to keep your AirPods case matching your favorite bag, gym shoes or just your favorite color. I can’t wait to buy a pair of my own AirPods to use this with since I am always losing my earphones.
Where you can you buy them? https://podpockets.com/
I hope you have all enjoyed learning about these 5 new products. I am certainly going to enjoy a nice adult beverage on the couch with my healthy snacks. These are all items I can easily work into my health and wellness routine very easily. While I may not be competing in the games this year I will surely be rooting on Team USA!