Vegan Products We're LOVING Right Now!
Living in Maine last year, we actually spent a lot of the year foraging and learning about edible plants and mushrooms. Finding a good chaga mushroom is like finding GOLD. You chip away small hunks and steep them to make a slightly sweet, earthy tea that boosts the immune system. I had friends who would store their dried chaga for months and years and use it just as needed, especially in the winter months when immunities were already low and head colds run rampant. When we heard about Four Sigma's Instant Chaga tea powder we were totally intrigued. And after trying it? Well it makes mushroom hoarding seem like craziness. It has the same light, earthy flavor I remember, but in a way more convenient container. We also tried the Xoco Blue- a chocolate shot with reishi and herbs that melts away stress, and tastes like heaven. A little earthy, but rich and chocolatey...perfect as a sweet treat or a before-bed sipper. We have used Four Sigma's Instant Shiitake before in our chickpea scrambles and love the flavor it adds there, too. Basically- I'm obsessed with their products. Mushrooms are making a comeback, and we're so glad! You can check out all of the fungus-y goodness at FourSigmaFoods.com, and follow their fun Instagram HERE.
We've become a bit obsessed with these tiny green sweets. They melt-in-your-mouth and are sweet- but not TOO sweet. And they don't taste at all like peas! They're made from just 5 simple ingredients by 3 friends, consisting mostly of roasted green peas, powdered sugar, and flour- no preservatives. The recipe is based on a Singaporean cookie loved by one of the co-founders of the company, and it is SO good! There are just 100 calories in 6 cookies, and they come in a gluten-free option, as well. Oh and a chocolate-dipped and seasonal cranberry flavor, too! They're killing it over on their Kickstarter- which is great, because I NEED MORE GREEN PEA COOKIES! Its cookie crack, and I can't wait to get my hands on more. You can support their Kickstarter HERE or check out their website directly HERE!
We always love trying new body care products, and Bella Organics is another to add to our favorites list! The deodorant creme has just 7 ingredients and is made from recognizable, edible ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, baking soda, and arrowroot powder. The Iced Lemonade scent was a little strong for my tastes, but it definitely held-up after a rigorous 5 mile run in Southern California heat! It has the texture of a body butter, but far less oily, so its smoothes onto skin and is easily absorbed, and doesn't leave a white sticky mess everywhere. The lip balm kept my lips soft and quenched, and wasn't greasy. Plus, it smelled great! Bella Organics offers all kinds of body-care products, from face cream and mud masks to body scrubs and baby diaper creams. Check out the whole line at LoveBellaOrganics.com!