Monk Fruit In The Raw: Making Healthy Choices In The New Year

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received a promotional item and product sample as a thank you for participating.

After the holidays I am sugared out. I try to watch my kids’ sugar intake but it’s always difficult (and let’s face it, not a lot of fun) to watch the amount of desserts and other goodies we eat during December. Now that 2014 is right around the corner, I’ll be working toward making healthy choices.

I use a sugar substitute in my morning coffee at work so I was excited to learn about zero calorie Monk Fruit In The Raw. Made from vine-ripened monk fruit, which is native to South East Asia, Monk Fruit In The Raw doesn’t contain any added table sugar, sugar alcohols, or molasses.

Check out this easy 5-ingredient Java Banana Smoothie featured on the Fruit In The Raw website which looks perfect for busy mornings.


Simple Banana Smoothie Monk Fruit In The Raw: Making Healthy Choices In The New Year

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Arby’s VIP Prize Pack Giveaway

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Having two kids who don’t always agree on anything can be tough on a mom, especially when you’re on the road and looking for a quick and convenient place to eat. One place my girls both love, however, is Arby’s. They are a huge fan of their shakes, especially Jamocha, as well as their ham and cheese sandwiches off the value menu while I love the classic roast beef sandwiches and the Beef and Cheddar.

Arby’s has some special limited edition items on their menu during the holidays, including their new Chocolate Swirl Shake and sandwiches on King’s Hawaiian bread. We reviewed the Triple Berry Shake last summer and it was a huge hit so my girls were excited to try the Chocolate Swirl Shake. It’s delicious!

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Would you like to win an Arby’s VIP prize pack which includes coupons for their delicious limited offer menu items such as the  Chocolate Swirl Shake as well as a combo pack of their Horsey Sauce and Arby’s Sauce? For a chance to win, simply leave a comment letting me know what item you’d like to try from the Limited Time menu.

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I’ll select a winner from all eligible comments using Random.org; giveaway closes at midnight CST Thursday, January 2. Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and up.

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Caza Trail and Grove Square K-Cups Coffee Review And Flash Giveaway

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to Linda Kish!

participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sturm Foods, Inc. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating.

I love, love coffee. A hot steaming cup of coffee, or three, is always a regular part of my morning ritual at home and at the office Let’s face it, being a full-time social media strategist (and blogger) takes a lot of caffeine!

I was really excited to try out some different varieties of K-cups from Caza Trail & Grove Square. I was excited about the coffee and my girls were super excited about the hot chocolate. My husband is also a morning coffee drinker and our Keurig makes it super easy to try different coffees and hot beverages any time of day. Plus, sometimes I just want to brew one cup of coffee and not an entire pot. Our Keurig makes it convenient to do so any time.

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I received the Grove Square Hot Cocoa Holiday Pack, Grove Square Cappucino, and Caza Trail Dark Roast to review with my family.  I enjoyed the dark roast, but it was admittedly a little strong for me. My girls absolutely loved the hot cocoa and it was gone first. It’s perfect topped with mini marshmellows and the perfect treat for cold winter days. The French Vanilla Cappuccino was my top pick and perfect for a winter morning. I love vanilla creamer in my coffee so I knew I’d love this variety and I was not disappointed! It had a wonderful aroma and taste.

Check out Caza Trail and Grove Square on Amazon to see all the delicious varieties for your Keurig. I want to try the Grove Square Caramel Cappuccino next!

Have you tried Caza Trail & Grove Square coffee?  If not, here’s your chance! One lucky Blonde Mom Shops reader will receive a 1-box product sample of Donut Shop Coffee from Caza Trail & Grove Square. To enter this giveaway  just leave a comment which flavor you want to try most. A random winner will be chosen from all entries left by midnight December 21. Good luck and happy hot beverages!