Conscious Box November Review
By mindbodywell on November 21, 2012
For those of you who follow my blog, you know I recently wrote about the Conscious Box back in October. I cannot say enough great things about the brand or the products contained within each box — for me personally, its like Christmas in my mailbox each month.
I first subscribed to the monthly program back in the summer and cannot say I’ve been once disappointed about any of the products contained in any of my boxes since. Each box is carefully curated by the Conscious Box team containing the best and newest health brands. Or they also have the vegan box option, which has been recently curated by the likes of Vega creator and vegan triathelete, Brendan Brazier, Vegan blogger Whitney Lauritsen of Eco- Vegan Gal and most recently from superstar vegan chef Jason Wrobel.
So without further ado, here are my top picks from the November box along with the full packing list of products contained within.
Freekeh Grains — This sample came in a substantial size along with a recipe, which I hope to test out soon and share with you here.
Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have nothing on these guys, delicious and perfectly satisfying without being overkill!
Teeccino – this is one of my absolute favorite new brands! Considering I’m pregnant and trying to cut down on my caffeine intake these are the perfect thing for me to enjoy because it still tastes and smells like coffee expect Teeccino does not contain caffeine! Included in the box were three flavors French Roast, Vanilla Nut, and Mocha — so far I’ve tried the Vanilla Nut and wow, it packs a delicious flavor especially with a splash of almond milk!
Lush Nuts – I’m usually not a big fan of peanuts but give me anything covered in chocolate and I’m sold. These peanuts sure pack a punch with a kick of unexpected spice.
BONUS! Avalon Organics – I am queen of chapstick especially when it comes to cold temperatures, I usually have at least two in my coat pockets, purse and everywhere I go so it was nice to receive a bonus plus I love anything with coconut oil : )
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November Packing List
Bloomers For some of us, gardening is a year round activity. For others, it has to wait until spring… but no matter the time, getting your hands a bit dirty and growing your own food is healthy, sustainable, and fun. Add this pack of seeds by Bloomers to your flourishing greenhouse of greatness or hey, make it the first seeds in the soil next spring!
Freekeh Grains 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, low-fat, and just as easy to cook as rice, this all-natural ancient grain is the perfect change of pace from the regular starches that crowd our plates. Use it in soups, pilafs, salads or just about anything else.
Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups Peanut butter cups are just about the most delicious thing in the world. Now take the idea and blend it with the finest organic peanut butter and then lusciously wrap it in fair trade, organic chocolate of the highest quality, and voilà!
L’Ecuyer’s Gourmet Caveman Rub With winter at our doorstep culinary pursuits may begin to seem duller. Grits, granola, porridge… bleh! Lucky for us, L’Ecuyer’s Gourmet is here to spice up the season. Chili powder, cumin, sea salt, oregano, and a whole mess of peppers makes this seasoning rub something that’ll get Santa sweating from excitement.
Organic India Tulsi Tea Tulsi, also know as Holy Basil, has long been considered the “Queen of Herbs” in India. Empowered with immune support that helps the body relieve stress, a cup of Tulsi tea can settle the mind and soul as the final days of the year begin to count down.
Pamela’s Backing & Pancake Mix It’s amazing how light, fluffy pancakes can make everything right with the world. Wake up to them every morning with Pamela’s awesome baking and pancake mix. 8 grams of whole grains per serving and YES, totally gluten-free
SweetLeaf Sweat Drops Sweetener High fructose corn syrup got you in the dumps? Tired of needing a heaping spoonful of sugar in your morning coffee to make it drinkable? Us too. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce Sweet Drops, a crafty stevia-based sweetener by SweetLeaf. Add it to anything for a sweet, sugar-free flavor!
Teeccino Get cozy with a cup of Teeccino. Bold, brilliant, and packed with powerful health benefits naturally released by the herbs, grains, fruits, and nuts inside. Non-acidic and containing the prebiotic inulin, Teeccino rebalances the negative effects of coffee. Try flavors like French Roast, Vanilla Nut, and Mocha and begin to warm even as the season grows cold.
Simply Organic Looking for a little extra zing in your cooking? Find it in organically grown minced onion! With a warm, sweet and salty flavor that shines in savory dishes, this little spice packs a power punch that’s indispensable in the kitchen.
Lush Nuts As winter’s air turns crisp, it’s time to warm yourself up from the inside out. Indulge in this delectable treat of dark cocoa followed with a kick of spice to give you a little warmth on those cold days! BONUS! Avalon Organics Winter’s brisk winds can leave your lips cracked and dry, and it’s important to soothe them back to health without harsh petrochemicals. Avalon Organic’s coconut and olive oils moisturize while organic shea butter protects against drying. Organic stevia leaf extract is used for a never-too-sweet flavor and organic rosemary and Vitamin E naturally also lend a nourishing hand.