Today I woke up, looked outside and shivered. It is March 13th and I still see A LOT of snow and the temperature has not given up on its cold winter front. I know I live in Winnipeg and try not to complain too much about it, but I am ready…bring on the sunshine! If the weather isn’t going to give it to me, why not make something that makes me think of beaches, little drink umbrellas and a whole bunch of sunshine! A little while ago Natural Vitality contacted me wanting to create a drink for them with some of their products. If you are unfamiliar with them, they make delicious magnesium supplements. I have been told to take magnesium before, but never actually did it(I listen very well apparently) so this gave me a great opportunity to try it out. Well the folks at Natural Vitality gave me all sorts of samples to try and I have been taking the Natural Calm magnesium supplement for almost two weeks now and so far so good.
According to the website, symptoms of magnesium deficiency are:
• Fatigue & Low Energy
• Inability to Sleep
• Muscle Tension, Spasms & Cramps
• Anxiousness and Nervousness
• PMS and Hormonal Imbalances
• Weakening Bones
• Abnormal Heart Rhythm
• Calcification of Organs
I can sure say I experience several of those, but I am sure lot’s of us do and never really know why? This package couldn’t have come at a better time..I get pretty bad PMS and was excited to see if this helped(my husband was too). I can sure say that I did notice that I didn’t have as much irrational behavior as per usual. Maybe I was looking for it? Or thinking about it more because of the Natural Calm, but I will think it was because it was helping! And I needed it!
After trying several of the flavours, the one I drank the most was the Raspberry-Lemon, but all of them are great and PERFECT to mix in my daily juice. No strange after taste. They are sweetened with organic stevia, have no GMO, vegetarian, cruelty free, gluten free & vegan.
Ingredients: Yields 2 drinks
- 3/4th of a whole pineapple, cut into pieces *see below on how to cut a pineapple*
- 1 orange
- half banana
- 2 servings of Orange Natural Calm
Directions: Take 2 servings of the Orange Natural Calm & add 2 oz of hot water(this part is fun to watch the magnesium sizzle!) and put to the side to cool down a little bit. In a juicer, juice the pineapple & orange. Transfer juice to a blender, add banana and the ice, blend till smooth, stir in the Orange Natural Calm and serve in two glasses.
Note: To slice a pineapple, first cut off the leafy top and the base. Stand the fruit on one end and slice the thick skin off in strips, from top to bottom. Cut into rounds, or quarter the pineapple and cut out the core. The flesh can be chopped or cut into strips or chunks
To have fun with it add piece of pineapple & drink umbrella, because hey it’s -19c and this girl is tricking her mind thinking she is on a beach!
Do you want to try some of Natural Vitality products? Well here is your chance! The lovely folks at Natural Vitality will be giving ONE of my special readers a $35 e-gift card to the online store!!
It is easy to enter; just do the mandatory entries and if you want to enter more than once do the extra options. This giveaway ends Thursday March 21st @ 12:01am.