Tuesday, April 5, 2011

my favorite things...

Have you ever just found a product that you absolutely love and had to tell others about it? Well, I have and I want to share those products with you today.

As a GP patient it is all about trial and error with our diets. What foods work today may not work tomorrow. Personally I have a terrible time with fruits. I can’t digest them and they give my GI tract a run for its money. I found this Naked Juice Protein Zone Smoothie and I absolutely LOVE it!! It’s a mixture of pineapples, bananas, coconuts, apples and oranges; what more could you want?!? As for the nutritional content it has 30 grams of Whey and Soy protein and it is made from 100% of the all natural best bare “naked” fruits; they don’t add sugar. This product excites me. I could live off this product!


Next would be my Tervis Tumbler. Because my diet consists of a lot of liquids, I am a big drinker. I can not stand condensation however. Whether it's Gatorade or a smoothie, it gets all over the place. With my Tervis Tumbler there is no condensation. What's cool about these tumblers is that you can personalize everything; size, color, design - everything! You can alternate lids which is nice; a coffee lid in the morning and a straw lid in the evening or you can go without - your preference.


I am all about heat. I love the heating pad. Whenever I saw this product it took about two seconds and I was sold...HEAT! This product works great during those horrid GP flare ups or great during times of bloating when you feel like you've swallowed a watermelon and those abdominal muscles are so tender. What's great about this product is that it's usable either hot or cold; all you have to do is pop it in the microwave or freezer - how hard is that? I'm all about simplicity when my GP is flaring up. (Thank you Crystal for introducing me to this product!)


Last but not least Gatorade G2. We GP patients consume a lot of this. Frankly I'm not a big Gatorade person, never have been, never will be. It's sugary and strong tasting to be and it bothers my stomach (along with the majority of things LOL). Gatorade G2 I learned is different and tastes better plus it doesn't bother my stomach. G2 has electrolytes in it which is a wonderful benefit for those athlethes and us GP'ers so we don't dehydrate so quickly. It also has fewer calories and less sugar than other Gatorades - if you happen to be watching you calorie and sugar level intake. I am picky about my Gatorade flavors; I maybe two flavors (it's not like I have room to be picky). When I found this flavor raspberry melon, I was really excited - NEW FLAVOR!


I just thought I'd share some of my favorite products with you. I hate buying something and not knowing what to expect; have other people been satisfied with this product or what does it taste like? If you have any products that you'd like to share please feel free to email me.

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer, I was excited to see what you posted about the naked fruit smoothie. So of course I set out right away looking for it, of course I couldn't find it. I got on the internet and searched it within 50 miles of our house and it said no stores carried it. Great! Well we had to be up in Richmond over the weekend and we went into Whole Foods up there and there it was!! So I bought several bottles. Do you just drink it straight? I put half a bottle and several ice cubes in my magic bullet and make it into a real smoothie, I really like it. It's wonderful to have something different to drink and it's good for us also.

    I live on Odwalla. The strawberry Protein Monster. I comes in bottles just like the Naked Fruit. It was being sold right beside them in Whole Foods. I buy either Greek yogurt or light & fit yogurt in the large tubs, then pour half the bottle of Odwalla and add 3 large spoons of the yogurt and 3 ice cubes into my magic bullet and mix. Makes a great smoothie and taste GREAT!! My GI told me it's the only thing that has kept me off a feeding tube.

    I guess my favorite things are Odwalla and of course my Magic Bullet. I couldn't live without it, I use it a couple times a day.

    Thanks for the info on the Naked Fruit Smoothie, I'll be thinking of you as I enjoy drinking mine....

    Hope your getting out and enjoying the start of the nice weather. We have had a couple really beautiful days.

    Happy Tummy Days to You,