The Scoop on Healthy Skoop Powders

Product Review: Healthy Skoop Powders

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I feel like the hunt for the perfect protein powder is ongoing.  I certainly have my go to whey and plant based powders, but I love to experiment with new brands.  If you follow my posts you probably have seen my favorite whey powder, Warrior Whey by Defense Nutrition.  When it comes to plant based protein powder my current favorite is Phood by Plant Fusion.

That being said, I have never tried a greens mix, which is something that Skoop offers.  Skoop sells powders for different nutrition goals, but advertises the product lines as an all encompassing package. While for the most part I consume plenty of greens and antioxidants, there are days where many of my meals are on the go.  I was grateful when Skoop offered to send me a generous sample package.  I hope you enjoy my review!

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Skoop a variety of powders: A GAME, B STRONG & B LOVELY.  All three powders are gluten-free and GMO-free.

Skoop A Game Is a powder you can wake up with. Phytonutrients, micronutrients, and adaptogens are said to help increase your energy level.  Since I don’t drink coffee I saw this as a great early  morning option.  The contents of A Game allow you to start your day with fiber and probiotics.  In my mind A Game stands up against my usual powders with its ORAC equivalent of 10 servings of fruits and veggies. Some days I am on the go all day. The ability to get my greens and antioxidants with just a shaker and some cold water is a huge plus. There are two A Game flavors, Chocofresh and Supergreens.  I have been shaking both with just cold water, but also adding them to my smoothies. I add Chocofresh to my chocolate protein powder along with a frozen banana, almond milk and chia seeds.  I add the Supergreens powder to my green smoothie.

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Overall, I liked having A game as part of my regimen.  I did feel a bit more energized when I included the powder in my first meal of the day.  The flavor took a little getting used to, its a bit bold.  I was adjusted to the taste by day five.  A Game is 50 calories per scoop and only 2 grams of sugar.

B Strong is the Protein powder.  It is plant based, soy-free and dairy-free as well as gluten-free and GMO-free.  The great thing about B Strong is it’s prebiotic fibers that assist your gut in breaking down and absorbing the protein.  This will allow you to use the 16 grams of protein and additional fatty acids to build muscle and recover quickly.

I tried the vanilla powder, which makes it harder for me to compare because I usually go with chocolate protein powder.  I do feel that my Warrior Whey is a bit smoother, but it is also whey protein.  There could be a compromise due to the extra prebiotics and antioxidants in Skoop.   If you are looking for a clean plant based protein powder I would certainly recommend Skoop.

Last, we have B Lovely.  This is actually a skincare product you consume.   B Lovely contains natural herbs, antioxidants and fiber.  You can help combat oxidative stress, repair damaged collagen and promote circulation with just 20 calories of this powder.  I cannot tell you if it works, I only tried the powder twice, but I can tell you how it tastes.  I was not a fan.  I am a tea drinker, so when I added the powder to my warm water I was expecting it to taste like a floral tea, I am sure it I could hide the taste in a smoothie or protein shake, but I only need one shake a day.

Overall, I found Skoop powders to be clean and easy to digest.  I suffer from a lot of stomach and GI issues, and I am easily irritated by many powders.  I had absolutely no issues with Skoop.

 

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Snowed In: A Day of Pampering

Like so many other Americans, I was sent home early from my 9-5 around noon yesterday when the snowfall began to accumulate.  I originally wanted to run in the snow, but after realizing how cold I would be with the windchill, I opted for a day indoors.  I ended up doing 90 minutes of yoga, which was interrupted a few times by my puppy Petey attacking my ponytail.  Nonetheless I felt like a happy noodle afterwards.

I continued on with the spa theme and did some all natural facials with my non romantic lady friend.  All you need is three ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.

Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

  • Half a Lemon
  • 1/4-1/2 a Tablespoon of Organic RawHoney
  • Coconut Oil

The raw organic honey is preferred because it is gritty and acts as an exfoliator.  All you have to do is put a dab of honey on your lemon half and rub  it all over your face, avoiding your eyes of course.  I stood over the sink and rinsed once or twice in between.  After a couple of minutes rinse completely and apply a little of your daily moisturizer to your face.  Now for the coconut oil. In the winter I get dry spots so first i apply a small amount to my dry spots and rub it in.  Next I apply to my eye lids, under eyes and lips.  A little coconut oil goes a long way.

TIP: Make sure you remove your make up cleanse your face before the facial.

Now it is FREEZING here, so I have been drinking tons of tea.  But it just so happened I had all the ingredients to make a Hot Toddy last night. My grandmother introduced me to this cocktail in november when I spent a cold weekend on her horse farm. I think I had 4 in one sitting. Whoops!

Continuing with the theme, all you need is:

  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon (or more) of Organic Raw Honey
  • 8 oz of Hot Water
  • a shot of Crown Royal

Last night I did not have Crown, so I used Jack Daniel’s American Honey Whiskey.  It was still delicious and smooth, but i prefer Crown.

If you are not relaxed after all of that, have another Hot Toddy.