Barlean’s was kind enough to send me four of their fantastic products for review, and quite honestly, they’ve become staples in our kitchen pretty quickly!
Allow me to introduce you…
Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens
It’s super easy to incorporate into your daily diet. Each morning, when I make my green smoothie, I’ve been adding a scoop to the blender bottle along with my ice, spinach, banana, vanilla pea protein, and peanut flour + salt.
- More than 50 super foods and supplements
- MEGA 5,000 ORAC antioxidant value per serving
- 100% Natural cocoa powder
- Zero sugar – sweetened with all-natural stevia leaf extract
- Dairy and Soy-Free
The taste is much preferred over lots of other “greens” products that I’ve tasted, since usually they’re chalky and really “earthy” tasting. This one was actually delicious! If I wanted to make myself some chocolate milk, I simply blended a scoop with some almond milk! Nothing else needed to be added to make it tolerable to drink… in fact, I’ve been craving it lately, which is great, because it’s super nutritious!
One thing that really sets Barlean’s apart from the rest, is that every whole food ingredient in Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens is carefully selected, responsibly grown and third party tested to guarantee the absolute highest quality and purity. You can totally tell by the way it tastes!
Next, we have the Essential Women’s Omega Swirl Supplement! Did you know, that 8 out of 10 Americans are deficient in essential fats, called Omega-3 fatty acids? This deficiency is linked to all kinds of health issues from heart and blood vessel disease, macular degeneration, mood and behavior problems (ADD & hyperactivity), autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, diabetes and lupus, skin problems such as psoriasis, and even cancer, may materialize from this common nutritional deficiency.
This product is one of the newest additions, and was created to nurture, nourish and moisturize from the inside out, with women in mind. The flavor is Mint Chocolate (girl scout cookie anyone?!), which happens to be one of my favorite flavor combinations 🙂
- Contains vital and essential Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
- Made with Organic Evening Primrose Oil and Organic Flaxseed Oil
- Contains Lignans and Rosemary
- Ideal for women interested in radiant health, beauty and energy
Again, you can mix this into your favorite milk, or I actually enjoyed it in my yogurt & oatmeal as well. My next goal is to make some chocolate mint cookies with this stirred into the batter! There is a men’s version from Barlean’s as well that comes in a Mocha Java flavor and contains Styrian Pumpkin Seed oil which is a powerful phytosterol for men’s health. If you’ve got kids, you could try the OmegaKids Swirl Fish Oil Supplement in Lemonade flavor! I guarantee they’ll love it! Each 8 oz. bottle = 43 servings.
Barlean’s also sent me some Omega Swirl To-Go in the Key Lime Flavor.
I won’t lie, I was skeptical of this one at first… fish oil tasting like key lime??! Thank goodness I didn’t judge a book by its cover, because stirred into some plain greek yogurt + stevia, this stuff literally tastes like Key Lime Pie filling. In fact, don’t be surprised, if in a few days, you see a recipe for GF Key Lime Pie on my blog using this stuff.
The packets are super easy to tote around, too, making it a go-to snack for a work lunch. These Omega Swirls also come in the following flavors: Mango-Peach Fish Oil, Omega Kids Mango Peach Fish Oil, Strawberry-Banana Flax Oil, Orange Cream Total Omega, and Vegan Pomegranate Blueberry Total Omega.
I for one, KNOW that I don’t eat nearly enough fish or flax to keep my count up. Even with supplementation it takes months to replenish the body with Omega-3 fatty acids. Both fish and flax provide the essential Omega-3 fatty acids. But only flax, with a 4-to-1 ratio of Omega-3 over Omega-6 fatty acids, can quickly rebalance the body with essential Omega-3s. One tablespoon of flax seed oil provides 7700 mg. of Omega-3 oil, which is equal to 5 to 10 fish oil capsules. That’s why Barlean’s is so wonderful!
Lastly, Barlean’s sent me Brevail Plant Lignan Extract, which is a supplement made for Women. Lignans are nature’s hormone balancers.
University-researched and developed, Brevail increases lignan concentration in the body to match level found in women who collectively demonstrate an extraordinary history of breast health and hormonal balance. Just one of these vegetarian capsules a day helps maintain healthy breast tissue and provides nutritional support for common PMS and menopausal symptoms.
Balancing hormones is such an important part of maintaining overall health and wellness, especially as it pertains to growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, mood, and metabolism.
I can tell you right now, I will definitely be ordering more Barlean’s product. If you could only see the difference in my skin and nails alone, you’d be on board… lucky for you, Barlean’s has agreed to giveaway an Omega Swirl bottle flavor of your choice to one of you readers!
Here’s how to enter:
1- Go to the Barlean’s Facebook page, “like” it, and leave a comment on this post that you’ve done so.
2- Leave a comment on this post letting me know which flavor you’d try!
Thank you so much, Barlean’s!