Mamas Monday Favorite: Raw Reserve


I like it RAW!!

Raw Reserve is a little miracle booster. Best served ‘straight-up’ 1 teaspoon with 8 ounces of water, it contains a blend of blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, and sea vegetables harvested from the coast of Maine.

I was a loyal fan after one gulp. It doesn’t taste like much and after drinking it, your mouth may taste like a handful of dirt. Never fear, the health benefits are amazing and after a few weeks, you’ll start to notice the difference.

Its the only way I drink my kelp.

Vegan Lifestyle?

Have no fear, Raw Reserve is strictly vegan with no hidden bad ingredients.

Enjoy more life with ReVive

It’s rare that we consume a packaged drink that tickles our taste buds, but Revive vitality drinks did just that.

When we opened the bottle, a sweet fragrance engulfed us and we knew we were in for a treat.

Revive is extremely delicious. It has a fruity, nutty tastes that is a little on the powdery side. We didn’t mind the powder because the taste was so darn good.


Action packed with 21 super fruits

  • apple: filled with antioxidants to help fight free radical cells in the body
  • apricot: yellow/orange colored tree fruit with tons of Vitamin A.
  • black raspberry: great source for Vitamin C.
  • blueberry: plant-grown, rich in antioxidants, helps support vitality.
  • blackberry: great for the digestive system, high content of fiber.
  • cranberry: found in shrubs, filled with polyphenol antioxidants.
  • dark sweet cherry: good source of Vitamin C and fiber.
  • elderberry: native to South America, rich in powerful antioxidants.
  • goji berry: bright orange-red color, native to southeastern Europe and Asia.
  • mangosteen: small purple fruit reigning from Indonesia, rich in potassium.
  • maqui: from Chile, filled with antioxidants, helps support vitality.
  • pear: filled with fiber that can support a healthy digestive system.
  • pomegranate: exotic red fruit native to modern day Iran, rich in antioxidants.
  • prickly pear: found in the Americas, tough skinned, rich in magnesium.
  • red sour cherry: helps support anti inflammatory benefits.
  • red grape: vine grown, filled with flavonoids.
  • red raspberry: from Europe/northern Asia, rich in Vitamin C and gallic acid, helps support vitality.
  • seabuckthorn: reddish orange color, grown on shrubs, rich in Vitamin C.
  • strawberry: rich in folate, Vitamin C and flavonoids.
  • white grape: vine-grown, extremely rich in antioxidants yumberry: native to eastern Asia, helps support vitality.

ReVive is gentle on your digestion and does not give you a sudden energy boost or jitters. It is made from fruits and nothing chemically manufactured in a lab. No added sugar, no preservatives AND ReVive contains 100% juice. ReVive works naturally with long term benefits.

Busy and on the go? This compact 2.5 oz. bottle can placed in purse, man-bag, or a gym bag without taking up much space.

We recommend purchasing at least 6 ReVives at a time because you will gobble them up and want more!

*Disclaimer: We received samples from ReVive to try, but the opinions discussed above are SOLELY our own.

Breville Juice Fountain Duo, fresh juice at it’s finest

We love to juice. When someone says “Fresh Juice”, our eyes light up! In our office, the mighty roar of the The Breville Juice Fountain Duo echoes through the walls every day. Followed by a line of eager, thirsty coworkers.

The Breville Juice Fountain Duo is our favorite juicer. We purchased it about 5 years ago and after extensive use, have had no problems. It’s powerful machine is just like new.

Fresh juice? Yes!
Fresh puree? Yes!
Powerful motor? Yes!
Noisy? Yes! Don’t use this if a baby is sleeping
Blended drinks with 100% fresh juice? Yes!
Commercial-quality? YES!

Our favorite mixture is: Carrot, Apple, Golden beet, celery, lime.
**Cilantro, garlic, or ginger can be added to give an extra KICK

Chicken Pesto Pasta a Fresh & Easy Meal

Fresh & Easy is our 1 stop shop for groceries.

For busy parents on the go, Fresh & Easy will make your life easy. Fresh & Easy aisles are wide and stroller friendly. You won’t find a lot of last minute items like candy or magazines crowding the cashier lane so you can get your stroller in and out of the store with ease.

We love to cook, during our latest Fresh & Easy shopping adventure, we purchased ingredients to make Chicken Pesto with Whole Wheat Pasta.

This is how we made it:

And this is what it looked like:


We also like Fresh & Easy because the prices are extremely affordable and the shelves are always fully stocked. In the rare occasion that an item on our grocery list is not on a shelf, a Fresh & Easy associate is always happy to check inventory to see if the item is in storage waiting to be placed on a shelf or on back order. Fresh & Easy can also special order an item for you. Just ask one of the managers.

Looking for organic produce? Fresh & Easy has that too! They really have everything!

As strong environmental activists, it is important to us to support stores that are doing everything they can to maintain a low carbon footprint. Much to our satisfaction, Fresh & Easy is ahead of the curve. All of their display and shipping materials are recycled or reused. This includes materials like cardboard, paper, plastic shrink wrap, pallets, totes, crates or damaged hand baskets. All of their delivery trucks are use aerodynamic, fuel efficient trailers to help minimize their CO2 footprint on the road.

**This is a sponsored post, but opinions are our own. We have been loyal customers of Fresh & Easy since their first stores opened in Southern California over 10 years ago. We were extremely excited to write a sponsored post about our experiences and thoughts about Fresh & Easy. The sponsorship we received was an added bonus!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Stay Warm in a Free Country Jacket

There is something to say about an early morning walk, the gentle sun caressing your face, the quiet morning salutes you, preparing you for the day.

Early morning walks are every bit intentional as they are necessary in my life. However, 6 am can still be a bit brisk. Before heading out, I put on my Shale Softshell Jacket by Free Country® and I am guaranteed to be shielded with comfort and warmth by theluxurious butter pile fleece lining. During the extra cold days, the hoodie and the adjustable wrist bands protects me from wind and rain with style, utmost quality, and comfort.

Free Country outerwear and swimwear is available for purchase – Kohl’s, JC Penney, Sears, and on the website.

Mama’s Monday Favorite: Gentle love

Today, I met the most gentle man as he cared for his #twin daughters in the #NICU.

I watched as he caressed and soothed his 37 week old babies.
Shielded them from the intermittent beeps.
Held their hand as they slept.
Changed their diapers when they soiled.
Urged them to eat.
Loved them, every little ounce of them.

He has stayed with them every day since their early birth 8 weeks ago.

Mama’s Monday Favorite: California Baby Bubble Bath

Cue Beach Boys Music…I wish they all could be California Babies!

California Baby Bath is our favorite source of bath time bubbles. We like it because it is gentle on the skin and is made of 100% natural and organic bubbling ingredients such as organic soapbark, wild harvested yucca and super gentle glucosides. This means no irritation of delicate skin. We LOVE that it is tear free and does not contain sulfates. Each bottle also comes with a brightly colored bubble wand!
Ready to buy your California Baby Bubble Bath? Wait, it gets better. The ingredients are made from renewable and sustainable vegan sources and are totally and extremely biodegradable. California Baby Bubble Bath is made in a FDA registered and Certified Organic facility.

We love the Tangerine, sweet orange, and chamomile scents of the “Overtired and Cranky”. This gentle on your skin bubble bath works well for cranky and overtired mommies too!

** The opinions are our own. We did not receive product or monetary compensation for this review.

– Mama

Mama’s Monday Favorite: Instant Brown Minute Rice with Kung Pao Chicken

Need a quick, nutritious meal for 4? We have you covered! Brown rice with Kung Pao Chicken


– 3 Organic chicken breasts
– 2 Red bell peppers (diced)
– 2 Green bell peppers (diced)
– 1 red onion (diced)
– 1/4 cup Dried red chili peppers
– 1/4 cup peanuts (no shell)
– 2 cups Instant Minute Rice (brown)
– Kung Pao seasoning sauce
– Salt and pepper to taste


– Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
– Cut chicken breasts into cube sized portions.
– Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
– In a medium size baking pan, add chicken breasts, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, red onion, chili peppers, peanuts, and kung pao seasoning sauce.
– Bake chicken for 45 minutes
– 10 minutes before chicken is ready, prepare the Instant Minute Rice according to directions on box.
– Once chicken and rice are both ready, dish and Serve immediately

We went from:


In less than an hour!

**You can substitute brown rice for white rice. We recommend using all organic ingredients.

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

Visit to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.

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