This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.
Summer is in full swing and I'm sharing some new items I've found thanks to my friends at BabbleBoxx. If you've read this blog for a while, you know that I love to get curated boxes from BabbleBoxx because they're filled with exciting new products that always make life a little more enjoyable. This box of summertime eats was no exception.
The first items I noticed in my box were from Bragg Live Food Products. Bragg is the oldest independent natural food company in the United States. They strive to help their customers live vibrant, healthy lives. They've got a range of products encompassing olive oil, salad dressings, seasonings, and more. But, what they're really famous for is their apple cider vinegar.
I've got clients who rave about apple cider vinegar and its gut health benefits but I'd never really tried it myself. I was pretty excited to crack open the Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Blends that were sent to me. Instead of just plain apple cider vinegar, these blends give you an instant flavor boost without the hassle of mixing any concoctions yourself. You simply add two tablespoons to hot or cold water (or even your favorite smoothie or dressing) and enjoy. I used 8 ounces of cold water and it's recommended to have it 2-3 times per day.
The Orange Tart Cherry was a great mixture of sweet and tart. It contains powerful, immunity-boosting tart cherry and orange juices blended with their renowned apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can be a bit potent so this all-organic blend is a nice way to enjoy it. I can't wait to see how my body responds to this over the next few weeks. It feels like the ultimate summer wellness drink.
If you're on the go, you might love the Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Prebiotic Shot. This little bottle packs a big punch! Their famous apple cider vinegar is blended with honey and spices for an instant prebiotic pick-me-up. You can take a dose daily or when you need a boost of wellness.
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is available at natural food stores, grocery stores, Amazon, and bragg.com for purchase. Use this Bragg coupon code to save 10% off of your order: BABBLE10.
Our family has been enjoying Minute Rice products for years but these Minute Ready to Serve cups are a game-changer. With Minute Ready to Serve cups, you can whip up yummy meals with very minimal cooking and the possibilities are endless with the variety of cups they have to offer. These single-serving cups are ready in just ONE minute and are perfect for on-the-go lunches, snacks, or a quick side dish for dinner. They're perfectly portioned so you get just the right amount of carbs for energy without going overboard.
I decided to prepare a meal using Minute Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice. This rice has such a great flavor. It's buttery and aromatic and I love that it only takes one minute to heat. I used it as a base for yummy chicken and rice bowl that was loaded with grilled veggies and the best tahini sauce.
Speaking of tahini, I was introduced to Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini in this BabbleBoxx and I'm not sure I'll ever be the same. I am obsessed. This ready-to-serve creamy sesame seed blend is organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, AND a great source of protein. Just simply give the bottle a mighty shake and then squeeze on all of your favorite dishes (think veggies, salads, smoothies, hummus... you name it.) The Squeeze & Serve Fine Tahini is so versatile you can use it to create dressings, dips, and even as a vegan replacement for mayonnaise.
I decided to create a chicken and rice bowl to try out Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini and I'm so glad I did. This mixture is whole seed tahini mixed with Harissa Spice. I checked out the Mighty Sesame website and found a recipe for a Grilled Summer Vegetables in Tahini Sauce and adapted the sauce recipe as a drizzle for my dish. I whisked ¼ c. of tahini, 2 TBSP olive oil, 2 TBSP of lemon juice, and 3 TBSP water in a bowl (if you find the mixture is too thick then just add a little water at a time until you achieve desired consistency).
This recipe is going to be on repeat. The tahini sauce is the perfect texture and the nutty flavor adds such a great taste to the dish. I'm so glad I found Mighty Sesame!