Meet Bulu Box

I’ve written about a few subscription boxes in the past, and recently I got the chance to review a fitness one!  Meet Bulu Box.

Bulu Box is a monthly subscription service specializing in new vitamins, supplements, and other healthy products on the market. You get sent some samples along with special discounts and coupons, and each month you’ll receive different stuff. As an added bonus, you can write a review of your box and it’s contents for rewards points, which can be applied to purchasing a full size product of your choice. Pretty cool huh?

meet bulu boxHere’s a rundown of what was in my Bulu Box:

  • Quest Protein Powder – admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the bars but the protein powder was great in a smoothie. Plus, peanut butter flavor is always a win in my book.
  • MovIt Energy Gummies – I normally use Honey Stinger chews on my long runs, but these were a nice way to change it up.
  • Earth’s Care Anti-Itch Cream – I got this box just after getting bit by a few mosquitoes so this cream arrived at just the right time!
  • Mediterra Bar – I hadn’t tried a savory bar before, and I really liked it! It was sundried tomato and basil and made the perfect afternoon snack.
  • Yerba Prima Fiber – This was my least favorite of the box. Fiber supplements just aren’t my thing.

Now the fun stuff. For a short time only, get 50% off a 3-month subscription to Bulu Box with code SWEATPINK.  That’s only $15 for 3 months, which I consider to be a steal!

As a Sweat Pink ambassador I was given a free Bulu Box in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Muffins

Tap…tap…is this thing on? Apologies for the radio silence as of late. Things have been going well with work and between that, gearing up for football season and spending time with my friends and family, I haven’t had as much time to blog lately. But I had to pop in to tell you about some delicious pumpkin spice peanut butter muffins and an AWESOME giveaway.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a member of Peanut Butter and Co.’s Yum Squad. And I have to say, they know how to treat their Yum Squad members good. So when this beauty showed up on my doorstep, to say I was excited would be an understatement.

pumpkin spice peanut butter muffinsYes, that is PUMPKIN SPICE PEANUT BUTTER.  Peanut Butter and Co. combined two of my favorite things into one incredible jar of deliciousness. I’m also known as a serial coffee mug purchaser (it’s a problem), so getting the adorable #PSiloveyou mug was just icing on the cake.

Instead of just eating the pb straight from the jar (which by the way is totally acceptable in my book), I decided to pretend that it wasn’t 90+ degrees in SoCal and baked pumpkin spice peanut butter muffins with it.

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter MuffinsThe great thing about the pumpkin spice peanut butter is that it has just a hint of sweetness with a delicious pumpkin flavor.  I didn’t end up adding any extra sugar to my muffins because the sweetness was perfect.

These muffins are grain-free, dairy-free, and the perfect fall treat. Now if only the weather would cooperate…

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Muffins (adapted from this recipe)

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup Peanut Butter and Co.’s Pumpkin Spice PB

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

2 egg whites

1/3 cup water

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Whisk all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Gently pour your batter into the lined muffin tins.

Bake for 15 minutes, cool and enjoy!

And now the fun part.  Peanut Butter and Co. is kind enough to offer a #PSiloveyou box to one lucky winner!  All you have to do is tell me your favorite pumpkin recipe and enter below.

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Ends on 9/21/15 at 12AM PT. Open to US residents only.

Red White and Blueberry Popsicles

Can you believe it’s already August?  As per usual, summer just seems to be flying by and the end of the year will be here before we know it.  It’s been quite hot and humid here in good ol’ SoCal, and I’ve found one of the best ways to cool off is with a frozen treat like these red white and blueberry popsicles I created a few weeks ago.

red white and blueberry popsiclesSince I am a member of Peanut Butter and Co.’s Yum Squad, there is never a shortage of delicious peanut butter in our house.  90% of the time the PB is used in some sort of baked treat or eaten straight out of the jar (I’m looking at you, Dark Chocolate Dreams), but this time I wanted to do something different, so popsicles it was.

I decided to use Peanut Butter and Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful as my base, and added in frozen berries, strawberry jam, and a little almond milk to create my red white and blueberry popsicles.  I wasn’t completely sure that peanut butter would work as a base, but these turned out SO GOOD. It was basically like eating a delicious frozen pb&j on a stick.

red whilte and blueberry popsiclesIf white chocolate isn’t your thing, these popsicles would be great with just regular PB since the blueberries and jam already add so much flavor.  I think next time I’ll have to give these a try with frozen raspberries as well!

Red White and Blueberry Popsicles (makes 4-6 popsicles)

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Peanut Butter and Co. White Chocolate Wonderful

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

2 tbsp Peanut Butter and Co. Seriously Strawberry Jam

1/4 cup almond milk

Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Mix all of your ingredients into a large bowl.  Pour mixture into popsicle molds.

red white and blueberry popsiclesFreeze for 3-4 hours or until popsicles are firm, then serve and enjoy!

What’s your favorite frozen summer treat?

Outpost Kitchen

I’m lucky enough to live in an area where new healthy places are always popping up.  In my previous post, I mentioned how great the coffee at Outpost Kitchen is, but what I didn’t mention is their fantastic food as well.

outpost kitchenOutpost Kitchen is the newest restaurant from Australian chef Andre Sickinger, who classifies himself as a “Surfers Chef.”  His food is locally sourced whenever possible, and he offers a variety of clean paleo, gluten-free and vegan eats on his menu.  Basically, a health foodie’s paradise.

The Englishman and I recently had brunch there with some friends and were quite impressed with the offerings.  He went with the chef’s special, which ended up being a chorizo omelette and I went with the eggs over easy with avocado and smashed potatoes.  Both did not disappoint.

outpost kitchen breakfastIn addition to stellar egg dishes, Outpost Kitchen also offers a variety of Australian classics including Vegemite on toast and an Australian Flat White coffee.  The restaurant also has smoothies, paleo bars, and other gluten-free goodies.

outpost kitchen baked treatsWhile I’ve only had a couple of items on the menu, Outpost Kitchen has now become a regular stop in my Costa Mesa rotation.  OC locals, you definitely want to check this place out!