A typical morning for me would include getting the kids ready for school, making lunches, brewing a pot of coffee, getting myself ready and then prepping my daily smoothie in the blender before we are all rushing out the door. Sound familiar?
After having been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) many years ago, the negative symptoms associated with this condition included hormonal imbalances which triggered low energy, anxiety and quick weight gain due to insulin resistance. After having children, being more diligent with healthy eating habits didn’t come as easy as I had hoped. As much as I attempted to follow a good, healthy diet and exercise, my efforts with my families schedule often took a detour.
This is why having my daily dose of fruits, veggies and healthy antioxidants are essential in providing me the energy and stamina for my hectic days. I noticed when incorporating my daily smoothies, my energy levels increased, hunger was satisfied and I felt fuller longer throughout the day, and my symptoms of PCOS also decreased in time. The body, as complex as it is, is an amazing thing. We are able to reverse many negative health concerns by simply feeding our bodies what it truly needs.
I always say that “Food is our greatest medicine.”
Feeling Alive with Evive
Now, getting my regular smoothie intake has become SO much easier and quicker thanks to a new monthly subscription and Canadian brand I recently discovered, Evive Smoothie. Their smoothie cubes concept is absolutely brilliant and supports our active and busy lifestyle. Simply pop the smoothie cubes out, shake and enjoy!
Buying plenty of organic fruits and veggies and then prepping them for blending each day was not only becoming a little inconvenient with my schedule but also a dent on my wallet!
With Evive Smoothie, you can get delicious smoothie blends right to your door! Offering two subscription types (12 or 24 smoothies per box) with zero commitment (which is a big plus!) and free and frozen delivery within Quebec and Ontario. The cost for a Regular Box which includes 12 frozen wheels (which equals to 12 breakfast smoothies and $4 a portion) is $48; a Promo Box of 24 frozen wheels ($3.74 a portion) is $90.
After looking into how much I actually pay for vegetables and fruits plus the time to prepare and freeze for smoothies, this smart concept from Evive is honestly worth it if you are someone that is looking to take better control over your health and love smoothies as much as I do.
My children also LOVE them and I have been making them small little smoothie bowls every morning before school. It’s not like they could use the extra energy (ha!) but I feel good knowing they’re starting their day right too! They especially love the Aztèque blend which is a plant-based chocolate milk!
Evive blends are made from 100% whole fruits and vegetables, nutritious superfoods and plant-based protein.
An example is the VIVA blend (which is pictured in these photos) made of Pitaya, Strawberry, Banana, Cauliflower, Hemp seeds and Lemon. They also include Plant based protein of Pea protein, chia protein, natural vanilla flavor, sea salt, stevia (less than 0.01% from vegan protein) and organic Vegetable blend of Spinach, broccoli, carrot, tomato and shiitake.
I use almond milk typically and you can throw in whatever toppings/additions you’d like like granola, coconut, cocoa nibs, chia seeds, and more fruits!
It’s also great knowing where my smoothies are made and coming from (support your fellow Canadian’s!) and specially the humbling and sweet story and success behind how Evive Smoothie came to fruition with their founders, Claudia and Domenic. You can read more on them here.
“More than just a business project, Evive is the embodiment of a desire to have a positive impact
on the environment and people.”
Conscientious for our planet and our health, Evive Smoothie has truly touched our hearts and tummies! To learn more about Evive Smoothie, visit them online at www.evivesmoothie.com.
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Open to Canadian residents over age of 18.
Contest ends on June 21, 2019.
---- Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review post in collaboration with Evive Smoothie; however, all opinions expressed are entirely those of the author.