Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Battle Of The Mason Jar Lids!

Today is a review and comparison on Cuppow, Ecojarz and Simply Straws. Many of you wanted a comparison to decide which brand is right for you! Lets get started!

First up we have Cuppow! Cuppow was the first brand that I tried out. I love the plastic sippy cup style of their lids. It's super easy to just screw onto the top and go. They don't make an option for straws. I really like the flow on the cuppows. Also they are the easiest to clean of the three. I think this is great if you're not into the straws. Great for kids. They also won't rust. 

$7.99 for one lid

Second up is Ecojarz. Ecojarz is another great option. The lid is made of silicone so it is a rubbery feeling. You can use them with the stainless steel straw or without. If I am using ecojarz I prefer to use the straw. I like the flow of cuppow better than ecojarz when I don't use a straw. They also make little straw cleaners for their straws. I definitely like this company. The only thing I can say is that even though the straw cleaner is great I wish I could see through to make sure I have no green smoothie still lingering in the straw. They also make a stainless steel version of the silicone lid.

$5.99 Silicone Lid
$7.99 Stainless Steel
4 pack Straws $9.95
Regular sized colored straw

Last but not least is Simply Straws. I love Simply Straws. There is something about that glass straw that I really like. Simply Straws make clear or colored glass straws. They make large and regular size.  Bent or Straight. You can buy just the straws or you can buy the lids that the straws fit into. They also sell the mason jar with handles (as do ecojarz) I love that when you clean the straws you can see that they are really clean. The only thing I will say is that if they are for kids maybe go with the Ecojarz steel straws so they can't accidentally drop and break them. But I suppose if you can giving them a mason jar to drink from you aren't worried about that.

Large size colored straw

Prices vary depending on size, color and shape.

I like all of these brands! I hope I gave you an idea of switch direction to go. Whichever you decide you will be happy with! Happy sipping!


Monday, September 9, 2013


The wonderful people at Rickaroons sent me over some of their yummy products to try! I'm a big dessert person so I was very excited to try these out. Rickaroons are organic, vegan and gluten free macaroons. They are only baked for 10 minutes. 


The ingredients in these Rickaroons are really great. They consist mostly of shredded coconut, almond butter, coconut palm nectar, dark chocolate and vanilla extract.  They come in 4 delicious flavors. Chocolate Blonde. Brunette. Mocha. Megaroon.

The first one I tried was the Chocolate Blonde (pictured above) I am a big fan of chocolate chip cookies and this is what they reminded me of. I expected them to taste good but it tasted amazing. Seriously, soo good. It has that coconut flavor and macaroon texture with the gooey chocolate chips in it. Yum!

The second flavor I tried is the Megaroon. This one was also really yummy! This flavor has chia seeds and cacao nibs which makes for a nice little crunchy texture.

Brunette and Mocha
The next flavors I tried are the brunette and the mocha. The brunette is totally chocolatey with chocolate chips mixed in! A chocolate lover like myself was in heaven. The mocha still had the chocolate flavor with a definite espresso flavor too. Delicious.


I can honestly say that I loved all 4 of the flavors. If I had to pick my 2 favorite I would say the Chocolate Blonde and the Brunette. Everyone in my family loved them as well. It's a great company who are based out of San Diego, California. You can find rickaroons at www.rickaroons.com

Rickaroons were also kind enough to give me a discount code to share with all of you! When you check out from their website you can use the code    veggiemama13    this will give you 15% off throughout the month of september. You will NOT be disappointed in these delicious little treats!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Morning Smoothie

Just a quick post on the ingredients of my smoothie this morning! I love making this kind of smoothie. 

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • Top with nibs and almonds
You can adjust the amount of liquid depending on if you like the smoothie thicker or thinner. Enjoy!