Like most people living the city, I always find myself on a life marathon – whether I’m headed to work, attending castings, on set for photo shoots, prepping and organizing meal plans, etc. But one thing is for sure: I always make time to eat. This is so important especially if you’re constantly on the run which means your body is working twice as hard to fuel you.
Sometimes it can be challenging to “fuel up” – especially nutritiously – in between chaos when you’re pressed for time or simply don’t have the energy to prep meals and snacks everyday. And then the worst comes after you’ve reached your hungry hippo stage….you dive into a unhealthy bag of chips or smother your face in nutrient deprived granola bars. Our western society has made it extremely easy and accessible to eat junky foods. But I’m here to tell you that there are tasty, wholesome, healthier options that properly fuel the body.
KEWAZA energy balls is one of them. It’s a yummy pocket ball that just bursts of clean nutrients and natural flavours. It contains the optimum balance of high quality carbs, fats and deliciousness all needed for the ideal snack to energize and revitalize. (I love a good rhyme!) It’s convenient, ready to devour and not complicated. It also keeps you very satisfied in between meals. My friends had a few bites of each flavour and praised how good they were. They felt like it was more of a treat than something nutritious! Apparently it’s delectable enough to confuse you that it’s healthier!
I generally make my own portable snacks so that I can control the ingredients and portions to fit into my everyday lifestyle. With my gluten free, wheat free, preservative free, sugar free, vegan, plant based motto, it can get a little tiring making my own energy balls or protein bars. And washing the food processor can be very tedious at times! However, I have a huge respect for health conscious companies, especially ones that are local, that provide reliable quality products in order to promote and encourage healthier, wholesome lives. Toronto based company, Kewaza, aims to do that everyday with their endearing slogan of Move Mountains. So whether you’re running some errands, finishing yoga class or moving some mountains, these energy balls will give you the sustenance you need to do all that and more.
Here’s the nutritional profile on these balls of energy:
Non GMO, organic, gluten/wheat free, preservative free, dairy free, soy free and wholesome. Ta-da!
Uncomplicated ingredients include organic dates, goji berries, walnuts, coconut oil, flax seeds, peanut butter, cacao powder and maca powder just to name a few. You can find the full list of ingredients in each ball on their colourful website.
I am going to have an honest moment with you. Because of my low glycemic, sugar free vegan diet, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy these like the next guy. Their peanut butter protein balls would be great if I ate peanut butter! 🙁 My fingers are crossed for an almond butter base flavor. However, for the purpose of this review, I did have a small bite of it and I confirm that it is indeed scrumptious. And with the use of super foods such as maca powder and hemp in the balls, it’s something you won’t feel guilty about eating.
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Stay healthy, my friends. x
Cape Town’s best gluten free crackers.
One of my favourite go to health stores in Seapoint, Cape Town called “Health Matters” carried these scrumptious flaxseed crackers that I couldn’t get enough of. The shelves of Cape Town’s grocery stores had limited products that were healthy, gluten free, no sugar added and/or vegan so when I found these bad boys, I was in heaven! R’Vive Health’s Flaxseed Crackers come in 2 flavours (tomato or courgette) and contain the simplest ingredients: garlic, onion, himalayan salt, flaxseeds, herbs and extra virgin olive oil. They are slowly dehydrated to preserve the ingredients goodness and nutrients. I enjoy them on their own as an on the go snack, but they’re great paired with organic hummus or fresh guacamole. Best of all, they are free of preservatives, additives, gluten, wheat, dairy, added sugar, GMO and make a great alternative to soda crackers. However, make sure you have a toothpick (or two) handy. Your chompers will have a mouth full of flax after consumption!
Flaxseeds are low in carbs and digestive friendly and considered to be one of the healthiest and most nutritional foods you can have. These powerful tiny seeds are high in fiber, anti oxidants and rich in omega fatty acids. Perfect to add to your everyday diet!