BULU BOX. September. Review.

I got my BuluBox more than week ago, but couldn’t put myself together to write a review about September box.

Let me remind you what is BULUBOX:


Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Share your thoughts about each product in our sample surveys and you can earn 50+ Rewards Points (that’s $5!) each month! Use your points to purchase your new favorites in full size at BuluBox.com.

The truth is I haven’t tried any products from my September box yet.

As you know, I am trying to stay away from artificial flavors, sugars, chemicals in products. Packaged energy candies make me sick, and I would never think about try something like that.

September Bulu Box is the big disappointment for me. There was nothing I would like to try.

Here what I got:

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1. Simple Being Slimming Smoothie.

When you first look at the package, it sounds so good: Gluten Free, Sweetened with Stevia, contains just 1 gram of carbohydrates.

When you start checking the ingredients you find artificial flavors, soy lecithin. Also it is whey based, and I avoid whey in my diet. So I didn’t try this magic smoothie with artificial flavors.

2. PacificHealth Labs. Body Glove Surge Shot.

It is all-natural energy gel to fuel all types of activities or when you need extra energy to get through your day. Packed with sugar drink. If you need extra energy, just make a cup of green tea or cup of coffee. Have the green smoothie in the morning.

Energy is not packed in the plastic bag. Use natural food to fuel your body.

Never tried it.

3. BSN N.O.-Xplode.

The other dietary supplement to increase your training standards and increase your fitness output.

Again artificial flavors, Sucralose and unknown blue coloring.

Never tried.

4. Kramp Krushers.

Kramp Krushers are for endurance athletes to help give sustaining energy and reload electrolytes lost through sweat during long training sessions or races.

24 grams of sugar? For athletes? In yellow gummy candy?

Just have a glass of coconut water and banana after the training.

Never tried.

5. Erba Vita Propolis.

Propolis is a delicious soothing syrup created to support the health of your respiratory tract as well as that of your immune system.

This is the only product I might try later. The ingredients are ok

It is GMO free.

6. Free Full-Size Coromega3 Big Squeeze coupon.

I would rather get my Omega3 from the real food, not from the plastic tube.

September Bulu Box was just a big disappointment, although I liked my two previous boxes.

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Raw Raspberries Brownies.

Summer is coming to the end. Actually, two days ago was the first day of the fall and it means we are getting closer to winter. Every year I realize again and again that my favorite season is the fall. I love the bright yellow colors outside, apple pie smell in the house, leaves under your feet, warm chamomile tea…. This part of the year always brings the warm feelings to my heart and makes me feel cozy and safe.
Anyway, the fall is outside, but I still try to keep summer in my kitchen. I got fresh raspberries at the farmers market two days ago, and decided to make some berry chocolate dessert for my family.
This recipe is great because it’s gluten, grain and dairy free.
Sugar? You just need a little stevia or 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey etc.
It took me 20 minutes to make it. What can sound better?
Raw Raspberries Brownies.
Ingredients
  • ¾ C raw almonds
  • 1 C Medjool dates
  • ¼ C unsweetened cocoa powder(raw cacao for a 100% raw treat)
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash pure vanilla extract
    For the Raspberry Topping:
  • 1 C fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup. I personally used 15 drops of Stevia.
  • 1½ tbsp chia seeds

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Instructions
  1. Prepare a loaf pan by lining with plastic wrap, or wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor process the almonds until finely ground and no large pieces remain.
  3. Pour the nuts out into a bowl and process the dates until they are completely broken up and no large pieces remain. If processed long enough of the dates will turn into the “dough”.
  4. Break the “dough” up with a knife or spoon and sprinkle the nuts back into the food processor along with the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla. Process just until completely combined, stop the food processor and pinch a small amount of the mixture together with your fingers, if it holds together it’s done. And if not just process slightly longer.
  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and press down evenly.
  6. In a bowl slightly mash the raspberries and stir together with the honey(or other sweetener) and chia seeds. Pour over top the brownies, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  7. To remove the brownies simply pull the paper or plastic wrap to lift the brownies out. Slice and enjoy.

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Raw Carrot Cake.

Carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes. Honestly, I’ve never made it before. I usually have it from the bakery or Whole Foods. Many people’s favorite part of the cake is frosting, but it is so hard to find the carrot cake with the good frosting. Most of the times, I just scoop the frosting off the cake and eat the plain cake, because it doesn’t taste good to me.

Carrot cake sounds like healthy dessert, but using the butter, sugar, white flour in it does not make it healthy at all.

Trying to be creative with healthy cooking and trying different combinations, I came up with the raw carrot cake recipe.

This cake is nothing fancy, but is really easy to make and has suprisingly delicious flavors melting in your mouth.

I did it only once, but it was a hit at house. Sophia and my hubby were fighting for the last piece:) I couln’t be happier: two loving ones fight for healthy food.

Raw Carrot Cake.

1 cup pitted dates, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes

1 large or 2 small apples( I used Golden Delicious)

1/4 cup of water

1tbs lemon juice

1tsp vanilla extract

1tsp ground cinnamon

1/2tsp of nutmeg

1/4tsp sea salt

1 pound shredded carrots( I got the fresh ones at the Farmers Market)

3/4 cup coconut flour

walnuts

Frosting:

3/4 cup cashews or macadamia nuts soaked in the water for 3-4 hours and drained ( I used cashews)

1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

1tsp lemon juice

10 drops of Stevia or any other sweetener

Combine the drain dates, apple, water, lemon juice and vanilla in food processor and blend it until fairly smooth.

Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and blend again.

Mix the shredded carrots with the mixture from the food processor and stir well.

Add the coconut flour and stir until the batter is combined and uniform. Set the batter for 10 minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb the liquid mixture. Add some chopped walnuts.

Put the batter in the rectangle form, pressing it firmly and evenly, and freeze for 4 hours. After it firmed up, cut it half, making two layers of cake.

Frosting.

Combine the drained cashews, milk, lemon juice, stevia in a high speed blenderand blend until completely smooth.

Place one half of the cake on the plate and frost the top only with the frosting. Carefully place the other cake half on top, and use the rest of the icing to frost the top of the cake.

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Refrigerate overnight, or until ready to serve.

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti.

Biscotti more correctly known as biscotti di Prato (English: Prato biscuits), also known ascantuccini (English: coffee bread), are twice-baked biscuits originating in the italian city of Prato.The biscuits are oblong-shaped almond biscuits, made dry and crunchy through cutting the loaf of dough while still hot and fresh from baking in the oven.

The recipe I am sharing today is wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy free.

Great alternative to the regular sugary, buttery biscotti.

These biscotti are rich with the naturally delicious combination of chocolate and almonds.

Chocolate Almond Biscotti.

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 cup canned coconut milk, at room temperature

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia or any other sweetener to desired sweetness

1/4 cup almond milk

1tsp. vanilla extract

3 cups almond meal( flour)

2 tbsp. coconut flour

1/4 cup raw cocoa

chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, almond butter, stevia and almond milk.

Stir in the almond meal, coconut flour, cocoa and chocolate. Stir until well blended.

Place on the baking sheet and shape into a loaf.

Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 300F. Cool on the baking sheet on a rack for 15 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices and lay each slice on its side on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, turning the biscotti once halfway through the baking time, or until firm and dry.

Cool on the rack for 30 minutes.

Serve with coffee, cappuccino, hot tea or almond milk.

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