Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)
(Please note: While ALOHA did send me some free samples of their products, I was not paid to review them, and all opinions in this post are my own true thoughts about the brand and its products.)
Ever since I started The Grass Skirt nearly 4 years ago, I’ve received many emails, tweets, comments, and blog traffic from people who wanted to know how to make a grass skirt, throw a luau, or plan a trip to Hawaii.
Well, for once, I am going to make all of those faceless strangers a bit happy while still pleasing all of my fellow health-food lovers in the process.
Thate’s because today I am going to review ALOHA, a brand that I have completely fallen in love with recently.
Before I get into the products, I feel compelled to tell you a bit about the Company which “believes happiness can be attained through a balance of eating thoughtfully, exercising regularly, embracing mindfulness, maintaining meaningful relationships, and pushing oneself mentally” (source).
Don’t you just love it?
ALOHA’s products are made of natural ingredients without any fake stuff, such as artificial flavors or sweeteners, animal products, fillers, or chemicals. Their ingredients are organically grown and wild-harvested, gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. The packaging is even compostable and 100% recycled.
ALOHA sent me their Blend Box which included three different flavors- original, berry, and chocolate. I’ve been adding the packets to my plain water and smoothies for a little boost and some extra flavor. The whole-food packets provide energy, help balance weight, support muscles and joints (something very important for me right now), cleanse, purify, and hydrate, strengthen the immune system, promote healthy digestion, have an alkalizing effect, and improve the skin (I cannot wait to see that benefit!).
There is no funky after taste with any of the flavors, and I am looking forward to trying them in juices, salad dressings, chia pudding, almond milk yogurt, and oatmeal as well.
I love this Chocolate Sunshine Smoothie for a little pick-me-up in the morning.
Chocolate Sunshine Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups of chilled almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla or chocolate almond milk.)
6 pitted mejool dates
1 1/2 tablespoons of almond butter
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 packet of The Daily Good: Chocolate Cacao
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender (I use my Vitamix) for 2-3 minutes and blend until creamy. Serve cold and enjoy!
I am dying to try their plant-based protein powder next. Everything that I have heard and read about it, claims that it doesn’t have that nasty chalky taste that you’ll find in so many others.
If you’d like to try ALOHA for yourself, you can visit this link to start a free trial and for a 10% discount code for order $40 or above. By the way, 5% of each retail purchase made in the month of December will be donated to Maui Cultural Lands.