I know I am posting at an odd day of the week, but I just needed to let you all know that I received a new Influenster VoxBox!!
I love these things, they are so much fun! It's better than a subscription because you don't have to pay, and the products and timing are a COMPLETE surprise! It's like a mini Christmas! If you would like to try out this service where they send you products to review, you can sign up here: www.influenster.com/refferal
This was an end of Summer box all centered around fitness, and I am even surprised at how much I liked it!
The first (and largest) thing in the box was this Body Tech shaker bottle... Now, I have never actually owned or used one of these and I am kind of confused honestly! From what I can tell, you pour water or a liquid of your choice into the cup, along with a protein powder or protein shake mix, and then shake until it is combined. I generally mix my protein powder into things, and the thought of it alone with water sounds kind of gross to me... But my cousin is a body builder so my guess is that he could use something like this better than me!
In this box I also received three different types of protein powder from The Vitamin Shoppe. I think the first one, Next Step, is supposed to be a full on protein shake to go with the bottle instead of just a stand alone powder, and it is Cookies and Cream flavor! I will probably use this as an addition to smoothies instead of a stand alone shake, so I'm still pretty happy! It contains 14 grams of protein in the full packet.
The second protein powder from The Vitamin Shoppe is the Whey Tech Pro 24 protein powder in Strawberries and Cream flavor. This packet contains 24 grams of protein! I will also use this in my smoothies, I just haven't had the chance to as of yet.
The third protein powder from The Vitamin Shoppe is a Plant Protein powder in the flavor vanilla. This one interested me the most, so I broke into it first when making my smoothies. It contains 19 grams of protein in the entire packet, and I use about a teaspoon per smoothie. The flavor of this protein powder is absolutely amazing!
I make Peanut Butter and Jelly shakes, and the vanilla along with it just makes them so much sweeter without adding a ton of sugar. I love it!
They look gross, but I promise these smoothies are great, let me know if you'd like to see a recipe!
To keep in line with the organic, healthy feel of everything they sent a sample packet of the Shea Moisture Fruit Infusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo and Creme Rinse. These have a very pleasant and warm scent, but it is in no way overpowering. It lather nicely, ran through my hair smoothly, and my hair looked great afterwords! I would definitely consider buying these! As a side note, I also really enjoyed how they made the sample packet of the "Creme Rinse" twice as big as the shampoo packet. I can usually get two uses out of shampoo samples, but barely one from the conditioner... So very nice touch!
I guess these are a healthy option for a "cookie"? The SnackWells Biscuit Thins in the flavor French Vanilla Latte weren't my favorite, but they weren't bad! There are four in a pack, and they also come in the flavors Carmel Macchiato and Dark Chocolate Mocha. Their description states that they are a good source of protein and fiber, with 25 grams of whole grains, and they are made with real coffee!
I had these this morning with a Creme Brûlée Latte, and while they weren't bad, they weren't my favorite either. Much more like a cracker than a cookie.
Finally I was sent a sample box with three K-cups: Hill Bros Chock Full o'Nuts, and Kauai Coffee. What makes these K-cups special and ties them in with the box is that the cups are biodegradable! I think that is pretty awesome that companies are finally making this happen with so many people using a Keurig on a daily basis. I do not have access to a Keurig here at college, so I gave them to my mom to try out and she said she really enjoyed them! Even though I didn't get to consume these I am super excited about the concept, and that the companies are getting their name out!
This was such a fun and unique box, and I am so excited I got to be a part of it! Thank you Influenster, and once again, if you'd like to be part of some their future campaigns you can sign up here: www.influenster.com/refferal
Disclosure, I received this products for free from Influenster for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.