Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge: 5 Ways to Get Back on Track

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Ah, summer. My favorite season! And it’s ALWAYS the season I most have to detox from.

For other people, it’s winter! And I get that – it can be hard to stay fit, glowing and healthy in the winter. For me, that’s the time we go on vacation and go for walks on the beach and 13 hour power walks through theme parks. That’s when I eat soup and head to the dog park in my ice cleats, puffy coat, and gloves. Summer is when I eat ice cream a LOT, and skip exercise because it’s hot and humid out. Excuses, excuses, but I felt it was time to take Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge.

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Why? It’s because Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is the world’s No. 1 Sparkling Natural Mineral Water! It tastes great AND it’s good for you, and that makes it mighty special. Just to touch upon it, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water contains 84 mg of calcium per 8 fl. ounces. It also contains essential magnesium, needed for cellular activity, and supplies your body with 2,500 essential minerals in total. Why do minerals matter? It’s because you can think of them as essential spark plugs for your body – prompting your cells to work efficiently. Water is essential for life, as we know, but sparkling mineral water contains magnesium, calcium, and bicarbonate – needed for all physical activity. I love it for looking and feeling my glowy best!

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So, let’s talk the challenge in our 5 tips for getting back on track!

1 – Take Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge. This challenge invites people to focus on themselves for five days – and be aware of what you’re eating, drinking and doing to relax and relieve stress. During the challenge, avoid all sugary drinks, coffee, tea, and alcohol for FIVE DAYS. You only consume Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. How does this help? It helps you learn simple steps to enjoy a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. The challenge will last from September 11th – September 15th, 2017. Right now, you can enter a giveaway on Gerolsteiner’s website to win a free supply of sparkling mineral water for your challenge! I’ll go into more challenge detail at the bottom of this post! Definitely tune in.

2 – Consume whole foods as close to their natural state as possible, or within reason! Practice slow eating.

3 – Take Detox baths with Epsom salt and lavender. This is wonderful during the cold weather, especially.

4 – Sleep well and sleep often! The quality matters, the way the quantity does.

5 – Move your body in restorative ways, and banish stress through exercise and other useful means.

Pretty awesome, right? Well the Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox is exactly what you need to get started. Here’s how to get you started, and to show you how it will work. First, join the Sparkling Detox Facebook Group.

Here, find daily motivation, useful nutrition tips, and advice on overall wellness from nutrition/fitness expert Ariane Hundt.

Subscribe for the giveaway here. You could be one of the 300 lucky entrants to win one case of Gerolsteiner – (24 500ml/16.9 fl. oz. BPA-free lightweight plastic bottles) – for your own Sparkling Detox. The giveaway ends on Monday, August 28th at 11:59PM EST.

Then, start your detox on September, 11th and continue until September 15th. This is a Monday through Friday! You can share your Sparkling Detox experiences with fellow detoxers. Upload your pics on Facebook and Instagram using #SparklingDetox and #gerolsteinerUSA. And have fun! Remember, this is about bettering yourself in a fun way.

Not all waters are equal, and many bottled waters are just purified tap water, some are from multiple springs, and some are full of artificial additives. Mineral water drawn from deep within the earth’s core is the only one to offer all-natural, nutrient-infused refreshment. And, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water comes from the Volcanic Eifel region in Germany where a unique combination of volcanic activity and layers of mineral-rich dolomite rock enables nature to create a mineralized and carbonated water of the purest quality. It’s naturally high in minerals and offers hydration without any calories, sugars, caffeine, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors often found in sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. It’s the world’s most popular sparkling mineral water because of its purity and its refreshing taste!

So don’t forget to subscribe to win here, and join the Facebook group, here.

Will you do the Sparking Detox Challenge?

Functional Breakfast Burritos: Taste Test

This post is sponsored by Sweet Earth Natural Foods. All opinions about breakfast burritos are so my own.

We taste-tested functional breakfast burritos from Sweet Earth Natural Foods, and we have answers to your healthy breakfast needs! #SweetEarth #ad #giveaway

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When I say I’m a breakfast person, that may be a bit of an understatement. The correct term is breakfast enthusiast.

I have been known to have trouble sleeping the night before, because I can’t wait to eat breakfast the next morning. I have been known to make breakfast dates with friends who have initially asked for drinks dates, coffee dates, lunch dates or dinner dates. It’s just.. breakfast. This is my flow time. This is my happy time. It’s when I’m most creative.

This is when I’m most ravenous.


With the new year just underway, I’m more focused than ever on starting 2017 off on a healthy note. As per usual, my goals are on bettering myself physically, mentally and emotionally, and on staying healthy with the help of Sweet Earth Natural Foods products. Cassidy and I used to make burritos during the early parts of our marriage. We’d throw anything on that our hearts desired, and that expanded later when I was pregnant. Sometimes it was carrots. Sometimes it was peppers.

I learned how to eat quinoa by living in San Francisco. Now that we’re parents and we’re in the middle of the frigid and endless months of a New England winter, I need a little more substance in my breakfasts lately. I need a kick to start my day. I generally need lots of protein and even more flavor. During this past weekend’s taste test, I found something new.


Over the weekend, I went on a Functional Breakfast Burritos shopping spree – partly at Stop & Shop – and mostly at Whole Foods, I did not come up empty-handed. Not one to miss out on a single good thing, I got four flavors from Sweet Earth Natural Foods: Get Focused!, Protein Lover’s, Get Cultured!, and Lighten Up! What inspired their functional burritos? Form following function. The burritos are filled with vegetables, complex grains, omega-3, probiotics, fiber, and tons of protein.

I started my day with a Get Focused! today.

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Sweet Earth Natural Foods make healthy foods, without compromising flavor. These easy-to-eat burritos are so much fun to discover, that Cassidy and Des happily helped me when I taste-tested all four flavors.

Get Cultured! – This one intrigued Cassidy the most. It’s a probiotic, vegan, Korean-inspired breakfast burrito, filled with – tofu, cabbage, carrots, spinach, fermented red pepper, edamame, and ginger. There are 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. Intriguing, right? It was a little spicy, but not too much for me. I love the edamame! I think I have an obsession with fermented foods. I also love tofu. Would I buy it? Yes. Cassidy’s reaction was simple, but perfect: “I like it!”

breakfast burritos

Get Focused! This one was my most anticipated one, because I’m totally an eggs and cheese girl. This burrito also has rosemary, flaxseed, kale, peas, smoked gouda, and meatless Tuscan Grounds. There are 18 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and omega-3! It’s a favorite. I LOVE the eggs. This is totally my thing. There’s a slight fennel taste too.

breakfast burritos

breakfast burritos

Lighten Up – Lighten Up has only 190 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber. It has seasoned tofu, homemade salsa verde, spinach, black eyed peas, brown rice, and red bell peppers. The smell of the homemade salsa verde and the red bell peppers is instant! Des liked this one best. So if you are keeping score, Cassidy liked Get Cultured Best!, I liked Get Focused! best, and Des liked Lighten Up best. It has a nice traditional favor, and I bet it’s a favorite to many people. I LOVE the black eyed peas! I’m not a cilantro person, and it’s in there, but it doesn’t overwhelm at all. Also available in a 3-pack!

breakfast burritos

Protein Lover’s – This functional breakfast burrito contains Sweet Earth Natural Food’s Vegan Benevolent Bacon.

The smoky smell and taste is instant! This burrito is protein-packed with scrambled egg whites, quinoa, kale, garlic, meatless Tuscan Grounds, the Benevolent Bacon, and cheddar cheese. It has a whopping 20 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and is high in vitamins B1, B2, and C. I loved the quinoa – such a great texture! Also, this one is available in 3-packs.

Talk about healthy, convenient, and flavorful foods for your New Year’s Resolutions! I found my burritos at my local co-op, at Stop & Shop in the organic frozen section, and at Whole Foods. Find your local Sweet Earth Foods with THIS LINK.

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