I have seen a couple people post on social media lately about Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee. Then, I was walking through Whole Foods last week, and saw it there on the shelf. I decided to pick a few up to review. Besides, I love coffee and love trying new products!
First off, a little about the company:
This is our story. It was 2010 in Austin, Texas. Something was brewing. The time was right for a cold-brew coffee revolution. Chris Campbell and Steve Williams, neighbors and self-professed coffee geeks, were hell-bent on creating the best tasting coffee. BEST-TASTING EVER, that is.
The pair experimented for months with different formulas and brewing methods. They tried and tried (and tried), until they achieved the right blend of highly select, perfectly roasted Arabica beans (100% organic, of course), pure Hill Country water, and brewing time and temperature.
Then, one day, IT HAPPENED. They produced the best coffee they’d ever tasted. It was the perfect batch of cold-brew coffee.
CHAMELEON COLD-BREW COFFEE WAS BORN. Everyone who tasted it was knocked sideways. From its exceptionally smooth, rich flavor to its dramatically reduced acidity to the jitter-free punch of natural caffeine it provided, this coffee was something rare and special.
Chameleon earned lots of fans, and those fans invented and shared all sorts of ways to make Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee their very own.
More and more happy customers and buyers soon demandedmore and more products and flavors. and buyers soon demanded more and more products and flavors. We listened and began meticulously testing and tinkering once again. In 2012, we introduced a series of flavored, multi-serving cold-brew coffee concentrates and followed with a companion series of single serving, ready-to-drink coffees in 2013.
Chameleon Cold-Brew has grown over the years, but Chris and Steve and their uncompromising standards remain our foundation.
We’re beyond excited that Chameleon can now be found in a growing number of natural grocers and larger retailers around the country. But we are forever proud of our roots in Austin, Texas. And we still stand behind EVERY BOTTLE.
How awesome is that story you guys?!
So far, I have tried the Ready to Drink Black Coffee (ingredients: filtered water, organic coffee) and the Concentrated Vanilla Coffee (ingredients: filtered water, organic coffee, natural vanilla flavor). I love both, but I definitely prefer the black. Sometimes you just need a little something extra though, and that is why I like the vanilla too. I want to try the mocha next, just to compare.Check more of their flavors HERE.
They also have lots of intriguing recipes using their coffees too. If I ever decide to try one, I will definitely share it with you guys!
Have you tried Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee? If not, you can order direct or find a local store that carries it HERE.
I just love this company story and their product - thanks for reading!
PopSugar sent me their July Must Have box to try, and I am sure glad they did! I can't wait to open each item and share more with you on how I use them, but for now I have compiled the details of what is included, plus a nice little discount for you! Enjoy!
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Sachajuan - Hair in the Sun - Keep your hair color vibrant during long days in the sun with this UV-filter formula, which won't wash out in the pool or ocean. It will protect your strands from damaging UV rays until you shampoo it off!
House of Pom - Emoji Cocktail Napkins - Exclusive cocktail napkins, designed with House of Pom, capture the Summer experience in a language everyone can speak - emoji! Serving up icy-cold drinks has never been so #instagrammable.
Michael Stars - Porcelain Skinny Scarf in White - Say "goodbye" to the statement necklace and "hello" to your latest it-accessory: the skinny scarf. Dress it up or dress it down by wrapping, knotting, or simply draping it atop your favorite Summer ensembles - or stepping up your headband game!
Pintrill - Pineapple Pin - What better way to pin your skinny scarf in place than with a cute pin? The editors are obsessed with pins and pineapples lately, and this adorable bauble is the perfect way to steal the trend for yourself!
Sunnylife - Inflatable Swan Drink Holder - We can't all have a butler deliver chilled drinks by the pool, but we can have the next best thing: a swan. Float up to four beverages with this playful blow-up toy, so you never have to leave the water! No pool? No problem - the swan is just as much fun and functional on any table.
European Wax Center - Oh My Brow Highlighter in Pearl - This highlighting illuminator is a jack-of-all-trades for your beauty bag - you can instantly lift your brows by blending it along your brow bone, widen eyes by applying it on your inner corners, add glow to your cheekbones, or add a romantic touch to your lips by dabbing it above your cupid's bow.
Joe Chips - Classic Sea Salt Retro Potato Chips - Just like the truck in the logo, these kettle chips are an All-American classic. Get the old-school crunch you crave as you enjoy your lunch (or afternoon snack!) in style.
Trove - Gift Card - Treat yourself to Trove's on-trend, customizable jewelry with a special gift of $20. There is something for everyone in this chic collection.
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Disclosure: I am POPSUGAR Select Blogger, therefore POPSUGAR provided me free product in exchange for my blog post and social shares.
A new favorite of mine is O.N.E. Coconut Water. Not only is it healthy and hydrating, but is tastes great too!
I drink a lot of water, I mean a lot. Usually over a gallon of water per day. It has never been difficult for me to take in enough water daily. As long as I can remember I was carrying a large water bottle around with me everywhere. I do not drink any soda, unless I add a little gingerale or sprite to my cocktail every now and then. My family didn't really have soda in the house growing up, so I just never got in the habit of drinking it, thankfully.
So, most of my drinks are in the form of water, coffee, green tea, probiotics, almond milk in recipes, and now.. coconut water! (Side note: I do drink alcohol as well. At this point it probably averages to 1-3 drinks per week).
Anyway, back to coconut water - when picking a coconut water it is important to check the ingredients. The only ingredient should be coconut water, avoiding any with artificial flavors or from concentrate. Instead of buying flavored coconut waters, I get the pure and if I want to add extra flavor, I add an orange, lemon, or lime slice.
Coconut water contains a unique combination of B vitamins, vitamin C, micronutrients, and phytohormones that are exceptionally beneficial to your health. Some of the ways that coconut water replenishes your body:
For anyone who is trying to give up sports drinks, sodas, or any other unhealthy drinks - give coconut water a try and let me know what you think!
I love my #sharetheSPARK wrap so much! It is a nice little reminder that I can do it, whatever that 'it' might be throughout each day.
About Momentum Jewelry as said on their website:
Like so many moments of clarity, the spark for Momentum came at an unexpected time - my favorite class at the gym, a seemingly never-ending plank. One look down at my blank wrist and I knew I needed to have something encouraging there!
Combining my passion for fitness with over 20 years of jewelry making experience, I founded Momentum with the hope to inspire others to be healthy and motivated throughout the day – and especially through a hard workout!
We offer inspirational jewelry including Motivate Wraps™, FootNotes™, suede cuffs, headbands, earrings, and necklaces that blends fashion with function. Everyone gets motivated in different ways and so we have made our pieces customizable to personalize your workout experience! Whether it be “BEAST MODE” or “find joy in the JOURNEY”, there truly is a perfect match for everyone.
Our jewelry is the ultimate in workout-friendly - comfortable, washable, lightweight, and non-tarnishing. Each piece blends fashion with purpose, is carefully handcrafted, and made in the USA. We hope our jewelry becomes your personal champion and helps you go that extra mile!
Enjoy a special coupon for 15% off your purchase using code FFspark15 at momentumjewelry.com!
The heart rate monitoring component makes the Fitbit Charge HR my new favorite tracker.
At this point, no matter what your style or athletic ability, there's probably a fitness tracker for you. Many have similar features and prices, so many times it just boils down to which tracker looks best on your wrist and does everything you want. But, after testing out the Fitbit Charge HR ($150) off and on for about three months, I think I've found a winner.
The Charge HR features continuous heart rate measuring via an LED light on the back of the tracker that tracks your pulse all day, in five-minute increments for normal activity and one-minute increments if you're logging a workout.
The fact that the Charge HR measures resting heart rate tracking and heart rate monitoring during a workout was one of the main reasons I was so excited to test out the Charge HR. Having a convenient way to measure my heart rate during a workout without having to strap on a chest heart rate monitor was an easy sell for me.
Recording a workout is incredibly easy with the Charge HR; just press and hold the button to start an exercise session, then press and hold to stop. During your workout, pressing the button cycles through time elapsed, steps taken, calories burned, distance, floors climbed, and heart rate for just your workout session.
Besides the heart rate-specific capabilities, the Fitbit Charge HR works much like other trackers: the display shows steps, distance walked, floors climbed, and calories burned (as well as heart rate), and you simply fire up your smartphone's Fitbit app if you want more detailed stats. Wireless syncing via Bluetooth makes looking at your stats a breeze.
The app is easy to navigate and intuitive; I found the dashboard stats and graphs about my activity and sleep habits to be useful and simple to understand. It also syncs with many popular health apps like MyFitnessPal and Run Keeper if you need to keep close track of your calorie intake and burn.
The only other major complaint I have with the Fitbit Charge HR is the fact that it's not waterproof, just rain-, sweat-, and splash-proof. This means you have to remember to take it off every time you take a shower; there have been a few days where I forgot to put it back on afterward as I rushed through my morning routine as a result. It's a minor inconvenience for me since I'm not a swimmer, but if you log a lot of laps at the pool you may want to look elsewhere for a tracker that can measure your stats in the water. On the whole, though, I'm definitely a fan of the Charge HR: it's heart rate-measuring capabilities — both during a workout and when I'm doing nothing at all — are useful, the app is simple and informative, and its design is subtle enough to wear with almost anything.
I am proud to announce that I am a LEGEND Ambassador! I am super excited to be apart of such a great community because I can honestly say that I stand behind the company and their product. The mission of LEGEND Compression Wear™ is to improve the performance of every athlete—from the casual jogger to the competitive triathlete. Read more about the LEGEND mission here.
This post is focused solely on The Legendary Leg Sleeves. I have been using these sleeves for a few weeks now and I am more than pleased with them. These leg sleeves are designed to provide all athletes with greater power output. They provide calf support, shin splint relief, and reduce leg fatigue & soreness.
LEGEND uses medical grade graduated compression in their popular leg sleeves to provide a firm fit in the calves and shins to increase performance and endurance while stabilizing the muscles to help prevent injury.
The Legend Compression Leg Sleeves also feature the innovative ”Power Band” at the ankle for incredible durability. These sleeves are built for runners, cyclers, triathletes, CrossFitters, golfers, and most other sporting activities. They are available in a wide range of colors to match your style too!
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
What makes LEGEND the best choice?
1. Medical Design Characteristics: With many different compression leg sleeves on the market, the LEGEND Compression Leg Sleeves set themselves apart through the unique design characteristics brought in through their background in medical compression therapy. This allows runners, triathletes, cyclers, and all athletes alike to realize the greatest performance benefits of any compression calf sleeve in the world.
2. Quality Assurance: Being Manufactured in the USA, LEGEND Compression Leg Sleeves, along with their other Athletic Wear products, are subject to the highest level of quality assurance that you will find on the market. By adhering to more strict international quality guidelines, along with their own LEGENDARY standards, they guarantee these calf sleeves will not disappoint.
3. Superior Style: They want all athletes, runners, triathletes, cyclers, and others alike, to look good and feel good while they are out there competing and training. They kept their design simple and understated. They want the focus to be on the athlete. The clean and professional look of their Compression Leg Sleeves is a look they are proud to see athletes around the world wearing!
Who benefits from Compression Leg Sleeves?
Runners: These leg sleeves were designed for all Sports, but the most prominent application is seen by runners. The calf sleeves are also categorized as compression running leg sleeves and they will help improve endurance, increase power output, decrease shin splints and calf cramps, and keep you feeling cool and dry during your runs. If you are a runner looking for a great performance leg sleeve, then these were designed just for you.
Triathletes: Many Triathletes use these calf sleeves during training racing. In a sport that puts ultimate pressure on your legs, these leg sleeves were designed to weather the storm of swimming, biking and running, so that triathletes can feel the support throughout their race.
Cyclers: When you are riding your bike for extended periods of time, maintaining the health of your feet and legs is critical. The LEGEND Compression Leg Sleeves are designed to prevent shin splints and calf cramps that can hamper your rides, as well as improve overall blood flow and circulation to help you ride stronger for longer.
Team Sports: While not seen as much in team sports, they highly recommend these Compression Leg Sleeves for basketball, football, and other team sports. Stabilize fast twitch lower leg muscles during quick change of direction sports to gain that 1/2 second edge over your competition. Team sport athletes will love the way these calf sleeves function and feel!
Use discount code: AmbFriend2016 for 15% OFF your orders at legendcompressionwear.com!
I was stoked to receive a few of Barbell Babes top selling workout shirts. If you have not heard of Barbell Babes, I suggest you familiarize yourself! For all you babes out there, listen up...
Barbell Babes is a lifestyle brand and online community to help empower women to break boundaries in all types of fitness.
Based out of Washington, DC, Barbell Babes was founded in February 2014 by Tiffany Kay Tam. As a former CrossFitter and new Olympic weightlifter, she searched the internet for role models and realized the lack of celebration for all body types. Overwhelmed by the amount of "booty pics" and six-packs, she created Barbell Babes, a safe space for women of all shapes and sizes. She believes that all women deserve to be celebrated for her accomplishments no matter how far in their fitness journey.
To Tiffany, being a 'Barbell Babe' means to break the norms of society and be proud of who you are. We are all human. Just because you don't look a certain way yet doesn't mean you have to beat yourself up for it.
How amazing?! I love supporting a company that stands for something I can truly relate to. I am all for celebrating women - all women - and so you best believe I will be repping my new Barbell Babes tops with pride!
Who Run the World Tank - Black
This muscle tank features white and gold glitter "Who Run the World" printed on a black base. Barbell Babes logo printed in gold glitter on the back of the tank.
And now for the giveaway... Barbell Babes will be giving away one 'Who Run the World Tank' in black to one lucky winner. All you have to do is enter using the options below. Each entry you do counts as a point, and the winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be announced on Friday -- Good luck!
Disclosure: Barbell Babes provided me with free product in exchange for a review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you have not heard about Constantly Varied Gear, you are in luck. I am here to tell you all about them, and what they have been working on lately.
Constantly Varied Gear specializes in funny, witty, and motivational workout shirts and tanks. Who doesn't love a good fitspo top?! They have soo many great ones to choose from too.
Even better, is that they just launched a monthly leggings subscription! That's right, never struggle with what to wear for your workout again after signing up to receive leggings each month!
How it works:
Each month they hand pick a new pair of leggings. Some months they choose from their top sellers, and other months they choose exclusive leggings that will never even be offered for sale on their site. The leggings will get shipped to you on the 1st of each month. You will never have to worry about getting a pair you don't like because you will be able to switch them out!
- New unique leggings every month
- Extremely affordable
- Free shipping
- Recurs monthly, cancel anytime. No tricks!
- Pay 3 months up front and get a free CVG shirt of your choice
- Non-recurring plans also available
- Makes for a great holiday and/or birthday gift!
- 1 month = $29.99 per month
- 3 months = $29.99 per month + a free shirt of your choice
- 6 months = $28.99 per month
- 1 year = $26.99 per month
- All plans include FREE shipping
- Plans automatically renew every 1, 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on the option you select
- You can cancel at any time
One payment for a specified amount of time makes a great gift. Those pricing plans are as follows:
- 3 months = $90 w/ 2 months of free shipping
- 6 months = $180 w/ months of free shipping
- 1 year = $360 w/ 11 months free shipping
- These plans are non-recurring plans
What are you waiting for?! Sign up to receive your leggings now!
Disclosure: Constantly Varied Gear provided me with free product in exchange for a review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.