Review: Smirk Keto Shake Drink

I am always looking for a low-calorie and low-carb shake that I can enjoy without the blood sugar spikes. I also look for other nutritional benefits in my shake and find many are lacking. If you are looking for a shake you can enjoy that will fit your keto requirements, Smirk is the drink for you.

What Is It and What Is It Made From?

Smirk Keto Shake comes in a delicious chocolate brownie flavor. It is made with whey protein and boasts zero sugar. It is made with no fillers, contains nothing artificial and is also grain-free.

It is made with MCT oil which is proven to have many health benefits and is easier to digest. It also contains hydrolyzed collagen which helps promote healthy nail, hair and skin which I so desperately could use.

Where Can I Purchase It?

You can purchase Smirk Keto Shake on this website and you have the option for a one time purchase or to become a subscriber so you can take advantage of the savings. A container is $54.99 for a one time purchase but if you think of all the pricey meals you grab on the go, you can certainly justify this healthy alternative.

My Review

With under 200 calories, 10 grams of protein and 4 g net carbs per scoop, this is a great pre or post-workout shake option. I find the taste to be delicious and not chalky like many other shakes. It is sweet without being overbearing and doesn’t taste artificial at all. While I find the protein is a little low, I am happy to be getting the additional benefits from the MCT oil and hydrolyzed collagen.

Smirk can make for a delicious breakfast or meal replacement on the go. While many just enjoy the drink with water or milk, you can get creative and add your favorite fruits or vegetables to create your own custom Smirk Keto shake.

If you enjoy health-conscious shakes that will also keep your blood sugars in check, I highly recommend you give Smirk Keto Shake a try. They also offer a 90-day money-back guarantee because that’s how much they stand by their product. Give it a try and let us know!

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Legendary Low-Carb Toaster Pastry

It is often very hard to find healthy food that also meets my expectations taste-wise. Many of the products offered boast great flavor but wind up falling short. Add in finding foods that don’t mess with your blood sugars and it isn’t an easy feat! Thankfully, Legendary Foods has some fantastic-tasting options that appeal to all ages!

Their latest Low-Carb Toaster Pastry does not disappoint! Not only is it a great snack for busy adults on the go, but it is also a healthy option for growing children as well.

About

At Legendary Foods, they believe nutritious foods are important but they also believe great taste matters, too. Co-founders Mike and Ron noticed that it was a challenge to find healthy food that also satisfied their taste buds.  They started Legendary Foods to create good-tasting food that could also help to keep people on track with their nutritional and health goals.

What are Low-Carb Toaster Pastries and What are They Made Out Of?

Legendary successfully attempted to recreate a very well-loved snack that is typically full of sugar by using almond flour and erythritol as its two main ingredients. With only 3 g net carbs and 170 calories, compared to a regular toaster pastry at 35 g net carbs and 210 calories, this is a great breakfast or snack option for someone who is health-conscious and who wants to avoid blood sugar spikes. It also is packed with 9 grams of protein, which you can’t get from any other kind of morning pastry!

How Do They Taste?

I wasn’t sure what to expect since this is a type of food that would normally taste very sweet. It was the perfect mix of sweet and the flavorful filling (cinnamon/strawberry) and was perfectly moist with just the right amount of bite to it. The cinnamon filling was better than I expected and tasted very rich and not artificial at all. I am less of a strawberry fan, in general, but found this one to be very tasty and it was popular amongst my friends. The icing on top could have been the sugar-laden kind, I would not have noticed the difference — that is how natural it tasted!

Where Can You Purchase?

Legendary Foods can be purchased on their website. They also offer much more than their latest toaster pastries. You can find an assortment of low-carb, keto-friendly nut butter and nut snacks as well and Diabetes Daily has reviewed these products in the past. If you are interested in checking out the reviews before purchasing, you will see the large amount of reviews each product has, which I think is a testament to this great company and their delicious products!

Conclusion

I am a big fan of Legendary Foods because they offer low-carb options that also taste great. It is very hard to find a low-carb breakfast option, which for me is extra important since I am extremely insulin resistant in the mornings and my blood sugar goes up before I even eat or drink anything. The toaster pastries come individually packed and make for a very easy and healthy meal on the go!

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Review: Smart Baking Company’s Latest Products

I am always looking for low-carb options that will be good for my blood sugar and my weight management. It is hard to find products that are affordable, taste good, and are low in carbohydrates and offer other health benefits. I often hear of Smart Baking Company products among the diabetes online community, so I decided to reach out and give them a try. I received their products free of charge, and all opinions are my own.

Who Are They?

Creating smarter and healthier products is Smart Baking Company’s mission statement. From their bakery in Florida, the Smart Baking team believes that food can be affordable, nutrient-dense, and tasty. They continue to make new products and they are very well-received by the diabetes community and many low-carb enthusiasts around the world.

What Products Do They Make and What Are They Made of?

Smart Baking Company makes smart cakes, muffins, and buns. All products are non-GMO, gluten, starch, and sugar-free. Their products have zero digestible carbs, which is great for weight control. They also contain vitamins B1, 6, 12, C+E, and are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids.

How Does It Taste?

Smart Cakes is a great portion-controlled snack that comes in a box of 4, with each package containing two cakes. They come in chocolate, cinnamon, lemon, vanilla latte, and raspberry cream. I particularly liked the chocolate and cinnamon just due to my taste, but all of them had a great flavor with zero aftertaste from the sweetener. They were all soft and chewy and stayed fresh. I did choose to freeze the rest and will take out one at a time, so I avoid overeating. With under 80 calories, 5 grams of fat, and zero net carbs, this is a great treat when you need something sweet.

Smart Buns are a great option to accompany your protein of choice. And doesn’t every burger deserve a bun? With Smart Buns, you no longer have to worry about blood sugar spikes that you may find from restaurant or store-bought buns. With only 63 calories and packed with 10 grams of protein, they are weight-friendly as well. Smart buns come in packs of six and come in plain and sesame.

Photo credit: Smart Baking

Smartmuf’n is Smart Baking Company’s newest product and my favorite! This generously sized muffin is the perfect low-carb breakfast that will keep your blood sugars steady and start your day off right. They have delicious flavors–chocolate chip, banana nut, and pumpkin spice. The muffins have the perfect texture and are perfectly moist. The top has a nice sugar coating, that may be a little sweet for some. These Smartmuf’n’s paired with a cup of coffee has been my morning and/or dessert guiltless pleasure!

Where Can I Purchase Smart Baking Company’s Products?

You can buy Smart Baking Products directly on their website. They have a variety of options, ranging from $8.95 to $29.99, and also offer a monthly subscription program. I was pleasantly surprised to use their store locator and find several stores that carry their products right by me. They seem to be sold anywhere from nutrition stores to fish markets!

Conclusion

If you are looking for low-carb products that are low in calories and high in protein and fiber, this is a product to try. After hearing rave reviews about it from the diabetes online community, I decided to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. I now have another tasty option that can be for both a meal or a snack, so I am glad to add it to my repertoire!

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Review: Senita Athletics Apparel Designed with Tech in Mind

Whether you wear a pump, CGM or just want your phone close by for emergencies, it is nice to find athletic wear that meets your needs. Senita Athletics makes durable, affordable and functional apparel that will allow you to keep your tech on you during even your most active times. Senita Athletics is designed to make you feel safe and not let diabetes get in the way of whatever it is you are doing.

Who Are They?

Maddie and Jenna have been close friends for many years. Teammates both in high school and Division I University, they were both no stranger to the many different brands and types of athletic wear available. After they both had children and vowed to get back into shape, they couldn’t wrap their heads around the prices of some of these clothing. They sought out to find manufacturers who could create high-quality fabrics at affordable prices. And in 2015, the Senita Athletics brand was born, offering products at a fraction of the price of its competitors.

Senita Athletics
Mesh Crop Top | Photo credit: Senita Athletics

What Do They Offer?

Senita Athletics offers a variety of different products for all types of activities and lifestyles. They carry an assortment of sports bras, tanks and long sleeve/sweatshirt options. They carry different lines as well, so there is a nice selection of pants with differing types of fit and fabric to choose from. Many of their products are designed to hold phones or other devices, which are perfect for people with type one diabetes.

How Much Does It Cost?

Senita Athletics is able to offer its customers affordable pricing by cutting out the middle man, the retail stores. Their products cost significantly less than the big brand names. You can see a good snapshot of their prices on their collections page.

My Review

I am an avid CrossFitter and go five times a week religiously. My workout clothes are put through the test between the vigorous workouts and constant washing so I am always looking for quality products that will last.

I was pleasantly surprised just upon touching the pants that I could tell they had enough spandex to hold me in and wouldn’t be too thin where I would be self-conscious about them being see-through. The best part is the pants come with pockets. They are placed on the outer thigh and through all the burpees, power cleans and back rows, they never once got in the way.

I also got a crop top that says “Fierce”; I just love this top and the message and it will definitely get me in the right mindset for a good sweat session!

Other products to try are the sports bras. These bras have a pocket straight down the back so it is out of sight and out of the way! I highly recommend these and plan on purchasing one before my Spartan Race this spring!

With a family connection to type 1 diabetes, Senita Athletics has kept our needs in mind when inspiring many of their designs. They have a special “Sweet Blue” line that has tops, bottoms and a very inspirational tank to help lift us up. Their Sweet Blue leggings have dots on it, which represent each time a person has to test their blood glucose. I am happy we have Senita Athletics apparel and more importantly, their support!

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Butcher Box: Where Quality Matters

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