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EH Review: ZÜPA NOMA superfood soups

Amanda VinciComment
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ZÜPA NOMA is the superfood soup drink every spoon should have in their fridge. It's a magical blend of organic veggies that provides you all the nutrients you'd get in a meal, in one ready to go bottle. When I heard about ZÜPA I seriously couldn't wait to try it. I'm honestly so sick of drinking the same green juices, knowing they are full of sugar. These superfood soups come in a variety of delicious flavors, so you're bound to find a favorite!

ZÜPA NOMA uses the highest quality farm fresh ingredients, and are WHOLE 30 approved! Organic Carrot Coconut Lime is my favorite, probably because it's the healthiest way to quench my craving of Indian food during lunch.

It's so much effort to juice or prep food for the week, I haven't done it in so long. I'm usually exhausted after work and on a Sunday I try to catch up on cleaning, the last thing I want to do is make another mess. Having these soup bottles in my fridge came as a relief Monday morning. I took one into work each day and knew I had something healthy to sip on at the office.

Not only are ZÜPA NOMA soups USDA Organic, WHOLE 30 and farm fresh — they're lil sis approved! My semi-spoonie sis Alexa is highly allergic to dairy, and was so excited to learn that the soups are vegan and gluten free too. I talked her into being my soup model and helping me shoot these pics all on her 15th birthday, so a big thanks to Lil Lexi... free soup for you!

If you're looking for an easy way to add more healthy veggies into your diet, ZÜPA NOMA is the superfood solution for you. You get free shipping on an order of 6 bottles, or you can subscribe for a regular order to save even more. Boosting your metabolism, encouraging gut health, assisting your body's natural detoxification and helping you feel full are all benefits packed into these ready-to-sip bottles. I loved how I felt after having one, probably because I gave my digestive system a break from processing complex foods. Go on and visit drinkzupa.com and join the #SOUPSQUAD!

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Veganuary! Going vegan for 1 month

cookies, health, recipe, vegan, wellnessAmanda VinciComment

It's cliche but the new year inspires us to try to make some life changes — and that's a good thing. Any kind of motivation for this spoonie, even if it is short lived, is a wonderful thing. To celebrate the death of 2016, I drank and ate whatever I wanted all over the city of New Orleans, but I did so with one thing in mind — Veganuary.

Veganuary is going vegan for the month of January of course. No animal products at all — no meat, no cheese, no eggs, no butter. Easy peasy I thought. I'm already vegetarian, what's a month without cheese?

Hard. That's what it is. It's damn hard. It's only been 5 days and the brie in the fridge is screaming at me from 3 rooms away. To make matters even more difficult, I'm doing dry January too... no alcohol. 

Why go vegan? Of course there's the obvious benefit of not contributing to the mistreatment of animals and the reduction of environmental pollution — which is a big part of why I went vegetarian. But there are also plenty of health benefits too!

  • a vegan diet is richer in nutrients
  • vegans tend to have lower BMIs
  • helps in weight loss more than other controlled diets
  • lowers blood sugar levels
  • improves kidney functions
  • may protect against certain cancers
  • lowers your risk of heart disease
  • can reduce pain from arthritis!

Read more about the health benefits of a vegan diet here.

To help myself stick to my new diet, I've collected a variety of delicious vegan recipes to try, from sweet to savory. I've also made a pact to not buy any products made from animals either — no leather, no wool — to fully commit myself to the lifestyle. Click each image below for the recipe.

Whatever your new year, new you health resolution may be, start with January — who knows, it might just stick around for February too.

Happy new year spoonies!