It’s time for another Bulu Box! Affiliate links are included.

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The Bulu Box Weight Loss edition for June has come, while it has products that did not hit home for me overall it still kicked butt! Again the best $10 I have spent, so what had me so excited on what was inside?

  • Pur-Absorb Iron: prevent iron deficiency
  • Bach Remedy Rescue Pearls: herbal stress relief
  • Finaflex PX: burn fat 24/7
  • Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz: protein energy noms
  • Naked Wines: antioxidant indulgence
  • Windmill Weight Loss Gummies: appetite suppressing treats
  • MHP Power Pak Pudding Fit & Lean: portion control protein snack

 How did they work?

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  • KickButt Amped Energy Ballz: I received a sample size of two different kinds which included one of the energy balls in each package. A cherry and cappuccino flavor. As you could expect I did like the cappuccino flavor, it was somewhat easy to chew but you could tell that it was protein based but the taste was still good enough I think for people just getting into healthier snacks.

 

They say what?? 

The description says (*note *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.) ”

  • Improves endurance*
  • Boosts energy*
  • Use to start your day, pump up for your workout or stave away the afternoon slump!”

 

This was a great addition to the Bulu Box Weight Loss edition, I liked the taste and texture. It kept me full for quite awhile. Right now KickButt Amped Energy Ballz are on sale for $13.60 for 20 of them in a jar.

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  • MHP Power Pak Pudding Fit & Lean: The sample that I was most excited to be able to try. I had seen these in many of my magazines but I was worried about getting them and not liking them. Thank you Bulu Box for settling my nerves!

They say what?? 

The description says “Smart snacking helps you stay away from the vending machine or drive through, keeping your diet on track. This deliciously creamy pudding is great for weight management with a powerful combination of milk and soy proteins for maximum muscle building, satiety and nutrient benefits. With 15 grams of protein in each 100-calorie cup of chocolate goodness.*

  • Lactose & Gluten free
  • No sugar
  • Low Carb & Low Fat”

I received the Vanilla Creme flavor and I was pleasantly surprised with the taste. I have no doubt that I will enjoy the Chocolate Power Pak too, it has a nice thick consistency and leaves you full at the end. This would be a great post-workout snack I think.

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Keith and I both laughed at this because we both know how I need some stress relief.

They say what?? 

“Stop stress in its tracks with Rescue Remedy Pearls! Rescue Remedy is a blend of 5 Bach Flower Remedies designed for use during emergencies or stressful situations- from exam or interview nerves to the aftermath of an accident, injury, or unpleasant news. These small, fast dissolving capsules restore focus and calm to the user for worry-free living.*

  • Alcohol Free
  • Safe for the whole family!

Made exclusively in England by infusion of wild plants and flowers, the Bach Flower Remedies are a homeopathic method of healing created by Dr. Edward Bach and used for almost 90 years. Dr. Edward Bach was a British physician who saw the impact emotional health has on physical health. He created Flower Remedies to restore balance and peace to the user, allowing the body to then heal itself. ”

I love the fact that these are safe for the whole family. I was able to try them once and then I lost them! Of course right? For the bit that I was able to try them, they seemed to keep me calmer while the kids were acting up and screaming. So I would have to say they were a hit.

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Personally this was too small a sample I think to tell if it worked so I’m inconclusive on this one.

They say what?? 

FinaFlex PX uses a highly effective blend of the most potent fat burning compounds available to give you superior focus and clean energy while boosting your metabolism so the pounds melt away. The sophisticated formula kickstarts your metabolism and activates the enzymes that stimulate fat cell breakdown for a one-two weight loss punch.*

  • With EGCG (Green Tea Extract)
  • Helps burn fat & boost energy*
  • Helps suppress appetite*

To learn more about the rest of the June box, subscribe to Bulu Box Weight Loss and start sampling with me!

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Need a DIY detox water? Here is a simple detox water recipe using lemon and cucumber.

How is the summer heat treating you? I have central air so I cannot complain to much, but it’s been difficult to be able to take the dog for a walk when it’s so hot.

With the heat comes the need to make sure you’re drinking more water. I have a difficult time at that, as usually I don’t like the taste of plain water. What is an easy at home way to flavor water and make it good for you? Add some lemon and cucumber!

For the price of 1 cucumber and 2 lemons you can make 2 drinks that will keep you satisfied and get your metabolism going. I will be making a lot more water recipes as I see them to be sure easy and a way to save money. Instead of buying flavored water that is loaded with sugar just give your water a boost from mother nature.

 

Lemon and Cucumber detox water
Looking to get rid of some bad things you ate and get your metabolism going? Try this lemon and cucumber water
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Author:
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • ½ medium cucumber sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • handful of ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Put ice cubes in cup
  2. Add lemon and cucumber
  3. Pour water over top
  4. Allow lemon and cucumber to seep for 5 minutes before drinking

 

The next time you are at the grocery store head on over the produce and get yourself some cucumber and lemon! If you don’t have lemon on hand but want to make this you can substitute lemon juice for it. Ice cubes are important for drinks during the summer, it’s like a little air conditioner for your mouth.