I’ve lost count how many sleepless nights I’ve had since having kids. As a mom of 4, I like to tell people I’ve been tired for about 12 years now, and there is no end in sight. Even though I was fairly used to not sleeping after having 3 kids, having the fourth really threw me for a loop. I no longer had time to take care of myself properly, and that included eating, exercise, and having a nap to catch up on my sleep in the afternoon.
Early morning headaches from getting 2 hours of sleep all night long? I’ve had those. Caffeine overload to the point where I’ve had earaches? Oh yeah. Energy crash so bad mid-afternoon that I’ve fallen asleep for 10 minutes during Dora the Explorer? Well I hate to miss an episode, but I’ve done that too. With four kids practically wanting to quarter me and take a piece for themselves every day, I’ve got to the point where I’m a walking zombie every single day.
That’s why I was quite thrilled when I was given the opportunity to try out the Now For Mothers Healing Mix. It’s a healthy food supplement that comes in an easy-to-grab and take along bag, and it promised to give me a natural, long lasting energy boost to get me through busy days and sleepless nights.
The healing mix itself looks like a brown, finely ground flax seed or powder, but each scoop is packed with some seriously amazing nutrition. Plus there are no added colours, preservatives, or additives, so it’s completely safe for new moms, breastfeeding moms, and anyone who has a restricted diet.
It includes natural and organic ingredients like flax, oats, almonds, honey, wheat, walnuts, almonds, brown sugar, raisins, pine nuts, and melon seeds. One scoop gives you a quick, healthy condiment to add to any snack or meal, and each serving has omega 3, iron (which is great for post partum Moms), magnesium, potassium, boron, CLA, and vitamins A, C, D, and E. I don’t know about you, but my daily bowl of cereal was looking pretty dismal after reading the ingredient list on the Healing Mix.
Wondering how it tastes? So was I. After all, there have been times I’ve tried food supplements and been seriously disappointed. After a few cautious sniffs in the bag I threw caution to the wind, popped in my spoon, and tried out a scoop. And to be perfectly honest, I absolutely loved it straight out of the bag. It has just the right amount of crunch and sweetness.
Every morning since I’ve had the Healing Mix I’ve tried it on something else – hot steel cut oatmeal with sliced mangos, Trader Joe’s Multigrain hot cereal with blueberries, and my favourite, non-fat strawberry banana yogurt with a heaping scoop of Healing Mix and sliced bananas. I’ve ever rolled a banana in the Healing Mix and it was SO good.
There’s a certain peace of mind that you get when you know you’re fueling your body with the best you can give it, and it certainly doesn’t hurt when that fuel gives you that energy boost you so desperately need. After day 3 of Healing Mix, I actually cut out my extra cup of coffee. I didn’t really notice that I did it either – I just didn’t think about it because I didn’t need it.
Because I work out of the house while waiting for preschool to let out, I tend to snack on whatever I find on my daily travels. This past week I packed the Healing Mix along with me and used it as a snack replacement right at the time when I would have gone for the Lemon Pound Cake and coffee. It really does leave you feeling full and mentally alert for hours, so it’s the perfect meal replacement when you don’t have time to eat. It’s also a great late afternoon snack to help you get through the dinner and bedtime rush.
And for moms who are breastfeeding, the Healing Mix has added benefits. Not only does it help you naturally perk up after a sleepless night, but it also aids in lactation. That’s because it’s loaded with healthy fats, and these are the fats that help baby sleep better at night after eating.
When you’re a busy, tired, stressed out mom, it’s all too easy to neglect your health and well-being in favour of just ‘getting by. But with a product like Now For Mothers Healing Mix? You don’t have to spend a lot of time on your own food choices because it’s all right there in a single scoop.
It’s fast, convenient, gives you energy, and it’s seriously yummy on everything I tried it on. Check out Now For Mothers Healing Mix at http://www.nowformothers.com and try it out for yourself. Then come back here and let me know your favourite way to eat it. I’m sure there’s a few ways I haven’t tried yet.
This post was generously sponsored by Now for Mothers Food Corp., but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit http://www.nowformothers.com/.