Is this your first time hearing the term Calorie Bargain? --DietDetecitive.com Calorie Bargains are foods, drinks, products and services that help you live a healthier life. Here's the first one: E4B (Do you have any Calorie Bargain you think that we should try? Email me at info AT DietDetecitive.com. If we use it I will send you a free copy of my latest book.)
The Why: Of course having fresh fruit is always the best, but e4b is really an extraordinary food product--and it's pretty close to the "real thing". In a (squeezable!) nutshell, it's blended fruit in a pouch-that's it. The name is short for "Easy For Busy". There are absolutely no additives, no cream, nor preservatives-nothing. The packaging is a uniquely designed squeeze pouch, which is innovative, convenient, and smart. I've been testing this stuff for more than a week, having some each morning for an energy boost-and I just think it's great.
The idea for E4B was created when Lucia Klansek wanted her son Niko to snack on healthy smoothies before his basketball games in middle school. Once the mother and son entrepreneurial team found the E4B revolutionary pouch in Italy (designed by NASA), they knew they could package the essence of what a true smoothie should be, and created E4B - 100% natural blended fruit in a pouch.
The Health Bonus: E4B is produced by simply blending fresh fruit, and as a result, E4B contains the same nutritional benefits that are found in fruit. (It's not strained, so all the fiber is still "in there".) E4B is rich in vitamins and minerals, and fiber--for instance, the Blueberry/Raspberry has 3g per serving. The following are the amount of fruit in each pouch.
Pear/Caramel: ½ Pear, 1 Apple, ¼ Banana
Blueberry/Raspberry: 110 Blueberries, 6 Raspberries, ½ Banana, 1 ½ Apple
Mango: 2 Mangos, 1 Apple, 1/3 Banana
Strawberry/Banana: 6 Strawberries, ½ Banana, 1 Apple
Kiwi: 1 Kiwi, 1 Passion Fruit, 1 Apple
What We Liked Best: They taste amazing, and the packaging is fantastic. My favorite is the Pear/Caramel-it's off the charts. You can also use these to make frozen fruit drinks, popcicles, as a topping for pancakes, or even on top of ice cream.
What We Liked Least: That they're not everywhere...I wish they'd appear whenever I'm out and about--and need a boost.
What It Replaces: A candy bar, donut, muffin. Maybe even a Snapple?
The Price: 1 Case with 10 Units is $29.99-Not "cheap", but cheaper than purchasing the whole fruit equivalents.
Offerings: Mango, Pear/Caramel, Strawberry/Banana, Blueberry/Raspberry and Kiwi.
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