This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. Opinions are my own.September is National Yoga Month. Whether you already get your om on, are interested in learning more about how yoga has physical and mental health benefits or are just inspired to start a healthy lifestyle, we've rounded up some products to help you on your journey. The beauty of yoga is that you can do it anywhere. It can be done synchronistically with others at your favorite yoga center, privately in your own home, down the beach, or... lakeside. Wherever you find beauty and inspiration, set down your mat. Longtime readers know I live in the Pocono Mountains, so nature and the beauty of this area inspires me. This particular spot on the lake in front of my house is beyond beautiful year-round (wait until I start posting pictures of the fall landscape!) It's easy to close your eyes and just breathe here. From the water lapping on the shore, to the rocking of the dock, to the sounds of the frogs hiding around the rocks, to the ducks, birds, and gentle breeze... there is no better place to re-focus. You need to fuel your body while gaining strength through each yoga session. Ascent Protein has what you need to deliver native whey protein into your diet. This isn't for weight loss, but is meant as a food supplement. You simply add one scoop to your beverage of choice. I add it to my homemade smoothies that I make for lunch everyday (Greek yogurt, frozen berries and spinach.) I've tried Lemon Sorbet, Vanilla Bean and Chocolate. As a chocolate addict, it's my favorite, but their other flavors are just as delicious. One scoop of Ascent Protein is equivalent to 4 large eggs, 3/4 cup of almonds or 3 full cups of whole milk. Adding this to your post-yoga smoothie is definitely the way to go. This month you can get 10% off your Ascent Protein order buy using the promo code YOGA at check out.
I love to snack, I am one of those people who usually has a snack-filled Ziploc bag in my purse at all times. If I get hungry and there is no snack option around not only do I morph into "hangry," but I also can get nausea, headaches and just downright spacey. I also keep snacks around because whenever I'm travelling they come in pretty handy, especially on those delayed flights. For a snacker like me, NatureBox's snack subscription service is a dream come true. NatureBox delivers carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door. Each snack contains wholesome ingredients, with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. When you join NatureBox, you receive five different snacks every month. You can choose the snacks you want or have NatureBox choose your snacks for you from their 100+ selection, including gluten-conscious and vegan options. My NatureBox included some of their new fall snacks, such as their Pumpkin Spiced Nom Noms (rolled oats, almonds, honey, a touch of coconut with the flavor of pumpkin pie) and Cranberry Pepita Chips (pita crisps with dried cranberries baked right in.) In addition to NatureBox's new fall additions, my box also included Apple Oat Clusters, Harvest Rice Sticks and Praline Pumpkin Seeds. Every single snack was incredibly delicious and I loved the variety of sweet and savory flavors. I might have enjoyed the Pumpkin Spiced Nom Noms for breakfast on more than one occasion and the Praline Pumpkin seeds are amazing with yogurt. If I were to host a holiday get-together, I would definitely want a selection of NatureBox snacks around to offer my guests. Have you tried this subscription box yet? Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram and G+. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too! *Disclosure: press sample