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Need stocking stuffer ideas for yourself or a yogi you love? Don’t underestimate the power of chai nog or protein powder. These nutritional products are packed with healthy ingredients, made responsibly, and will keep you nourished throughout your day.
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If you’re the kind of yogi who likes to power up with whole food protein, check out Aloha’s vanilla bean protein. Each serving gives you 18 grams of plant-based protein (think: hemp, pumpkin seeds, and peas). A touch of Madagascar cinnamon and organic vanilla bean make this the perfect addition to your morning super smoothie.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
To satiate your sweet tooth, pick up a box of Back to Nature Foods’ Chocolate Chunk Cookies. They’re made with wheat flour (unbleached of course) and semisweet organic chocolate chunks—zero high fructose corn syrup and zero hydrogenated oils. The best part? These cookies are healthy and yummy…they’ll take you right back to your grandma’s kitchen.
Bhakti Nog, Holiday Quart
Ring in the holidays with Bhakti Chai’s vegan, gluten-free take on eggnog: Bhakti Nog! Organic fair trade black tea and almond milk, blended with fresh ginger and other spices make this nod to nog worth every sip. We love to sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on top, swirl and pour over a few ice cubes. Truly an inspiring holiday treat.
Hailing from a traditional Ayurvedic recipe, Gaia Herbs Golden Milk blends turmeric, dates and spices in a tonic that supports both mind and body. Take advantage of turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and serve warm for a soothing, comforting sip.
Gaiaherbs.com, $20 for 3.7 oz
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Dahlicious Organic Indian Yogurt Smoothie
If you’re a milk drinker, you have to try Dahlicious’ Indian Yogurt Smoothie made with 100% grass-fed cow milk, spices and organic whole food fruits and vegetables. The all-natural milk is not homogenized, a process based on the Indian tradition of slowly culturing milk for 12 hours. Bonus: each serving gives you 15 billion probiotics.
Dahlicious.com, $7 for 32 oz
If your daily meals are feeling lackluster, give them a nutrition kick with Bob’s Red Mill’s Nutritional Boosters. The line has everything from chia seeds to chocolate protein powder, so you can stock up on your favorites. Add hemp hearts to a kale salad, whey protein powder to your morning smoothie or baking…the possibilities are endless. All simple, clean and vegan.