Favorite Find: Get Your Omega's In A Delicious Way!

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Ok, so I’m just a wee bit excited about today’s “Favorite Find”.  I wanted to post it last week, but my work conference but a bit of a cramp in my plans.  To be honest, I’m super surprised I hadn’t bought this product sooner.  I’ve seen it in stores, but was never prompted to pick it up.  This is definitely an instance where trying a sample makes all the difference.  As soon as I tried it, I was sold!

What Is It?

If you’ve ever stepped into a Whole Foods, or a health food store, you may have seen the Barlean’s brand sitting on the shelf or in the cooler with the other Flax and Fish Oils.

barleanslogo-color.jpgThey carry everything from fish oils to herbs, to kids products.  But what sparked my interest was their Swirl line….

barleans swirl lineup.jpgThe store I was in is amazing (Grove Vitamins & Health, in Langley BC), and they had samples of everything to try.  While they were ALL delicious, I ended up with the Total Omega Flax Oil in the Blackberry flavor.

barleans (1) (Copy).JPGI currently take Fish Oil in soft gel form, but I didn’t have any flax oil.  This stuff tastes like JAM!!!!!  Like blackberry jam!  Its soooo good, and I love that its actually flax oil!!!!  Its not like traditional flax oil.  Its actually creamy, and pink in color!  What’s even better is the ingredients…

Ingredients: Organic flaxseed oil, water, xylitol, glycerine, gum arabic, natural
flavors, blueberry juice concentrate, vegetable juice (for color), acai
juice concentrate, citric acid, xanthan gum, guar gum, Vitamin E (as
d-alpha tocopherol) and ascorbyl palmitate to ensure freshness.

I love that its sweetened with xylitol, which is a natural calorie free sweetener.

Nutrition Info (per 1 Tbsp): Calories: 65  Fat: 5g  Carbs: 5g  Sugars: 0g (Xylitol: 3g)

Omega 3: ALA 2620mg  Omega 6: Linoleic Acid 760mg  Omega 9: Olecic Acid 850mg

How To Eat It?

I’ve put it on Protein Pancakes & Waffles and its amazing!  Its a great sub for the jam I usually put on them.  Its also great in protein shakes & smoothies.  Another idea would be mixing it in non-fat greek yogurt!

Try It Free!!!!!

After surfing through the Barlean’s website, I discovered they offer free samples for people to try!
So if your interested in trying before buying, go HERE to fill out the form and get some free samples sent to you!

Barlean’s looks to be available everywhere in North America.  To find a store near you, check out their Store Finder.

So if you haven’t jumped on the Omega 3 bandwagon yet, get on it.  Essential Fatty Acids are needed for virtually every function in the body.  Here is some helpful FAQ’s if you want to learn more about EFA’s.

QUESTION!  Do you currently take EFA’s?  If so, in what form?  Supplements, the oil itself, etc.

See ya Friday!