As I mentioned in my last post, I received a lot of mail and packages in the almost 3 weeks we were away in Aruba.

Including many magazines and catalogs.  Here are just a few.

I actually don’t subscribe to any of these.  They seriously just show up.  Not kidding. Parenting magazines are notorious for this.  You get pregnant and you get put on magazine lists, forever.  At least for me that’s how it was.

I know I’ve turned into a photography geek when I’d rather look at my (first) B & H Photo Video catalog with all things camera stuff than VS stuff.

Boy, how times have changed.  See, I can actually use the camera stuff.


The VS stuff?  Not so much.

I wear $16.99 Target sports bras and see my answer under U about my underwear if you care.  Not sure why you would care about underwear or why I even answered that question, but I did.

In the mail, I received a couple sample packets of Amazing Grass ORAC Green Superfood Powder in packets.

ORAC is the body’s ability to neutralize free radicals and one small packed of this product is a powerhouse of a free radical neutralizer.

So is a plant-based diet and eating the rainbow but sometimes some supplements or powders are like “insurance” if we’re not getting what is optimal via food sources.  I prefer food to supplements overall but it’s fun to try new things.

I’d like to try a packet of this in a Purple Rain Smoothie

Or maybe in a Peach Banana Colada Smoothie

I also received a large container of Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent with enzymes.

I usually use whatever “pellets” or “gel-packs” are on sale from Target or the grocery store and haven’t used powder in ages in the dishwasher.

After one load of dishes, so far so good.   The Tropical Traditions powdered dish detergent worked beautifully.

I am also a big fan of TT’s Dish Liquid that I reviewed in this post.

The powdered dish detergent I just received is ultra-concentrated, contains no chlorine, phosphates, fillers or fragrances., and is therefore much more environmentally friendly than most mainstream dishwasher detergents.

Best of all, it worked. Nothing worse than having to re-run your dishwasher if your detergent doesn’t get the job done!

Speaking of chores, thank for sharing what Chores you can’t stand in my last post, Chores & Goodies.

And for letting me know if there’s any fun goodies you’ve gotten lately!


1. Best thing you’ve eaten or done so far this weekend?

Waking up and knowing I don’t have 5 loads of laundry to do before noon was a nice feeling.

And I’m about to go rock a good workout.  I can feel it.

2. Do you use powder dishwasher detergent or laundry detergent?

I tend to buy almost exclusively “pellets” or “gel packs” for the former, and 100% of the time I use liquid in my washing machine.

I know you can use powdered laundry detergents in front loaders if you dissolve it first in water and even though powder is much cheaper than liquid, that’s one of those cost-saving measures I just don’t take.

That goes true for all cleaning products for me and really, with all products, in general:  They can be organic, free from this, fortified with this or that, but they have to work, as previously discussed.

if the product doesn’t work or doesn’t live up to my expectations and I have to re-do chores for a second time around, I am not a happy camper but so far so good with the TT products.

3. Fave protein powder or supplement powder?

I am not a big protein powder girl, but I’d say my PP of choice is brown rice Chocolate Sun Warrior when I use it.

It’s great in my Overnight Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats with additional Tips Here

And Amazing Grass makes great “flavored” powders like Berry and Orange Dreamsicle, which are different than protein powders, of course, and seem more focused on other nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

I’m about to go drink a vanilla iced coffee

And go outside and enjoy the San Diego pretty weather we’re having today with a run.

Have a great Saturday!

48 comments on “Powder”

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  2. I don’t have a dishwasher, but I’d LOVE one. And I don’t do the protein/supplement powders ever anymore. I think I get plenty of nutrients from my daily giant salads, so I’m not too worried.

    I went to Arches National Park which was amazing, but dinner in Denver with a great friend that I haven’t seen in five years was the highlight for sure! The food sucked and the service was awful, but the sangria was delicious and the conversation was perfect. It was a great day, and now we are heading out to cover Nebraska and Iowa….today will not be as cool. ;)

  3. its all hand washing dishes for this chick! I really can’t wait to one day have a dishwasher, because its truly one chore I could do without. But liquid detergent, although I really want to try making my own powdered detergent soon! Yum to the coconut!!! I can’t imagine not having a taste for it, like you. Have a great day!

  4. I have never bought anything other than powder for the dishwasher. But I agree, whatever it is, it has to work!

    I like the concept of Amazing Grass, but wish the taste was easier to disguise! I mix it with fruit, and yet that grassy taste still comes through. Finding a protein powder that’s gluten-free, tastes good, and also doesn’t have xanthan gum is a pain.

  5. i am like you–prefer to get my nutrition from food….ps i felt like having peanut butter cookies, and made peanut butter dough balls from your basic cookie dough recipe….but i used whole peanuts NOT peanut butter….they are so good…next i am making cookie dough balls from molasses to try to make ginger bread style dough balls

  6. So true on times changing, I spend a lot more on food and geek toys than fashion.

    I’ve been curious to try AmazingGrass, but I’m kind of hooked on Vitamineral Green currently. It’s not cheap, but has tons of raw, powdered veggies.

    1. The food fest yesterday and seeing one of my favorite raw chefs in action, meeting her, and getting pictures.
    2. Yes and I’m going through plenty of it today! I haven’t tried a lot of natural alternatives yet, but and open to try more.
    3. Vanilla pea protein, Vitamineral Green, and hemp protein powder for being full of fiber and protein while being versatile in sweet and savory recipes.

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  8. Mind boggling that magazines just show up when you don’t sign up for them.
    Any TT product that I have tried has been great. Haven’t tried their dish line yet though. Glad to hear it works well.

    We use Seventh Generation Dishwasher powder, and either Soap Nuts or Seventh Generation liquid Laundry Soap for the wash. The Soap Nuts are for our clothes. The 7th Gen is for the bedding and paintball uniforms that we rent out.

  9. So good to know about that detergent. I either use gel packs (if on clearance) or powder. I read never to use the liquid detergents so I do stick with the powder, which works. I would really like to try soap nuts – haven’t used those yet.

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  12. We use the little compact dishwasher tabs, but powder laundry detergent.

  13. I love your TMI, Averie! ;)

    And I agree w/you – food over supplements! But, yes, sometimes we can’t eat ideally, so a greens mix works for those days!

    Can’t wait to try your Purple Rain Smoothie! If for nothing else, for the name! Prince’s Purple Rain is my all-time favorite song!

    My favorite protein powder, hands down, is Premier Research Labs’ Lean Body Whey Protein. I found it the cheapest here: http://bit.ly/me7zzD.

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