Monday, July 15, 2019

NutriShake For Kids Review

When it comes to giving my kids vitamins, I don't have a problem at all, they are even the ones who would always remind me about it. With three kids, we've already tried several vitamin brands, syrup or chewable. And about a month ago, we've discovered something new, NutriShake - a vitamin shake for kids. It was sent to us to try and review, and now I’m going to share our thoughts about it.

But before that, let's learn more about the brand and the product first.

I honestly haven't heard about this product before, so my first instinct was to research about it.

There were no existing reviews about the product. Instead, my research directed me to website. Apparently, they are the manufacturer of NutritiShake and all other food supplements like glutathione capsule and weight loss capsules. And, guess what, is actually a homegrown brand which started in 2017 in Cebu City. Isn't that awesome?

NutriShake For Kids

NutriShake For Kids is a fairly new product of I found their Facebook page and they only started posting about it in June, if I’m not mistaken. So it looks like we are among the few people who gets to try it first. 

According to their website, "by the time children hit the early teens, most receive less than 50% of the key nutrients they need for development. And, NutriShake for Kids bridges that nutritional gap with 30 essential vitamins, minerals and micronutrients necessary to keep kids growing bodies their healthy best and to help boost energy and mental performance. It is fortified with cell-protecting antioxidants, whole bean soy, plus the “brain-building” nutrients DHA, PS, and PC."  Hence, it is ideal for children ages 4-12.

NutriShake for kids is available in a 450 grams plastic tub and has only 1 flavor, which is Chocolate. And, like all other's products, it met USA FDA regulations.

NutriShake For Kids Review

We received the product around the first week of June and I was pretty impressed with the packaging. The tub is made out of plastic, color white with a brown label where all the information you need to know is written. It has a seal with the brand name (kids removed the seal before I got the chance to take a photo) and another seal inside. It looks pretty neat. However, the review container that was sent to us contains 2 stickers on the serving scoop label. Originally it should be 1 scoop per serving but according to them, their supplier included the wrong size of the scoop (10g instead of 30g) so they had to adjust it by putting a sticker making it 3 scoops per serving. We were informed about this prior to receiving the products and assured us that this will be remedied with all their other containers.

Upon opening the tub, I was perplexed to see an off white colored powder instead of a brown given that the flavor of the vitamin shake is chocolate. Though it has a mild chocolate scent. Could it be another supplier mistake? I thought to myself so I held off giving it to my kids. I responded to the email I received prior to receiving the product raising my concern but didn’t get any response. I searched for reviews and found some on Lazada. Apparently, that’s really the color. Well, if that’s the case, they should write a disclaimer on the label to avoid confusing people.

So, after several days, I’ve finally decided to give it a try. I served a warm cup of NutriShake each to Tristan, Athena, and Brianna for breakfast. Of course, I also tested it myself before giving it to the kids. And, I can say that the taste and texture resemble that of a cereal drink and other adult protein shake I've tried before. It wasn't that sweet which for me is a plus, but, I could barely taste chocolate in it. 

Kids had a different take on the shake; Athena and Brianna liked it, on the other hand, Tristan claims that it was yucky but managed to finish his drink. 

Tried serving it to them for the second time in a row but they refused. After a few days, I asked them again, Athena and Brianna agreed, Tristan was still firm, he didn't like it. Eventually, I didn't have to ask Athena and Brianna, they were the ones asking for it until they emptied the tub.


Overall, I can say that it is a great product, given its nutritional content. As for the taste, it will always depend on your kids. Personally, I like it because it's not sweet, Athena and Brianna liked it, however, other kids might find the taste off, compared to other chocolate drinks, especially to picky eaters. But you can serve it in many different ways; you can make a fruit smoothie and use NutriShake instead of milk, you can also make popsicles out of it. 

A 450-gram tub of NutriShake For Kids costs Php 1,900 but it is currently on sale for just Php 1,600. Php 1,600 for 15 servings, I find it a bit expensive, especially if you compare it to other vitamins. For that amount, you could already get other vitamins that will last for a month. But come to think of it, if your kids are still drinking milk, you could replace their regular milk with NutriShake. It’s like hitting two birds in one stone, a healthy treat, and vitamins in one. For us though, as I said at the beginning of this post, I don't have any problems giving my kids their vitamins so there's no urgent need for me to switch. My kids drink milk but not as often as before. But, I am thankful that we were given a chance to try it and share it to everyone, especially to parents who need this kind of vitamins for their children. 

So, do I recommend it? Yes! It's definitely worth a try! 

You might be glad to know that they offer a 30 Day BuyBack Guarantee, which means that if your kids don’t LOVE NutriShake, they will refund your purchase price, no-questions-asked! How cool is that? 

You can buy NutriShake on their website:
It is also available in Lazada. 

Want to score a free NutriShake? Check on their social media pages below as they have an ongoing giveaway, Goodluck!

Twitter: @nutrition__ph

Sunday, June 30, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration for Baristas’ Quest in Davao, Baguio and Cebu, Now Open!

Calling all Baristas and Coffee Enthusiasts in the Philippines! 

The registration is now open for Baristas’ Quest, a campaign of competitions created for baristas and coffee enthusiasts to showcase their skills in coffee that will take place in Davao, Baguio and Cebu this July. 

Three different competitions are prepared for the month-long campaign. If you can identify a unique coffee in a set of cups, you may join the Flavors + Profiles: Coffee Triangulation—a cup tasting activity that will be held at the Frog Kaffe in Davao City on July 3. 

For artists who can create designs using milk, Baguio City will be having the Coffee + Art: Latte Art Throwdown at Halfroom Coffee on July 10. 

Meanwhile, for individuals who can extract rich coffee flavors into a cup, the Kettle + Cup: Coffee Brewing Challenge is set to happen at the Tightrope Coffee in Cebu City on July 25. 

Michael Harris Lim, President and CEO of Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Company, Inc., who is also the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and the 2019 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalist, leads the Baristas’ Quest campaign. 

Over the years, our company is committed in championing the local coffee scene through programs that promote sustainability in our coffee industry—from the farmers down to our baristas—by alleviating their status, improving their skills, and promoting camaraderie,” said Michael Harris Lim. 

Registration is free. Interested participants may register at,, and

The champions of these competitions will get the chance to represent his or her region by getting a competitor sponsorship package for the National Coffee Championships, a travel allowance and accommodation to the National Barista Conference happening in Manila this September, and a Comandante Grinder! These events are co-sponsored by the venue partners. 

To know more about Barista Quest visit or contact Tony Dy at 0917.153.1188.

Friday, June 28, 2019

On Being Healthy Inside and Out

I remember having a conversation with Tristan about cleaning his ears, which he is not fond of doing, mainly because he gets very ticklish. It's really a struggle doing that, it feels like we're playing tug-o-war; I pull him close to me and the moment I touch his ears, he pulls back. And, repeat. It gets really annoying! It takes a good amount of patient, strength and talking how important hygiene is, just to get it done. I would even make up horror stories about dirty ears, and that he'd get sick if we don't get it cleaned. But he doesn't seem to be bothered. According to him, he is eating vegetable so he is still healthy. So of course, I explained to him that being healthy should be inside and out.

And, that is really my goal for my family, to live a lifestyle that is healthy inside and out (i guess it's everybody's goal). But honestly, it's a struggle especially nowadays that the standard of being healthy has gone up on a different level. In all fairness though, I really admire those mommies who are very health conscious, those who prepare healthy, all-natural, or vegan meals for their families. Mommies who are dedicated to working out and has gym subscriptions. So, if that's what you are expecting here in this post, just like my other Health related posts, sorry to disappoint you but you can't find it here. Haha. I am going to talk about our reality and what are the things that I am doing to achieve my goal for me and my family.

Just in time, Watson's also have an ongoing campaign that is aligned with my goal. They sent us a Wellness Kit that has helped us throughout our journey to becoming healthy inside and out. 

Here's a short unboxing video which I've posted on Facebook and Instagram.

Before anything else, let me give you an overview of what is it like in our household, consisting of 5 members (with kids aged 9, 6 and 5) plus 2 in-laws, no yaya and no helper. Chaos! Hahahuhu. My husband and my in-laws are working so it is I and the kids who are mostly at home, so in short, I connote domestic drudgery. LOL! But, I won't take all the credit, because we all work together, there's a help when I need it. But, the struggle is still there, we just can't completely get rid of that.

These are all the products included on our Wellness Kit. There are products for everyone in the family plus gift cards that we can use to buy all other things we need from hygiene products, bath essentials, vitamins and supplements and over the counter medications. It's definitely a one-stop-shop! 

Now, talking about health, we all know the basics, healthy and balanced meal, active lifestyle, and cleanliness or hygiene. So these are the areas where I am going to focus on.

Active Lifestyle

In the past years, I always work out even just at home. I just check YouTube for home workouts. But since last year, it's zero. The only workout I get to do is when I do household chores and running errands. I've been a lazy ass, you know, Netflix and chill up to the wee hours then the next day, I'm very sleepy and feeling exhausted. Haha! 

So, all I can say is, I need to work on this area. If you're like me, a work-at-home-mom or stay-at-home-mom who can't afford or don't have time to go to the gym, let's push for home workouts even for just 30 mins to 1 hour a day. Remember, a little exercise is better than nothing. It can be jogging, walking, using the stairs or dancing, just keep moving. 


Okay, I have to add this too. Take it from me, sleep is a necessity. It's hard to function well if you lack sleep. I know this, but then again I guess I am just pasaway. Imagine, sleeping 2AM or 3AM then waking up at 6AM to attend to the kids until I work late at night. I love sleeping but I also value my "me time". So, what I am doing is, I try to limit my late night "me time" then find time in between chores to take a nap or do what I want. To help induce sleep, it's best to avoid caffeine and drink Chamomile tea instead, its calming effect can help induce sleep.

I guess lack of sleep is also one of the reasons (aside from aging lol) as to why I always get a headache. So this Aromatherapy roll on is now part of my must-have items. 

When it comes to the kids, I see to it that they sleep 8PM and 9PM as the latest. Time management plays a big role here. So good luck! But really, you'll be surprised how kids can keep up with schedules. When I deviate from our original schedule my kids especially my eldest wouldn't budge. It's really important to be firm and consistent.


This is rather easy. Taking a bath should be an everyday thing, right? Well, except for moms to newborn babies, who hardly has time for themselves; been there, done that! Toothbrush, three times a day. Handwashing, before and after eating and using the restroom or as necessary. I couldn't elaborate more on this, I'm sure you all get this. But for a family with small kids, actually children in general, this needs more emphasis, agree?    

Aside from personal hygiene, home hygiene is also important. Our home is our sanctuary so it is mandatory that the cleanliness is maintained. But I also know how hard it is to tidy up after the kids or the biggest kid in the house (ehem the husband). Still, I make sure to clean up every day then we do spring cleaning every now and then. 

Healthy and Balanced Food

This is where I struggle the most because it is not just for me, I have 3 school-age kids to consider. I find myself stuck in a rut, cooking the same food or if not resorting to fast food or instant food. Don't judge me, a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do!

So a week before this school year started, I vowed to plan our weekly menu since I will also be starting with my work at home job. This way, I can manage my time, budget and avoid stressing about what to cook. It's been 3 weeks now since I started and so far it's a success.

I started posting photos of their baon/snack and I'm enjoying it. I'm planning to buy bento tools to make it more pretty!

Now, I get to let the kids eat more veggies and we only get to eat fast-food or eat out on weekends. Yes, we haven't totally got rid of fast-food and also chips and sweets but the good thing is, it was lessened. So I still give the kids their vitamins daily to make sure they meet their nutritional needs, and we're almost done with that bottle of Propan TLC from our Watsons Kit.  

So there you go, our health and wellness journey so far. There is still a lot to improve on but we'll take that one day at a time. With the many distractions around us, I'm glad we were able to stick to our routine. Also thankful to Watsons for being part of it.

It's true that being healthy should be inside and out and when you are healthy you will look good and feel great! And there's no better time than now to start living healthy! 

Check Watsons online and stay updated with their products and exciting promos: 
Instagram: @watsonsph

Thursday, June 27, 2019


What's your favorite part of your house? Mine is our bedroom, no doubt!

We spend most of our time in the bedroom and for most people, the bedroom becomes a sanctuary of thoughts, thereby, making it appealing and conducive to the eye can be very useful. The perfect bedroom should help cheer you up as well as get you the right outlook.

These hacks can help alter the way you see and feel your bedroom in no time.

Let the light shine

By using appropriate lighting in your room, you get to create the proper scene you want to project. Be playful and explore your options.

Dress up your walls

This may be one of the first things you notice when you enter a room. Walls play a major part in the presentation of your room and can become a major mood-shifter. New paint or wallpaper can spell the difference.


Invest in color accents and stay away from monotonous hues to avoid gloomy feel in your room. Hanging up ornaments such as a beautiful painting is a good idea.

Brighten up with the perfect bedding

If changing the color of your wall is too tedious and other factors do not fit your budget, investing in the right bedding might just be the solution. Your bedding is probably the most important aspect in your bedroom anyway.

Your bedding can alter your mood. Complement with proper color hues of your pillow and duvet creates an aesthetical beauty which you can change every now and then.

AKEMI beddings have the most innovative features such as its comfortable fabric that are gentle on the skin. It also has a hypoallergenic feature for those with sensitive skin.

Did you know that you can get up to 50% savings on your home improvement needs by visiting AKEMI booth at the SM Home Fair at SMX Convention Center, MOA complex? It's happening on June 28 to 30, 2019. You can even get a sustainable and chic Eco bag with a minimum single receipt purchase of Php3000! See you there!

Oh and make sure to visit AKEMI Facebook page: for more info and promos and get a chance to win exciting prizes!


Sleeping is a necessity, but when you're a mom who juggles different hats a day, it somehow becomes a luxury. A day seems ain't enough! After a long day and after putting my kids to sleep, all I want to do is sleep too, but some household chores await so, I can't. But as kids are growing, I am slowly earning that luxury of sleeping in early. Except, that kid-free time seems appealing for a perfect time to have my uninterrupted "me-time". But all I can say is, sleep is life! Nothing beats a good night sleep. 

So since we are talking about sleep, I am sharing with you all a good read about how you can have a quality of sleep you so deserve. Read on.


You may think that sleeping is just a way to relieve you of your tiredness and a reprieve for a long day. Research shows that people tend to overlook the way they sleep. Having a bed and using just any type of pillow might not get you the quality of sleep you need.

There’s a myriad of choices when it comes to selecting a pillow but how do you choose the right pillow for your body type? An expert went out of his way to learn and develop a specialty pillow to address this concern.

Mr. Chawakit Kaoien, founder of Mr. Big Pillow is a physical therapist who spent years working in the ICU of a hospital’s respiratory unit and was in-charge of bedridden critical care patients and see to it that they are kept comfortable and could breathe properly. This led him to develop a brand of pillows that would benefit every individual.

Over the years, Chawakit hacked the right density of pillows as well as its best position to address your sleeping concerns. Every individual is different, thus, we cannot conform to just one type of pillow.

Here are the cause and effect of using the wrong pillow:

1. You might think that waking up on the wrong side of the bed caused you that neck pain, wrong! Using incorrect pillow puts a strain in your neck, thus, causing that stiff and painful neck in the morning.

2. Can’t sleep? Is it really because of your caffeine intake or you might think you develop a condition called insomnia? Think again, improper positioning and height of your pillow might be causing uneasiness that causes you to toss and turn throughout the night.

3. If your partner complains about your snore, then it might be time to change your pillow. Snoring is
usually caused by blockage of nasal passages. By improving your sleep position, you can also alleviate your snoring.

4. Consistent Headache. This is such a nasty way to start your day especially if you have that important meeting ahead. Your frequent headache might be caused by the wrong elevation of your pillow, tension headaches happen when your neck muscles are strained.

5. Mental Block. Sleep deprivation causes forgetfulness and lack of creativity. Improve your brain function by using the right pillow that can get you a good night’s rest.

By using the appropriate pillow according to your height and weight as well as each individual’s condition, you can maintain a good quality of sleep and overall health. Use this test to assess which type of pillow is right for you.

Incidentally, Mr. Big will be having a sale at the SM Home Fair happening on June 28-30, 2019 at the SMX, Mall of Asia complex. Huge discount of up to 50% off awaits. Plus get a special Halogel pillow worth Php1899 for a single receipt purchase of Php5000. So, see you there?

Mr. Big pillows are available in selected SM Homes. Visit Mr. Big Pillow Philippines FB page for more updates and get a chance to win exciting prizes.