A few weeks ago, the team at Vega contacted me about reviewing the new book “Must Have Been Something I Ate” by Peggy Kotsopoulos and to try a few of their mixes.
The tagline of the book is “The Simple Connection Between What You Eat and How You Look and Feel”.
In Peggy Kotsopoulos’s debut holisitic nutrition guide…this Greek gourmet spins salads into PMS cures, turns oatmeal into a sleep aid and transforms kelp into a weight loss wonder.
Peggy has a casual and conversational writing voice which makes this book easy to dive into. It’s also the only book I’ve seen that really addresses the different aspects of your life that food can affect.
Her book is divided into 5 sections:
- The Food-Mood Connection
- The Food-Weight Connection
- The Food-Beauty Connection
- The Food Health Connection
Each section goes into more detail about the relationship between what you eat and how you feel and ways to make that connection work better and to create a better balance in your own body.
I love that she addresses so many different emotions and issues and how certain foods can help to alleviate those things in your life.
I also tried a recipe from the book!
A few of the recipes call for Vega bars and other ingredients that I don’t have at home (camu camu powder?), but this chai tea latte sounded so delicious, I just had to make it.
Chai Tea Latte
- 1 Rooibos chai tea bag
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- pinch cardamom & cinnamon (optional)
Steep tea in boiling water for about 5 minutes and remove bag. Add tea to a blender with almond butter, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend into a creamy latte. Garnish with cinnamon and cardamom.
I would have never thought to add almond butter to a latte, but it was delicious! The spices from the chai tea went so well with the roasted almond flavor – I’ll be making this again, for sure.
The only things I didn’t like about the book were the names of some of the sections about weight and a few of the recipe titles. Even when you’re talking about the connection between food and weight, I just don’t think it’s necessary to use “thuttocks & man boobs” or name recipes “Thunder Thigh Thinning Veggie Soup” or “Apple Oatmeal Anti-Muffin Tops”. Those terms are used enough in other places. Plus, they’re words that don’t have any good feelings attached to them – and even more than that, I don’t think people (especially women!) should be using these terms when talking to other people about weight.
Other than that, I really enjoyed the book and learned some new things about food and their effects on our mood and health.
Thankfully, the Vega team sent me a second copy of the book for one of you!
To enter to win your own copy of the book:
Leave a comment sharing a way that you’ve noticed a connection between food and how you feel.
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I’ll choose the winner this Friday, July 1st. Good luck!