The Best of Expo West 2017

My favorite new products from this year’s Natural Products Expo West 2017. Enter below to WIN every single one of them!

Expo West 2017 Giveaway

Remember last year, when I gave away a TON of amazing new products from the Natural Foods Expo West? Well, it’s that time again!

This year I have 12 amazing products that I just know you’re going to love and 3 lucky winners are going to get each and every one of them. That’s $150 worth of tasty treats for each winner!

But first, a little background on Expo West.

The Natural Products Expo is the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products convention, bringing together the best of the best in food and beauty products.

Each year, about 80,000 people swarm the Anaheim Convention Center to get a peek and a taste of what’s hot in wellness. This year, there were about 3,100 exhibitors — by far too many for me to review for this post!

It’s a four-day extravaganza, but I only have the stamina to endure a day of it. There’s just so much to see. This year I attended on Saturday and covered as much as I could to bring you the best new products of the year.

I’ll admit I bypassed a lot of stuff (I didn’t even try any nut butters for goodness sake), but what I did see was impressive. Tons of delicious and inventive new products featuring of the moment ingredients like probiotics, ancient grains, florals, and one of the most important staples in my kitchen, seeds!

So without further ado, here are my favorite new products from Expo West:


telula chia juice

1. Telula Coconut Citrus + Chia 

Telula’s cold-pressed, organic chia juices are simply fantastic. They’re made from fresh fruits and vegetables (not from concentrate) and are free of additives, preservatives, and added sugar.

I love their line of + Chia juices because, as you know, I’m a seed fanatic. The addition of chia seeds to the juice adds 5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, and 8% of the RDA of iron per serving, plus a hefty dose of omega-3 fatty acids. The added nutrients help balance out the natural sugar from the juice and provide you with sustained energy.

Unlike other cold-pressed juices which expire in about two days, Telula juices are flash-pasteurized, making them shelf-stable and easier to transport, yet still maintaining a ton of vitamins A and C. Plus, their bright, beautiful bottles are BPA/toxin-free thanks to the use of glass. They’re also 100% recyclable and reusable — funky flower vase perhaps?

Best of all, they’re affordable. You can find them in stores like Whole Foods, Walmart, Publix, and Kroger. Search here for a location near you.

Price: $8 per 32 oz bottle (4 servings)

rollin greens millet tots

2. Rollin Greens Italian Herb Millet Tots

Toward the end of the day Saturday, I was losing steam but decided to check out one more row of exhibitors. Boy, am I glad I did.

The delicious smell of Rollin Greens organic tots hit me before I even registered what was in these interesting little morsels. These tasty vegan tots are made with millet, an ancient whole grain that is gluten-free and high in plant protein. Millet is also high in fiber and minerals like magnesium and iron.

Unlike traditional potato-based tater tots, these scrumptious bites are made with organic oil and have no preservatives.

Look for them at select Whole Foods and natural grocers or win some below!

Price: $4.99 per box

3. Purely Elizabeth Maple Walnut Probiotic Granola

Probiotics just got a whole lot tastier. Purely Elizabeth, the makers of wildly popular non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and low-sugar granola, just introduced a new line of crunchy snacks with a new strain of probiotics that can withstand the baking process.

The bacteria (don’t get grossed out, it’s good for you) is called Bacillus coagulans and a recent study showed that it possesses anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties in vitro.

Good taste, good for your tummy. It’s a win, win!

Price: $6 for a half pound bag.


4. Coffee So Good Lavender Nutté

My favorite ingredient in Coffee So Good’s cold-pressed, organic, cashew milk coffees? Love 🙂

These creamy, delicious, on-the-go sips really are so good. They’re made with simple ingredients like real coffee, water, and cashews and lightly sweetened with a touch of agave nectar. There are no additives and the flavoring comes from real food like french lavender and raw cacao.

The cashews provide both a silky texture and add 4 grams of protein per bottle. Speaking of the bottles, they’re BPA and phthalate-free and made from recycled and recyclable PET.

Price: $30 for a six-pack, or $3.99 at Target

*Get 15% off any online order using the code LIVEANDDIETLA15 until 3/31/17.

mychelle liquid tint sun shield

5. MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

I can’t say enough good things about this amazing new product from one of my favorite natural beauty brands.

MyChelle’s new Liquid Tint is the perfect face sunscreen. It blends seamlessly into your face providing lightweight coverage that is ideal for daytime wear. It’s moisturizing but also non-oily — so much so that you would have no idea this stuff is packing such high sun protection.

I have been wearing it every day since I got it at the Expo and am already a devoted fan. It comes in two shades: nude and natural tan.

Price: $22.50

simple mills sea salt crackers

6. Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers

The name of this product says it all: simple.

These delicious crackers are made with eight simple ingredients — a blend of nuts and seeds, high-oleic cold-pressed organic sunflower oil, and herbs and spice for taste. Thanks to the plant power of almonds, they have 3 grams of protein per serving and are a good source of vitamin E.

I’m a big fan of the plain sea salt flavor but the crackers also come in tasty varieties like Rosemary and Sea Salt, Farmhouse Cheddar, Sundried Tomato & Basil, Cracker Black Pepper, and Smokey BBQ Cheddar.

Price: $5 a box

carrington farms chia and flax packs

7. Carrington Farms Ready-to-Eat Flax Chia Paks

And here I thought I came up with the idea of travel seeds!

These handy little Flax Chia Paks add a major dose of protein, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids to any meal. They are perfect to throw in your bag for healthy eating on-the-go. I like to toss them in my Starbucks oatmeal for a filling airport breakfast.

I’ve been bringing my own bag of seeds with me when I travel for years now (which some people have deemed “weird”), so I was incredibly excited to see that not only are travel seeds perfectly logical, but now I have an easier way of including them into my travel repertoire.

Price: $7.99 for a 12-pack

These seed paks are a great addition to my Superseed Oatmeal! >> 

Sambazon Superfruit Acai Bites

8. Sambazon Superfruit Acai Bites

Naturally sweet, frozen acai dipped in vegan dark chocolate? Yes, please!

These frosty bites from Sambazon, a leader in sustainable certified organic acai, are pure heaven. With only 4 grams of sugar per bite, they’re a healthy option to satisfy those late-night sweet cravings.

This awesome product is so new it hasn’t even hit stores yet. The bites will be available at Costo in late April/early May.

Want to try them now? You better enter to WIN below!

Love Acai? Try my Basic Homemade Acai Bowls! >>

9. bRAW Super Green Superfood Bar

These uncooked, nutrient-dense bars taste way too good to be so healthy.

Made in Maui by a certified raw chef, bRAW Superfood Bars are incredibly tasty and packed with wholesome ingredients like nuts, seeds, coconut, and nutritional powerhouses like spirulina and chlorella. They’re organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and only have 7 grams of sugar per bar.

You can find these amazing bars in the refrigerated section in select Whole Foods in California and Arizona starting in April, or buy them online. PS – they taste extra yummy straight from the freezer!

Price: $42 for a box of 10

10. Honestly pHresh Deodorant Cream 

Think natural deodorants don’t work? So did I — until I tried Honestly pHresh.

I have tried countless natural deodorants, from brands who will remain nameless, and had the same experience over and over again. Not only did they not work, they made me smell worse that I did without them.  So obviously, I was skeptical about trying another one.

Honestly pHresh’s organic deodorant cream is both good for your body and incredibly effective. It’s 100% organic, vegan, aluminum-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, petroleum-free, glycol-free, gluten-free, and synthetic fragrance-free. I have been wearing their Cedarwood and Eucalyptus scent for two weeks now, and it has withstood even the sweatiest of hot yoga classes.

If roll-on or stick is more your style, they have those too, but I prefer the cream as it is made with baking soda, which works well for my body. They come in tons of awesome scents too like Lavender and Ylang Ylang, Geranium and Patchouli, Rosewood and Bergamot, and Sage and Chamomile.

Price: $12.99 for the cream, $7.99 for the roll-on or stick

lov organic lovely morning tea tin

11. Løv Organic Lovely Morning Tea

The pretty design and color of this organic tea tin is enough to bring a smile to my face in the morning.

Løv’s refreshing new Lovely Morning blend combines green tea leaves, green mate, orange, lemon, guarana, grapefruit, and marigold flowers for a delicate, citrusy flavor. And it has just the right amount of caffeine to get you up and at em in the morning.

The tea is available loose leaf or in muslin tea bags and Løv also sells pretty carafes with infusers to store it in.

Price: $19 for a loose leaf tin

figgy pops made in nature

12. Made in Nature Choco Crunch Figgy Pops

Got a sweet tooth? These chocolatey, organic energy balls will cure your craving.

Made with whole foods like dates, figs, cherries, pepitas, sunflower seeds, and coconut, these yummy bites are the perfect alternative to refined sugar snacks.

Each 2 ball serving has 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. They also come in tasty flavors like Cherry Pistachio or Mangoberry.

Price: $4.99 per bag

So…are you hungry yet?! Then let’s get to the good part.

Best of West Giveaway

Today I am giving away ALL of the products from my list!

Three lucky winners will receive:

  • 1 32-oz bottle of Telula + Chia
  • 3 boxes of Rollin Greens Millet Tots
  • 1 bag of Purely Elizabeth Probiotic Granola
  • 3 bottle sampler pack of Coffee So Good
  • 1 bottle of MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint
  • 1 box of Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers (flavor of choice)
  • 1 box of Carrington Farms Flax Chia Paks
  • 4 bRAW Superfood Bars – one of each flavor
  • 1 box of Sambazon Superfruit Acai Bites
  • 1 Honestly pHresh Deodorant Cream (scent of choice)
  • 1 box of Løv Organic Lovely Morning Tea (20 sachets)
  • 1 bag of Made in Nature Figgy Pops

To enter, follow the instructions in the widget below. First up, you must be subscribed to To Live & Diet in LA’s email list. Subscribe here.

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The nitty gritty details:

  • The giveaway will be open for one week, and I will select the winners next Wednesday.
  • It is open to US residents who are at least 18 years of age.
  • No purchase is required for entry.

Good luck, friends!

Lastly, I’d like to give a big thanks to all of the wonderful companies in this giveaway. One, for participating. And two, for creating delicious, nutritous products that are changing the way we eat for the better!

Weigh In: Which new natural product from Expo West 2017 are you most excited to try?!


  1. The Rollin Greens Millet Tots and Coffee So Good look so, so amazing!! What awesome products!

    • Love all the products!!! Can’t wait to try the Coffee So Good and the sun screen.
      Awesome selection. I missed going to Expo West, thanks for bringing us a great selection!!

  2. Interested to try the tinted sunscreen. Do you use it in addition to or in place of your other facial makeup?

  3. Definitely excited for the coffee!

  4. Hollie Bailey says:

    I am excited for it all, but probably (strangely enough) most thrilled for the pH Fresh Deodorant Cream. I have tried other natural products, but all have either irritated my skin or have not worked very well. This product looks as if it could be a winner!

  5. I would love to win the bRAW bars or the figgy pop snacks! But seriously, everything looks so amazing. Thank you for putting this together, Whitney!

  6. Tara Ivins says:

    Everything looks so yummy! I would live to win!

  7. These all look so awesome! Fingers crossed I get to try some!!!

  8. Interested in trying the coffee so good and prebiotic purely Elizabeth

  9. Allison Milton says:

    Those chia packs are such a good idea to add to breakfast. Nom Nom

  10. Amazing giveaway!

  11. I’m most excited to try the 3 bottle sampler pack of Coffee So Good! That lavender nutte sounds devine.

  12. Brenda Haines says:

    I am most excited to try the box of Løv Organic Lovely Morning Tea.

  13. Amber Aksterowicz says:

    Super excited to try the probiotic granola! I’ve been trying to incorporate more probiotic rich foods into my diet to help my gut problems including homemade kombucha, sauerkraut, beet kvass, and a daily probiotic. This would be great to add to the mix!

  14. All of the items look great! I’d love to try each of them, but especially the tea and the natural deodorant.

  15. i mean, besides the obvious (chocolate covered acai, figgy pops, purely elizabeth), that lavender chocolate cashew milk coffee sounds like the BOMB.COM!

  16. Would love to try all of these wonderful products! What is the tint like of the MyChelle sunscreen? I have very fair skin but love the idea of a tinted facial sunscreen for summer.

  17. Wow! I completely missed that tinted sunscreen at Expo! Very curious to test it out now! Love the products in this giveaway!
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  18. Catherine says:

    Everything looks so good! I’m especially interested in the dark chocolate covered acai because i have a serious sweet tooth and the SPF 50 tinted sunscreen because I’m very fair skinned! Great haul 🙂

  19. The Made in Nature Choco Crunch Figgy Pops and Coffee So Good Lavender Nutté look delicious! Can’t wait to try!

  20. The Acai Bites & Tator Tots! Yum!

  21. I want to try it all! I want to try the bRAW bars 🙂
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  22. Honestly, the deodorant! Trying to find a new brand that I can stick with. Great haul from a great event !
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  23. Oh man, all of these looks so yummy! It would be amazing to go to ExpoWest one day!

  24. I am most excited about the Acai bites and the PHfresh deodorant.

  25. I can’t wait to try those coffee drinks and the natural deodorant. Love your website!

  26. I loveeee MyChelle!! What a great giveaway!

  27. I am excited to try the morning tea! I’m always looking for new teas to try!

  28. I’m obsessed with energy balls/bites, so I’d love to try the Figgy Pops!

  29. Those Acai bites look amazing!!! I would love to try

  30. Annamarie V says:

    I want to try the figgy pops the most, I have seen them in the store and have been wanting to try them.

  31. Sounds like some good finds! I always love seeing what new stuff is out there!
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  32. Jordan D. says:

    I have never heard of the millet tots, but they sound AMAZING! Thanks for the giveaway, all of this stuff sounds great. Wish I was there!

  33. I want to try the Coffee So Good.

  34. All of these items look amazing!!! I think I’m most excited to try the PHresh deodorant though. I, too, have been looking for a natural deodorant that actually works!!

  35. I love roundups from events that I am unable to attend. Most excited for the flax-chia packs!

  36. Mary Florez says:

    Please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited to try MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50!

  37. I didn’t see those Millet tots at the show. I’ll have to check them out!

  38. I love reading about all the new products coming out! These all look so awesome!

  39. Morrighan Crowe says:

    I would love to try the 9. bRAW Super Green Superfood Bar.

  40. I’m excited for the Acai Bites! YUM 🙂
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  41. Tori Wender says:

    I LOVE Purely Elizabeth products and can’t wait to try this probiotic granola! What a great idea!

  42. I’m SUPER excited to read every blog post you have. I started going dairy, soy and gluten free on February 1st. I’ve began to feel better physically and mentally BUT I don’t think I’ve lost any weight. I did this life change for many reasons, to feel better & to lose weight. I would LOVE your advice on my meal plan and ALL the different foods & recipes I CAN eat. I would absolutely LOVE to win your giveaway simply to try ALL the new types of foods & organic items!! I’m learning slowly but with your help I believe I can do it!! Thank you so much for providing such informative posts!! I can’t wait to see what’s next!!

    • Whitney English says:

      That’s great Carrie! Glad to hear you feel better with your new dietary changes. Thank you for your support – I hope you’ll find the content here helpful!

  43. I walked away with so many of the same as favorites! Especially those dark chocolate acai bites! I didn’t know when or where they’d be available so thanks for the info and great post!

  44. Devin Self says:

    The millet tots sound so interesting and would be great for those nights you need something quick and easy!!! Also, the Made in Nature Figgy Pops sound like the perfect snack or topping on yogurt!!! I hope to win this giveaway! I would love all of this so much! Love your blog too…I have been following for years and I always leave more knowledgeable about topics and stay up to date with latest and best products:)

  45. I enter this giveaway every year and seriously would freak out from excitement if I won!

    All of these products sound amazing, but I think the Lavender latte would be my top pick!

  46. i want to try the coffee so good!

  47. Gabriella says:


  48. The MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint, always want to try before I invest in something large size and make sure it works—heard great things about it!

  49. Kelsey Lloyd says:

    Ummm I need those millet tots in my life!!

  50. I really want to try the Purely Elizabeth.

  51. Liming Tsui says:

    I really want to try purely Elisabeth. I love granola. It’s a morning staple.

  52. Kimberly Korn says:

    Everything looks amazing! I have a baby so I don’t get out much right now. Some pampering and healthy food is needed!

  53. I’m so excited about that purely elizabeth granola!! Also Telula

  54. The MyChelle Sun Shield sounds fantastic. Now that I have a mostly plant-based diet, I’m trying to clean up my beauty routine , too. The less the better! Therefore I love two-in-one products!

  55. There are so many I’d love to try, but right now my sweet tooth is doing the thinking and is excited about the Made in Nature Figgy Pops. 🙂

  56. The FiggyPops even though I’ve seen them a bunch now I have yet to buy and try them.

  57. Barbara R. says:

    I am excited to try all of these products, especially the @mychellebeauty Sun Shield Liquid Tint. I want to protect my skin daily.

  58. I want to try the Løv Organic Lovely Morning Tea! I’m a bit obsessed with teas!!

  59. The acai bites look amazing!

  60. Great list! I’m mainly glad I found the MyChelle Sun Shield. I constantly burn but I don’t like regular sun screen. To much additives.

  61. Dietary supplements are good if you got extra money on spending with that.

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