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Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code

This post contains my Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code. Use code FMG20 to save 20% on your first order!

Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code

About Laird Superfood:

It all started with a cup of coffee. 

A note from co-founder, Laird Hamilton:

“I’ve always been the sort of person that looks a little deeper at the things I consume on a daily basis. Coffee, for instance, is a morning go-to for so many people, including myself. I wondered how I could improve it.

Growing up surfing and trying to maintain consistent energy was tough and I was in need of a serious boost to keep me energized. I started to add functional fats to my coffee to fuel me throughout the day. It was more of an experiment really, and it proved to be so powerful that I started making cups of my “special coffee” for all of my friends too. Those friends noticed a positive difference and asked me what I had done to their coffee.

I realized that I had tapped into a way to help myself and my friends perform at their best using simple, clean, whole-food ingredients, and that’s how Laird Superfood came to be. For me, it’s about creating essential everyday products that are accessible for everyone. I love the Ohana we’re building and am so grateful for everyone who is a part of it.”

A Note From Founder, Laird Hamilton:

A Note from Co-Founder, Laird’s Wife, Gabby Reece:

Our promise: 

We are committed to the consistency and quality of the products we produce. We believe that the foods you eat should be as good for the earth as they are for you. And we believe that food should enable you to perform at the highest level, no matter what you’re doing. We promise to deliver on these values with every product we create, every day.

Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code

Use code FMG20 to get 20% off your first order

From a young age (approaching middle school) as highly motivated young athlete, I found myself really looking up to a few professional athletes that live their lives in a way that i aspired to. Their personal training philosophies, outlook on life and approach to nutrition.

These professional athletes are Laird Hamilton & Gabby Reece. They are both uniquely gifted in their own right,  endlessly transparent, light and unveiled–and they’ve been partners + endured heaps of transformation over 20 years of marriage.

Through the years since middle school, i’ve watched them both evolve from afar as athletes, parents, professionals and business people.

When i saw they were creating Laird Superfood, I just literally couldn’t have been more stoked. Such a no-brainer. So, here i am now, 7+ years into running a blog platform comprised of all the things i believe fuel a good life. I’ve written over 400 blog posts which means i’ve tried and reviewed a whole ton of products.

One of very few out of that 400, Laird Superfood products are a mainstay + a big focus of mine now.

These guys are in a league of their own. I couldn’t be more proud to support Laird + Gabby and their brand. I even checked off a bucketlist item at the 2019 Expo West and got to meet both of them. So cool. Both of them are supremely present and authentic in real life; just as I would have imagined.

Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code: The Products I’ve Tried

 

Superfood Creamer

Flavor Options: Original, Original + Functional Mushrooms, Turmeric, Cacao, Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Unsweetened, Pumpkin Spice (seasonal)

About:

Our Superfood Creamers are an all-natural blend of pure, whole-food ingredients. If you’re looking for a clean alternative to the chemical-laden coffee creamers on the market, you’re in the right place! We never use anything artificial in our products, and all of our creamers naturally contain a full range of MCTs. Best of all…they’re absolutely delicious!

Whole Bean Coffee

Roast Options: Medium & Dark.

About:

Laird Superfood Peruvian Ethically Sourced Dark Roast Ground Coffee is one of the top-rated premium coffee beans in the world. Ethically Sourced:We put people and the planet first. We emphasize sustainability and social responsibility in all of our product choices. Organic:This coffee is USDA Certified Organic.

Functional Mushroom Coffee

This blend comes ground.

About:

Functional mushrooms in every sip! Supercharge your morning cup with organic coffee beans infused with three of our favorite organic functional mushrooms: Chaga, Lion’s Mane, and Cordyceps.
Just brew and add your favorite creamer – it’s that easy.

Hydrate Coconut Waters

About:

Simply put, Hydrate is freeze-dried coconut water. Each flavor of Hydrate is made with whole-food ingredients and has 72 minerals in trace amounts. No matter how you Hydrate, there’s a flavor for you. Our Hydrate Coconut Waters are free of added sugars and include nothing artificial, ever. All-natural ingredients means you know exactly what you’re putting into your water…that’s a drink you can feel good about reaching for throughout your whole day.

Instafuel

Flavor Options: Unsweetened, Original, Matcha

About:

What is Instafuel? Put simply, it’s instant fuel. A functional latte that only requires one step to make. Whether you’re Original, Unsweetened, or a Matcha person, there’s an Instafuel for you.
Just add hot water and mix – it’s that easy.

Liquid Superfood Creamers

*These are currently only available in participating stores. Check out their Store Locator to see if there’s a store near you.

Super Charged Bottle – 18oz & Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle – 18oz

About:

Take your favorite Laird Superfood beverage with you on-the-go! These premium double-walled stainless steel insulated bottles keep your beverages hot or cold for hours!

Barrel Mug – 19oz

About:

This durable ceramic coffee mug was specifically designed to work with our 14″ Hand Mixer. Its large, double-mold barrel is the perfect shape for mixing your beverage without splashing or spilling.

Power Frother

About:

Take your Laird Superfood experience to the next level! Our lightweight, easy to use and travel-friendly, power frother can blend Laird Superfood products to the perfect frothy texture within seconds.

Dual Speed Power Frother

About:

Our powerful Dual-Speed Frother gives you the optimal experience with the entire line of Laird Superfood products. Create delicious coffee or tea lattes with ease, or whip up your Hydrate or Activate solutions in a matter of seconds. Includes batteries.

My Thoughts + Experience with Laird Superfood’s range of products:

In a few words: exceptional quality, exceptional feels. If you read my backstory with this incredible brand (above), then it’s clear that I’m a huge advocate for the people behind the products. The products themselves are a big heaping pile of icing on the (paleo) cake 🙂

The best way to articulate how much I value these products is to walk you thru a day with me.

How I Use Laird Superfood Products in a Full Day

First thing upon waking, chug a big glass of water and get the coffee making started. We mix the medium + dark roast whole bean coffees together, grind them, then brew the coffee in our percolator (our current brew method of choice). I appreciate that with these organic beans, I don’t have to worry about ingesting pesticides or any other harmful chemicals in my cup of coffee.

Coffee Brewing

When the coffee is ready (it always lights up the kitchen with the most robust, mouth watering scent), I grab my barrel mug out of the cabinet, add a heaping tablespoon of superfood creamer (I rotate the flavors; they are all awesome–but I’ve been loving the Pumpkin Spice and the Chocolate Mint lately), then I fill up my barrel mug about 3/4 of the way with the fresh coffee.

Also, I’ve been stoked to try out their new liquid creamers and have added them into the rotation as well!

Mixing

Next, I use the dual speed power frother to mix the creamer into the coffee. It only take a second and then I’m ready to drink it! Oh–and I do add a few ice cubes to my coffee because it’s usually piping hot and I want to drink it right away.

Commuting/Driving

Then, when I’m leaving the house for something (nowadays it’s not as frequent but it’s usually to grocery shop, go to the dog park or head to the gym), I pour another serving of the coffee + creamer into my insulated mug andI can guarantee it will stay warm for as long as it takes me to drink it.

Also, this is a great time to use the Instafuel if you did not brew coffee at home that morning. All you do is mix the coffee + creamer powder mixture with hot water and you’re set!

Post Workout

After I finish my workout (I mostly do Crossfit workouts at our gym here in south Kansas City), I add a tablespoon of the pineapple mango Hydrate powder to my water and drink it shortly after finishing movement.

Equips Me for Each Day Ahead

In summary, the good fats + clean coffee get me fueled up to take on the day and the hydrate powder helps replenish my electrolytes and re-up my mineral intake after sweating so much (I’m a heavy sweater).

Nighttime

I aim to stay away from caffeine after noon, so if I want something warm to drink, I make an herbal tea and add a scoop of the superfood creamer to make a sort of fatty tea latte.

Aquamin: A Thoughtfully Selected Ingredient

An added perk that can really give you a glimpse into the thought that is put into these products; the creamers and hydrate products all contain a marine algae-derived calcium called Aquamin.

My understanding is that heavy coffee consumption over time can deplete us in certain vitamins/minerals (I’m thinking this might have something to do with caffeine causing the bladder to be more spastic).

So, to combat that and make sure that’s not an issue for you, Laird Superfood adds Aquamin to all of these products. I just think that’s super cool and good to know that you’re getting even more good fuel in these drinks/products that you may initially think.

The Laird Superfood Quality

I’m a huge advocate for Laird Superfood because I believe in the people, the products and I believe they can be beneficial to you, too. The quality and thoughtfulness of the sourcing will have you feeling good about the caliber of the fuel you’re putting into your body.

Have Questions?

If you have any specific questions or need product recommendations, leave a comment below! I’ll answer any and all questions and will pass along questions as needed to the experts over at Team Laird Superfood 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code.

Be sure to check out my recipe for a Mushroom + Cacao Superfood Coffee featuring exclusively Laird Superfood products!

Morrocco Method Review: Natural Hair Care

This post contains my Morrocco Method Natural Hair Care Review. My experience with growing thicker, healthier hair has been very positive using Morrocco Method’s line of hair care products.

Use code FeelMoreGooder to save 15% off Morrocco Method, sitewide.

About Morrocco Method:

Our philosophy began with one simple question: “Why compromise your health with chemical products when you can achieve radiant beauty with safe, all-natural hair care?”

Morrocco Method International has provided the world’s finest in raw, vegan, and Paleo hair care for more than 50 years. All of our products are sulfate free, gluten free, and free of synthetic chemicals.

Each product, from our line of all natural shampoos and conditioners to our natural henna hair color, is created using a synergistic blend of live, wildcrafted ingredients that detoxify and nourish your hair and scalp. Begin detoxing and enjoy beautiful, naturally luxurious hair with Morrocco Method products.

Morrocco Method Info

My Experience with Morrocco Method Products:

I’ve been using Morrocco Method products on my hair for about 1 year now. Before beginning MM products, I had a pretty decent head of hair length-wise, but it was thinner around my temples and didn’t always feel nourished. I also had a dry scalp and dandruff after a few days without washing.

I’m so glad that I made the switch because there’s been a noticeable difference in my hair. One of the biggest differences between Morrocco Method shampoos and others (even natural & organic ones) is that because they are raw and botanical based, they minimally foam.

Though this is an adjustment for some people, it actually helped my dry scalp to have their shampoo perform this way. Also, I hardly ever need much conditioner.

Some Rituals That Helped:

Making sure to shampoo twice (I know, sounds extra, but it’s worth it) makes all the difference.

Using the Mixed Nylon/Boar Bristle Brush in the shower while washing out both the shampoo and conditioner. I noticed that doing this made a big difference in getting the products evenly distributed through hair and then thoroughly rinsed out.

Doing a weekly hair mask with the Zen Detox powder. This is big for the first few weeks of using Morrocco Method products! I use the Zen Detox product and then mix it with Apple Cider Vinegar, leave in for about 10-20 minutes, then rinse out in the shower and shampoo + condition like normal.

-Apply a Scalp Elixir before shampooing. I typically massage it in and let them sit for a few minutes beforehand. This ritual really helps stimulate the hair follicles at the root level.

-Use the Scalp Massager daily. This is as routine to me as brushing my teeth! It’s only takes 30 seconds or so and helps bring blood flow to the scalp and stimulate lymph movement in the head and neck. Doing this is a huge help if you are looking to grow hair.

-Cut hair according to the Lunar Hair Chart. If this idea is new to you, check out more here. I trim/cut my own hair at home and have for about 10 years now. Since my goal is to thicken my hair, I cut on thickening days and alternate that goal with root work days to keep the foundation of my roots healthy and thriving.

Use code FeelMoreGooder to save 15% off Morrocco Method, sitewide.

 

Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good

This is a Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good; featured on the Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast by Clara Wisner.

I was lucky enough to be on Clara’s (@revolutionarylifestyle on IG, revolutionarylifestyle.com is her site) podcast and had the best time talking to her and sharing our thoughts on forging your own path and making your own rules in life. We offer up attainable ways to make your life happier through your choices. We cover relationships, careers, friendships, body image and more.

EP 11 | Making Your Own Rules in Life + Feeling Good w/ Jessica Cockerham from Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast on Vimeo.

Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good

Listen to the audio-only version of this podcast episode here.

More about Clara Wisner, creator of the Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast:

“I AM A WOMAN WITH A PASSION FOR HELPING YOU LEARN HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF.

See Also:  Nutritionist.  Chanting Enthusiast. Doer. Wannabe Singer. Doggie Mom. Yogi. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Morning Person. Fantasy Novel Lover. Meditator. Spiritual Seeker.

I envision a world where every woman feels the love within her and lives from a place of deep self-love and self-respect.

It’s not okay that we live in a world where most women feel overwhelmed, over-worked and over-stressed.
It’s not okay that most women feel their health, happiness, and future is out their control. It’s not okay how many women spend so much of their precious brain power on thinking about how they look in jeans or what they ate the day before. We are powerful, inspiring creators & the way we have been conditioned to think image equals worth, is not okay. 
THIS is what I’m working to change.”

You can read more about my life philosophy on one of my first blog posts ever: Winging It: How I Threw Planning out the Window.

Thanks for stopping by and watching this Video Podcast Episode about Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good.

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2019 + Coupon Codes!

Happy 2019 Holidays, team! It’s been a big year for us between becoming homeowners, getting ENGAGED and planning our wedding. I am abundantly grateful for all of it.

This will be the 2nd year that I’ve put together a Healthy Holiday Gift Guide for you guys that’s geared towards your favorite health nutty family member, friend, coworker, significant other or white elephant recipient!

I am so proud to recommend these products and I personally love nothing more than gifting my family and friends presents that can help them live a long, beautifully healthy life. Heck, I truly did shop many of these products this year for my gift giving! I’m such a product user with everything I recommend; so feel free to reach out if you have any questions about any items on here!

Without further delay, let’s get to the good stuff! Don’t forget, there are coupon codes to use below!

2019 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Accessories

Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Copper Tongue Scraper

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Produce Bag

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Household Items

Hurom Slow Juicer

Berkey Portable Filter Water Bottle

Power Coffee Frother by Laird Superfood

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Superfoods

Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer

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Medicinal Foods Coffee Break: Herbal Coffee (Caffeine Free!)

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Sunwarrior Sol Good Vegan Protein Bars

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Collagen + Protein

Vital Proteins Collagen Shots

Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Collagen

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Bulletproof Collagen Bars

Sprout Living Real Sport

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Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Starter Pack

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Sunwarrior Clean Keto Protein

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Green Superfoods

Real Source Water Lentil Green Superfood Powder

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Supplements

Seed Probiotic Gift Box

Code FEELMOREGOODER15 for 15% off. Includes a 30-day supply, free travel vial, complimentary postcard set and $25 credit towards the first refill.

Skin + Hair Care + Beauty

Now Foods Charcoal Mask

Code JesNow10 for $10 off orders $40 or more

Annmarie Skincare Probiotic Tremella Bio Facial Elixir

Primally Pure Dry Shampoo

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Peppermint Shave Cream

shave bronners

Zum Sandalwood Body Spray + Room Mist

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Apparel + Gear

Outdoor Voices: Doing Things Bra

Outdoor Voices Activewear 20% off Link ^

Palm Beach Athletic Wear Super High Rise Leggings 

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Manduka Yoga Pocket Cardigan

Manduka Yoga Essential High Line Legging

Xero Shoes: Style – Vienna

Manduka SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat

Flat Resistance Bands

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Thank you so much for checking out my Healthy Holiday Gift Guide! Drop a comment below if you have any questions or need specific recommendations.

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What Are The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting?

Hey feel more gooders! This post will touch on various aspects of Intermittent Fasting. Not sure what that is, keep reading! What are the benefits of intermittently fasting?

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting (also commonly referred to as time restricted eating) is a method of eating in which you only eat within an 8-hour window. The most common window is eating in between 11am-7pm and fasting from 7pm-11am.

What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

  • Increased hormone function
  • Decreased inflammation in the body which contributes to chronic health conditions
  • More thorough recovery from rigorous activity (ex: Crossfit, marathon training, etc.)
  • Can reduce insulin levels + blood pressure
  • Helps brain function
  • Benefits neurons on a way that protects memory + learning
  • Reduction in visceral body fat
  • Increase in lean body mass alongside consistent exercise

Source: An Intro to Fasting

Second to thermoregulation (if you were to jump into an ice-cold ocean and your body is fighting to maintain warmth), digestion is the most taxing bodily process that it participates in. And think–we do this on a daily basis, several times a day. It’s no wonder why our energy lags and we feel less than 100%.

How Do You Start Intermittent Fasting?

This can look different for everyone, depending on your chosen window of fasting,  what your schedule is like, etc.

A good entry point to fasting is to wait until 11am to eat your first meal. Making sure you are hydrating upon waking (lots of water) will help your body facilitate detox and feel full.

I like to describe fasting as a spectrum. On one end, you have the most extreme, exact way of IF fasting in which you don’t have any fluids besides water until 11am, and then eat like clockwork starting at 11am and ending precisely at 7pm.

Modification:

On the other end of the intermittent fasting spectrum, you have the approach that I’ve found works well for me: drinking a morning coffee (i add a few tablespoons of Laird Superfood powder), water and some elixirs in the morning.

I’m not doing a by-the-book fast here, but it’s somewhere on the spectrum. It allows me to be giving my digestive tract a break from digesting meals while also allowing me to have a little fuel in me for morning workouts (some days I do 5am Crossfit workouts at our gym).

Is Intermittent Fasting a Fad, or is it Here to Stay?

From my understanding, knowledge accruing and anecdotal lectures from a few professional athletes I follow, fasting is a practice of our ancestors. At that time, it was just how daily life was, as they didn’t have a pantry a few feet away for frequent snacking. They often hunted + foraged for their meals and they only ate after they sought out and located that food.

So, they were forced by the limited availability of food to eat this way. Turns out, there are a a lot of positive health implications to giving your digestion a break during a chunk of the day.

I can see how and why this would be viewed as a fad, but I see it as an ancient practice that is surfacing again, as we look back to our ancestors for some insight on wellness.

Is There Anybody That Should Not Fast?

Totally! Remember that the way you eat is your decision; and it’s one that should be made based on what feels best to you. If you adhere to the parameters of your MD, naturopath or functional medicine practitioner, you should discuss this with them, consider their feedback and make the best decision for your unique genetics, goals,