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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

Code SDG314 for 10% off

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

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 30% off

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

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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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Nuzest Supplements Review + Coupon Code

This post is my Nuzest Supplements Review + Coupon Code.

In the vast array of protein brands on the market nowadays, it’s becoming increasingly hard to decipher the good from the bad, the real from the fake and the nourishing from the depleted. I tend to look to some of the top Crossfit Games athletes for supplement ideas when I’m curious to try a new brand. Jamie Greene is a top female Crossfit Athlete competing out of the UAE. I was scrolling through her Instagram feed when I discovered the brand Nuzest. I briefly checked out their website, some of their ingredient lists, and I quickly realized that this brand is doing things right.

Nuzest Supplements Review

Use code FEELMOREGOODER to get 15% off

Nuzest’s products are vegan, non-gmo, gluten free, soy free, nut free and nut free. The ingredients in their protein powders are intentional and clean. Perhaps the TASTIEST part of this review is that these have got to be some of the best-tasting protein powders I’ve ever tried. They are truly delicious; you feel like you’re drinking a yummy, satisfying shake, not a healthy meal replacement. I stumbled on the insane combination of combining a serving the Rich Chocolate Clean Lean Protein and the Cacao Banana Quick Vita Kick–my goodness. It was so unexpectedly good. It shakes up and combines easily in a blender bottle, giving it a creamy texture without any powdery clumps.

Here’s a snapshot of the products I got to sample! I tried three of the their products in a range of flavors. The products include their Clean Lean Protein, Just Fruit & Veg, and their Quick Vita Kick.

It’s hard to choose a favorite flavor of each product because they are all really stellar in their own regard. However, I will say that I normally tend to reach for vanilla, and their Vanilla Clean Lean Protein did not disappoint.

Here’s a glimpse of the ingredient list of each product along with their macronutrient breakdowns:

Clean Lean Protein

Ingredients:

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Just Fruit & Veg

Ingredients:

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Quick Vita Kick

Ingredients:

Quick Vita Kick

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Thanks for checking out my Nuzest Supplements Review + Coupon Code!

Ancient Nutrition Supplements Review + Coupon Code

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Ancient Nutrition Supplements Review + Coupon Code!

Code FEELMOREGOODER gets you 20% off your order of Ancient Nutrition, sitewide.

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About Ancient Nutrition Supplements:

THE MODERN SUPERFOOD BASED ON ANCIENT NUTRITION

For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones from fish, beef, chicken, turkey and other animals that are typically discarded—has been a daily part of life. And it’s celebrated by cultures around the world.

Bone broths may be the “hottest trend in health” today, even though it is centuries old. In fact, just about every culture throughout history has used a form of bone broth.

SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS BONE BROTH PROTEIN™?

Bone Broth Protein begins as a true bone broth liquid. It’s then dehydrated, making it into a concentrated source of high-quality, tasty powder. A quality Bone Broth Protein powder comes with the benefits of a homemade broth, but it’s even more versatile in so many recipes.

What’s more, Bone Broth Protein supplies 20 grams of bone broth-fueled protein.

BONE BROTH IS NOW THE HOTTEST TREND IN NATURAL HEALTH

One thing that actors, professional athletes, executives and television personalities all have in common is high-performance lifestyles. So, it is little wonder that the media seems to be reporting almost daily on the celebrities that are making bone broths a central component of their health and fitness program.

You’ll also see bone broth very well represented on the covers of magazines and books if you take a stroll down the aisle of your local bookstore. Meanwhile, a surprising number of “broth cafes” have opened up in New York City as people are trading in their morning cup of coffee for the benefits that bone broth can deliver!

PERFECT FOR BOTH PALEO AND NON-PALEO LIFESTYLES

Another audience that is “fueling the fire” of the bone broth movement is the rapidly-growing group of people following a Paleolithic-inspired eating and lifestyle program. And it’s not just weekend warriors and hardcore fitness advocates that are contributing to the growth.

The world of health and fitness is often dominated by fads and trends; however, we believe that bone broth is not going away any time soon.

For most people, there are two major obstacles to experiencing the benefits of bone broth.: the time to make it at home components with the expense to buy it pre-packaged.

Time and expense are no longer an obstacle to getting the benefits of bone broth.

Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein

About:

  • Neutral Flavor Mixes Great in Water, Juices, Smoothies or Your Favorite Recipes
  • 20g of Protein per Serving, 2g Carbs, 1g Sugars, NOT A LOW-CALORIE FOOD
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Featuring Collagen Type II; Glucosamine; Chondroitin; Hyaluronic Acid; And 19 Amino Acids
  • Non GMO
  • BPA Free Container
  • NOTICE: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Collagen

About:

  • Supports joint health and comfort (in as little as 7 days)†
  • Supports healthy flexibility†
  • Supports healthy skin†
  • Supports healthy immune system function;
  • Features Types I, II and III Collagen from real food sources
  • Delicious vanilla taste
  • Notice: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

Ancient Nutrition Keto Protein – Maple

About:

  • Keto Performance Fuel
  • Keto Friendly, Paleo Friendly
  • 11g Fat, 15g Protein, 2g Carbs
  • Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Grain Free
  • Caffeine Free
  • See nutrition information for saturated fat content.
  • Powered by Bone Broth

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Ancient Nutrition Supplements Review + Coupon Code:

With ALL the buzz going around about both collagen and the ketogenic diet, this brand came to me at the perfect time. While I don’t love raving about DIETS (as that word can often mean deprivation) I am a big time advocate for each person to find an approach to eating that is sustainable and ultimately works in sync with your body’s unique needs and goals.

Ever since starting Crossfit workouts back in 2015, I’ve found that supplementing once a day with a protein shake helps me to recover, put on lean muscle mass and get rid of excess fat. Dream scenario right? Well, since many protein powders are high processed and contain all sorts of additives, it’s not as easy as walking into any sports nutrition store and picking up a canister of protein. Not all proteins are created equal.

My Focus on Collagen

Collagen is a focus of mine in my diet because it’s the most abundant protein in your body; vital for gut health, recovery and the strength of your hair + skin + nails. There are so many benefits that cover your bases, regardless of what your goals are. Who doesn’t want to recover better and have better hair? Wew, yes please.

I got to try these three products and they are each very different from one another, despite seeming interchangeable. I see the keto protein (11g fat, 2g carbs, 13g protein) as more of a meal replacement, as it’s pretty dense and filling with the fat content in addition to the protein content. The flavor took a little bit of getting used to; I prefer it mixed with vanilla hemp milk (or any other plant based milk you like) versus just water.

The bone broth collagen (1g fat, 2g carbs, 13g protein) to me is more of an addition to a shake I’m making or a bulletproof coffee I’m blending. It’s unique in that the collagen is sources from multiple foods like chicken, beef, turkey and eggshell. It provides the restorative power of collagen, but not the added fuel from the fat.

Lastly, the bone broth protein (1g fat, 2g carbs, 20g protein) is more protein dense with protein per serving compared to the bone broth collagen. I look to this product when I haven’t reached by protein goal for the day.

Looking at Macros

I loosely follow a macro-approach that’s geared towards being fat-adapted (50% fat, 20% carbs, 30% protein). Through lots of experimentation and limiting certain foods, I’ve found this works well for my lifestyle and goals. The bone broth protein really comes in handy when I need more calories from protein. The flavor is pleasant when mixed with water; but like the keto protein I also prefer it mixed with a plant based milk.

I like that each of these products is suitable for different needs on different days. The mind being Ancient Nutrition, Dr. Josh Axe, is putting out super admirable content that’s helping educate the world on hot topics and clearing up misconceptions. What he’s doing is having a big impact on how people fuel themselves and that shows in his products. I’m happy to have these in my routine and I’d encourage you to try them if you’re looking for different protein supplementation options.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Ancient Nutrition Supplements Review + Coupon Code! Code FEELMOREGOODER gets you 20% off your order of Ancient Nutrition, sitewide.

Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Protein Bars Giveaway

Hey FMG fam!

Genuine Health and I are partnering for an awesome GIVEAWAY! Here are the deets on the bars:

Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Protein Bars:

• High in protein – contains 15g of fermented dietary protein per serving!
• Captures the advanced science of fermentation to eliminate digestive upset associated with plant proteins

Why Fermented?

• Unlocks the critical amino acids for optimal absorption by the body
• Removes the anti-nutrients from protein sources that cause digestive discomfort
• Promotes overall digestive health and thereby healthy gut bacteria
• Supports the immune system

Ingredients (from the Dark Chocolate Almond bar):

Protein blend [fermented pea protein isolate, sesame protein concentrate, organic sprouted brown rice protein concentrate, fermented vegan protein blend (organic hemp protein, organic quinoa sprouts, alfalfa protein, organic spirulina, mung bean sprouts)], Isomalto-oligosaccharides (Vitafiber™), almond butter, organic agave syrup, brown rice syrup, organic crisp rice (organic rice flour, organic evaporated cane juice, salt, calcium carbonate), chocolate drops (organic cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), cocoa powder, organic coconut oil, raisin paste, roasted diced almonds, unsweetened chocolate, natural flavours, cocoa nibs, chia seeds, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, mixed tocopherols. Contains: Almonds, sesame.

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To Enter:

  1. Follow Genuine Health + Feel More Gooder on Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment telling us why you love vegan food!

*Winner will be selected + contacted on Friday, May 4th! Good luck everyone!!

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Helio Today: Ketogenic Meal Replacement + Greens Powder Review

This post is a review + my experience with Helio Today ketogenic friendly protein & greens powder.

In 5 years of living in Kansas City, I’ve met some neat, healthy-minded brand owners coming out of this seemingly low-key midwest town. Helio Today is one of the cooler ones! I like this brand a lot because these products fit into my approach to eating quite well.

I tend to dial up my plant based fats and dial down my carb consumption when I’m looking to get leaner without sacrificing optimum performance in the Crossfit gym. I’ve learned that an adequate amount of good fats give me sustained energy that keeps me going all day.

About Helio Today

The Brand

Our name is an homage to Galileo. For nearly a century, the people of the time neglected Copernicus’ Heliocentric model. Galileo knew it to be true, and with the invention of his telescope, he was able to prove that we, Earth, do in fact go around the sun, by showing the revolutions of Venus’ moons around it.

This is not only a story of perseverance and belief, but also of wit and progression.

Once the Heliocentric model was proven, everything began to shift. We started to question our place in the heavens like we never had.

Similarly, we are on a quest to flip the assumptions, choices, and options in the food and nutrition world.

Health is simpler than you probably think. Three square meals and shiny spoons are both symptoms of a system that has created an unbelievable amount of dis-ease, illness, and obesity.

By shrinking your eating windows, by becoming a qualitarian, by making wise macro decisions, and by flooding your body with a ridiculous amount of nutrition, it is absolutely possible to live vibrantly.

Join us in our quest to be alive and bright; like the sun.

The Lab

Before we started this company, all of us are coming from within the nutrition industry. We all knew that the holy grail of nutrition quality and control comes with manufacturing in-house.

Our ability to test, touch, taste, and tweak our products has allowed for exponential progress that we pass on to you, the consumer; flavor, texture, quality.

We started formulating in 2016, and by now, 2 years later, we are so proud of what we are making for you, and shipping to you.

Our Team

Founded by friends, and health pioneers in their respective rights, Helio is a people company above all else.

Benton (left) is an adventurer, world traveler, product formulator, nutrition tinkerer, herbalist, student of iridology, and solar powered human.

Miles (center) is an athlete, strategist, Olympic hopeful, digital student, experienced lifestyle designer, and efficiency expert.

Kirk (right) is a doctor of chiropractic, father, applied kinesiologist, acupuncturist, blood chemist, product formulator, outdoorsman, and skier.

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Here are the two products I tried:

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Dawn: A Meal Replacement Shake for the Carb Conscious

About: 

By prioritizing plant nutrition in the form of fat, protein, and fiber, Dawn provides energy, alertness, and convenience to the smart and productive individuals who choose to use it.

The morning ritual is becoming a dead horse in the success communities. You must have one. Nourishment is at the top of the priorities list.

 

Dawn is a combination of non-GMO, gluten, soy & dairy free plant ingredients. The macro-priorities are fat (22g), fiber (6g) and protein (30g), and very limited carbs (3g net).

By jumpstarting cognition with the fats, internal cleansing with the fiber, and lean muscle retention and development with the protein, Dawn ticks all of the boxes that we should expect from food.

Life will be better with Dawn in your routine. Give it a try.

Suggested use: every day.

 

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Helio Greens

About:

Helio Greens is a Non-GMO Vegan Superfood Blend of over 50 ingredients from all around the world.

This powerful product provides 20 servings of vegetables and fruits in every serving, which is more than double the recommended daily intake by the CDC.

Additionally, Greens provides 30 billion probiotics, digestive enzymes, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals in every scoop.

The 30 billion probiotic cultures promote healthy gut flora, and the digestive enzymes aid in your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. By incorporating these greens into your daily routine, you provide your body with the micronutrients it needs to boost your immune system, detox your colon and liver, clear up your skin, balance your hormones, increase your natural energy production, fight sugar cravings, and improve your overall quality of life.*

Helio Greens accomplishes all of this while maintaining a delicious taste. Mix with 12oz of water and enjoy.

*statements have not been evaluated by the FDA*

Ingredients:

Super Fruit Blend
Organic Acai Berry Powder, Organic Mangosteen Fruit Powder, Organic Wolfberry (Goji) Fruit Powder, Organic Pomegranate Fruit Extract

Greens and Vegetable Blend
Organic Spirulina Algae Powder, Organic Barley Grass juice, Organic Alfalfa Grass Powder, Chlorella Cracked Cell Wall Powder, Kelp Powder, Carrot Juice Powder, Spinach Leaf Juice Powder, Parsley Leaf Juice Powder, Kale Leaf Powder, Organic Beet Root Powder, Broccoli Juice Powder, Cauliflower Bulb Powder

Phyto-Nutrient and Herbal Blend
Green Tea Leaf Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Grape Skin Extract, Strawberry Fruit Powder, Blueberry Fruit Powder, Raspberry Fruit Powder, Blueberry Leaf Powder, Flaxseed, Licorice Root Powder, Cinnamon Bark Powder, Stevia Leaf Extract, Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Turmeric Root Extract

Resveratrol Blend
Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract (root) 50% Trans-Resveratrol, Red Wine Extract 30% polyphenols

Micro Blend
Acerola Cherry Fruit Powder, Aloe Vera Leaf Powder, Quercetin Dihydrate, Moringa Leaf Powder

Other ingredients: Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Monk Fruit Extract, & Stevia Extract
Contains NO: Soy, Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Preservatives, MSG, Shellfish, Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Bad Vibes

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My Experience

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, My biological make-up and specific body type really thrives off of a higher plant based fat diet. I’m learning that more and more individuals are finding their bodies so as well. Keto is turning into a buzz work of sorts, but for good reason. Low fat diets are becoming a thing of the past.

I REALLY enjoyed the flavor of both the greens powder and the Dawn shake mix. I like drinking my greens powder mid day in place of a caffeine fix right before an afternoon workout. I was impressed with how good it tasted and how rad the ingredients are (milk thistle for liver health? CHECK) and that’s just naming one ingredient. There are many more energizing superfoods in this blend, not just greens.

The satiability of the Dawn mix is awesome–I love how full and replenished I feel after a meal higher in plant based fats. It provides me with sustained energy to tackle anything and everything I have ahead that day. With a bazillion ways to prepare this mix, I don’t think you could ever get bored with it. I personally prefer just throwing it into a blender bottle with some hemp or almond milk. But, as you can see in one of the above photos from the Helio site, it would be excellent as a smoothie bowl base, especially because of it’s thickness.

Give this brand a try and check out all the radness they’re putting out on social media:

Helio Today Facebook

Helio Today Instagram

Helio Today Twitter

Helio Today Website