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Life Equals Ambassadorship + Discount Code!

When I first moved to Kansas City, I linked up with the owners of Life Equals and did a blog review on a few of their products at the time–not knowing that a few years down the road I would be a Balance Your Life Team Member (demo girl) and Ambassador!

So here I am, a few years later, revisiting this local brand and the new stuff they’ve got going!

This brand is taking care of my daily needs in various ways. Nutrition on-the-go? Check. Brain-boosting and recovery enhancing fish oil? Check. A women’s multi that keeps me healthy and beaming? Checkity check check check. They value quality and an overall state of BUMPIN vitality. I so dig the lifestyle they promote.

Curious about more product-specific deets? Check out the breakdowns below.

Use code Jes50 at checkout!

These are the Life Equals products I’m currently using:

Balance: The Superfood Shot

About:

Balance is two ounces of delicious, 100% organic pineapple, lemon, carrot, beet, cranberry, blueberry, cherry, spinach, kale, acai berry, camu camu, goji berry, elderberry and dragon fruit (with a little turmeric thrown in). This convenient, recyclable bottle is a half day’s fruits and vegetables that goes anywhere you are and provides you with all of the missing nutrients your body craves and deserves.

-Provides 1/2 your day’s fruits & veggies.

-100% Organic and Non-GMO

-No Added Sugar & No Preservatives.

-Goes Anywhere

-Nutrient Dense & Antioxidant Rich

Women’s Multi

About:

-Whole-food based vitamins and minerals to help fill daily nutritional gaps

-Superfood whole-food and Herbal Blend further promotes maximum absorption

-Plant-based Digestive Enzyme Complex to support happy digestion

-Full B-Complex, including vitamin B12 to maintain daily energy levels

-Non-constipating iron to boost energy and help prevent anemia

Omega-3

About:

-Sustainably sourced wild-caught Omega-3s (2000mg) per serving

-Powerful 2:1 ratio of EPA (800mg) and DHA (400mg)

-Protects inflammation caused by the Standard American Diet (SAD)

-Cold-pressed and enteric coated — so no fish burps

-Supports a healthy heart, limber joints and a sharp mind

Use code Jes50 at checkout!

 

 

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Mushroom + Cacao Coffee Recipe (+Ketogenic Friendly)

Freaked out by the idea of eating/drinking mushrooms? I’m here to help you get over that!

Why ‘Shrooms?

(no psychadelic effects in this drank, folks)

Various mushroom varieties (chaga, reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane) can offer you all kinds of brain boosting + mental focus perks. Besides, it adds a wonderful rich + earthy full spectrum flavor to the back side your big gulps of coffee.

Mushrooms are classified as adaptogens, which essentially means that they help boost your immunity and make your body more resilient to stress. If you think about it, mushrooms grow in harsh and precarious environments. In my mind, it’s like we are taking on those robust + tough characteristics when we consume them.

Why Cacao Powder?

It’s the base of our beloved chocolate! Unlike the processed chocolate bars you’ll find in most store, raw cacao powder is an antioxidant powerhouse. Cacao will provide you with energy (without all the sugar), mood stabilization and even help you curb your cravings + satisfy that sweet tooth.

Why Cacao Butter?

When combined with a fat, the caffeine in coffee becomes more steadily absorbed and provides you with a sustained, gradual increase in focus, versus experiencing a jittery feeling from coffee consumption.

I like that Cacao Butter utilizes the fatty part of the cacao pod + that it’s vegan! You could also opt for a coconut-derived oil.

I don’t need to ask Why Coffee…

Coffee is the universe. Okay, but seriously, I probably don’t need to talk anyone into drinking coffee.

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Recipe:

-Your favorite mug. A mug that makes you happy.

-1 flat Tbsp mushroom powder of your choice (I make a blend of Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Chaga and keep it in a jar on the counter)

-1 flat Tbsp cacao powder

-1 heaping Tbsp of cacao butter pieces (it comes in solid chunks at room temperature!)

-Fill up your cup the rest of the way with freshly brewed coffee.

*Looking for a caffeine free alternative? Add hot water instead of coffee.

Optional: 2 drops of liquid stevia or 1 teaspoon of powdered stevia

Tips:

You could blend it all together in a Nutribullet, but I normally have no problem just using a spoon. It’s normal for the fat to rise to the top.

ENJOY THIS CUP OF DECADENCE!

 

 

Holiday Immunity Boost GIVEAWAY with Amazing Grass!

Amazing Grass Immunity Boosters: GIVEAWAY!

During this time of year, isn’t it funny how even the healthiest of us may get the sniffles or feel a little under the weather at times? It’s frustrating to get sick. Luckily, there’s a whole lot in your hands as far as what you can do to prepare.

Enter: Amazing Grass.

This wonderful, quality-focused brand has been on my radar & blogging atmosphere for several years now–& for good reason. They produce organic, raw, nutrient-packed green superfoods that are pure, nourishing and very convenient to add to a shaker bottle or blend into a smoothie (just a few of the uses!).

The coolest thing about using these products to help boost that holiday (well, all-year round, really!) immunity is that they are so practical for everyday use. Just one serving a day can give you a sufficient boost to keep your nutrient intake high to fend off sickness & to avoid that winter fog that can come over too many instances of indulgence.

Most of these products are available to purchase in so many local health food stores and can also be found online. They make it really easy for you to reap the benefits.

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Here’s a little run down on two of their biggest immunity-targeting blends:

Green SuperFood Tangerine Immunity Defense – consists of six potent ingredients, each individually known for having immunity support benefits, including Organic Proprietary Mushroom Blend, Organic Olive Leaf, Organic Elderberry, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Astragalus and Andrographis.

  • The Vitamin C comes from ascorbic acid and Acerola Cherry Extract. 1000mg of Vitamin C is the same amount found in one serving of Emergen-C. The Vitamin C level in Immunity Tangerine is also equivalent to the amount in approximately 40 whole tangerines.

Green SuperFood Alkalize & Detox – specifically designed to simultaneously help the body achieve ideal pH levels while ridding it of toxins to allow for optimal function and organ restoration.

  • Containing over 20 different alkalizing and detoxifying agents including beet root, parsley, turmeric and apple pectin, each ingredient in Alkalize & Detox is specifically formulated to alkalize by bringing the body to a more natural pH balance, while simultaneously detoxing by cleansing tissues of toxins and pollutants.

Looking for that supplement that can give you that extra pep in your step? Check out Amazing Grass. Here’s how you can find them:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Youtube

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Giveaway:

Amazing Grass is super gracious & wants to send one of you a shaker bottle filled with samples of your choice!

To enter, simply follow me on Instagram (@jesrunonorganic) & Twitter (@runonorganic) & let me know here that you did! Good luck!

 

HealthForce Superfoods Organic, Raw Supplements Review

HealthForce Superfoods

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About HealthForce:

“#1 Source for Raw, Vegan, Bio-compatible Nutritional Superfoods.

HealthForce is a 20-plus year, 100% hard-core, Vegan, therapeutic superfoods company. HealthForce was co-founded in 1990 by Jameth Sheridan, D.H.M. (Doctor of Holistic Medicine) and Kim Sheridan, Naturopath, ethical Vegans and hard-core herbal medicine researchers. HealthForce empowers individuals to experience dramatic health improvements with verified Truganic™, Vegan, Raw, SuperFood products formulated and selected by Dr. Sheridan for vibrant health and wellness.

Truganic™ is a purist, hard-core quality standard for sourcing and production significantly beyond Organic. The Truganic™ standard was created by Dr. Sheridan to verify absolute purity. At HealthForce, we are on a mission to provide the absolute best products at the most affordable prices.

The foundational products are Vitamineral Green™ – Vital Healing Food™ with a companion of Vitamineral Earth™ – Sacred Healing Food™, both designed to support excellent health, energy, and balance.”

Super Foods

“Vitamineral Green™ – Vital Healing Food™

The original, purist, hard-core nutrition-dense green superfood complex with green leafy vegetables, hard-core algae, sea vegetables, enzymes and probiotics. Nutritionally supports detoxification, liver, kidneys, blood, bones, colon, circulation, digestion, and more. Therapeutic support with nutrient-dense superfoods.

Vitamineral Earth™ – Sacred Healing Food™

The perfect companion product to Vitamineral Green™ for full-spectrum nutritional and cleansing support. A grounding, nourishing herbal broth consisting of nutrient-dense roots, barks, and seeds. Supports digestion, blood sugar, immunity, normal cell division, and so much more.

Green Protein Alchemy™ Magic Mint/ Green Protein Alchemy Desert Sun Blend

Green Protein Alchemy™ (previously Green Sage Protein™) is unlike ANY protein you have ever had. It is 100% complete protein, 100% whole food and 100% superfoods, with benefits far, far beyond any other protein in existence.

Purity Protein™ Pure Vanilla and Purity Protein™ Natural

Purity Protein™ was created for one reason: Dr. Sheridan saw the need for truly pure, non-toxic, complete and balanced supplemental protein.

ZeoForce™ – Most potent energized form of zeolite available!

Most potent, energized form of zeolite available – an awesome value! Nutritionally supports detoxification of heavy metals and chemical residues from the body. Detoxify daily with ZeoForce™ powerful volcanic mineral clay in powder and capsules. Suitable for internal/external use (baths, masks, poultices, teeth).

Oxygen Extreme – Powerful and safe bactericide, virucide, and fungicide

Helps to oxygenate the blood, increasing cellular energy production and thereby supporting both detoxification and athletic performance. Oxygen also has potent antimicrobial properties and Oxygen Extreme™ thus provides potent immune support and antiseptic activity.

Liver Rescue™ – Supports liver function, cleansing, and regeneration

A therapeutic combination of herbal extracts to support liver function, cleansing (phase I and II), healing, and regeneration. An essential component of the HealthForce Healing Cleanse™ for liver support and detoxification.

Warrior Core™ Foundation

Perfect Grounding Complement to Green Foods. Foundational, Therapeutic, Hard-Core, Primal, Whole Food Herbal SuperFood Complex for Deep Nourishment and Balance. Unlike ANY SuperFood you have EVER had! (equivalent HealthForce product = Vitamineral Earth™)

Spirulina Manna™ and Spirulina Azteca™ – The Ancients’ Revered Power Food

The ancients’ revered power foods. Spirulina is a complete food packed with amino acids (65% protein), chlorophyll, B vitamins, vitamins, and minerals. Spirulina is possibly the most nutrient dense, and certainly the most ancient superfood on the planet. Nutritionally supports kidneys, brain function, detoxification, and is nature’s protein powder.

Chlorella Manna™ – Hard Core Broken Cell Wall Green Algae

Chlorella is the only plant on the planet that can quadruple its growth in less than one day. It contains Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which is a potent phytonutrient comprised of amino acids, beta glucans, nucleic acids, peptides, and polysaccharides. These micronutrients work together to help regenerate cells faster than normal.*

MacaForce™ Vanilla Spice / MacaForce™ Dark Mint – Longevity, Rejuvenation, Endurance

Enhanced with enzymes, probiotics, and herbal synergists, MacaForce™ is raw maca at its best, delivering maximum bioavailability for maximum results. Supports endurance, strength, and hormone balance for men and women. MacaForce™ is available in Dark Mint and Vanilla Spice.

Greener Grasses™ Alkalizer – Alkalizing Grass Blend

A unique, alkalizing, mineralizing superfood complex that contains 100% pure grass juice powders, produced without any carrier agents that would dilute the product (such as maltodextrin and brown rice).

Truly Natural™ Vitamin C – Superior absorption from whole food!

Whole food acerola cherry extract, 100% absorbable, non-toxic.”

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My Thoughts:

I don’t really know precisely where to start with HealthForce. I truly marvel at their products, the ingredients lists, the quality, the standards.

I was so happy to discover Health Force. I had tried a few samples here and there prior to Expo West, but hadn’t fully dove into the full spectrum of their products until then. I was literally watching around the Expo on a health high–largely due to the fact that I consumed a huge amount of HealthForce sample-drink-shots.

They appear to have one of the most discerning eyes in regards to ingredients, how they are sourced, etc. I was particularly intrigued and inspired by watching this video by Dr. Jameth Sheridan of Health Force discuss their cleanse products in comparions to others out there.

Basically, I have a superfood party in the kitchen every morning when I concoct my smoothies and shakes for the day. With this spread from Health Force (I just used up the last bit of it), it was a superfood party on steroids! From nutrient rife sea greens like spirulina, to detoxifying minerals, to balancing superfoods like maca, these blends in combination have taken and kept my health to a whole, new, well-rounded place.

I feel nourished, healthy, able-bodied and able to tackle tough 2-a-day workouts on nearly every day of the week. I know with certainty that my ability to perform, grow and recover is because of the large dosage of nutrients, good fats and protein that go into my body.

I’m ultra-aware of the fact that write about a TON of superfoods brands and I just two thumbs up to a lot of them. I’d say of them all, Health Force is the most unique. Their blends are in a category of their own in regards to diversity and the range of what they offer is very rare. Just take a look at the ingredient lists on their products and you’ll see what I mean. For instance, here are the ingredients for the Vitamineral Earth Powder:

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You’ve likely heard of many of these ingredients, but having them all put together in the same blend creates synergistic qualities (which enhances absorption of the nutrients) and is hard to come by.

Because of the incredible list of powerful herbs, spices and superfoods, Health Force provide you the opportunity to cleanse, detox and alkalize your body is a very deep, effective way. Dr. Sheridan discusses this in more detail in the above video–I encourage you to watch it if you want a more in-depth look at their products.

My favorite products of this bunch (though very hard to choose!) ended up being the Green Protein Alchemy, Vitamineral Earth & the Purity Protein (brown rice + hemp blend). The products that were an entirely new idea to me and were the most intriguing were the Zeoforce & Oxygen Extreme.

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