Rootz Nutrition's Protein Superfood and Energizing Superfood rated on ingredient profile, taste, and effectiveness.
Rootz Nutrition, a rapidly growing paleo supplement brand reached out to me about becoming an ambassador for the brand. The company's founder, Jack Borenstein, was great enough to send me some samples before I agreed to sign on with the brand.
I received two samples of the protein superfood supplement and two of the energizing superfood supplement. Rootz currently only has those two products, and has one flavor in each: chocolate banana nut for the protein and raspberry lemonade for the energizer.
I used all four samples. First, I took the energizer about 30 minutes before a leg workout and used the protein as a recovery drink. The next day, I drank the energizer in place of coffee and used the protein as a replacement for a snack. I wanted to test the effectiveness of each product in different scenarios.
Both Rootz products exceeded my expectations in the ingredient profile and effectiveness categories. However, I'm disappointed to say that the flavor profile didn't work for me. Keep reading for an in-depth review of each product.
Dedicated to empowering all women, Knix Sports Bras are designed to give you the support you need when you’re pushing yourself.
Knix believes that women deserve intimates that can multitask as much as we do. And that includes sports bras. If you’re anything like me, that’s a hefty goal for any article of clothing.
Most influencers and fitness fanatics are somewhat alike: Wake up, workout, work, side hussle, sleep, repeat. Throw in some family time and a few minutes here and there to eat. So we need sports bras that can take us from sun-up to sun-down and stay breathable and comfortable the entire time.
Shopping for a good sports bra can be really stressful, especially for women with larger breasts. You want it to look cute and feel flattering, but because you’re superwoman, you also need it to be highly functional and comfortable.
Basically: something that’s comfortable enough to sleep in, but also supportive enough for a run, HIIT sesh, CrossFit, or whatever your sweat activity of choice is.
Gym, work, side hustle, sleep, repeat. Sound familiar?
If you’re anything like me, life is go-go-go all the time. And sometimes, you just don’t have time to get clean and glam up. There’s also sometimes no point – why do your makeup if you’re just going to get sweaty again later?
A typical day for me includes a workout (sometimes two, sometimes a hike), work (where I’m walking and moving around constantly), and a few hours working on my blog, health coaching certification, or other tasks.
On the weekends, I like to spend as much time as possible outside at the beach, at the pool, or on a hike. Between all of that, there’s not much time or reason to put on makeup. It would just sweat off or make me feel gross.
I prefer to go bare-faced, but sometimes it’s hard when my skin is breaking out or I don’t want to look oily as the day goes on. So I usually resort to pressed powder or a soy complex anti-shine powder.
But not since I’ve been using FRÉ Skincare.
When I buy anything – be it clothes, food, protein powder, or even office supplies – I make sure I get the most bang for my buck. This even goes for water.
You might be saying, “Wait – water?” Yes, even water! Because there is regular water, and then there is sparkling mineral water.
As we get ready for the annual Sparkling Detox challenge – where we’ll spend 5 days swapping out our usual beverages (coffee, tea, alcohol, juice, etc) for Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water – we wanted to tell you why we love this water, and why it’s the best way to hydrate (and of course, bring more sparkle to your life!).
Gerolsteiner sparkling mineral water is defined by purity, mineral-rich content, and its neutral taste. Since its discovery in the late 1800’s, it has become one of the world’s most popular all-natural sparkling mineral waters.
This is one of many reasons why Gerolsteiner is the mineral water for me. The essential mineral levels in this sparkling beverage are simply unreal! In just one liter – and I definitely drink more than one liter of water per day – Gerolsteiner gives me at least a quarter of the calcium and magnesium I need in a day.
Soothing fall colors, soft fabrics, and sustainable practices: What more could you ask for?
I love summer and everything that comes with it. Beaching, surfing, camping, barbecues and watermelon. But come mid-August, I’m about ready for the heat to subside so I can slip on some fuzzy socks and cozy up.
My self-care practices switch from sweaty hikes and froyo to good books and hot cocoa. And the new prAna Cozy Up Sweatshirt is going to be the perfect post-work snuggle sweater this year (anyone else drooling over the burnt caramel color??).
About the F-Word
"Food" is the F-word. And the F-Word blog is all about helping you find your food-life balance. After battling an unhealthy relationship with food and body image for years, I'm dedicated to helping others avoid those misfortunes. Read on for nutrition guidance, lifestyle tips and stories from other bad-ass people who also overcame disordered eating.