Hello! This month has flown by FAST, and I can’t believe the blog is a month old. It feels so natural to be doing this, and I know launching Julie Laufer Official was the right move. I hope that you’ve started learning a bit from me this past month, and I’m so excited for this opportunity to share a little bit more with you all.
In honor of Julie Laufer Official launching one month ago, I’m bringing you a giveaway of some of my favorite things. I’m really excited about all of the awesome brands I’ve been fortunate enough to have teamed up with. One of the reasons I started this blog was to share with you some of my favorite products. I have already received an overwhelming amount of support from you all, and I thought a giveaway would be the perfect way to continue to share my favorite brands with you while saying THANK YOU for this first month of support. I wanted to share why I think these brands are great and why I chose them for this giveaway. These products have, in some way, been integral to my health and wellness journey and I’m so excited to share them with you all. Make sure to read to the end to score some extra entries :).
I first was attracted to RXBAR from seeing them on my Instagram feed. I was first attracted to their branding, and then quickly realized that these were unlike other bars and wanted to try them because of the simplicity of the ingredients in them. I find that many people are looking for a bar to fuel there days, but so much of what is out there are filled sub-optimal ingredients. I love that many of these bars are Whole 30 approved and are sugar/grain/refined sugar free. I’m excited to include a mixed pack of four flavors in the giveaway: Chocolate Sea Salt, Mixed Berry, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip.
I absolutely love Vital Proteins. The collagen peptides have been an instrumental part in my health journey, and I’ve really enjoyed added the Collagen Beauty water to my routine as well. I tried this out on a whim, after looking for a clean source of protein to add to my meals. I have noticed my gut feels a bit stronger, and my nails and hair seem a bit healthier as well. I was skeptical at first but now I’m fully committed.
I always start my day with Vital Proteins, whether it is in my coffee or matcha or in some oatmeal. I’ve also blogged about Vital Proteins here and included it in a recipe here if you want to learn even more! I’m excited to be able to include a box of either the Collagen Peptides or Marine Collagen plus a box of the Lavender Lemon beauty water!
Artisana Organics Coconut Butter is another one of my pantry essentials, and I’m so excited to share these squeeze packs of their coconut butter and cashew butter with you! I use the coconut butter in my matcha latte and in many treats I enjoy (including my date & coconut butter bites). Both of these are the perfect way to get a dose of healthy fats, and can be enjoyed on toast, in smoothies, or even on their own.
I fell in love with sweetgreen at the 2011 sweetlife festival when I was living in Baltimore. I’ve continued to be such a fan since. I was grateful to hear they had a Bay Area presence when I moved out here, and was thrilled when I learned they were building a location a few blocks away from my office (it has now become a once-or-twice weekly spot for me because of that). The more I’ve learned about the company the more I aligned with the mission. I love that sweetgreen is making health and wellness accessible by turning salad into something that anyone can enjoy. The food is locally sourced he and I always feel great after lunch there. The winner of the giveaway will be able to enjoy an app credit from sweetgreen, to enjoy a meal at their local sweetgreen.
As you may know from previous posts or my Instagram, I fully believe in the powers of adaptogens, and I love that Four Sigmatic makes these products accessible. Not many people off the bat would try a product with the words ‘mushroom’ and ‘coffee’ in the same sentence, but Four Sigmatic finds a way to interject these products into mainstream diets. I get a lot of questions about the powers of mushrooms and adaptogens, and I thought including their sampler box would be the perfect way to introduce these amazing products to one lucky reader.
I’m excited for sharing more and more with you all in the months to come! To enter, follow the instructions on Instagram. Comment below with which product from the giveaway you’re most excited to try (and get 5 bonus entries for doing so). One lucky person will win all this great stuff mentioned above!
A huge thank you to RXBAR, Vital Proteins, sweetgreen, Artisana Organics, and Four Sigmatic for being so willing to participate in this giveaway. Thanks to all of you for the love so far. I’m so excited about where this blog is headed, and knowing I have your support is making this so much easier!