About Laura Bruner

I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. I have a passion for educating, and I absolutely love teaching others about nutrition, functional movement, and the power each has to set the foundation for health, wellness, and true quality of life. I LOVE to eat and fuel my body to live life to the utmost, and I wholeheartedly believe that sustainably sourced, nutrient dense foods can be the greatest form of medicine as well as the ingredients to create the most delicious, palate pleasing meals (it’s a win-win!)

Living Cultures Superfood: the best yogurt you’ll ever taste

By | October 4th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

One of the perks of moving back to California and settling in Santa Cruz is that we've gotten a chance to reconnect with our good friends here. Two such friends include Arne and Constanze Heissel, the brains and passionate hearts behind Living Cultures Superfood yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you'll ever [...]

choosing happy

By | September 12th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Kristin (The Girl with the Butter) and Everett (Paleo Fat Kid) for episode #42 of their podcast: Is this Podcast Paleo? We talked about choosing to be happy (I'm going to talk more about this in a bit), counting calories, why I went paleo after being [...]

making it work on the road

By | September 6th, 2016|Grab and Go, Nutrition|

Let's talk about eating on the road (or in the air, or on a boat). I have spent A LOT of time on the road. Whether it was the years spent on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, the period that I worked with schools around the country to implement fitness programs, the two moves up and down [...]

dad’s wedge fries (you’ll never make them any other way again)

By | August 29th, 2016|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Thank you, dad. Thanks for raising me to love and believe in myself. Thank you for picking on me just enough to give me thick skin, but for loving me so much that I know my worth. Thank you for having different political opinions and for giving me a strong opponent in friendly, eye-opening debates. Thanks for [...]

choco banana paleo protein cake

By | August 8th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Recipes|

Hi friends. For those of you who have been following along for a while, you probably saw my recent post about why I love using Rootz Nutrition supplements for my training and for life. As a very selective supplement user, who believes in getting nutrition primarily from real food sources, I don't take this subject [...]

lemony garlic grilled chicken breast

By | August 5th, 2016|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Summer is in full swing (I cannot believe we are in August. When did that happen?), and somehow I magically learned how to grill. It's always been something I just left to Rusty (no, not because he's a guy, but just because I had never done it and he had), but I got the urge [...]

on the move… again

By | July 22nd, 2016|Health, reflections|

Change is inevitable. Goals change. Perspectives change. Passions change. Desires change. And oftentimes, environments change as a result. Happiness is not inevitable. That is, unless we decide that we want it to be. Every day we wake up with a choice: Do I want to be happy today? We have the power to make choices [...]

Vital Proteins Beauty Greens – inside and out

By | July 5th, 2016|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

Hi friends! Today I come to you with another kick ass giveaway. I've partnered up with my friends at Vital Proteins to bring to you the opportunity to win their newest product, which is my most favorite yet. Before we get into the giveaway, let's talk about supplementation and why I love this new product shall we? Let's [...]

5 ways your diet might be ruining your health

By | June 14th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

DOGMA [dawg-muh, dog-] (noun): prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group. RADICAL [rad-i-kuh l] (adjective): thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms To be radical, one must question accepted or traditional forms and must, at times, be extreme in fighting anything proclaimed as unquestionably true. This rings true in today's nutrition communities more [...]

Taco (salad) Tuesday!

By | June 7th, 2016|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Almost 3 years ago now, Rusty and I honeymooned in Kauai (see pre manbun Rusty?). It was an amazing trip filled with hiking, kayaking, adventuring, and of course, eating. When we travel, we always make a point of trying to experience the place as locals would. We avoid resorts at all costs, stay away from [...]