bread, and oats, and rice… oh my!

By | March 30th, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition|

If you've been following me on Instagram (@radical.roots), Facebook, or Snapchat (laura.bruner), you've probably seen a surprising number of posts with some sort of bread, oat, or rice featured in one of my sometimes beautiful, sometimes haphazard photos. And for the most part, my followers seem to dig these pictures, often referred to as droolworthy [...]

healing benefits of liver

By | January 25th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

This past year was by far the most life changing of any of my 20 something before it, which is why it is so fitting that in the final months of 2015, a health struggle I've been battling for the past 6 years finally came to a close. And believe it or not, I have [...]

coco-butter tea… modern day take on a Tibetan tradition

By | January 19th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

While I absolutely LOVE my locally roasted organic coffee, I also think that there is something to be said for keeping things varied, and for not loading the body with tons of caffeine every morning. Variety is the spice of life, you know. Plus, studies have shown that consuming high amounts of caffeine can negatively impact cortisol.  Caffeine acts [...]

pumpkin pie bites

By | November 23rd, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Pumpkin pie easily makes my top ten favorite desserts list. It's so good, in fact, that I've decided to make a whole new dessert inspired by this favorite. This past month we had a group of friends over to hangout. We provided a variety of nibbles but no sit down meal. I wanted to make [...]

EPIC bar

By | November 1st, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

In case you haven't heard, I am proud to announce that I am now an affiliate for EPIC bar. Haven't heard about EPIC? Well, let me give you a quick run down. EPIC bars and bites have become a real life saver for me. Finally, a bar that isn't loaded with sugars or makeshift protein sources. A bar that's [...]

your shortcut to a serious superfood

By | September 22nd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition|

*Scroll to the bottom for a crazy good deal! Yep, a shortcut... That's right; I said it. And this is coming from a girl who has never been an advocate for any sort of quick fix pill or supplement, and who has always said (and will keep on saying) that a real food approach is [...]

food is medicine

By | August 18th, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

A little bit ago I was introduced to Tyler Anson from Everyday Warrior and was immediately inspired to put together this post and to help support the cause however I could. If you haven't heard about Everyday Warrior, I am glad you are here; please keep reading. The folks from Everyday Warrior believe in the warrior spirit. [...]

good n raw love

By | July 21st, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

So I have posted a few Instagram photos of my new favorite breakfast item. But if you've missed those posts, I am here now to tell you guys all about Good N Raw granola (and kale chips) and why I've started enjoying a bowl of this stuff pretty much every morning. PLUS, I'm offering a [...]

why I love collagen and a Vital Proteins giveaway!

By | May 27th, 2015|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

I am giving away TWO large canisters of Vital Proteins (read on for more details and a COUPON CODE for everyone)! There's been a lot of talk about collagen from grass ged cows and its myriad benefits as of late. And if you've been following my blog or Instagram, it should come as no surprise [...]

wild and raw protein bars and a Wild Foods Co. giveaway!

By | May 11th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Congrats to my Wild Foods Co. Winners! Heather, Christine, and Jenna (Of Barbells and Baking) will each be getting: A jug of Vanilla Whey Protein Ultimate Tea Stack - Wild Teas #1-#7 Wild Metabolism Stack 14-day Supply: 1oz of China Leaf Green, Yerba Mate, Sencha *Note: winners were picked 100% at random by a computer - not a human Now, [...]