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Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Sometimes chocolate is just necessary. And as the healthy guy or gal you are, you know we love chocolate (cacao) at RNL. First domesticated by the Mayans over 2,000 years ago, the word cacao means “Food of the Gods,”  and surely the “Food of the Gods” comes with zero guilt, just like this Chocolate Superfood Smoothie recipe, which is the perfect afternoon pick me up.  Read more

5 Quick Tips to Improve Oral Health Naturally

February marks National Dental Health month and the dental hygiene nerd in me gets so excited to help you improve your oral health naturally. For those of you who don’t know, I am a registered dental hygienist who still practices when RNL gives me a bit of time.  Read more

25 Small Food Swaps to Make You Healthier Instantly

At RNL we love healthy swaps, or as we call it upgrading. This is where you simply upgrade your favorite foods to the healthiest versions so you can always enjoy without the guilt. Here are several of our favorite small food swaps to make you healthier instantly. Read more

I’m SO over food-shaming

All week the concept of food shaming has been at the front of my mind. I’m here to say it’s time to kick the guilt and judgement placed around food to the curb- for good!  Read more

Giving for Valentines Day with a Cause

It’s no secret, I’m not a romantic. Flowers don’t make me swoon (I mean they die) and I find Valentines Day cheesy at best. But Luminance Skincare is changing that for me this year. They’re doing some serious good and I’m stoked to shop for Valentine’s Day this year! Read more

Protein Powder: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Travel back in time with me would you? I’m thinking the 2000’s. I remember this as the time when diet coke, splenda, and chalky protein bars and powders all became cool. I remember intuitively all of these “fake foods” felt wrong but I wanted to be skinny, sexy and cool so I ate them anyway.  No wonder my parents had to use the jump off a bridge saying so often! So today’s topic is protein powder. Keep reading to learn the good, bad and ugly…. Read more

Top 5 Tips to Recover from a Cold

We’ve all been there. You go to bed with a tinge of a sore throat and wake up with a nasty full blown cold. That’s what happened to me this week. Actually, I’m typing this in bed because I’ve received so many texts and emails from sick folks :( So here are my top tips to recover from a cold.  Read more

Turkey Joes to Brighten Your Winter Mood

It started a couple of weeks ago. The holidays were over, but I still wanted some comfort food. It seems to me my Dad made the best sloppy joes as a kid. This could become a family debate, as my Grandmother still make a mean joe in which she adds gumbo soup to the mix, but that’s another post ;)  And I don’t know about you, but I find ground turkey a bit boring (and sometimes dry) so I wanted to remedy that with my childhood food fix in a healthy way. Here’s what I came up with. I hope you love it!!  Read more

My Favorite Fun Immunity Remedy

Everyone knows that this time of the year is full of sugar, spice and everything nice, sprinkled with the sniffles or cold and flu. This time of the year it’s likely anyone reading this knows someone who is sick or has already come down with a cold themselves. Here’s where my favorite fun immunity booster, Kung Fu Tonic comes in. Read more

2014 Year in Review (+some serious inspiration for 2015)

The last week of 2014 always gets me nostalgic, so I went back through the blog to pull some of your favorite recipes, inspiration and top suggestions as we move into 2015.  Read more