Smoothie Power, Part 3

Three green smoothies in mason jars, shown from above on ivy covered red tile

We’ve discussed protein, and fiber and now we’re going to discuss fat. These three components are critically important in each meal but especially important for your first meal (I’m suggesting you keep it a liquid meal for quick absorption and easy digestability). Like I said, each of these three components plays crucial and important roles […]

Smoothie Power, Part 2

Yellow smoothie with striped straw in a clear glass on a grey wooden serving tray

In my first Smoothie Power blog post (which you can read here) I shared with you the wisdom behind breaking your fast with a liquid meal (AKA a smoothie). In Part 1, I dug into the fiber component of our powerhouse smoothies–it’s a favorite of mine because I’ve enjoyed the benefits of FiberMender for a […]

Herbaliciousness! (I’ll explain…)

By: Leanne Ely   When I’m looking at a big rack of dried herbs in the grocery store, I often think of dollar bills chopped up and put into bags. For many dried herbs, you might as well just chop up a few dollar bills and sprinkle them on your food for the amount of […]

My 7 Favorite Anti-Inflammatory Foods

By: Leanne Ely   While getting regular exercise and reducing the amount of stress in your life are key components to reducing the inflammation in your body, we can also add certain anti-inflammatory foods to our diet, (all the while cutting out sugar and processed food), to optimize our health. The following seven foods are […]

It’s not easy being green (Kermit the Frog)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s not easy being greens. So packed with goodness and fiber, yet so many people just push them around the plate without any respect for the nutrition in their pretty green leaves. If you want to get the nutrients you need in your system, you have to get good and comfortable […]

How to properly wash fruit & veggies (there’s a correct way!)

By: Leanne Ely Unless you have grown a fruit or vegetable yourself, in your own organic veggie patch, I would hope that you’re giving your produce a good thorough wash before eating it. There are a couple of good reasons why you should be washing your fruits and vegetables- even organic produce. First of all, […]

4 Reasons to Love Strawberries + a Smoothie Recipe

Strawberries are one of the most popular berries on the block. Equally delicious eaten right out of hand or tossed into a salad, strawberries are quite versatile fruits. These sweet, red heart-shaped fruits are not only scrumptious, but they are also packed with nutrition (as most berries are). One cup of strawberries (roughly 8 large […]

My Top Diet Tips for a Strong Immune System

By Leanne Ely   The transition between seasons, especially one as extreme as winter to spring, can take a toll on people’s health. Think about it for a minute–not only is your body trying to adjust to extreme changes in the climate, but allergies are at their peak! So how are you supposed to defend […]

Holy Mackerel!

By: Leanne Ely   We know that we should be adding fish to our diets for optimal health, but which fish should you be reaching for? It’s hard to go wrong as long as it’s wild fish caught in a sustainable, responsible manner, but one of the healthiest fishes you can buy is mackerel, a […]