Hemp Protein Energy Bars

Hemp Protein Energy Bars

Dear Leah Renee,  I love using hemp protein, but I’m getting tired of only using it in smoothies.  Do you have any suggestions?  ~Veronica, CA I love hemp protein.  It’s the only one I personally use because it’s a complete source of protein (it contains all the essential amino acids!) and is easily digested.  Just three…

Easy Black Bean Dip (High Fiber, Gluten Free, No-Bake, Vegetarian)

Easy Black Bean Dip (High Fiber, Gluten Free, No-Bake, Vegetarian)

Dear Leah Renee,  Fiber: what’s a good way to get it?  I like to eat oats in the morning, but I don’t really know know how I measure up throughout the day.  Any easy ways to work it in?  Thanks!  ~Carly, TX It can be challenging to meet the recommended amount of fiber we should…

Avocado Mousse Recipe

Avocado Mousse Recipe

Dear Leah Renee,  I’ve heard about avocado’s being used in smoothies and in place of butter in recipes, so are there some good desserts to be made with them too?  ~Nikki, PA  Yes!  Avocados can be used to make guacamole, spice up a sandwiches, thrown into a smoothie for a creamy finish and dose of…

Savory Carrot Muffins (Gluten Free, Low Carb, Refined Sugar Free)

Savory Carrot Muffins (Gluten Free, Low Carb, Refined Sugar Free)

Dear Leah Renee,  I like to buy large bags of carrots but usually end up throwing a couple away at the end of their lifespan…any ideas what to do with the extra?  Thanks. ~Tamara, IL The question of what to do with leftover carrots comes up a lot!  I too seem to have an abundance…

Chocolate Bliss Balls Recipe (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Chocolate Bliss Balls Recipe (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Dear Leah Renee,  What’s a simple dessert ball recipe?  I’m not a baker by any means, so if you have something that requires minimal effort and is quick, it would be appreciated!  ~Debbie, WA I like easy recipes, and this one fits the bill.  If you’re craving something sweet (and have already made the black…

Antioxidant Pico de Gallo Salsa Recipe

Antioxidant Pico de Gallo Salsa Recipe

Dear Leah Renee,  I usually purchase all my condiments because I’m kind of intimidated to do it myself. Salsa doesn’t seems too hard but I don’t know where to start.  Do you have a recipe you like?  Thanks! ~Lilly, MI I just love making my own condiments at home.  We don’t always have time, the…

Turmeric Latte

Turmeric Latte

Dear Leah Renee,  I get a sweet tooth at night and more than anything want something comforting and yummy.  I usually go for a piece of candy or chocolate.  Any suggestions? ~Fiona, Aus. Me too!  I’ve seen and heard of many ways to curb a craving.  Go take a walk, breathe, have a glass of…

2 Ingredient Granola Recipe

2 Ingredient Granola Recipe

Dear Leah Renee,  I love making homemade granola to both save money and know the ingredients that are going into it (without any preservatives), but all the recipes out there seem to involve so many ingredients!  I just want a basic, simple recipe.  Do you have one?  Thanks! ~Jenny, DE I agree!  Something so simple…

Why Sprouted Almonds Are Better

Why Sprouted Almonds Are Better

Dear Leah Renee,  Why are sprouted almonds any better than raw or roasted?  ~Liisa, CA  Almonds are tasty, versatile, and provide many nutritional benefits.  They can be enjoyed many ways, not all of which are nutritious depending on if they’re salted or unsalted, roasted, sprouted, candied, or spiced.  A friend of mine makes a bowl…

Superfood Breakfast Bowl

Superfood Breakfast Bowl

Dear Leah Renee, This question is a little broad, but it seems like you eat so healthfully most of the time.  How are you so disciplined and what makes you stick to it? ~Ally, Seattle WA Firstly, thank you!  I’m certainly not perfect all the time and I will dive into a bowl of peanut…