Author: It's Emily Land

Vanilla Protein Smoothie

This morning, after my workout and catching up with clients, I decided to go ahead and run a few errands. Usually, I’ll make a veggie omelette each morning BUT today I needed something quick to get out the door. My Vanilla Protein Smoothie was the perfect option. VANILLA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE Recipe: 1 cup frozen spinach (I get a bag at Costco and keep it in my freezer.) 1 banana 1 scoop vanilla protein powder from Traders Joe’s 1 tablespoon almond butter 3 ice cubes Blend and enjoy! Preferably on the beach and not in your car running errands. 🙂

Easter Weekend 2017

It’s the morning after Easter! I hope you and your families had an amazing weekend.  We were up early and headed to Santa Monica where we attend Vintage Church LA. To our family, Easter is a day of celebration but something that we focus on every day. The resurrection and new life we find in Jesus Christ! He is risen! And can I just say that all of the volunteers and staff at our church truly outdid themselves this year. It was gorgeous! Their main decoration piece was flowers… and you know how I love flowers.  Yesterday afternoon we had joined friends in Westlake at Luke’s bosses house. It was so fun for me to get to know everyone he’s working with and their families. We are kind of Pepperdine obsessed! We wrapped up the day with a beach walk with our dear friends the McCollum’s. Soaking in all the time we can with friends who are graduating and moving in May.

One Year Anniversary Trip: Terranea Resort

In December, Luke and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Terranea Resort. Directly after we dove into the holidays and Luke started studying for the California Bar Exam, which he took in February. The above explains my months delay in sharing how wonderful our trip was! 🙂 Terranea Resort is in Palos Verdes about an hour from Santa Monica on a Sunday afternoon (which is when we drove down). From check in to checkout we had the most amazing experience. Terranea is set high above the ocean on a private 102-acre peninsula paradise, it’s like stepping into a whole new world – minutes from the craziness of Los Angeles. On three sides, you’re surrounded by the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces, we found many places to relax and unwind. Exactly what we needed after finishing Law School! Our first meal took place at Nelson’s, the more casual option. Let me just say it was delicious! …

Two Delicious Breakfast Bowls

It has been a rainy new year in Southern California! When I moved to California last January it rained on us the whole drive in from the boarder to Calabasas so this weather makes me sentimental to my first few weeks in California. Sometimes on gloomy days I like to brighten up my mornings with colorful breakfast bowls! Here are two of my recent favorites. ACAI BOWL Recipe: 1 Sambazon Acai Smoothie Pack 1 banana (half in smoothie, half as topping). 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (in smoothie). 1/4 cup Purely Elizabeth Original Granola 2 Strawberries Oatmeal Bowl Recipe: 1/4 cup quick oats 1 pack Wild Friends Chocolate + Coconut Peanut Butter 2 strawberries 1 banana 1/4 cup Purely Elizabeth Original Granola I hope this brightens up your Foguary! 😉 Let me know if you try either of the delicious and healthy options above.

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Yesterday I whipped up this quick and easy smoothie for lunch. While peanut butter can sometimes make smoothies feel heavy this recipe is light and delicious. Enjoy! SERVINGS: 1 ½ c fat-free milk ½ c fat-free plain yogurt 2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter Ÿ very ripe banana 1 Tbsp honey 4 ice cubes COMBINE ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. NUTRITION (per serving) 366 cal, 18 g pro, 40 g carb, 3 g fiber, 32 g sugar, 16.5 g fat, 3.5 g sat fat, 151 mg sodium

Our Providence Trip: Brown University

This past weekend we did the cross country trek to visit Luke’s alma mater, Brown University. It was well worth the trip. We went so I could have a peek into Luke’s college experience and see his former team in action at the Brown vs. Harvard game. Before meeting and then marrying Luke, my only connection to Brown was that Blake Lively’s character played soccer there in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Franchise and Emma Watson was an alum (one of Luke’s classmates I might add). I’m glad I’ve gained some perspective and was able to see the university through Luke’s eyes. 😉 Going to Brown was an easy choice for Luke once he knew he got in and would continue playing football but it didn’t make the Texas to Rhode Island transition any easier. This trip gave me a greater understanding of how hard he worked, how strong he was in the face of adversity and how loving he is to all people, including those who are very different than him. I loved being in Providence with my mother and …

Whitney’s Bachelorette Weekend

Two weeks ago I was in Texas to host my twin sister’s Bachelorette Weekend. Whitney had decided months ago she wanted to have a getaway with her bridesmaids and friends at a lake house and luckily for us some very generous friends let us take over their incredible house for the weekend. We started off the weekend with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas called True Food. My order is consistently the Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad with Salmon. If they ever take that off the menu, I have no idea what I’ll do. After dinner we carpooled out the lake and setup to fiesta! As a newlywed there’s something very special about time away with girlfriends, especially time with Whitney before she becomes a McIntosh. I always miss Luke and am constantly making mental notes of funny things that happen to share with him but it was so sweet to be present with Whitney, fully available to celebrate her in person. The weekend was ‘fiesta’ themed and we kicked it off with …