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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. ūüôā

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‚Ķ 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.

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 ¬Ĺ c fat-free milk ¬Ĺ c fat-free plain yogurt 2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter ¬ľ 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. ūüėČ 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 …

Food Combining 101 by Health Coach, Melissa Wood

Melissa Wood is a health coach, model and proud new mother living in New York¬†City. While gracing the pages of such publications as Women‚Äôs Health, Self and Shape magazines through her work as a model, she has developed a¬†passion for healthy living and fitness. Melissa completed her studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and¬†became a certified Health and Wellness Coach in 2014. She hopes that by sharing¬†her own experiences with food choices and body image, she will be able to help those struggling to find a healthy balance in their lives.¬†For Melissa’s¬†health and fitness tips, visit her website¬†, f low her on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat @Mindfullyfit Food Combining 101 People often tell me that they eat healthily but are frustrated with the lack of results in their bodies, and can‚Äôt understand why they‚Äôre still feeling bloated after eating. The first thing I always ask them is how they are combining their foods. Proper food combining is a method of eating that allows you to digest your food in a way that is …

Simple & Healthy Granola

This simple and healthy granola recipe has become a staple in the Landers home. It is perfect on yogurt, with fruit or in a acai bowl. This recipe rivals my favorite KIND Granola which is truly saying something. A major bonus is how sweet our house smells when it’s cooking, for a short ten minutes. I love how you can switch out different nuts and sweeteners, the possibilities with this granola are endless. Recipe was first on my snapchat: @missemilywarren SIMPLE & HEALTHY GRANOLA Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Delicious healthy granola, featuring nuts, shredded coconut, and hearty oatmeal. Original recipe from Elizabeth Rider, modifications by Emily Landers. Ingredients 2 cups (680 g) oats 1/2 cup (170 g) raw chopped nuts 1/4 cup (56 g)¬†seeds (I used pumkpin) 1/2 cup (56 g) unsweetened dried fruit 2 to 3 Tbsp organic maple syrup or raw honey 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp vanilla extract & a pinch of salt Instructions In a large mixing bowl, stir together dry¬†ingredients Whisk …