February 4, 2016

Grain Free Almond Butter Banana Bread

Helllo! This recipe was SO requested by you guys when I posted my What I Ate for MindBodyGreen, and it is one of my all time faves. Traditionally, bread can be sort of an ugh process because there's yeast involve, resting the dough, kneading, etc. This bread avoids all of that and is such a simple, delicious way to use up old bananas. This is grain, gluten, dairy, and soy free and is autoimmune friendly.

GRAIN FREE ALMOND BUTTER BANANA BREAD 3 large very ripe, brown bananas 1 ½ cups raw almond butter 3 large organic eggs 1 T vanilla extract 1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp cinnamon ¾ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt   Optional: 2T grade B maple syrup ** I make this without because the bananas are plenty sweet for me, but if you prefer a little...

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February 2, 2016

Create + Cultivate & A Huge Announcement

Hi guys!!! I am back from an amaaaaaazzzzzing weekend in Dallas at Create + Cultivate and it was so incredibly cool getting to meet some of you, chat, and connect!

But, before I recap the event, I have to make a huge, important, life-changning announcement: I finally joined Snapchat.      Yaaaaaaasss! I was highly resistant for months because it seemed annoying to me, but my gf Ali forced me this weekend, and I'm kinda obsessed already. It's so fun! I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm learning! Are my snaps totally lame? What's "cool" snap etiquette? Tell me. I need help. And please come follow me there @theblawnde!!!

We arrived in Dallas on Friday and the first event of the weekend was a cocktail hour at The W followed by a gorgeous, intimate speaker dinner. Some of...

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January 28, 2016

Laced Up

Hellloooo beauties!! I can't believe how fast this week has gone! Some weeks seem to drag on and others seem to speed right by me and before I know it, it's Friday. Speaking of Friday, I'm leaving for Dallas to speak at Create + Cultivate and I'm really excited to see some of my favorite bossy girls and hopefully meet some of you guys that are in Dallas and attending!

I've posted this bodysuit a ton on Instagram and so many of you asked about it. It was a gem of a find from my gorgeous girlfriend Andrea's store in SD, Van De Vort. It's sold out, but I found a couple similar ones that are super affordable (I think mine was only like $45) as well and almost the exact same thing. I've worn it a ton of different ways,...

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January 27, 2016

What I Ate: MindBodyGreen Edition

Hi guys! Today I did a guest post over at MindBodyGreen about What I Ate in a day! Since I know you guys love What I Ate posts here on the blog, I thought I'd share it here:

I LOVE food. I always have and I am not someone who can easily skip meals or “just grab something”. I really like to enjoy my food and love the process of creating healthy and delicious moments for myself throughout the day. I am always on the move and travel quite a bit, so I don’t stress a ton about following any particular diet or restricted food list, aside from my gluten intolerance. I focus on simple, whole, unprocessed foods and keep white sugar to a minimum to feel my best. I’ve been home the last few days which has...

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January 25, 2016

Life Lately + NYC

Hi guys!!! I hope you had a great weekend! Sorry I've been a bit MIA the last few days, but things have been very atypical around here and my schedule has been quite thrown off. I'm currently curled up in bed with a nasty cold that I felt coming on the last few days, but finally took me down today. I started taking oil of oregano and turmeric, and although my appetite has been pretty low, I've had lots of warm fluids like chicken soup and teas. Hopefully it's on its way out - I am the worst sick person because I am soooo impatient and antsy to get back in life.

So last week, I headed to NYC for a last minute, unplanned trip because I was invited to be interviewed on Fox by Bill O'Reilley on The O'Reilley Factor! I...

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January 18, 2016

SUPERHERBS

Hi guys!!

I first of all want to thank you SO SO much for your amazing and supportive response to my last post. I have gotten so many positive emails, comments, and messages from you, and you have no idea how incredibly good it feels to have your love and support. I am so excited for the next step and sharing it with you as the year unfolds!

Recently, StyleCaster asked me the health trends I see popping up for 2016, and the answer was easy for me because it's something I've been really getting into the past year or so. Superherbs and adaptogens are the trend I see going big in 2016 that I'm really excited about! We've all been informed about superfoods and the nutrients they pack, but superherbs do more than deliver vitamins and nutrition. Superherbs are a class...

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January 13, 2016

Big News

Hi loves! I hope your week is off to a great start! I have so enjoyed being home the last few days and re-establishing a bit of routine. I’ve gotten some great workouts and have been cooking lots of healthy delicious meals at home, which is something I always miss when I’m away. I also started working from my beautiful new office space this week, which has been SO beneficial for my work/life balance. I am so grateful to have this little spot that’s all mine to create and focus without any distractions or interruptions. I’ve recently made some big changes (more on that below) to make blogging, launching my YouTube channel, and health consulting my main focus this year so I can bring you guys the content you want to see and dedicate more of my attention to Blawnde. A big issue...

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January 11, 2016

St. Barth’s Part II

Hi!!! I’m back from holiday and am super happy to report that I got back to back nights of 9 hours of solid sleep the last 2 nights (!!!!) This just doesn’t happen to me. Ever. I feel like a new girl after nearly 24 hours of travel home with delays and crazy storms in SD. It was quite the journey home…

I left off in my last travel recap just before heading to Nikki Beach, so I’ll pick up there! Nikki Beach is basically a decadent, excessive beach club that starts partying around 1 and goes into the night. We spent the whole day beachfront eating delicious food with the best music and lots of great people watching.

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January 4, 2016

That 70s Show

Hello beauties!! I'm still on holiday in St. Barths drinking way too much rosé and getting a bit too much sun, but there are worse things I suppose! I shot this look before leaving and it's one of my current favorites. While cruising shops, we stumbled across this amazing kaleidoscope wall and we had to shoot because it could not have been a more perfect for this 70s inspired outfit. I picked these pants up at Barney's in NYC a couple months back and was so excited to find them because I had been on the search for the perfect retro-ish fall cords. Chloe's recent collections have had a super 70s boho feel, so my Faye bag was an obvious accessory choice for this look. I stuck with the boho vibe for the top with this light and lacy Stone Cold...

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January 2, 2016

Recent Travels: Aspen + St. Barth’s

Happy New Year everyone!!! I'm still in St. Barths for a while, but wanted to check in and share my recent travels. I hope you are having a great start to 2016! We are headed to Nikki Beach in a bit for lunch and beach lounging so I'm currently packing my beach bag and getting my things together for a beautiful day in the sun. Going through these pictures is funny because Christmas seems ages ago, and it was soooo cold compared to my current climate. So many of you have been asking for outfit details on Facebook and Instagram, so I linked everything up in the following pictures to give you all of that info!

St. Barths is such a beautiful little island spot with amazing food (very European - Italian, French) and lots of fresh seafood. I've been eating lots of white fish,...

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