Fall Workout Wear

I'm definitely a big believer in the well researched statistic that if you have new cute workout clothes, you're more inspired to work out. It's true - the first step to get motivated is to dress for it. Even if you don't have a plan for the day but you're wearing some moveable clothing, you'll end up finding time to squeeze in a brisk walk, 20 min video, or class. It's all about setting that wood intention. Now that's fall, I'm ready for a refresh in my athleisure wardrobe. Most of what I own is black so I'm trying to bring in some warmer toned fall neutrals. I thought it would be fun to share my fall workout clothes inspiration with you guys, and some of my favorite/most coveted pieces this season. The key is to stick to a palette that's easy to mix and match, and items that can mix in with non-workout clothes to form cute, comfy outfits any day of the week.

SWEATSHIRTS // What's better than a sweatshirt in the fall? I'm loving the ripped sweats look contrasting with sleek leggings. This one is from the Sincerely Jules collection last spring, and I guess it's out of stock now but I linked a bunch of similar ones below. Also fun options: short sleeved sweatshirts, 70's sports style sweatshirts, and ones from your alma mater.

LEGGINGS // I don't like to wear shorts when I work out, so it's pretty much all leggings in my closet. They're also great for travel or running errands. I'm also really into sweatpants (who isn't?).

WORN TEES // No need to have a separate collection of t-shirts just for your athleisure outfits. I love this one by The Great. and want it in every color. It's oversized which works well with leggings too.

SNEAKERS // It's all about those neutrals. Currently, I'm obsessed with finding the perfect 70's burgundy basketball shoe, so let me know if you've seen one. In the meantime I found these sand colored ones at the Nike Clearance store (I can't find them online anywhere - sorry - but I linked a bunch here). This color goes with everything, including an all-black outfit if you go that route!

BASEBALL CAPS // You know this is one of my favorite accessories, and with a sporty look, they're perfect. I've been seeing some fun leather, suede, velvet, and wool options too.

MINIMAL, EASY MAKEUP // Tinted moisturizer is a godsend for low key runaround days, highlighter for a nice glow, and mascara. Maybe some blush and lip balm and you're good to go.

Photo by Ashley Burns

Superwoman Green Smoothie

A few years ago I realized I needed to put more intention behind what I consumed. I would catch myself going entire days without eating anything green or drinking more than one glass of water and I could really feel it. I hired my friend, neighbor, and hiking buddy Caley who is an AMAZING yoga guru/nutritionist and one of the first things she told me to do was start my day with a green smoothie. Ever since, I've been making some variation of the same thing almost every morning. I thought it was finally time to share what goes into it! I love mixing it up with powders and superfoods. Recipe below!

GREEN SMOOTHIE

8oz almond milk 1 banana 2 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter Handful of spinach or kale leaves A small handful of broccoli sprouts 1 date, pit removed 1 scoop of a greens powder (I use Green Vibrance and I get it at Whole Foods) 1 serving of protein powder (I use either Tone It Up vanilla or Moon Juice Vanilla Mushroom Protein) Handful of ice cubes

Optional add-ins: Chia seeds, flaxseed, cacao nibs, lucuma, or any of the Moon Juice dusts (right now I only have the Brain Dust in my cupboard but saving my pennies to get more)

I drop it all in my Vitamix (one of the best purchases we finally bit the bullet on), hit the smoothie button, and watch it mix right up into the tastiest, healthiest breakfast I could possibly have. I love starting my day with this smoothie, along with coffee of course. Can't stop won't stop!

Let me know if you try this recipe and definitely play around with your proportions! It takes a few tries to find your exact preferred mix, but this is what has been working for me. I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking to get a jump on their diet or general health. I swear it makes me feel so much better throughout the whole day!

Photography by Ashley Burns

Healthy Peanut Butter Muffins

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There have been a few favorite recipes I've picked up from the Tone It Up program - things I make on an almost weekly basis, such as Bikini Punch. Today I thought I'd share the most insanely delicious recipe for a healthy mid morning or afternoon snack, and you would never even guess the base of these muffins: chickpeas! How they can tasty so moist and cakey, I have no idea. All we need to concern ourselves with is the fact that they're tasty, healthy, and easy as can be. I adapted this version from their blondie muffins and swapped in peanut butter (as I do with everything). Sailor loves them too! Let me know if you try these out and what you think...

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Here's how to make them. You'll need:

2 x 15oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

cup peanut butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

tsp vanilla

tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a mini muffin pan with coconut oil spray. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan and bake for 18-20 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Tip: There's no raw egg in this mixture so you can even use the "dough" for a spread! Goes so well with bananas and apples!

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Photography by Ashley Burns