Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!
I bought this smoothie book awhile back and looked to it this morning for some inspiration. I wanted to make an awesome green smoothie today in honor of Good Ole St. Patty! I found a pretty awesome recipe that I adapted to make today’s creation.
This book is so awesome because it is filled full of ideas for different smoothies and juices. They didn’t get the memo about spinach being awesome in smoothies, so any recipe that I find in here I ponder how spinach could be added.
Besides being a holiday today, I have the beginning signs of a cold so I used my smoothie to amp up the green goodness. Because we all know that greens are good for the bod!
I am dubbing this my Good Luck Monster, since I really really don’t want to get sick. Here’s hoping!
Now, I just have to preface this smoothie by noting that Aneta had featured a Green Monster Smoothie awhile back where she had used cucumber instead, as she had run out of spinach that particular day. This got to me to thinking about how refreshing that would be . So I was able to find a recipe in the smoothie book that included cucumbers, but knew I wanted more green.
Today’s STAR Ingredients are:
Good Luck Smoothie:
- 1 cup of plain non-fat yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 huge handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- several sprigs of fresh mint leaves
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- splash of almond milk
This was definitely a REFRESHING smoothie. I liked the minty aftertaste, but it was not overpowering by any means. I see a Chocolate Mint Smoothie in my near future! 😉
I was filled with butterflies when I opened my inbox to find a lovely email from my friends over at Team In Training.
This email was officially inviting me to my first information session about the Nike Marathon, the marathon that I am going to run in 214 days. Omigawsh, I am not kidding you when I say I jumped out of chair and started doing the happy pants dance.
The meeting will take place in mid- april where I will learn all about the Team In Training process and how I get to raise money to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am just so excited that it’s almost time to officially start training for this event. Destination 26.2 HERE I COME! Woop Woop!