Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ♣ ♣
Some people celebrate St. Pat’s Day with parades, green beer and corned beef…I’m celebrating it with a Green Monster!
In the mix:
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
- 1 frozen banana
- enough spinach to fill the blender to the top!
What, you’ve never put spinach in your smoothies?!
I put all the ingredients, except for the banana, into my blender last night. This morning I took it out of the fridge, blended the heck out of it, added the frozen banana and continued blending until it was silky smooth.
Ahhh, look at that nutrient packed, holiday inspired goodness!
I am seriously never making another smoothie without vanilla whey protein powder. I cannot tell you how thick and luxurious it makes any smoothie I add it to. It’s like drinking a milkshake in the morning…albeit a brightly colored green one!
And, no, you can’t taste the spinach, I promise! If you don’t trust me, trust 3 year old Theo, who can’t get enough green monsters in his life! You’ll love them!
Word to the wise – check your mug after drinking this. Chances are high that you’ll be sporting a festive, green mustache.
Lunch is also going green – I packed a big Spinach Salad!
In the mix:
- Mixed greens
- Low-sodium deli turkey
- Dried cranberries
- Almond slices
Oh and I wanted to tell you – I put so much spinach in here that it was literally overflowing out of the container, so I whipped out my homemade “salad chopper“, aka a pizza cutter, and zipped through the leaves a couple times. 15 seconds later, I had a manageable, non face-whipping salad. Cool, huh?
And a 100 Calorie bag of popcorn for the 2:00 muncheroos.
Green attire: check.
Green breakfast & lunch: check.
Green happy hour: we’ll see.
Have a great day!
How do you partake in St. Pat’s Day festivities? Green clothes, Irish food, parades, green beer?