Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ♣ :mrgreen: ♣


Some people celebrate St. Pat’s Day with parades, green beer and corned beef…I’m celebrating it with a Green Monster! :D


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.

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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
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • 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?