Saturday, March 30, 2013


New changes to the blog! Hope you like it! Since I always break my blog up in sections I have created separate pages for each of the items I talk about on a regular basis.   I've been wanting to do this for awhile now and I finally took 2 minutes to sit down to try and figure it out (ha).  So enjoy! Looking forwarding to adding more to each!

Happy Running,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Faux Shamrock Shake!

Running updates to come soon, but with St. Patty's day right around the corner I wanted to hurry up and get this out!


Driving and seeing a McDonald's every 5 minutes I'm sure you know that Shamrock Shakes are out! But wait!  You CAN indulge in that great taste WITHOUT whatever the hell it is they put in those things.  Don't let the spinach scare you off  - you can't even taste it.

1 frozen banana
3 cups spinach
vanilla stevia to taste (I used about 10 drops)
mint extract to taste (I like just a hint of mint, so I used 1/8 tsp.)

*If you don't like your shake as thick as I do, you can add some water or coconut/almond milk to get the consistency you want.  Just add a little at a time and blend until it's to your desired consistency and it really won't change the flavor. I made 3 different shakes to test - one with one cup water, one with one cup milk, and one without any added liquid at all and they all tasted the same. My personal preference in terms of consistency is no extra liquid :-) *

Put all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.  Simple and tasty, and perfect post run fuel! I'm thinking tomorrow I might add a tablespoon of chia seeds to the mix, just for the added health benefits.  Enjoy, and let me know what you think of the taste!

Happy Running,
(Please forgive the crummy picture, for some reason I just can't get a handle on photographing food.  Just know it tastes delish!!)