Going Green

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve decided to go green… with SPINACH that is! 😉

This morning I got up at 5:00 a.m.  Figures, I never can sleep in, even on weekends my body wakes up early.  It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed, it wakes me up the usual weekday time. Ugh.  I decided to make the best of it, so thought I’d go get some cardio in this morning before bootcamp.  I needed some extra energy so I made my FAVORITE shake! 

I absolutely love Shakeology; the chocolate version! 🙂 For my morning shakes, I use:

  • half scoop Shakeology
  • half cup of almond milk
  • hand full of spinach
  • about 5 ice cubes
  • water

Ta da! You have a delicious green, healthy shake!


I went to the fitness center and did 35 mins of elliptical.  It felt good to “sweat it out” this morning!  I’m hoping I can sweat out my sick germs.  Ya think??  So 5.85 miles, and 350 burned calories later… I was hungry for something substantial.  I turned to my “go to” protein pancake recipe.  This recipe is also SUPER easy.  And this morning, I added a ‘green twist.’  That’s right… you guessed it, Spinach!!


Green Protein Pancakes:

  • 1/3 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • handful of spinach

Throw all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on medium.  Pour in your skillet and you are good to go.  This recipe makes 4-5 pancakes.

Great way to start a beautiful, St. Patty’s Day morning!  What could make it any better?


Had to come to Starbucks of course. What is a Saturday morning without the usual trip to the coffee shop! 😉

Now, to get some reading in before bootcamp!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Questions of the morning:

Do you actually care about St. Patrick’s Day, and if you do… what are you doing to celebrate?

What is your favorite spinach recipe?




5 thoughts on “Going Green

  1. I like st. patricks day since I get to wear all the green I want. 🙂
    But I don’t really know who St. Patrick is. Anyhoo, today I’m going on a real date with my husband, so I guess we will celebrate our love on this st. patricks day.

  2. I’m going to have to try those pancakes as the recipe sounded pretty good.
    As for my St. Patrick’s breakfast I made an egg white omelete with spinach. Until I read your post I didn’t even realize that I was celebrating the holiday by Going Green. Ha!

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