My St. Patty's Day started with my favorite morning pick-me-up! My protein spinach smoothie kick, going on 2 months now consuming every morning.
Many asked the type of protein I use, and we are ON lovers. I thought I would include a snapshot of my smoothing fixin's, which is always evolving but this is it 90% of the time!
The Seattle Smith's Protein Spinach Smoothie
- 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein
- 1 cup of Spinach
- 2 tsp Almond Butter
- 2 tsp Greek Yogurt
- 1 splash Almond Milk
- 1 pinch of flax-seed
- 1/2 banana (not pictured)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup ice
I personally don't add an abundance of fruit to my smoothies (normally I do include half a banana) as I try to add other nutrition like good fats and proteins in place of berries. Every now and then I will add a a pear or strawberries since Gabe won't eat!
Second agenda item was to run the St. Patty's Day Dash,
which I did last year too!
A 3.6 mile trek through Downtown Seattle
My running pacer and crossfit bestie - Haley
I was super pleased with our time as we had a great pace and ran almost 4 miles under 30 minutes! We were moving in that dreary drizzle :) Our morning was complete with a great run and ventured over to Einstein Bagels, which is the only location in the NW and my absolute favorite study spot in college. Their vanilla hazelnut coffee is THE best.
Last stop was WestElm - What a gorgeous store!
I am so excited about my new bedding for the guest bedroom.
(DKOR interiors from WestElm's Fbook - not my room, but my new bedding)
Hope your weekend was perfect.