Mmm. Get in my belly, Green Monster!
Have you had the Green Monster smoothie? Basically, it’s a regular fruit smoothie with raw spinach added in. I promise that you cannot taste the spinach – although, yes, it does make it a scary color!
In the blender:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup packed spinach
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
I walked James and ate breakfast at the same time. Multitasking, yo. How I roll.
I thought I’d share a few good books that I’ve read recently. I’m always reading and am looking for new book recommendations, if you’ve got some!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: This book, of course, is poised to become the next Harry Potter/Twilight phenomenon, as it’s being made into a movie. I really, really enjoyed this dystopia-themed sci-fi novel. Yes, it’s for ‘young adults,’ but I promise – it’s packed with romantic, politics, murder, intrigue, and double-crossin’.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins: Part II of the Hunger Games series. Very good! Even better than the first, I think. I tore through this book in two days, and now I’m holding off on reading Part III (Mockingjay) because I want the series to last as long as possible!
Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives by Annie Murphy Paul: A blog reader e-mailed me and told me that I had to read this book – I’m so glad! I’m only halfway through but love it so far. Half science writing/half memoir, Origins tells the story of how babies in utero are impacted by the choices or experiences of their mothers. Did you know that women who consumed a daily dose of dark chocolate during their pregnancies gave birth to babies who smiled more at six months? Fun fact! I liked how Origins doesn’t try to make women feel guilty about their poor choices but empowered about their good choices. An interesting read for anyone who is pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.
What are you reading right now?
I’m reading “Run Like a Girl: How Strong Woman Make Happy Lives”. It was a thank you gift for coaching GOTR and I’m enjoying it. Very empowering and motivating for my own fitness habits and helping woman of all ages find theirs!