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my go-to green smoothie.


I’ve always had good intentions of having a green smoothie for breakfast, but when it came down to it, it was easier to just pop some sprouted bread in the toaster and slather on some sunbutter instead. Lugging the Vitamix out just felt like too much work, too. And forget an ice cold smoothie in the middle of a Minnesnowta winter! 

But then I saw Beth‘s daily green smoothie in a recent insta story, and it sounded so good and easy to make. And the perfect way to actually use an entire container of spinach from Costco! (Please tell me we’re not the only ones who can’t finish an entire container before it goes bad.) I modified her recipe a bit and voila – my daily green smoothie, and a little taste of the tropics. 

Luma loves green smoothies, too 

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banana-berry green smoothie.

Am I the only one who finds it harder to eat my leafy greens in the middle of winter? Polar vortex round two this past week – and getting my car STUCK IN THE DRIVEWAY for the third time – sure doesn’t help. Because warm comfort foods, and…


banana “ice cream.”

In the two weeks leading up to Ironman Canada, Nick and I swore off sweets. No easy feat, especially considering we eat a pint or two of Talenti salted caramel gelato and visit Cow Bella Gelato on a weekly basis. Turns out I’m pretty…


gluten-free banana bread.

I made this last Thursday, and not kidding, it disappeared in less than two days. With both of us training for Ironman Canada, Nick and I eat a lot – more on that in an upcoming post – and, this banana bread (or, really, any banana…