One Healthy Shamrock Shake

Let’s forgo the fast food, skip the drive thru, hold the corned beef, and head straight for the shake. We’re talking a Shamrock Shake, yum yum. After all, a large shake at McDonalds will cost ya almost a day of calories, well over 100 grams of sugar, and a whole lotta other crap that is far from lean or green. This healthy version is delicious and nutritious enough to have for…breakfast! Lucky you!

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One Healthy Shamrock Shake:

In a blender, combine:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 large handful spinach or romaine (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • A bunch of fresh mint leaves and/or one drop of peppermint extract (a little bit goes a long way)
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • handful of ice cubes

Pour into a large glass. Top with extra nibs or chocolate chips and go to town!

One Healthy Breakdown: it’s a wish come true!

Happy Day to All The Grandparents!

picmonkey_imageHappy National Grandparents Day to ALL of you fabulous grandparents out there. My “Nana” and “Ba” happen to be two of the most important people in my life and they are loved and appreciated for that every single day. I’d just like to take this time and space to thank them. Grandparents are really special people, they always seem to know exactly how to put a smile on their grandchild’s face.

For those who know me, you know that my family is close and incredibly important to me, my “rock.” I consider myself so so lucky to have always been very close to my grandparents. Nana and Ba (aka “Rocky”) hold a special place in my heart and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. I have an extraordinary respect for what they’ve accomplished in life, the decisions they’ve made, and their never-ending love and generosity. In addition to their ten grandchildren, my cousins, they’ve also taken my fiancĂ© Nick for one of their own. They have been eagerly awaiting our engagement for a long time now and we were lucky enough to get to celebrate with them this past week.

One Healthy Breakdown: Happy Grandparents Day to my Nana and Ba, my Grammy and Grampy in Heaven, and all of the great grandparents out there!