Sunday, January 8, 2012

Back to School Necessities and my Smoothie!

Hello everyone!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I went Friday for the consultation and I love the new gym plus it's downstairs from where I work so it makes it really convenient. Also how guilty will I feel leaving work and passing the gym and not go?AND I went on Saturday which is a big step for me :)

Go me!

Yesterday I made a green monster smoothie from a recipe I found on Pintrest! I have been dying to try one of these but was always scared because of the spinach. So I felt on top of the world from going to the gym on a Saturday and was determined to make one when I got home

Heres the recipe that I got from here

Green Monster Spinach Smoothie

Serves 1
Ingredients:
1 frozen sliced banana
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cup 0% Vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (or other kind of milk)
4 cups baby spinach (or more, or less)
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Nutritional stats:
350 calories, 10g fiber, 21g protein

When I made it I definitely changed the recipe and made it my own. I added frozen mixed berries to it and it was so great! Plus I had soy egg-nog that needed to be used so I substituted that from 1/2 of the milk and used regular non-fat vanilla yogurt. However it didn't turn out green and was a dark purple and just didn't photograph very well. Here's pictures of what the original recipe would look like:





Being that classes start again tomorrow I feel the need to find new items I need.
Here are some products I have my eye on for a new semester:

New bag for my books

This is from the  Create your own collection from Polo Ralph Lauren.
This bag comes in Navy but I love the white and orange (Clemson colors!!)

A Sarah Pinto agenda


 These agendas are so great! I love the way the inside is laid out:


 And also I am on the look out for new books for the coffee table. (Kind of school related since it is a book!! :) )

Shop Bop has great fashion books to choose from. Here are a few that I picked.







I am off to get ready for the day. I am crossing my fingers that it warms up enough to lay out today because I could use some color :) 

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Xoxo-M




3 comments:

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

Ahh, to be going back to school..

Love green smoothies!

xoxo

It's Official said...

Smoothie looks delish and I loveee that bag--great picks!!

Molly R McDaniel said...

I absolutely love that bag you picked out! I'm a new follower and I love your blog thus far!