Pass the Spinach, Hold the Dressing

cycle“I get up in the mornin’ bout 6 am, have a little jelly have a little ham, take a piece of bread put it in the slot, push down the lever and the wires get hot, I get toast.”

Ok so I didn’t have toast and I didn’t get up at 6, but every time I wake up early (5am!) to workout, I think back to middle/high school when this was the coolest song ever of the week!

Every Friday, ok let’s get real – most Fridays, I go to an early morning cycle class.  I love cycle classes for a couple of really good reasons:

  1. 1) No one sees how sweaty I get because the lights are turned off
  2. 2) For one hour I don’t have any plansI just follow along with the instructor
  3. 3) I ALWAYS get a great workout in
  4. 4) No one can see how truly uncoordinated and awkward I am

This past Friday I was really excited about cycle class. I have been running so much to train for the Gate River Run, I’ve put my cycle shoes aside.  I was very happy to see them!

I also got compliments on my free shoe bag (aka- shopping bag from buying something at Lululemon!)

When I got home from my ride, I was feeling slightly healthy and thought, “hey I should try to make a drink with spinach.”  So my adventure began…


2 handfuls of spinach, 1 apple, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1 cup strawberries, 1 tsp truvia, a splash of lime, mix all together and…

you get a not-so-great spinach drink.  First attempt at a healthy spinach drink = major failure.  I tried to like this… I really did try.  I drank about half of the big glass of it.  It got a little better but not good enough to finish.  All these ingredients are great, but not blended together.  I’m thinking I should have used a flavored yogurt, not plain and a banana might have added something. 

So bloggers, do you have any suggestions?  Do you have a favorite spinach smoothie? 

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