Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Better Than Brownies

I have taken more pictures of my blender this week than I would like to admit. I am just completely in love with smoothies right now. They are amazing!

Green love.
Last night, I was craving peanut butter brownies. I almost made them, too. I stopped myself and decided to make a peanut butter banana smoothie, instead. I am so glad that I did. It really hit the spot! In the words of my husband, "this smoothie is better than brownies!" That says a lot.

The peanut butter banana smoothie was simple to make. It included A LOT of spinach, which resulted in what I like to call "green love". I know, I'm weird, but roll with this for a minute.

Green Love PB Banana Smoothie:

4 tbsp peanut butter
2 cups crushed ice
3 cups baby spinach
1 small banana
1 - 4oz. container Activia Vanilla (60 calories)

This recipe serves two and it's about 285 calories per serving. The most important thing to note is that it's okay to double the recipe. You'll probably want more. I sure did!

I am definitely going to count my new smoothie adventures in my goal of making 26 new recipes before I turn 26. Since I tried both this Green Love PB Banana Smoothie and the Strawberry Banana Smoothie (click here to see that recipe) yesterday, this brings my total of new recipes tried up to 3!


I have been itching to go for a run, lately. Last night it was cold and rainy so even though I have been looking forward to another run with my Garmin 410, running outside wasn't an option. Maybe if I had a treadmill in the house, I would have gotten a run in. The option of purchasing our own treadmill is starting to look better and better each day!

Instead of running, my last night at home before my business trip was spent on the couch with my husband. I listened to him play his acoustic guitar and sung silly lyrics to go with his music. We laughed a lot, so I will count that as calories burned for the evening.

There is a gym at the hotel I will be staying at for the next couple nights. My sister and I get on the road at about 1:00 p.m. today. We will get in to Harrisburg just in time for a late dinner. I hope to get on a treadmill tonight or tomorrow at the very least.

Do you prefer to run outside or on a treadmill?


  1. Hey Kay! Just linked here from Skinny Bitch and I love your blog. I'll definitely be checking in today and hope you have a great week!- Sara

  2. I prefer to run outside! I run on the treadmill at the gym right now, because I have a little fear of falling and with the roads so wet and icy it is intensified :) FYI my sister just purchased a treadmill from Sears. It was around $380 not on sale and she and her husband both use it and love it. I can get you details if you'd like.

  3. Oh..and thanks for the smoothie recipe! I can't wait to try it. I have a hard time eating my veggies!