Reunited with Green

This week has been NUTS!


I was really glad I had Zucchini-Banana Muffins in the freezer for breakfast this morning.

This is how I feel right now


D.C. was a great trip though.  My meetings went really well and I had a chance to go running through the Mall Wednesday night with bossman.

If you’re ever in D.C., I highly recommend it.  There’s nothing like seeing a city by way of a good run.  It also makes the run go by more quickly… which I needed.

The Tough Mudder threw my body for a loop.  I’m not so much sore as I am worn out.  My legs feel like bricks.  Spaghetti bricks.

At least I have something to show for it:

Muddy cuts

Random bruising

But damn it feels good to be a gangsta’. 😉


I really missed green smoothies (and St. Patrick’s Day!) while I was traveling.  File under: things I never thought I’d say.

So here’s my oops-I-missed-St. Patrick’s Day Smoothie of the Day.

I was too excited and almost forgot to take a pic before it was too late!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Smoothie

  • 1 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop cookies’n’cream protein powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1/3 C pineapple
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 6-8ish almonds
  • huge handful spinach
  • ice/water (to taste)


Just what the doctor ordered to feel human again just in time to throw a wedding shower this weekend.

Shower recipes coming Monday soon! (I may need a buffer in order to sleep at some point.)

Worth the wait: mini quiches, fruit + cannoli cream, and my favorite savory cookie recipe.


I love entertaining, but I hate the fact that you have to clean house.  It seems ridiculous since you have to clean again post-party.  Let’s start a movement to change expectations!

What’s your best time-saving party-prep secret? 

Do you have a favorite/go-to dish to make for entertaining?


  1. says

    I’m actually from DC (well, the DC area) and have never run on the mall before. I started running after I moved to Atlanta, I guess.

    Cookie dough protein powder? I need more details about that.

    • Laura says

      I do the same thing with Atlanta stuff – I’m from here and I’ve never done a lot of the “go-to” activities.

      I failed… it’s actually Cookie and Cream powder. Close, but not as awesome as Cookie Dough would be.

    • Laura says

      It is actually Cookie and Cream. Guess I had Cookie Dough on the brain! But it is made my GNC and I really like it. :)

  2. Mark Ward says

    Anything with pineapple and/or almonds and I’m in. Must try this.

    I’ve got a monster bruise above my right kneecap from last weekend’s TM also, and no idea where I picked it up. Hmm. Saw you on the course, you were running strong. Btw, there are some good pics of you on Brightroom.

    I ran the Mall alot last year, loved it. Next time you go, run the trails at Great Falls(VA side). They’re excellent.


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