Thin Mint Protein Shake

After my shopping trip yesterday I was a little too excited to start making new things with all my delicious ingredients.  First on the list- A chocolate peppermint protein shake.  It ended up tasting like a Thin Mint cookie- my favorite Girl Scout Cookie! In drinkable form- it went down so smoothly. So I renamed it and called it the Thin Mint Protein Shake.

Ingredients:

2 handfuls of spinach

1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (only this amount-its really strong!)

2 cups vanilla almond milk

ice

blend all together.

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Don’t judge a shake by its color- this was a nasty green color but a lot of flavor!

Before making my protein shake, I hit the gym early to get in an intense workout.

I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill doing interval runs to complete 3 miles. Then I decided it was an arm day and created this circuit.

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I repeated it twice, using 10 lb dumbbells. I felt the burn.

After showering for the day and drinking my Thin Mint Protein Shake, I spent the morning studying for an exam.  To relieve me from the books, my friend Stephanie came to visit for an hour so we could catch up and chat.  I used this opportunity to snack on my new coconut milk yogurt and some Gluten-Free Chex Cereal I picked up!

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This is Stephanie 🙂

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And this is my delicious snack!

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Blueberry Cinnamon Chex Yogurt Goodness!

Happy Monday!

I’m off to work!

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Sweet Potato Mash Up

Heading towards the end of my spring break, life is getting a little crazier as I spend less time relaxing and more time preparing to go back to school. As a nursing student- you never really get time off, there’s always something to do! Next week will be even more insane and my time management skills will definitely be put to the test as I try to handle school, work, working out and blogging. But I am determined!

Onto lunch, it was yummy! Taking leftovers from 2 nights ago- a ground turkey and sweet potato mash up my mom made and adding it to a delicious salad created this:

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The warm ground turkey and sweet potato was a nice contrast the to the cold crunchy salad. It hit the spot and I finished it all!

Now I promised some good finds from my grocery trip yesterday so here they are:

Organic banana chips!

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Crunchy, sweet, 3 ingredients and overall a great on the go snack

I also picked up almond milk yogurt! A great find since I’m trying to stay away from the dairy. (I’ve noticed a huge difference in bloating and overall feeling better without it). Now it’s all almond or coconut milk!

More to come when I can take the pictures!

Enjoy your Saturday- I’ll be facing the crowds at the cosmetics counter!