Good Morning!  Make sure to head on over to Tina’s blog to read about my Best Body Bootcamp Experience!  I am featured as the Bootcamper of the week.


Brian and I arrived home to a little surprise last night.  We ordered a rug online last Friday, and it was happily waiting on our porch for us when we got home!  Of course, we immediately had to lay it out so that we could see how the entire room would room

I don’t know about you, but I think it looks pretty darn good!  On Saturday, I spent much of the day purchasing decor for our new home.  Brian and I loved all of it, and we made sure to put everything in it’s place.  We also made sure not to remove any of the tags just in case we received the rug and felt that the decorations did not mesh.  Well, we really liked the feel of everything all together, so while I prepped lunches, Brian cut the tags off of all of our decorations!  What a satisfying feeling 🙂

Green Smoothie

Today’s HealthysELF challenge was to make a green smoothie.  Because I work out in the morning and then shower and get ready at the gym, smoothies are a bit of a challenge for me.  I made my smoothie last night and froze it in hopes that it would thaw out while I was working out.  I will have to let you know how that works since I am posting this before I have worked out!!

I put spinach in my smoothie thinking it would automatically turn it green…I kind of forgot how dark cherries make the tasty drink!  So, even though my smoothie isn’t green in color, it is chock full of spinach, vitamins, and nutrients!

chocolate cherry spinach smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Spinach Smoothie

Yields:  1 smoothie


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2/3 frozen banana
  • 2/3 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder, or unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 packet of stevia, or about 10 drops of liquid stevia
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!!  Enjoy 🙂

smoothieQuestions of the Morning:

  • Are you participating in the HealthysELF challenges?  
  • What are your favorite green smoothie ingredients?

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  1. Just found your blog from a link on Tina’s post today, and this being the first thing I come across I must say you are my kind of girl! ha this sounds so delicious, yet so healthy! I can’t wait to give this one a try! And I look forward to reading more from you, so glad Tina linked to you! 🙂

    • Thanks, Tina!! The smoothie really does taste delish and worked out just fine sitting in my car while I worked out 🙂 And thanks for liking our living room…we love it too!! 🙂

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