Mint green smoothie + 4 ways I consider myself lucky

March 15, 2016

Hello my friends!

Yes, I did it. I am actually writing a themed post. With Saint Patrick’s Day approaching I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite green smoothie recipes. It’s loaded with nourishing ingredients and is so creamy and delicious you will think you are drinking a peppermint patty milkshake. This smoothie is good for you and may even help balance you out after all those green cocktails you will be enjoying Thursday.

Simple mint green smoothie


  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • ½ avocado
  • small handful of fresh mint
  • 1-2 handfuls spinach
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of Enjoy life mini chocolate chips (or cocoa nibs)


  1. Place all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in your blender and blend till smooth. Toss the mini chips into the blender and then pulse for 10 seconds.
  2. If you want to make it even more chocolatey, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the smoothie before blending. I know!

I also thought I’d take a moment to share some of the ways I consider myself to be LUCKY these days. I invite you to add yours below!


My kids and my husband – I love our little family. Matt and I moved to NC without knowing more than one person. We each got jobs and eventually bought our first house. Since that time we’ve started a business, two beautiful girls were born, and we sold our house and bought another one. We have truly made a home for ourselves here. I am very grateful for the memories we’ve made and the many, many more to come.

My family and friends – Love brings my life into focus. I cherish my friends for the support, laughter, and kindness they show me. For their unconditional love. And my family is my rock. I don’t know where I’d be without them and I’m so lucky to have such strong connections to my father, brother, and sister.

Health – I am so thankful that I have a strong and capable body. I try to make healthy choices through diet and exercise because I want to be around for all of my girls’ life moments. And I am deeply grateful that my family is healthy, too.

Happiness – Yes, I feel lucky to be happy! I’ve struggled with acceptance and anxiety, but I am really fortunate to feel genuinely happy about my life and to feel excited about each day. We all have our ups and downs, but I try to keep a positive attitude about things and that helps steer me in the right direction.

Enjoy St. Patty’s Day, friends!  I hope you try the smoothie and have an awesome day.



  1. Hi there. First time reader here. I’m definitely going to try this shake! My gym just started serving one similar to this, but with matcha in it. Do you get peppermint extract at the regular grocery store?

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