Good, Bad, and Green


I got a good night of sleep last night. I don’t remember hearing my alarm, and I woke up just feeling rested.

I stayed up to watch White Collar…Nick did not  :) He and Maggie were cuddling on the couch, and he just couldn’t keep his eyes open.



My throat is still hurting, my head is congested, and I just feel blah.

Work today is going to be just as nuts as yesterday – maybe more!




Since it seems this cold is hanging around, I wanted something super healthy for breakfast.


Yesterday at lunch, Nick and I went to Our Daily Bread and I bought one of their vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins. I never got hungry enough to eat it yesterday so I decided to save it for breakfast.


The green is a green smoothie! I haven’t had one in a long time, mostly because I’m not really fond of cold breakfasts in the winter. Today, however, it just sounded perfect.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3-4 cups spinach
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Let’s hope all these greens will help!




What’s your favorite “super healthy” meal or snack?


  1. I always go for fruit and nutbutter . . . it is my go-to snack!

  2. Baby carrots are my favorite food. I realize that they are kind of not that impressive but eating them instead of chips is pretty healthy :)

  3. Mashed banana and Greek yogurt.

  4. Greek yogurt with fruit and granola. Hits the spot everytime!

  5. I had no idea Our Daily Bread sold vegan baked goods? I’ll definitely be stopping by there more often.
    Favorite healthy snack would have to be granola!

  6. Spinach smoothies and LOTS of veggies…and greek yogurt of course…those are my favorite healthy snacks!

  7. Maggie is so cute! My favorite snack at the moment is carrot sticks, clementines, and bananas.

  8. Oh, I hope you feel better! My favorite healthy meal is oatmeal and my snack would be apples! They must be crisp though!

  9. Aw, feel better!

    Lots of fruits and veggies with hummus

  10. My go to is probably an apple, or a smoothie! Yum!

  11. UGH it sounds like we both have the same ick right now… i’m all drugged up, and am looking forward to a green smoothie when i get home!

  12. I’m so jealous of your restful night of sleep! Plan on getting one of those tonight.

    Hope you feel better today!

    Favorite “super healthy” snack is probably oatmeal. I just love that the only ingredients are whole, oaty pieces as opposed to processed cereal or something. Not that I don’t LOVE some cereal on occassion ;)

  13. Yummy-looking breakfast. I hope work speeds by for you today!

  14. giant giant spinach salads

  15. if i’m needing protein – a boiled egg or handful of raw almonds.

    if it’s fruit and veggies I do the green monster thing.

  16. hope you feel better. i love “ants on a log”: celery with pb with raisins on top. i definitely don’t buy celery that often so when i do make this it’s a treat

  17. That chocolate chip pumpkin muffin sounds awesome!

  18. I hope you feel better! Not much left until the weekend. :)

  19. Does dark chocolate count as super healthy for its antioxidants? I’m going to say dark chocolate :-D

  20. Maggie is super cute!!! Hope you feel better soon! Nothing worse than a cold to dampen your day.

    I just discovered Green Smoothies or aka Green Monsters! I add vanilla protein powder to mine for more staying power. The key to mine is not to use ice and to use frozen banana instead.

  21. Hope you feel better Brandi – I must be the last food blogger on earth who hasn’t tried a green monster!!

    Every other day I eat 1 square of Lindt red chili dark chocolate – so good!

  22. I hope those greens make you feel better soon!

  23. I’m sorry you are still feeling sick. I hope the cold helped. I know that hot tea helps me too.

    I love green monsters and I love my version of microwave apple crisp…just microwave an apple with cinnamon, some almont butter and low sugar granola.

  24. Green smoothies with kale, soymilk, a banana, and frozen berries are my go to health snack.

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  26. That muffin looks gr-ATE! I am a new fan of Green Monsters. I love Greek yogurt and granola for a snack =)

    – The Nutrition Nut

  27. Looks like a nutritious and yummy snack.

  28. mmm i love green smoothies! and those photos of maggie :) hope the super healthiness helped ward off any sickness. my go-to when i want something really healthy is baked chicken and roasted veggies! when it comes to breakfast~ protein oats or egg whites.

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