Happy Monday and St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s your motivation for the week… GO GREEN! Here are a few ways to go green: Dress in green (I’m wearing green underwear and a green sweater today), go green for the environment (reduce, reuse, recycle – you know!), and/or try a green smoothie for your health! I have a Shaklee smoothie every morning for breakfast, but I decided to look up a few green smoothie ideas on Pinterest and went with this one today. Take a look at how things went below, and try it out yourself!

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Go Green with Hurray Kimmay - Green Smoothie Recipes Step 1 Greens Hurray Kimmay Go GreenFor my greens, I picked through a half and half Earthbound Organic mix and gathered up some spinach. Yum! Step 2 Fresh Fruit Go Green with Hurray KimmayI chose a yummy banana to add in for my fresh fruit. Step 3 frozen fruit hurray kimmayAnd I chose frozen strawberries.

Step 4 Shaklee Powder via Hurray KimmayFor my optional protein, I used a scoop of my Shaklee Vanilla powder. Not exactly what they were talking about here, but I thought I’d go with it. It’s my most favorite healthy breakfast mix that I use every morning to maintain my weight, get energized, and stay healthy. Step 5 Flavor Boost via Hurray Kimmaylove adding cinnamon to my smoothies! Great flavor, plus cinnamon is proven to help regulate blood sugar levels which has great health benefits including healthy weight. Step 6 Ice and Liquid via hurray kimmayI added ice and some coconut milk last. I probably added too much liquid, but coconut milk is DELICIOUS. I also love using unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. Step 7 Blend via Hurray KimmayBlend it up! I have a Cuisinart blender/food processor combo that I bought a year ago and I use it EVERY day. It’s pretty awesome, but I hear Vitamix and Ninja make great models.

Step 8 enjoy via Hurray KimmayThe verdict: The smoothie was not green in color as I had hoped (I probably need to add more greens in for that) but it was soooo yummy! It made two full cups and I gobbled them down with my Shaklee Vitalizer Vitamins. YUM! What a healthy way to start the day! Hurray!

Bonus: It’s my niece Jade’s 10th birthday today! I LOVE this little girl!

Happy 10th Birthday Jade hurray Kimmay

 Update 6/1/14: I am now a proud Shaklee distributor! After over a year of using these safe-for-you-and-our-planet products, and telling people about them non-stop, I decided to sign up 🙂 You can order your Shaklee 180 mix (used above) here, and email me with any questions! kimmay (at) hurraykimmay (dot) com

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Any fun plans? Have you ever tried a green smoothie? What are your favorite recipes? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @hurraykimmay.