Green Banana Blueberry Smoothie


Healthy eating is part of my new lifestyle since starting my fitness challenge a couple months ago. I would say that 70% of my battle to getting the body that I wanted and feeling good about myself had to do with my diet and what I was putting in my body. As a mom and business woman on the go I reach for anything processed and packaged. The Starbucks Drive-thru would see me almost every day. Not only is that unhealthy, but my wallet was burning a hole.

Smoothies are the perfect way to start a day. They are faster than Starbucks, cheaper and healthier. This recipe that AVE Styles intern, Alyssa Hodson, created has become a new favorite of mine. It incorporates protein and greens without a yucky, earthy taste.


Green Blueberry Banana Smoothie


(Yields 2 servings)

1/2 c blueberries

1 banana (frozen)

2 handfuls of spinach (about 2-3 cups)

1 1/4 c almond milk

2 Tbsp of peanut butter

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients in blender.  Blend until smooth and serve.


Photos by Alyssa Hodson. Shirt from Le Tote.

St. Patrick's Day Style


I cannot believe it's already March you guys. Where is the time going?! Well, with March in full swing it means St. Patrick's Day is around the corner. Elle and I got to be a part of a fun photo shoot for thanks to the lovely Summer Bellessa from The Girls with Glasses.  Check out the article to see some great kid's style inspiration photographed by Breanne from Red Poppy Photo.

green_kids_fashion1-434x651Photos by Red Poppy Photo