I’m a fan of a good jam-packed green juice.  But when I want to make a green drink at home, I opt for a smoothie.  My go-to recipe provides a healthy serving of veggies- without the bitter taste.


1 frozen banana (or 2/3 of a large banana) I like to peel them, break into 3″ chunks and freeze.  That way, you don’t need ice in your smoothie and the smaller pieces blend up easily.

About 10 ounces of almond milk.  The measurement doesn’t have to be exact.  Start with a cup or so, and add more if the smoothie is too thick.  I use unsweetened unflavored- but I’m sure chocolate or vanilla would taste great!

1-2 BIG handfuls of spinach (I almost fill the blender)

1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any other nut butter)

1 heaping teaspoon of raw honey

additions— spoonful of chia seeds and flax seeds.


It’s also a great base for other recipes:

Take out the peanut butter and add berries,

Replace the almond milk with yogurt (to make it creamier), or any other milk.





He may look like the peaceful little prince that he thinks he is, but Phife Dawg the Cat is being a brat.

My paper whites finally bloomed (after over 2 months), my apartment is freshly cleaned, the sun is shining.  We had a wonderful weekend- Aaron and I had our engagement party on Saturday- it was a huge success.  We had dear friends from NYC spend the night, and Phife was very well behaved.

This morning was the kicker (I actually wanted to kick him…I didn’t) – he peed on my rug.  again.  Cat urine is THE WORST SMELL.

The rug is a goner.  I’ve had it cleaned before, I’m over it.  But here’s the question– how do people live with cat(s) and not have anything smell like cats?!  How do you keep your nice furniture from being scratched up (only the nice pieces- he has good taste when it comes to marking his territory)?



Wish me luck.