My Favorite Day to Run and a Dandelion Greens Smoothie.

It was a 7 mile morning today, enjoying a little bit of sunrise. I added in a few speedy strides for good measure. It was pretty chilly at 6 am but happy to report we will be up in the 60s today.


Without a doubt Thursday is my favorite day to run…well make that one of my favorites. Saturday also tops the list because that tends to be my long run day. Oh yeah and Thursday is not Thursday anymore, it’s Friday Eve. From here on out.


After the run I did a quick strength circuit you can do anywhere, anytime. Grab some medium to heavy weights and you’re good to go.

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Today I’ve also got an awesomely delicious smoothie for your morning power boost. Dandelion greens smoothie. I kind of discovered this concoction by accident.

I was at the store actually looking for kale at Sprouts and they were out of it. Then I spotted these babies out of the corner of my eye. Not gonna lie…the name dandelion actually sounded good to me…like it would taste good in a smoothie. So…I said, what the heck and threw it in my basket.


Dandelion greens actually have a ton of health benefits too! I think I will have to throw it in my weekly rotation.

Here’s what you need…

-2-3 cups of organic dandelion greens (you should be able to find this at a natural foods store)
-1 cup of frozen cherries
-1/2 banana
-1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
-1 cup of unsweetened coconut almond milk

Blend and serve! Perfect for post workout or busy mornings if you’re a busy bee like myself.

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What is your favorite day to run? Favorite post workout smoothie?

8 thoughts on “My Favorite Day to Run and a Dandelion Greens Smoothie.

  1. Green smoothies! lol I just cant bring myself to drink them. I think my favorite day to run is whichever weekend day I put in my long run and Wednesdays. The reason I say Wednesday is that is usually the run were if I want i get to really just push myself to the point of tired. I dont have to worry about it being a gym day and I don’t have to worry about being tired form a long run the day before. It is typically when I am at my most relaxed.

    • LOL @ green craze I feel ya! I try not to hop on too many trends but this one is real good esp with the frozen cherries added. Plus you really don’t taste the GREENS which I think scares most people away. #flexbreak

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