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Inspiration + Green Peach Smoothie.

This Green Peach Smoothie is healthy enough for breakfast but tastes like dessert – inspired by a slice of peach pie.

What inspires you? Last night, K and I attended a documentary screening hosted by The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series and Fleet Feet Sports. Ultrarunners Hal Koerner and Mike Wolfe ran the ~220 mile John Muir Trail in summer 2013, in an effort to achieve the Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the trail. The runners were aiming to beat the previous trail record of 3 days, 14 hours, and 13 minutes. While I personally never plan to race anything longer than a half marathon, this was an infectious story to watch and I enjoyed hearing the perspective of incredibly successful ultrarunners in person.

This effort involved 84,000 feet of elevation change, smoke from nearby forest fires, and very little sleep. Despite the obstacles, the runners achieved the goal in 3 days, 12 hours, and 41 minutes. Amazing!

The event was held at a movie theater in South Loop, which is a city view I don’t see very often. It was a lovely way to spend a fall evening. I closed out the week this morning with another healthy recipe inspiration, for a new smoothie that I can’t get enough of. This smoothie combines peaches, cinnamon, a bit of pure vanilla and tons of spinach. It’s a perfect transition to fall with the warm summery days the city has experienced this week.

The color on this guy is not as vibrant as a usual green smoothie combination due to the cinnamon + vanilla added in, but I promise it’s just as delicious. I have been drinking this almost every morning for breakfast.

Green Peach Smoothie
Makes one smoothie.

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 banana
3+ handfuls spinach
1 cup frozen peach slices
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon {if you really love it like I do, go for 3!}
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Have a wonderful weekend!



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