WIAW #3: Lean and Green

I’m happy to bring you yet another week of WIAW on myinnershakti!  There’s a quiz at the end so pay attention. Smile


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Chocolate + PB + Banana Protein Green Smoothie

Into the blender went:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 1 spoon PB
  • 1 large handful of spinach


It’s Wednesday, so y’all know what that means…free food from work (and no pictures to share). 

I had a 1.27 lb. salad!  It included spinach, cherry tomatoes, olives, green and red bell peppers, a boiled egg, carrots, celery, feta cheese, kidney beans, and balsamic dressing.  It was a MONSTER!  I also had a small scoop of pasta salad on the side – gotta have me some carbs!


Surprisingly, that monster of a salad left me slightly hungry around 3:30, so I took a walk down the hall to our “convenient store” to find myself a snack.  I ended up buying this…

kashi go lean


It doesn’t have the best nutritional stats, but it did keep me satisfied until dinnertime (7:45).  If I remember correctly, each bar has 6 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein…ok for emergencies.


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Oh yes I did.  I had yet another salad for dinner!  This one was made with spinach, cannellini beans, tomatoes, zucchini, quinoa, and Annie’s Goddess dressing.  Delicious and satisfying!

Now, y’all know that when I really love something, I have to blog about it and spread the word. Take my word and go buy Annie’s Goddess dressing…TRUST ME.  It’s so incredibly delicious, and the flavor is almost exotic – a mix of Greek and Asian.  Whatever it is, it’s YUM!  It also makes a great sandwich spread.

Side note: This is a full fat dressing, but because the flavor is so strong and concentrated, you don’t need too much. 


Quiz time!

And the question is…what’s the theme behind most of my meals today?

If you guessed spinach, you are correct!  Ding, ding, ding!


Have a great night, y’all!

0 Thoughts on “WIAW #3: Lean and Green

  1. I’ve heard great things about Annie’s Goddess dressing – haven’t tried it yet though. I just picked up a champagne vinaigrette from Trader Joe’s today – it’s fabulous!

  2. Free food Wednesdays? Hmm, I need to work there! I love a good hefty salad beast for lunch!

  3. Everyone seems to love that dressing, but it’s not sold at my normal grocery store. I’ll have to look for it at WF next time I go!

    Also dang girl, that’s a lot of spinach. Are you turning green yet? 😉

  4. Mannnnn… we don’t get free anything at work! Lucky you!

    I’ve almost bought that dressing a million times. Next time, I’m all over it. :)

  5. I need to take after you and eat more SPINACH!!! Wowzers! :)

  6. Loving that chocolate green smoothie! Looks so yummy 😀 I definitely see the spinach trend lol Way to up those veggies

  7. I tried a roasted red pepper dressing by Annie’s long back and it was fantastic.I should get one again.

  8. Love these WIAW posts, I’m considering joining in the fun! Your office salad bar sounds great- in your face, Whole Foods :)!

  9. I love the shake I will have to try it:) I just posted my first WIAW today

  10. Oh Kashi… for a long time, it was a mystery to me why it was so amazing. Then I looked at the sugar content. It all makes sense. But I’ll continue to eat it anyway… :)

  11. mmmm this is the 2nd WIAW that featured that dressing! I must try it! <3 Happy WIAW darling! =) save me some salad!!!

  12. I’ve never tried that dressing, but it sounds so good! A spinach theme is always good! :)

  13. I love Goddess dressing, but I rarely use salad dressing! I have a bottle that I’ve had since last year that I use a little bit of every week (with my super-awesome epic berry nut salad). Sad, really. For my next bottle, I’ll definitely try this!

  14. I just got Annie’s Goddess dressing and I loooveee it. You’re right though, you don’t need a lot and I went a little overboard yesterday and had to toss the rest of my dressing-soaked salad because it was way too strong.

  15. I haven’t had a green smoothie in foreverrrr! Your picture is making me crave one so badly! :) I hope you’ve had a great day, girl!

  16. You’re a veggie-eating machine! Go you!

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