October is a big month for us. It’s when Hua and I celebrate our anniversary <3, and it’s birthday month for the both of us. I suppose that’s why it always ends up being a big goal-setting and reflecting time of year. October resolutions are our thing.

Most recently, we’ve decided to make a few little changes in our daily habits in order to achieve a few goals that always seem to loom over our heads…mainly getting into better shape, and being more productive. So, we’ve committed to getting up earlier in order to get a quick run in before starting the day. Just 2 miles. Nothing crazy. Nothing daunting. Just a little jumpstart. (We’ve also adopted the motto of “Something is better than nothing.” Decidedly anti-overachieving, but effective I must say.)

To go along with the new healthy habits, I’ve been really into making green smoothies for our post-run breakfast.

This latest one I am obsessed with. Sweet, creamy, and nutty, it is the best green smoothie I’ve had yet. It almost tastes too good to be good for you. Oh, but it is. Vitamins, protein, omega-3s, phytonutrients, fiber…it’s enough to make you feel downright self-congratulatory as you drink it.

I’ve even been making a little extra to save for that mid-afternoon energy lull when the sweets craving hits. What is it with that 3-4 pm window? It’s like the witching hour when no cookie or doughnut or muffin or chocolate of any kind is safe.

Best green smoothie ever…and savior of baked goods everywhere.

Best Green Smoothie Ever (Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free)

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Sweet, creamy, and nutty, this amazingly delicious green smoothie almost tastes too good to be good for you. But it is. Cheers to your health!


  • 2 big handfuls of baby spinach
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 pitted dates
  • ¼ cup roasted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon ground or whole flaxseeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Blend everything together until smooth.
  2. Congratulate yourself for being so healthy.