St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and personally, my favorite holiday. It is a family tradition to celebrate with corned beef, cabbage, and red potatoes. As a matter of fact, my parents even got married on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a big deal!

We often find the holidays or whatever we mark as a “big deal’ as a perfect time to celebrate with food and drink. And you know what? That is OK! If we can confine the celebration to one day or even just a few hours in that day, we do not throw off all of the hard work we do every other day. I’ll be honest, I will probably have a nice cold beer to celebrate this day, but I also like to practice mindfulness and moderation with any celebration involving food and drink. I will also sweat it out in The Hot Room on this day! I’ll even be teaching the morning 90-minute class. Come check out my festive outfit!

Here’s a delicious and healthy smoothie packed full of vitamins and minerals, protein, carbs and fats to properly fuel your body. I like to drink this smoothie for breakfast or use as an afternoon snack. The greek yogurt packs a big protein punch (that can be increased by adding a scoop of protein powder), and the spinach is a healthy dose of iron to give you all the energy you need to power through your day.

Maybe you want to have a clean and healthy St. Patrick’s Day, or maybe you want to have balance in your day to go along with anything you indulge in. Give this delicious recipe a try. It’s from The Hot Room sugar detox recipe book. Here’s to a Happy St. Patrick’s Day in good food and sweat!

Laura Burdick’s Green Smoothie

1 cup of coconut water or unsweetened almond milk

2 large handfuls of spinach

1/2 cup of plain Greek 2% yogurt

1/2 cup of frozen banana

1TBS almond butter (or other nut butter on hand)

Instructions: Place all in blender and combine.

About Laura Burdick:

Laura is the Studio Manager at The Hot Room. She also teaches Original Hot Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates, Hot Power Sculpt and Hot Power Vinyasa. As a certified health coach, Laura leads all of The Hot Room wellness programs. Read more about Laura on her bio page.



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