Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Green Monster!

I love Green Monster's. They are an awesome way to get a ton of fruits & veggies in one punch. There are a ton of different recipes floating around & I thought I'd share how I make mine!

All my goodies!

Silk Light
One rib of kale
Frozen strawberries

I start with my green leaves at the bottom. I rip the kale off the rib. Kale makes it taste more "grassy"so if you don't care for that, you can just omit it! I happen to love that taste! :]

This is what you will be left with. Just throw that away! 

Next, I add two handfuls of spinach. 

I can not stand the taste of carrots so throwing them into my GM is perfect! I don't taste them AT ALL so I get all the goodies from them without having to taste them. Carrots, blech.

During the summer time, I usually use fresh strawberries. Since they are out of season (i.e cahrazy expensive), I get frozen strawberries with no added sugar. Just make sure strawberries are the only ingredients!

I add an peeled orange.

I just started using this & I really like it! I add a cup to the blender. 

Once all the fruits & veggies are added, I blend it up.

Mmm, looks good!

I add some ice once I see the all the produce is completely blended.

My sweet little helper is ready to push the button! 

Voila`! There she is in all her green beauty. 

If you are doing WW, Green Monster's are only 2 points (for the milk). I typically have my GM as my afternoon snack (3ish) & it keeps me really full until dinner. 

Do you have a Green Monster recipe? I would love to hear what you add!


I saw this on my favorite fitness blog the other day & I wanted to share.

If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.

The same can be said for many things..

If you lead, you're a leader.
If you teach, you're a teacher.
If you learn, you're a learner.
If you sing, you're a singer.
If you love, you're a lover.
No tests, no licenses, no membership cards. Just lead. Just teach. Just learn. Just sing. Just love. Just be you <3

You can see the original post here

I sometimes get down of myself because I have never run an organized race. If someone would ask me if I was a runner, I would say "well, not a runner per se..." I am not sure what exactly I am waiting for. To hit a magical number of miles? To run my first race? I don't know the answer to that question.

But what I do know is that I am consistently logging miles on the treadmill so yes, I am a runner



Ashley E. said...

We love those! I need to try kale in ours next!

Randi said...

I'm going to try that! looks good!

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