It’s A Beautiful Morning

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 20, 2009

….for a Green Monster Drink! :)

Sorry guys, I hate to do this to you, but I have to show you my latest breakfast concoction!

It is so sunny and beautiful outside today! One thing I love about our winter’s here is the sun. It can be cold outside but we usually have a nice sunny day to help us by. It does wonders for my mood the past few days! :)

My injury is doing better :) I am actually quite proud of myself for completely staying off of it for this long. Like I said before, the longest I have gone without exercise in the past FEW YEARS has been a couple days. Hard to believe, I know. I think that is why I was so down and out about taking a break because it really is so much a part of me and who I am. To me working out is like brushing my teeth– it gets done whether I want to or not! ;)

But more on the injury later….

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Back to breakfast: This drink was actually tolerable. :)

Ingredients:

  • 1 huge organic Kale leaf
  • 1 peeled cucumber
  • 10 organic baby carrots

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With carrots and cukes:

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Adding Kale:

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Ta-Da!

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I drank it as I got ready this morning. That is the great thing about smoothies/juices! Quick and Easy!

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Taste test? This was actually one of the best yet! I think the carrots really added a lot and made it sweeter.

Next on my wish list? A JUICER!!! A Vitamix Juicer to be precise! whahaha. Go big or go home!!!! :D Maybe they will send me a free one to test out on the website? lol. A gal can dream….! ;)

I am glad everyone liked the Freshman 15 posts so far! I will keep ’em coming! Stay tuned later today for more on the Freshman 15, a recap of how I am doing while injured, polls, a food product review (arrrrrr matey!), some fun books that arrived in my mailbox, quotes, fun and much more!

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Did you know?

Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.

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jenngirl January 20, 2009 at 9:08 am

Glad the drink was a bit more successful this morning! And I’m glad you’re doing better about the no exercise, it’s really inspiring to me.

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Andrea [bella eats] January 20, 2009 at 9:16 am

I’m so impressed with you sticking with the green monster drinks! Could you add apple or apple sauce to it? That might help the sweetness factor too…

I want a VitaMix SO BAD!!!!! :)

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Melinda January 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

kudos to you on the goddess drink!! my boyfriend drinks odwalla superfood alll the time, which looks exactly like that, and he absolutely swears by it. i think there’s fruit in that one too though. why not try adding a banana or something into it? might help the flavor!

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Lesley January 20, 2009 at 9:34 am

Glad you are liking the green drinks! I’ve heard great things about various concoctions. Do you drink that in addition to your breakfast?

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Jen January 20, 2009 at 9:43 am

You are killing me with these green drinks! happy to hear this mornings was a bit better!

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Mara January 20, 2009 at 9:49 am

I’m proud of you for staying off your injury…the last thing you’d want is to hurt it further and then be off it for a REALLY long time! I hurt my knee 2 years ago and kept walking/running on it, then had to be off it for 5 months while I did PT, and its still not right!

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girlrunningaround January 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

Kudos to you for drinking that. I know I wouldn’t be able to get it down.

My answer to the poll was other–I mostly reading running/fitness blogs.

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redheadyellowdog January 20, 2009 at 10:02 am

with all of your snowy pictures I thought this would make you chuckle:

our entire city was shut down because of 2-4″ of snow! there’s a picture on my blog. We were told not to go out unless it’s an extreme emergency! haha

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VeggieGirl January 20, 2009 at 10:04 am

Sooooo glad that your injury is doing better; and hooray for another green drink!! :-D

Great information on carrots!! Love ’em.

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Katie January 20, 2009 at 10:48 am

Well, at least it’s a pretty shade of green. lol

Where’s the “all of the above” choice on the poll? I’m kind of a blog-a-holic so I read ’em all.

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kaneil January 20, 2009 at 11:07 am

Yumm – I want to try a green drink! I LOVE Naked Juice/Odwalla Juices too. A juicer will definitely be on my next wish list. :)

Hang in there with the injury recovery. I know how hard it is when you are addicted to the endorphins released by exercise. You can do this! Enjoy the sunshine!! :)

Since Obama’s being inaugurated today, I thought I’d inaugurate my blogging career today as well! I will keep you posted as soon as it’s ready to go! :)

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dailygoods January 20, 2009 at 11:10 am

glad youre feeling better! i kinda want to try this green monster! i wonder if i could handle it. had a muffin for a snack today and went to heaven :)
http://dailygoods.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/change-of-plans/
hope you get your vitamix juicer, that would be awesome!

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KT January 20, 2009 at 11:29 am

Wow, I admire you drinking the monster down. Did you have anything else for breakfast or just the smoothie?

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Mariposa January 20, 2009 at 11:31 am

good luck with the juices!!! im so glad you are continuing to be very brave!! lol

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bobbi January 20, 2009 at 11:32 am

i have yet to ever make a juice like that and I have a Vita-Mixer!!! Ok so now you have inspired me to try it, I think I would add in a half banana:)

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Diana January 20, 2009 at 11:34 am

Glad to see you are making progress with both your injury and the green monster! I can’t wait to see your next combo!

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Caitlin January 20, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Hi- I’ve been reading about your drink concoctions and just had to chime in because I juice/blend too, especially kale since it is a nutritional dream:) If you want to try something different, I sometimes blend a few stalks of kale, water, blueberries, and a tiny bit of maple syrup to help with the sweetness. I also have a juicer, so when you get one try an apple, a few carrots and a few stalks of Kale. The sweetness from the apple and carrots makes it really good!

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Samantha Prior January 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Cool whatever next!

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Leah January 20, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Do you find you get hungry sooner from just drinking these smoothies? I suppose there is a lot of fiber in them so that probably helps the ‘fullness’ factor but I was just curious if it keeps you full until lunch time!

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Erin January 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I once did a veggie juicing detox and consumed about 20 veggies a day! It was definitely a natural high. Seeing you juice again makes me wanna start it up again!

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MaryBe January 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I mostly read running/fitness blogs too. That’s really how I see yours, rather than a food blog although I (usually!) like that part of it too.
You sound like you’re feeling much better – yay!

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