Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bomb Green Monster



Do you want to win some fabulous Amazing Grass prizes as part of the Summer Glow Boot Camp?

Here is what is up for grabs!

  • FOUR 8.5oz Amazing Grass powders
  • Amazing Grass T-Shirt
  • a shaker

Awesome, right!?

What you have to do to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me something you have learned about health, fitness, or nutrition in the past little while- can be from anywhere…school, an article, news, blog, etc.
  • WANT 10 more entries??? Email me your green monster story to be featured on Green Monster Movement. You must send all of the following: your recipe, a picture, and a brief description. Email: If you have already submitted your green monster, just email me and let me know.
  • Contest closes Thursday July 23, 2009 at noon EST
  • Contest open to US and Canadian residents only please.


Check out this picture I found on the website last night! At the finish line…I actually sprinted and caught up to these three people.



I wasn’t anywhere near this pack!


HARD CORE!!!!!!!!!

By the way, that wasn’t all the food I had yesterday!

There was more…

I ended up eating the rest of this Optimum bar!

It was just kinda sitting there….so…


In my belly it went! Nothing was safe near me yesterday!

I didn’t care for it much. Actually, I scraped off the icing and ate it plain. It was better without it. :) I gobbled that up and was still hungry before bed, so I had a few handfuls of cereal. I couldn’t believe it but when I went to bed I was still hunrgy! But, then I passed out from exhaustion. Eric was like, ‘I’m super hungry too’…lol…like I said, the spectator sport is HARD work! He slept for 4 hours yesterday afternoon! bahaha.

I can’t believe it, but I’m barely, barely sore at all today! This is absolutely mind-blowing to me because I am typically always sore after long runs, and I was very sore after my 10k race last month. I think my pre-and post race nutrition plus immediate and continued stretching throughout the day yesterday REALLY helped! I think I stretched about 5 times yesterday and then a long one in bed before I hit the hay. :) Stretching rocks!!!


This morning, I wanted to celebrate my race with a fun new Green Monster, I’d like to call

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bomb Green Monster


  • 1/2 serving PC extra-firm organic tofu
  • 3 cups steamed spinach (I made a big batch yesterday and put it in a glass pyrex dish)
  • 1 T PC Just Peanuts Peanut Butter
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 T carob powder
  • 1/2 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate infusion powder
  • 1 cup PC low-fat soy milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 cubes ice
  • 1/2 T coconut oil
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 small banana

Print Recipe

Wow was this GM ever amazing!!! I felt like I was sipping on the smoothest, most luxurious drink ever. It was creamy, creamy, creamy! It actually made more than in the glass below and I quickly chugged it back straight out of the blender. ;)


I’ve got a crazy busy day of orders today (about 6!) so I need to get cracking in the kitchen.

Thank you to everyone for your congrats on my race!!! You all rock!

Have a great day!


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Jess July 20, 2009

I’ve loved learning about the benefits of flax, chia seeds, etc from your blog! Kudos on the great nutritional info!

Oh, and I’d love to win the giveaway, too :).


Lori July 20, 2009

Congrats on your run!

I have learned that I need specific types of fuel depending on which workouts I am doing.


Janie July 20, 2009

I’ve enjoyed learning more about the health benefits of greens like spinach and kale. I knew they were super healthy, but you have provided more info than I what I previously knew. Thanks! I’d love to win this giveaway:)


N.D. July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that I have to plan out my eating for sure!
I can’t get starving otherwise I reach for whatever is easy and quick! Small little meals along the day. I want some amazing grass!!! : )


Emily July 20, 2009

I learned more about the benefits of being a vegetarian/vegan in the past few months and completely overhauled my diet. I love that so many of your recipes are veganized!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 20, 2009

I’ve been reading more about the perfect card/protein/fat ratios to strive for daily! I’d LOOOOVE to win Amazing Grass! Thanks for the opportunity.

p.s. your pb/chocolate GM looks amazing!


Alex July 20, 2009

Congratulations on the race Angela! You did amazing!

Good to know about the stretching too, I hate being sore after intense workouts…maybe I just need to get more hardcore about my stretching!


Ash July 20, 2009

I’ve learned the importance of fueling properly before and after long workouts. Especially long runs!


brandi July 20, 2009

what a great GM recipe!

I’ll make sure to send you my favorite one today.

Lately I’ve learned that I don’t have to do everything every day to still get the benefits. I kind of knew that already, but it’s sinking in that I don’t need to fit everything in and make myself miserable if I miss something. As long as I’m balancing everything and am still happy, it’s okay. Our schedule (because of our upcoming trip) and weather has been wacky which has thrown off our running, but it’s all okay in the end.


Nicole July 20, 2009

Congrats on the 10k! Thats amazing :)
I have really been researching post workout fuel and how to replenish my body after my long runs. Your blog has really helped me open my eyes up to how important it is as well! I used to think I only needed protein afterwards!!


Valerie July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that I do not have to be strict with my diet ALL the time. Though I already heard this before, I never really believed it. Now I do and have been putting it into practice to prove it to myself. It’s ok to indulge every now and then, in moderation.


Ryane July 20, 2009

I always try to do lots of weight training on my arms because I “don’t like” them and can do 15lb+ curls and whatnot… but I was reading Beyonce’s interview in Self magazine where she just uses 5 lb weights and does the movements for a minute at a time or until she can’t move her arms. I started doing this instead of the heavy weights and I’m really liking the results so far!


LaurenB July 20, 2009

Congrats on finishing your first 10-miler!

WOW…that’s a crazy giveaway! I have learned so much in the past few months, but one I’m working on right now is that is important for you to fuel your body with proper foods AFTER a workout – I really never did this before (eek!)


Holly July 20, 2009

Congratulations, Angela! You are an incredible inspiration :o)

Recently, I’ve learned to listen to my body and honor what she’s telling me. You’ve helped me a lot with this realization!


Amanda July 20, 2009

I have learned that I need to eat healthier foods in order to have energy to continue working out like I do. I work out everyday and would sometimes not eat nearly enough, but now I eat healthy foods and portion sizes. I have more energy and can work out with more intensity!


Eve July 20, 2009

That’s great that you’re not sore today! Kudos for all the stretching, it really works wonders.

Hmmm…recent knowledge would have to be about chia seeds, especially since they have more omega-3s than flax! I need to try them.


Amanda July 20, 2009

That I have to lose my all or nothing attitude. Since finding out that I’m pregnant I’ve really been able to use this time to focus on healthy food choices so my body and baby gets what it really needs.


Andrea (Off Her Cork) July 20, 2009

Wooo looky at you kicking some booty! Awesome! :D

For our green monster stories, do they have to be green? We have smoothies almost everyday but they aren’t green. There’s greens in them but usually mine are purple from blueberries. :D


Deb July 20, 2009

Hi! I absolutely love your website, and I have learned tons from you about the chia seeds. My first order came in today from for 1 1/2 lb bag for $12.99..cheapest I have found on the internet. I put them in my black bean soup and my salad yesterday. Yum!! I’d love it if I’d win some of the Amazing Grass powder!!
Thanks for your very helpful website!


Gina G July 20, 2009

congrats Angela! amazing job on your race/ amazing giveaway! I’m 17 and love reading your blog, ive learned through my struggle with DE that i deserve to give my body what it wants! fuel when your hungry, share a cookie with your dad, and just dont hold back, never forget to be thankful for what we are provided (not only with clothing and food, but for our strong bodies overall) thankyou for being such a inspiration/leader/ and for this giveaway =D


Little Black Dress July 20, 2009

Great contest- thank you! I have learned the power of healthy fats- it has changed my life! I wrote about it here:


Haleigh July 20, 2009

I have learned how to adequately fuel my body for my workouts instead of just eating like I hadn’t worked out at all. Thanks for the giveaway!


Amy July 20, 2009

Over the last few years I’ve learned the importance of mixing it up at the gym! I rarely do the same workout more than twice in a week. I strive to change my cardio sessions up with HIIT on the stepmill, spinning classes and elliptical sesions. My weight training reps and sets also change from week to week. Can’t let that body get bored and adapt! :)


Erin July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that I enjoy running! I’ve lost 50 pounds in the last year, with another 50 to go. It’s a new lifestyle, for sure :)


Kat July 20, 2009

I learned about chia seeds. I had never heard of them before and i now i can’t wait to try some!


Nina July 20, 2009

I’ve learned about health benefits of chia seeds and can’t wait to try them in my green monster and other recipes. I will be ordering some this week. Thanks for letting us know about!


Danielle C. July 20, 2009

I’ve been learning about how my body responds to nutrition for training, it’s still a labor of love and I learn a bit every day as I tweak my meals. For example this week I’m seeing if I gain more energy (I’ve been lacking some) by having my oats first thing in the morning and then having my Green Monster directly AFTER my workout for earlier workouts or having a mid-morning GM for my later day workouts.


Heather July 20, 2009

I’ve learned about post workout nutrition! And more green monster recipes!!


Shari July 20, 2009

I have learned I love broccoli. I used to hate it, but since I started with green monsters over a year ago my tastes have changed and I now crave greens of all kinds.


Shelly July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that eating a big breakfast and following up with really satisfying healthy food is a great way to prevent cravings for unhealthy foods. Staying happy and full is key for me!


Krista July 20, 2009

I’ve enjoyed reading up on (and consuming) chia & hemp seeds. I’ve also found my “magic” mix for a snack before working out that gives me the most energy.


Paige @ Running Around Normal July 20, 2009

Hi Angela, thanks for doing yet another giveaway! You rock!

Recently, I’ve learned/realized how important strength training is for running. I might have just been in denial before, but I really have been reading lots of articles/blogs telling me how important it is – espically the core. Therefore, I’ve developed a routine so I actually do it. And it’s great! I’ll be submitting a GM email to you tonight.



Becky July 20, 2009

I have learned that I need to plan my food out so that I am not just grazing all day long without any thought.


K July 20, 2009

Congrats on the run!
I have found it so interesting to learn about the best ways to fuel exercise, particularly that for some things time is of the essence! ;)


Jodi July 20, 2009

I learned not to be afraid of healthy fat/oils and that the human body does not require animal-meat. (Your blog has also reassured me of this.) Congrats on your race! :)


Kelly L. July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that sex is very important in happiness and health. ;)


Carrie July 20, 2009

I’ve learned how important it is to STRETCH after working out!! Stretching before and after working out probably could’ve prevented a recent knee injury. Darn it! Well, now I know!


Jess July 20, 2009

I’ve learned to not be afraid of fats and that I can live a healthy life full of balance!


Kristina July 20, 2009

I learned from you about the benefits of Green Monsters!! I usually use spinach in mine because I’ve never seen Amazing Grass powders near me, but maybe I’ll get to try one soon!


Allison July 20, 2009

I’ve learnt how much I ENJOY veggies – thanks to green monsters :)


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