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

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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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Chloe July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that conscious eating makes every meal worth it. Otherwise I eat way too much and don’t stop to listen to my body’s cues. Learning to listen to my hunger and satiety cues is one of the most important tools I have for a healthy lifestyle.

Also that Green Monsters rock! Just sent a new one along with my first experience with coconut water – yum.


Carina July 20, 2009

I’ve been trying to get more green vegetables into my diet, and your various green monsters have shown me so many delicious and nutrtious ways to slip some spinach in. Thanks!!!


Farah July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that it really is fun to learn new ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. A few months ago, I thought that I only needed to have fresh vegetables (or canned even) with dinner and I didn’t worry about it with any other meal. I worried way too much about protein before. Protein is important, but I don’t need as much as I thought I did to stay energized and lose weight (I want to lose about 40 more pounds in addition to the 30 I’ve lost).


Angi July 20, 2009

You are the queen of giveaways!
*sending ‘pick me’ vibes to random number generator

I have learned that I am responsible for me. All the drama that surrounds me – sick parents, job security, health issues, friend issues ect….all of those things are external and how I choose to deal with them HEALTHFULLY – drinking water, going for walks, talking about it, blogging about it is what will make me successful. Laying blame on external things is just another way of avoiding dealing with me.

I have also really enjoyed learning about chia and hemp seeds. I am going to work my way up to trying them soon!


Laura E July 20, 2009

I learned all about Chia Seeds after clicking on a link a blogger posted. They are one of the most powerful,
functional, and nutritious superfoods in the world!!

Thanks so much for the opportunity. I won’t be able to make myself another green smoothie until tomorrow but I’ll make sure to send email you everything by Thursday!!


N.D. July 20, 2009

Hey just wanted to remind you of the bake sale today!!
Have had several emails from US residents on the bars :( Need some Canadians!


Susan July 20, 2009

I learned that sometimes you gotta push yourself hard to get the benefits!! I don’t think I challenged myself enough during my triathlon training, so I’ve been making sure to tackle hills, speeds and high heart rates since. My fitness has already improved by leaps and bounds, it’s amazing! Of course, I’m also resting more between the tough workouts, which also helps ;)


Jessica July 20, 2009

I have learned that when it comes to my health EVERY day is different and that I need to honour my body and feed it and move it on it’s terms. I am learning to have faith that my body KNOWS what it needs and I just need to listen to it more.

Thanks so much for a GREAT blog!!


Jessica July 20, 2009

I have learned that it is best to listen to your body instead of going off a calorie goal. you start eating calories when you aren’t hungry to meet your goal, especially if you have listened to your body all day and then at night all the sudden you are low on cals and must eat way too much to make up for it and then are stuffed and feeling low. or, you dont eat enough on hard days and you are hungry and you feel like crud. you have helped me remember the best way to eat – when i’m hungry! though sometimes it is hard not to use low cals as an excuse to eat extra after dinner …. lol.


Claudia July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that no how healthy I eat,I really need to exercising in order to see a differance in my body and feel good. I’ve also learned that I’m no longer on a diet, but made a life change and it has made such a difference in my attitude.

thanks for blogging


Morgan July 20, 2009

The word “diet” has pretty much left my vocabulary, I’ve learned that it’s really not such a good word. I like lifestyle change much better. I’ve learned about chia and flax seeds, which are now part of my everyday diet. I’ve been educating myself a lot lately, now that I have become vegetarian, and can’t believe the wealth of information out there. I have also learned the benefits (and deliciousness) of Green Monsters. People think my green breakfast is a little weird, but they don’t know what they are missing!


Kayzilla July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that overeating isn’t as bizarre and abnormal as I felt it was, which is quite comforting! lol I learned it from this article (that I thought you’d dig, I’ve been meaning to send it to you but I never got around to it):

In summary:
The constant advertising and exposure can effect your food choices. The amount of food you get in a package can effect how much you eat. It’s not unusual to want to eat a full plate of food, it’s natural. The less junk you eat, and the more habitual it becomes to eat healthy because of your mindset. (Just like vegetarians and vegans look at meat and automatically reject it.) Paying attention to your food while you have it instead of thinking about what you’re going to eat next is necessary.

Very interesting information. I’m actually going to check out David Kessler’s book when it’s finally returned from the library. If it’s anything like the interview, it should provide a lot of insight on overeating and our compulsiveness.

But yes. I learned that. :3

I hope I win.. I really want to try that stuff!!


MarathonVal July 20, 2009

PB2 is awesome in Green Monsters too! That’s how I convinced my husband and in-laws to love the GMs too… when made right it truly tastes like a decadent PB/chocolate milkshake!


Ali July 20, 2009

Congrats on the race!

I think one of the things I have learned about health and nutrition lately is something that I already knew but took some time to put in motion. Trying to lose weight is not all about eating low fat, most often the low fat option is full of extras that are worse for your body.
I am trying to move away from processed and quick eating habits, to healthy natural options.
I am definately going to pick up some chia seeds too!


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope July 20, 2009

I learned a lot more about plasmapheresis yesterday at work!! That counts as health, right?


Cait (Cait's Plate) July 20, 2009

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOLY YUM! That Green Monster looks amazing!!


Pam July 20, 2009

I am learning to stay focused on my heart when it comes to overeating emotionally. It does really help.

Angie, I sent you an email about already submitted green monster story.




Katie July 20, 2009

I have learned lately that on natalia roses blog and in her new book detox for women rebounding (jumping on a mini trampoline)is an awesome detox and workout! she has a whole list of benefits from rebounding. she says theres nothing better for your body when you wake up then to rebound for 30 minutes then drink a liter of water. i have tried it and i do feel great!!!!!


Kristen July 20, 2009

The best thing I have learned and put in to practice lately is eating mostly all whole foods. Instead of eating processed junk and obsessing about every calorie, I can eat twice the amount of great tasty foods and not have to obsess over it.


cali July 20, 2009

i’ve learned the importance of clean eating and avoiding frozen lunches if i can help it. eating real food is so much more satisfying and makes me feel 1000 times better!


Aimee July 20, 2009

Today on Good Morning America I heard that a new study claims that bike riding and maybe just Exercise can help treat Parkinson’s.


Sana July 20, 2009

I learned that deprivation is not the key, it is important to fuel yourself with wholesome healthy and balanced food! I learned that from your blog :)


EatingRD July 20, 2009

What a great giveaway! Yay! for not being sore :) I’m loving that mix for quick, energizing and satisfying smoothies. I’ve recently learned at the SNE conference that there are 3 billion living on less than $2 a day, more than 800 million go to bed hungry, 2.6 billion don’t have access to sanitation among many other staggering statistics on food insecurity. It’s really eye opening.


Annie July 20, 2009

I’ve learned how important it is to give yourself credit! A little pat on the back for all the great things you’re already doing will inspire you to keep doing them and to do more!


Stacy July 20, 2009

I have recently learned about the amazingess of chia seeds and how you can create a totally raw pudding out of them since they gel in liquid!


Ellen July 20, 2009

i’ve learned the impact of GREEN foods on health! how important they are for alkalinity, for example. awesome reason to eat more :)


kristi (sweet cheeks) July 20, 2009

lately I have been learning about the benefits of eating raw foods and have been trying to incorporate some into my diet. Awesome greens giveaway!!


Katerina July 20, 2009

Recently I have learned just how important, and rewarding, it is to work yourself out hard. Better to work out really hard for 35 minutes, then lollygag on an elliptical, reading a magazine, for an hour. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy my HRM is that I can see just how hard I am pushing myself.


Ellen @ Peace in Motion July 20, 2009

I’ve learned to LISTEN to my body. I also have a newfound love for chia seeds!


Jenna Z July 20, 2009

I’ve learned most recently about food to eat before and after a workout. This has really helped with my morning workouts and led me to not feel completely knocked out by 1 pm. :)


Melissa G July 20, 2009

Congrats on the great run!

I’ve learned to listen to my body. Dairy is not my friend and my stomach reminds me. It’s not always easy to eat a different diet than the people in your life but you have to do what’s best for you.


Amy July 20, 2009

The major thing that I have learned in all this is that I’m not a fan of the food processing (mostly meats) industry… and that I need to be much MUCH more careful about my purchases. Problem is … I still love meat!


Kristie Lynn July 20, 2009

I’ve learned a lot about how eating locally can not only be good for the community (local and global) but also for my body… I keep joking with my husband that the older I get, the more “hippy” I will become because all of this sustainable living stuff just gets to me.

Congrats on feeling so great post-race!


Hallie July 20, 2009

I have been learning about all the hidden stuff in processed foods and non-organic produce…I’ve really been trying to eat more natural stuff…most of the time ;-)


RunToFinish July 20, 2009

Let’s see I emailed you my fun monsters already. One thing that I learned recently is ground flax is better absorbed by your body than whole flax seeds.


april July 20, 2009

I’ve learned that you don’t need to eat less on the days you don’t work out! I always thought that you don’t need much fuel but in reality you need just as much to help you recover!


Lacey Q July 20, 2009

I’ve learned the benefit to Chia Seeds :)


Allie July 20, 2009

What I’ve learned about health, fitness, or nutrition in the past little while:

You have to make lifestyle changes that work for you. It’s easy to read various healthy living blogs and want to emulate others’ lifestyles but until you find something that works for you, you’ll always feel like you’re on a diet or that your healthy lifestyle is just a fad.

I take bits and pieces of information from Blog Land but I will always go about getting healthy and fit my way no matter how long it takes me.


Melanie Z July 20, 2009

Hey Angela, congrats on your run! And even more congrats on feeling great today!!

As for what I’ve learned recently about my overall health is that it’s about QUALITY! It’s not about calorie counting, or limiting the food you eat, as long as what you eat is healthy and nutritious! And this even goes for excersize – if you only have 15 minutes to workout, that’s okay, as long as it’s a GREAT workout!!


Natalie July 20, 2009

I have learned more about vegetarian and vegan eating and have incorporate more meatless meals into my diet. I am loving it!


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