Pumpkin Pie Green Monster

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I wanted to go for a run all day long but it was yucky weather, and sure enough after my treadmill workout & shower the sun came out! That’s always the way isn’t it?

Another confession.

I blew off my SGBC workouts last night! Me and night time workouts just don’t mix! I was tired, feeling blah, and I had bad stomach cramps. There was nothing that could have made me workout last night! lol. I think my body has also been a bit more tired since the 10 miler on Sunday (I know excuses, excuses!), so I am just listening to my body and not pushing it. :D

I think I had a great workout today though despite not wanting to step one foot on that treadmill.

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The workout:

  • Duration: 50 mins
  • Treadmill hill workout, speed 4.0, incline 15%
  • Max heart rate: 161 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 148 bpm
  • Distance: 3+ miles

After the treadmill workout, I got [almost] caught up on SGBC exercises 23-30. I was pooped afterward.

Look what I wore after my workout:

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I couldn’t resist! I am still basking in the glory!!!

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After my workout and shower, I had a lovely reward for my hard work!

It was tall, dark, and handsome… 

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AND of course GREEN!

My focus today was to make a green monster that would be a great workout recovery drink! I upped the protein with extra firm tofu.

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Power Green Monster


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups spinach (lightly steamed)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 serving P.C. extra firm tofu (8 grams protein)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 t-1 t cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2-3 T crushed graham crackers (Oh no she didn’t!!!)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 T pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • ice

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Oh. Dear. Heaven. was this Green Monster GOOD! It tasted like pumpkin PIE! And it SMELT like pumpkin pie too! Heaven in a glass. I can’t wait to make this one again.

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I feel so amazing right now. My belly is full and content.

Eric is almost home with my Uline.ca order! I’m so excited I ordered a hot sealer to seal my glo bar packaging! I also ordered some new bags that will be a better fit. I will reveal some pictures tomorrow morning!

I will be updating the Nutritional Information on Glo Bars again tonight so keep your eyes peeled. I was calculating the nutritional info for my Heaven Peanut Butter Brownie Bomb Glo bars and I made a shocking discovery- these are the lowest in calories out of ALL my bars!!!!!!! I am so shocked because these bars are by far the most rich and indulgent tasting out of all of them.

Enjoy your evening! Hubby is home…yay!! :D

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Don’t forget the US Glo Bar giveaway goes until tomorrow!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 23, 2009

I have a can of pumpkin and was JUST thinking of mixing it in my GM. I’m glad to hear it’s amazing…then again when are GMs NOT!? Have a good night, Angela!

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Jen July 23, 2009

Ok I think this is your BEST green smoothie yet!!!!!!!!!! mmmmmm

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 23, 2009

Wow, definitely a neat mixture. What a unique idea to add crushed graham crackers! LOVE IT! :D

xxoo
Heather

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Jessica July 23, 2009

oh my that looks and sounds good!
-muffy

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 23, 2009

LOVE pumpkin and will be trying this ASAP!

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Jess July 23, 2009

I’m going to have to try the pumpkin one – especially in the fall!

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kelly July 23, 2009

Yummy!! Do you just steam your spinach in the micro and for how long? Thanks – I love my GMs!

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Gillian July 23, 2009

Don’t feel bad about not working out till today after Sunday’s race .. cuz I sure didn’t get to the gym till today either!!! hahahaha

I felt like such a slacker but since you were in the same boat I don’t feel bad now — lol!!

Back into er hardcore next week – have to start training for potential half marathon in the fall!!

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Shelby July 23, 2009

That’s it…I’m buying pumpkin ASAP!

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Paige@ RunningAroundNormal July 23, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Monster! Sounds awesome. Will definitely be trying this one on a rainy day.

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Alex July 23, 2009

Graham crackers??? OH YES SHE DID!!!

Good for you for taking a break, Angela. There’s nothing to feel guilty about! Shame has no role in being healthy!

…So uh, do you wear your medals to bed? CAUSE I WOULD!

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britt July 23, 2009

oohh…a pumpkin pie green monster. i will definitely have to try that one when i can get some pumpkin and graham crackers (yumm!!) in this house. have a great night!

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leslie July 23, 2009

i have to try pumpkin in a smooothie. i haven’t been craving it because of summer, but this sounds too good!

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Bec July 23, 2009

i dont like bananas so I will be trying this for sure!

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WholeBodyLove July 23, 2009

I may have to “borrow” some of my daughter’s organic grahams for a pumpkin pie green monster! Yum! Congrats again on the race!

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 24, 2009

So were you sore at all?? I was mega sore after my half :(

What is with the weather in Ontario?! I am a bit nervous for August! Sheesh.

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Susan July 24, 2009

Don’t feel bad about skipping a few workouts this week. I basically took another rest week after my triathlon. Not so much because I needed it physically, but I think I was mentally drained from all the training leading up to it. It only lasted a week though, now I’m pumped and super motivated again, you will be too :D

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Tracy July 24, 2009

Angela, I’m just wondering, why do you steam the spinach?

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Treadmill July 24, 2009

I love that picture of the glass on the table. Did you take that? are you a pro photographer?

I may try the pumpkin drink over this weekend. I’ll leave my opinion but it sounds very interesting.

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Laura July 27, 2009

I made this this morning. This is the first time I’ve made a GM with tofu. I found that it affected the texture. I love pumpkin and pumpkin pie anything (I often add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to yogurt, for instance) so I was slightly disappointed with the texture on this one. The taste was great, though. I will leave out the tofu the next time I make it. Having said that, I like tofu generally, just maybe not in my GM.

I loved the green colour!

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