Oh She Glows Virgin Green Monster

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 5, 2009

Good morning!

I still am not sleeping very well…the past few nights I have only gotten about 6.5 hours of sleep. I am not sure what is up! Silly body. Last night Eric and I were up late working on coding my new website. We ran into a BIG problem. :(

My categories didn’t transfer over properly!! All of my categories are physically there, in the category list, but most of the categories show ‘0’ posts under that category (even though I know there should be 10 or 3 or 15). It is strange because if I click on the actual posts, the categories are there.

I discovered this when I added the category widget yesterday- only 5 of my categories showed up in the drop down menu, when I know there should be a ton more!

This has put quite a set back in my anticipation for launching. I was finally getting my header and sidebar configured how I wanted and then this happens. I also noticed that I have several broken links (for example, in my ‘She’ page the before + after and Road to Health series all have broken links). Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Eric is hard at work trying to figure it out….he has helped me with so much and I am so lucky to have his support! I thought I would ask if anyone else has experienced this problem, and if so, what did you do?

Edit: Eric has located the problem!!! :D He just needs to figure out how to fix it now…haha.

I just want to launch already! :D I’m sooooo excited!


Green Monster Nutritional Breakdown

As you may know, I am slowly but surely calculating the nutritional info for my bakery items. While I was doing this, I thought it would be helpful to calculate the nutritional info for my green monsters because I have received a lot of questions about them! It was quite fascinating for me to see all of the wonderful nutrients in them. :D

Here is the breakdown for what I like to call:

Oh She Glows Virgin Green Monster

This is the green monster I recommend that you try if you are a first timer to green monsters!





Bananas, raw (1 medium)
Kale, raw (1/2 cup)
Seeds, flaxseed (1 Tbsp)
Spinach, raw (1 cup)
2 icecubes




Not this smoothie has 7 grams of healthy fats, 6 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fibre!
Further, it is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Magnesium,
and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.
And did I see 31% of your daily calcium needs? Rockin.


Oh She Glows Loves Fashion

I wanted to pass on a few of my favourite fashion sites that I enjoy! I will eventually be adding a new ‘fashion’ section in my blogroll- stay tuned!

1) What I Wore

I just found this website and not only is it addicting, but it seriously inspires me to change up my wardrobe! Jessica takes pictures of the unique clothing she wears each and every day! How is that for a cool website idea?

2) Facehunter

This man walks around London (and various other cities) and takes pictures of people with really unique + cool style. I love this website because I love getting a glimpse of what other people in other countries wear!

3) Who What Wear Daily

This website features what celebrities are wearing, who they are wearing, and how you can get the look yourself. I feel a bit out of touch with this website because the fashions are so expensive, but that doesn’t mean I can’t use it as inspiration to create something new in my own wardrobe at a fraction of the cost!

Question of the day: Does anyone out there make their own clothes or know how to sew? It has always been my dream to learn how to make my own clothes. I took a sewing class in highschool but the farthest I got was a small pillow. LOL.


So there you have 3 fun, new websites. Now go play. But don’t forget to come back this afternoon for more fun! ;) Stay tuned for an update on the Wedding Dress!

PS- The wonderful Caitlin is hosting a 30-Day Shred challenge! What better way to use your new workout DVD than that!? Enter the contest for your chance to win. Contest ends Sunday.


“The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor’s shortcomings as he is of his own.”~Eric Hoffer

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Sarah March 5, 2009 at 9:48 am

fun sites, those will keep me busy for hours. good luck with the website. doesnt technical stuff like that sometimes drive you crazy?!?!


Angela March 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

yes it really does!!!

UPDATE: Eric has found the problem and he just needs to figure out how to fix it!!! LOL


Lara (Thinspired) March 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

Per your suggestion on my blog I tried something similar to this this morning (no kale though) and it was a much better experience than my last kale experiment! Hehe. Thanks, Angela!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 5, 2009 at 10:32 am

I’ll have to try that green monster. It looks awesome!


Lesley March 5, 2009 at 10:33 am

I’m glad you have an Eric to help you with all those frustrating coding problems … I wish I knew more about coding, etc!! Unfortunately my Erik doesn’t know much either, haha.

Oh, guess what? I had a purple monster yesterday, haha, that’s right. I used my flowering kale and the leaves are pinkish/purple … I’ll post a picture later ; )

Have a great Thursday : )


kaneil March 5, 2009 at 10:36 am

Sorry about the website troubles – it will just make the end product even more exciting!!!

I LOVE What I Wore!!!!

Kaneil, balanceisbest


Brandi March 5, 2009 at 10:41 am

that smoothie sounds good. I need to make another!

I’ve only sewn a pillowcase – I wish I could do more!


strawberryshortstuff March 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

I have always wanted to sew too. You should look into a sewing course. I know here in Ottawa they offer them through the city for a reasonable price. It’s never to late to learn!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 5, 2009 at 11:04 am

The coding thing should be fairly easy to fix!!!
Thanks for the great sites!


VeggieGirl March 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

I love sewing!!


Marians Eats. The Italian way March 5, 2009 at 11:14 am

Thanks for the fun websites and the stats on the green smoothie! I LOVE those things!


bobbi March 5, 2009 at 11:29 am

if only my mother would have taught me!


RunToFinish March 5, 2009 at 11:34 am

oh thanks for that post. I have really been wanting to try this, but nervous..that however sounds doable. Now I just need to go pick up some darn milk!


Alisa - Frugal Foodie March 5, 2009 at 11:47 am

That is my favorite smoothie – with more bluberries and all spinach no kale (for some reason I can’t seem to find healthy looking kale in these parts).

I hope you get some more sleep tonight!


Carlee March 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I just stumbled upon your site today. I love it. I just drastically changed the way I think about eating due to reading Skinny Bitch, also. So far I have loved the way I feel eating this way. Some of your meals look delicious! Thanks!


Anonymous March 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm

love the what I wore blog too


Heather Eats Almond Butter March 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Best of luck with the launch. Can’t wait to see the new site!


AGS March 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm

A *big* thank you to Eric!


Michelle Hisae March 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I get WhoWhatWear in my inbox everyday! I love a little splash of fashion first thing.

FaceHunter is way cool – It’s a great resource when you’re looking for “real” style as opposed to clothes that would look a bit silly in our everyday lifestyles.


Maggie March 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I actually *just* bought a used sewing machine yesterday in the hopes that I can make stuff and maybe sell it. I’m getting really into the idea of finding alternative incomes :)


Melissa March 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I was an avid sewer and crocheter in junior high and high school. My mom actually offered to buy me a sewing machine last year, but there is no room in my apartment. Alas, most of my crafting, painting and scrapbooking died when I moved to the city.


Jill March 5, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I made my first green monster this morning! All spinach and no kale, though. It was good! My kids looked at me like I was crazy when I made it this morning.


Marianne March 6, 2009 at 3:40 am

Just curious – is the sodium content for the Green Monster mostly from the almond milk? I was just surprised at the number.

And I can’t sew to save my life! I took the mandaroty sewing in grade 8, and that was bad enough.


Kari March 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm

So what would be a good substitution for the banana? I really really really don’t like bananas at all!


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