Mom’s 1st Green Monster

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 27, 2009


Good morning!

Orange you glad it’s Friday?!

Might I just say that I am super pumped for the OSG Bikini Body Boot Camp! My inbox is flooded with your emails telling me that you have had a long winter and you are ready to get in shape for the summer. Awesome stuff. I never expected to get such a response for this challenge. I am so motivated to get into great shape knowing that all of you are with me on this! Stay tuned this weekend for updates in the OSG BBBC!

My mom and stepdad arrived last night! Yippee. It is so good seeing them and spending time with them. We sat around the dinner table until about 11:30 last night drinking tea and catching up.

I prepared my mom last night for what was to come this morning. Her first ever Green Monster!

Here was my mix today:



  • 4 cups baby organic spinach
  • 1.25 cups Soy + Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp flax

And my mom’s ‘First Timer Green Monster’:


Mom’s Contents:

  • 1 cup baby organic spinach
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1 Tbsp flax
  • 3/4 cup soy milk

My mom also had some Raisin Bran cereal and I had some Spelt cereal (not shown).




We both agreed that we’d spare you this morning’s sans-makeup shot! lol.

My mom’s taste test?
She liked it! Although, she didn’t drink the whole thing. lol. She’s pacing herself I guess. She had about half and is going to drink the rest later. :) I think a lot of people have a hard time getting over drinking GREEN in the morning. Once you get past that, it’s easy as pie right?

Look what my mom brought for me on the plane!! Her old bread machine! This SANYO (they make breadmakers!?) beast is about 12-13 years old!


HOME BAKERY! How fitting :)


I laughed when I saw it. It looks so dated! We are going to make a loaf today. Let’s hope it works! :) If so, I will be making weekly bread for only pennies a week.

Well, my mom is almost downstairs again.

I am putting her to work today! lol. She is going to help me type up Glo Bakery recipes. Right now I just have them all chicken scratched on paper. I have my first ever baking assistant. :)

Bikini Body Boot Camp Challenge of the day:

  • Today’s challenge is to do 3 sets of push-ups. How many per set? Do as many as you can until you can’t do anymore. That is what I always say!
  • Pick 2 of Wigg’s awesome abdominal exercises and do them for as long as you can (try for 30-60 seconds each)

Have a GREAT day! See you later.


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Rose March 27, 2009 at 10:36 am

Enjoy your time with your mom!

Love the bread machine.


Run Sarah March 27, 2009 at 10:42 am

Awesome, I’ll have to try those exercises. I want a bread machine so badly too!


Erica March 27, 2009 at 10:42 am

That is awesome that your mom gave the green monster a try! How cool :) I want a bread machine so bad! I love making homemade bread but I do it the semi old fashion way right now (I have my standing mixer kneed it for me ;)). I just wrote down the exercises and will do them this afternoon! Thank you ;)


VeggieGirl March 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

HOORAY!!! So glad that Mom liked the green monster smoothie :-D


bobbi March 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

proops to mom for trying the green monster! thanks for the challange, I plan on doing 3 sets of 15 pushups, and some major crunches!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 27, 2009 at 11:28 am

That bread machine is screaming early 90s!!!!
Have fun with mom!


Jess March 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

that’s so cool about your mom liking the green monster! Thanks for the rips and I will get around to them sometime today–promise!
<3 jess :)


britt March 27, 2009 at 11:39 am

yay for challenges!! i love them because they help me to push myself further. thanks again for hosting the OSG BBBC!! by the way, i commented yesterday about participating in the challenge but never emailed you because i don’t have photos/measurements yet. i hope it’s not too late if i email you tonight.

and that’s great that your mom likes the green monster. i love them but then again, i love veggies so spinach and kale for breakfast is fine by me :)


Sarah March 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

I think I would be more tentative to try a Green Monster than your mom. It just looks so…. green.


Ashleyy March 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I’m so glad your getting such a gret response over the OSG BBBC! I’m really excited about it. I will be doing the workout’s the second I get home!!

Don’t forget to post recipes of the kinds of bred you make!! I’m really excited to try some! :)


Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now March 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Aw so cute that your Mom tried her first green monster! I’m planning on getting my sister and mom to try them once i’m home!


Wiggs (The Beholder) March 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Can I be honest? I can’t do a SINGLE pushup correctly. I guess I’ll have to start on my knees (it’s so sad that I can do my ab routine till the cows come home but my spindly arms are completely useless!)

p.s. The flutter kicks on my blog are apparently KILLER for people who aren’t used to them…I discovered that last week when a friend was visiting and did them with me.


Sophia March 27, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I’m so curious as to how that green smoothie would taste! I’ve been hearing about it for ages, but always got too chicken to give it a try…I love the color, but truthfully I think I’d rather chew on my greens than drink it!
ooh! bread machine! those are nice. I have one at home, but it’s so old and ancient that the bread it bakes comes out rock-hard! :-( Hope you have a better experience with yours.


heather March 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm

pretty new reader here.
i am commenting to tell you that i am shocked that i did today’s bikini body boot camp challenge!
i have never had a (lasting) routine of fitness in my life, and i am trying to kick my butt into being healthier.
i did 3 sets of 10 pushups (and a couple extra at the end), toe-touches, and side-to-side legs. then i did polly’s yoga for hips!
granted, i didn’t do amazing on the ab work, but i am sort of blown away that i was able to at least TRY everything and work with what i had. and all those push ups!

so, thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this. i am feeling encouraged and capable now!


Jennifer March 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm

OK I think it is so darn cute that your Mom brought the bread machine on the plane- too funny! Have a great time with your Mom!


Abby March 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I recently got a used bread maker on craigslist and I’m OBSESSED with it! I’ve made about a loaf a day since I got it and have been giving them to different friends. So far, the rosemary is my favorite, followed closely by the cinnamon whole wheat. Mmm…


Missy Maintains March 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

That bread machine is awesome! Can’t wait to see what you make with it!!


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