Hell Has Frozen Over.

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


Look what I ‘surprised’ Eric with today! A Green Monster!!!

To say he was underwhelmed is an understatement…


Hahaha, the nervous look on his face kills me!

Here is what went into his mix:



  • 1 large handful organic spinach
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Light ice cream
  • 1/4 t Kyolic garlic extract
  • 1 T flax (not shown)
  • Ice

So what did Mr. ‘Smoothie hater’ think?


He really liked it (I think even more than his ego wanted to admit!!!). :D The only thing he didn’t like was the bubbles. The ice cream and milk combo made it very bubbly. He drank all of it! I was a proud Green Monster mama. ;)

I will slowly start making him healthier ones…but shhhhhh…. ;)

He said it was really refreshing! He had just come in from mowing the lawn and doing the trimming.


Last night we did some weeding for about 2 hours or so and we have a bit left to do today. Maintaining our yard is tons of work!!!


Yesterday I spent most of the day doing a new website design for Glo Bakery, and then around 11pm I ended up scratching the entire thing!!! :( I just wasn’t happy with it. I added a bunch of food pictures, but it looked so cluttered.

This afternoon, I used one of my new pumpkin spice bar pictures and re-did the header. I think it looks really nice now and I am finally happy with it!


This morning we went on a fun run + bike trip! The weather is just glorious today.

The run:

  • Duration: 39 minutes
  • Max heart rate: 176 bpm (up a big hill)
  • Avg heart rate: 159 bpm
  • Pace: 8:56 min/mile
  • Distance: 4.47 miles

It was a great run! Lately, I have been picking up my pace and really challenging myself. My heart rate was in the high 160’s for most of the run!

Then I came home and did Exercises 7, 8, 9-10 for the Summer Glow Boot Camp!

I was one tired girl afterward. I saved the yoga poses for the end so I could stretch out my muscles. I have been doing really good for stretching after each run and I am positive this is a huge reason why I have not seen any more injuries. *knocks on wood* ;)

 food I was up early this morning baking an order of my Vegan Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice Bars!

Of course, being groggy is not the best time to bake….I forgot a key ingredient! Oops. The result was not horrible, but was obviously not something I was going to sell.


So I saved the batch and am going to use it to sprinkle over my cereal. It still tasted SO yummy! I also had a bar before my run for some GLO energy! ;)

I also made a new Glo Bar- For the time being I am calling them Hey Lassy Ginger Glo Bars :) Eric thinks the name is cheesy, but I told him to stuff it! lol.


If you are a ginger and molasses lover you will LOVE these bars- they turned out so flavourful and spicy!


This now makes 10 variations of Glo Bars!

This afternoon, I made a new batch of my Pumpkin Spice bars! I tweaked the recipe a bit and they came out really nicely.


Once cooled, cut, and drizzled icing, and they look like this:

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YUM. :)


1. Tomorrow I will be announcing another Glo Bar sale– stay tuned for the details!

2. Week 2 of Summer Glow Boot Camp begins tomorrow. This week’s theme is all about goal setting! Get your pen and paper ready! Tomorrow is also an awesome Neal Brother’s contest for Canadian Readers. :)

3. The Green Monster Movement website has been updated! Check out some reader submissions here! I have about 6 up so far and many more to come!

4. I have a Hot Topic coming up tomorrow that I think is going to cause a great discussion- I can’t wait to hear your opinions!


Time to go get groceries, baking supplies, and get organized for another work week!

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I love that you put ice cream in his smoothie. That should have sold him right away! Steve loves the smoothies- I need to take a pic of him drinking one!

Our yard is hard to maintain and I think it is like 1/4 the size of yours! I can’t even imagine! I love having a big backyard but I have had a hard time getting into the love of gardening! Maybe someday.


VeggieGirl July 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Love it! :-D The smoothie the yard, the baked goods… fabulous.


Bree July 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm

haha nice, good job eric!

love the bike/runs – warren and i do that except he bikes and i horseback ride hehe :-D wonderful for getting some quality time together :-)


Chloe July 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm

My boyfriend loves the Green Monsters after he got over the initial shock of drinking a bright green smoothie. I love it when I’m proven right :)

Just wanted to let you know that I moved my blog to wordpress but kept your Summer Glow Boot Camp sticker up for everyone to see. Excited for week 2!


Anne July 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Looks like hell has frozen over here as well! I just bought everything I need to make myself my first Green Monster!!
I’ll let you know how it goes :)


Faith July 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm

That’s great that Eric liked the smoothie! I wish I could get my husband to be a little more openminded about it!

Your yard is gorgeous!


K July 5, 2009 at 3:50 pm

yum those bars look good
how come you added garlic to the smoothie? i would think that wouldn’t make it taste very good


Jo @ SeekingHealthyBalance July 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I still can’t get my fiancee to try a GM but I’m sure he would like them. Maybe icecream is the way forward :)


April July 5, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I love when my husband finally gives in on trying things too :D


Katrina (gluten free gidget) July 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Way to get the man drinking the Monsters! I’m slowly converting my friends.


Lauren July 5, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Yay for your man finally giving in a trying the infamous Green Monster. My hubby just tried his first the other day and surprisingly didn’t hate it either!! (See, if only they would just listen and trust us! :)

I wanted to ask you if you perfer spinach or kale in your monsters? I ususally use spinach but I’ve been trying more kale. For some reason, I can’t get over the “chewy” consistancy of the kale. Kind of makes me sick and I can’t finish the whole thing. I love kale, but not so much in my smoothies.

Hope you are having a great weekend girl!


Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm

My husband says the exact same thing about bubbles. What is it with men? lol


Kathy July 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Those bars look soooo delicious!! haha and I love your post title :) “Hell has frozen over”


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 5, 2009 at 5:28 pm

HAHA, I love Eric’s expression… classic! ;) I definitely have to start making these for my dad. I actually think he’d like them!

OMG, I am so jealous of all these delicious new bar flavors. You are so darn creative Angela. I am POSITIVE that you are going to be one heck of a business woman! :)



Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope July 5, 2009 at 7:11 pm

You always seem so happy, do you ever just feel sad or depressed? what cheers you up?


Lindsay @ A Taste of Sparkle July 5, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I do the same thing when I’m trying to get my boyfriend to try new things – start small! I started making my boyfriend smoothies with a packet of Emergen-C, an orange, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt, and almond milk – he loved it!

All the new bar flavors look great!


[email protected] July 5, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I was able to get my Eric drinking green monsters by adding in 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup black cherries in addition to spinach, Amazing Grass, almond milk, and banana. I think the fact that they aren’t so green makes it easier on him. Otherwise it might look too healthy :)


gliding calm July 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm

haha those pictures of Eric are hilarious! hurray for him giving it a go!!!

Those bars are beeeeeeeautiful!! I hope you are really proud of you work, Angela!! Your baking has taken off and is so beautiful and special!!!


Rebeca July 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm

A GM with ice cream… omg… sounds yum… but I think I’ll stick with the traditional version!


leslie July 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm

i love how eric’s smoothie got ice cream haha. think you’ve converted him to the dark side? :)

can’t wait to read your hot topic post!


Christina July 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Mmm it sounds like a green monster milkshake. I’m going have to put some ice cream in mine and call it a dessert!


Katharina July 5, 2009 at 9:36 pm

LOL! I just have to tell you that I love the title of this post!!!


Jen July 5, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Way to go, Eric! I was beyond surprised when my husband agreed to try a green monster with me the first time I ever made one – even more surprised when he said he liked it! We’ve been drinking them almost every morning for a month now and we’re both loving the energy boost we get from them. Now I just have to get him to clean the blender and life will be all the better :)


kim July 5, 2009 at 11:43 pm

i’m still trying to get the man to try a green monster! i finally got him to start switching to organic stuff..so maybe there is hope!


EatingRD July 6, 2009 at 12:32 am

Oh man my mom has a 1/2 acre that’s mostly grass in NC and I don’t know how she does it with a regular lawn mower, but I guess it’s a good workout lol :) mmm . . . those ginger and pumpkin spice bars look amazing! Can we order them from the U.S. yet? Is the shipping not too bad?


Maria July 6, 2009 at 12:46 am

Eric is too cute!! It reminds of my boyfriend the other day, I made your too die for cantalope green monster. Told Kyle what was in it and He willingly took a sip and then said hmm I can see why you like that!! I was soooo shocked. He said it was a little sweet for him, he likes a bit more tart so of course my next plan of action is too devise a “tart” green monster involving cherries!! Seeing him drink one may make my year!!

By the way Angela I adore your blog, you are amazing and seem to be just as beautiful inside as you are outside! Keep up the amazing baking and be sure to let me know when you can ship to the US!!


Courtney July 6, 2009 at 3:14 am

I thought maybe the idea of drinking a green monster had made him queasy, haha, but it seems he was out in the yard, ohhhh! ;)

Keep us updated when you can ship to the U.S.? I’m dying down here!


Aoife July 6, 2009 at 3:56 am

Heh I just started my boyfriend on Green Monsters this weekend too! :)
I was dying to try them, the first few were more like Muddy MOnsters because they had strawberries in them, but yesterday I put (all organic) kale, juice of one lime, two apples, a kiwi and almond milk and water into the mix…it was really refreshing to take out of the fridge before work this morning! Plus I added a tbl spoon of ground seeds. Yum!

Your yard is amazing! Wow.

Do you think you will ever be able to ship your products internationally btw?



Sarah July 6, 2009 at 5:59 am

Hi Angela

I was wondering something about green tea: I have always heard that the longer you leave it steep, the less caffeine it has (I know it’s not logical, but I heard it from various sources). You seem to think the opposite. What’s your opinion?


MizFit July 6, 2009 at 6:53 am

I laugh that I felt the SAME WAY when my husband joined the toddler and me in our shrek shakes.

and he loved it as I knew he would…


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2009 at 10:12 am

Sarah- I let it steep for 10 minutes because that is the amount of time it takes for the maximum amount of Catechins (antioxidants) to steep. :) I have never heard that the more time you steep the less caffeine though…I thought the opposite for sure.

RE: Shipping to the US- I will let you know soon! :) Thanks for your inquiries!

RE: International shipping- At this point, I don’t see it in the near future but that’s not to say that down the road I might be able to.


Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) July 6, 2009 at 10:14 am

You are a baking goddess my dear – all those new concoctions look fabulous!


Stacy July 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I just found your site & I LOVE everything on it!! I just made my first Green Monster today & I really liked too. I didn’t have any ice cream though, so I omitted that part. I think I am hooked & will have to add other things in it. Thanks for sharing.


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