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by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 13, 2009

My day, that is!

I was on a business call not too long ago and I looked down at the time and it was almost 1pm! Holy moly! The good news is today is going excellent on the business front! I am getting lots done and making lots of progress. So what is the fun news to tell you all? Well, I am hoping that I have everything I need for US shipping now! This week, I will be sending out two ‘test’ packages to the US with all of my required documents. I am hoping and praying that it works ok, and I haven’t missed anything. If this goes well, then I hope to be shipping to the US in a couple weeks! :) Say a little prayer for me! haha!

As per my Green Monster Challenge, I am making a new green monster recipe each day of the month of July!

Today’s green monster concoction was very simple, but very delicious!


Amazing Chocolate Green Monster

by Angela

The ingredients:

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cubes ice
  • 3 cups steamed spinach (helps with calcium absorption!)
  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Meal powder (or 1 T cocoa + sweetener)
  • Squirt of Kyolic garlic extract

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Sketchie sighting!!!!

I am now certain that my favourite Amazing Grass powder is the Chocolate Infusion Meal powder!!! The good thing about it is that I didn’t need ANY fruit to sweeten this mixture up! The powder has a tiny bit of cane sugar in it (the perfect amount if you ask me)- just 6 grams of sugar for 1 large scoop.

IMG_9470 It is so versatile. Sometimes I mix it into my GM’s for a chocolaty delight and other times I mix it with just regular H20 for a much healthier chocolate ‘milk’ drink.

I think what makes Amazing Grass so ‘blendable’ in GM’s is the fact that the powder is SO fine. Just look!


When it is added into a GM, you really don’t notice it at all. Not like other powders I have tried.

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Now, if you don’t have Amazing Grass Chocolate infusion, not to worry! You can try substituting the powder for 1 Tablespoon (approx) of cocoa and a bit of liquid sweetener (honey, agave, etc). A reader told me about adding cocoa to her GM and it reminded me how much I liked mine when I did that. Now you won’t get all the health benefits as you will from AG products, but it is a good substitution in a pinch!

I will be adding this recipe to my Recipes page over at Green Monster Movement!

Don’t forget, you will receive 10% off your purchase by entering ‘ohsheglows’ at the checkout!


I broke for lunch around 1pm and boy was I hungry! Sometimes, when I am really busy and getting lots done I totally forget about lunch! I had leftovers from yesterday, so I quickly turned it into a healthy and fast meal!

I loved my lunch so much yesterday, I made a similar stir-fry for dinner last night!


It included:

  • Frozen veggie mix (carrots, corn, green beans, peas) – Eric’s fav mix! lol
  • Salt Free BBQ Sauce
  • St Ives Veggie Ground Round
  • Black crushed pepper

I heated up the leftovers, threw it in a pita, and had the rest in a bowl:


I also had the most delicious organic apple ever!! I don’t know what kind this is, but it is AH-mazing!


I am now re-fueled and ready to get back to work! :)

I upgraded to Quickbooks Pro today after realizing how limited the basic version is! Wow, they really know how to screw over their consumers, don’t they? For me to ‘simply’ change the background colour in a textbox on my invoice I had to upgrade to the PRO version ($115 more!!!). They purposely created the basic version so it basically is useless unless you have no need for any basic functions, lol. I called today and made sure I didn’t have to pay the full fee to upgrade even though I was past the 60 day trial. Luckily I didn’t have to pay the full $200! Sheesh.

Another reader recommended to me that I try using FedEx for my shipping to the states. After signing up for a business account, I found out that I can ship to the US much cheaper than I can using Canada Post! Sweet! Man, I have the best readers ever! lol. ;)

Don’t forget to enter the fun Amazing Grass contest for some awesome prizes!


I love this quote and I think it applies to our health:

You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it.
Charles Buxton

We have to make time for our health and pencil it into our schedules, don’t you think?


Today’s question: Do you schedule workouts or fitness appointments? Do you write it into a calendar or scheduling system online? How far in advance do you plan your exercise? Does it help you stick with it better?


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Kathy July 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Does the Chocolate Amazing Meal taste a little grainy? I tried the Original Amazing Meal flavor and I just could not stand the texture one bit! I am actually going to return it :( I really can’t stomach it! The Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood products are great though! As for my workouts, I tend to plan them a day in advance just so I know I can fit them in my schedule!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Hi Kathy, it has a slight powdery texture in my opinion, but it REALLY doesn’t bother me at all. I only notice it when I have it with water. I don’t notice the texture when I drink it in a Green Monster. I love the chocolate superfood too!


Pam July 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Yes, I schedule in my workouts and usually the day before. I have a spreadsheet that I made up and I check it off when I am done.



Help Meghan Run July 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I definitely schedule workouts, at least in my head. But I have gotten to the point where eating healthfully and working out regularly is just part of the routine!


Paige @ Running Around Normal July 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I have a calendar – that I do for the whole month. It’s a weekly routine and I have a different workout (although some days ever-so-slightly) every day of the week. However, like I said I make it at the beginning of the month, depending on what I’m focusing on the most (right now, it’s based around training for a 10k)

I’m glad you liked the chocolate green monster! Sounds yummy.


Tanya July 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

We’ve had a few “green monster” aka “green juice” submissions to healthyyum – including one of my own :-)


Leah July 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I don’t schedule workouts persay but I do make a mental plan each week. Generally, because of scheduling, Friday’s I never get a workout in. So I make an effort to hit the gym or pavement M-Th immediately afterwork, getting in at least 2 strength training sessions, usually Tu/Th. Saturdays are long “workouts” which entail outdoor activities weather permitting like a run/powerwalk/hike or inside racquetball/yoga/weights etc. I am pretty good at staying on track as long as I go straight to the gym after work and not stop by home. I do better once I am in a routin but as soon as I break it, it’s hard to get back on track and I’m usually off the rest of the week! eeks!


Priyanka July 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I am saying a little prayer for you and me! I hope everything goes well with the US shipping cuz then I can order some of those drool worthy products you offer!! yay!!

I made your Raw granola bars this Saturday and they turned out wonderful. Funny thing I posted them on the blog and forgot to add the picture. The picture and the bar both came out great!


Kelly July 13, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I generally view my workouts as an extended part of my workday, so they’re naturally scheduled every weekday. I do 2-3 routines a week in rotation, then I usually plan out a new routine in a few weeks — so I guess I do plan everything out.

I’m a planner about EVERYTHING though. LOL


Becky July 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm

If you need a US ship test site let me know! This reader from Nebraska has quite a few items that she thinks look tasty!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm

omg i PRAY that you can ship to ths US soon! Would love to get my hands on some of those goodies ;)


Debbie July 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I schedule my workouts or else I would never go work out…a good example of this weekend when I took a break but I got back today because I had scheduled it.

As for shipping to US I am very excited and I do hope you are able to work out all the kinks…. now I am going to have to decide what I want to try first.


Kayzilla July 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Woohoo! I’m excited that you may be able to ship to the US soon!! My birfday is in November, and maaannn, I want me some of your goodies.

(That was not a pick up line. I meant.. your treats… That wasn’t a pick up line either.. errr. Yummy stuff you bake! I want the stuff you– Oh eff it. You know what I’m talking about. :P )

Health to me is a “no option” thing. I don’t even think about scheduling anymore, it’s already in my day, along with everything else I have to do in my life. Some days I might take less care of it then others, but it *has* to be there because being unhealthy isn’t an option in my life. I have to take care of myself so that I’ll be balanced and ready to take on everything else in my life. I usually pick a time that’s conveniant for the day.. usually 4-6PM or 8:30-10PM and I go back and forth between strength training and intervals. -shrug-


coco July 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I can’t wait to try AG for the first time tomorrow morning! I’m jumping to the GM bagon!!! :D
One quick question: how do you steam the spinach? do you microwave it or you steam it on stove? do you add water to it? and for how long?

I do plan my workout in general, scheduled how many times to do cardio and yoga, but then everyday depending on my mood I’ll do one or the other. It works for me although I don’t stick to it all the time. But it’s good to have a plan, right?

have a nice day! :)


SarahF July 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I plan my workouts but the plan changes depending on the week. My boyfriend works evenings and I work days, so whenever he has a day off I always go straight from work to his place so that we have more time together.

Everyweek I ask him what his work schedule is (since his also changes every week) and the days that he works, I work out. The days that he has off I don’t work out. It works well and it gives me flexibility with my workouts (so that I don’t have the exact same workout every Monday for example).


Low July 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I definitely write down my workouts in my planner and have a pretty consistent workout schedule. I adjust it when necessary, but try to adhere as closely as possible. I’m a schedule nerd, so it totally works for me.


Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I need to try the AG. Do you think it will be at Whole Foods by the time I’m home??


Sarah W. July 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I use Quickbooks every day for day to day stuff at work (I pay our bills and write all our checks and blah blah). It’s such an annoying program! Useful, but annoying.


Kristina July 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I’ll be a US test site for you !! :) I can’t wait until I am able to order all OSG yummies. You and your site have been instrumental in my healthy makeover… I use my treadmill EVERY day now, I have (at least) one green monster a day, usually more!! :)

looking forward to entering the Amazing Grass contests… :)

Cheers from Oregon! Kristina


april July 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I normally plan my workouts for the week on Sunday’s. But sometimes my plans get changed because I may be sore in a certain area that was unplanned!


Fitzalan July 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I schedule usually a month at a time when it comes to working out. I print out my workouts and keep them next to my desk. That way the thinking and planning part of working out is taken care of….than all I have to do is “do”. And it gets me excited because I change things up every day. no burn out here!

Happiness Awaits


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Coco- I have been steaming it in a homemade double boiler on the stove top. I boil water in a pot, and then put them spinach overtop in a metal strainer. I will try to talk about this more in a future post. I would use my regular steamer but it is plastic and I am scared of hot plastic these days.


Julie July 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

awesome giveaway :)
I’ve stopped eating processed foods for the most part and include yoga/pilates in my weekly workouts!


JB July 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

don’t you just love when an apple is especially amazing for some reason?! that one really DOES look super crispy and juicy. maybe it was a fuji, i seem to have good luck with those. the stir-fry you put in that pita looks delicioussss, by the way.
i’ve been trying to make new green monsters lately, too. i recently tried adding a few raw cauliflower chunks (which i froze.) it wasn’t bad, but if you put to much cauli, the gm gets too gritty. anyway… great eats, chica! have a lovely monday.


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm

SOOOO exciting about the US shipping. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! :)

I actually don’t schedule my workouts at all. I know that I will go for a walk every day and do some other form of exercise, depending on what a feel like. It might be yoga, pilates, biking, or even another walk! I don’t want to ever “plan” my workouts, because it takes the joy out of doing them.



Jenn (Eating Bender) July 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Your pictures are so vibrant! I will definitely have to try out my chocolate Amazing Grass sample soon. I’m still unpacking my apartment, so I currently have no idea where they are :)

Glad you’re figuring out the “biz” side of, biz!! Haha, can you tell I’m tired?


lesley July 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I agree with you on the Chocolate Infusion Amazing Meal powder … it’s been one of my favorites also.

I’m happy to hear you’re probably going to be able to ship to the US, I bet your test shipments will work wonderfully! … My mom is a FedEx courier, I should have thought of that ; ) haha.


Jessica July 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I love the amazing meal chocolate. It is great. Yeah, fedex tends to be the best bet inside the US as well. :)
I can’t wait!
Have a great day sweetie!


Annie D. July 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

I had my first Kale GM today… very yummy! Normally I use spinach… but I branched out!!


Jodie July 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I am so happy you will be shipping here soon. :)

I schedule all my workouts, 2 weeks in advance. I write them out in my training log/journal.


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