Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bomb Green Monster

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 20, 2009


Do you want to win some fabulous Amazing Grass prizes as part of the Summer Glow Boot Camp?

Here is what is up for grabs!

  • FOUR 8.5oz Amazing Grass powders
  • Amazing Grass T-Shirt
  • a shaker

Awesome, right!?

What you have to do to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me something you have learned about health, fitness, or nutrition in the past little while- can be from anywhere…school, an article, news, blog, etc.
  • WANT 10 more entries??? Email me your green monster story to be featured on Green Monster Movement. You must send all of the following: your recipe, a picture, and a brief description. Email: [email protected] If you have already submitted your green monster, just email me and let me know.
  • Contest closes Thursday July 23, 2009 at noon EST
  • Contest open to US and Canadian residents only please.


Check out this picture I found on the website last night! At the finish line…I actually sprinted and caught up to these three people.



I wasn’t anywhere near this pack!


HARD CORE!!!!!!!!!

By the way, that wasn’t all the food I had yesterday!

There was more…

I ended up eating the rest of this Optimum bar!

It was just kinda sitting there….so…


In my belly it went! Nothing was safe near me yesterday!

I didn’t care for it much. Actually, I scraped off the icing and ate it plain. It was better without it. :) I gobbled that up and was still hungry before bed, so I had a few handfuls of cereal. I couldn’t believe it but when I went to bed I was still hunrgy! But, then I passed out from exhaustion. Eric was like, ‘I’m super hungry too’…lol…like I said, the spectator sport is HARD work! He slept for 4 hours yesterday afternoon! bahaha.

I can’t believe it, but I’m barely, barely sore at all today! This is absolutely mind-blowing to me because I am typically always sore after long runs, and I was very sore after my 10k race last month. I think my pre-and post race nutrition plus immediate and continued stretching throughout the day yesterday REALLY helped! I think I stretched about 5 times yesterday and then a long one in bed before I hit the hay. :) Stretching rocks!!!


This morning, I wanted to celebrate my race with a fun new Green Monster, I’d like to call

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bomb Green Monster


  • 1/2 serving PC extra-firm organic tofu
  • 3 cups steamed spinach (I made a big batch yesterday and put it in a glass pyrex dish)
  • 1 T PC Just Peanuts Peanut Butter
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 T carob powder
  • 1/2 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate infusion powder
  • 1 cup PC low-fat soy milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 cubes ice
  • 1/2 T coconut oil
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 small banana

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Wow was this GM ever amazing!!! I felt like I was sipping on the smoothest, most luxurious drink ever. It was creamy, creamy, creamy! It actually made more than in the glass below and I quickly chugged it back straight out of the blender. ;)


I’ve got a crazy busy day of orders today (about 6!) so I need to get cracking in the kitchen.

Thank you to everyone for your congrats on my race!!! You all rock!

Have a great day!


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Jody July 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I have finally learned (at age 37) after battling my weight all my life that no amount of fad foods, hot diets, excessive excercise, and/or gimmicks are going to give me that body I so desire!! I have learned that by restricting myself over and over again I have just created more rebound eating thus a nasty cycle. I am SO grateful for your site that shows how you can eat healthy, whole foods, and lots of them and be healthy on the inside and out!! Through your blog you have opened my eyes to so many options, food choices, natural supplements (chia seeds) etc that I am so excited to incorporate into my new lifestyle NOT diet!!
Thank you so very much!!


liane July 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I’m finally realizing how “mean” I’ve been to my body most (if not all) of my life. I finally had that “lightbulb” moment go off, and realise that no fad diet is ever going to help my body permanently, and that I have to make it a lifestyle, not a short term band-aid (as it were).
So, I’m taking a lot of time to research how I can improve my health and fitness by ensuring I eat the right types of foods, eliminate all that nasty processed crap and get back to basics.

Now, thanks to your site, I’m making the changes I need to. And, I know how to make a Green Monster now! YAY! off to buy spinach after work :-)

Oh, and I’ve love to try the amazing greens.
Thanks so much


Marcia July 22, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I have loved learning about chia seeds from your blog. And also, I’ve incorporated hill walking on the treadmill as part of my run training…and I think it’s really helping!


Katie July 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I learned that running is as much mental as physical for me! I’m training for my first 1/2 marathon and have completed 8 & 9 mile runs in the past 2 weeks. I’ve been running for 3 years and this is the first year I’ve gone more than 3 miles!


Simone July 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I have learned alot about interval training and how it can sometimes be more beneficial then steady state cardio.


rebecca July 22, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I love reading your website and the idea of a healthy weight for your body. I also love the green monsters, but I don’t have a picture to submit. Thanks again for this wonderful, inspiring website!! Best, Rebecca


Richelle July 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I have learned the importance of listening to my body. I need to eat when it’s hungry, because if I don’t I tend to overeat later. I also like learning about all the health benefits of things like chia seeds, hemp, and coconut oil. I would love to try the amazing greens.


AutumnTao July 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I have learned about the benefits of flax seed!


Tiffany July 22, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I’ve learned that a giant handful of spinach in a smoothie has almost no taste and adds tons of nutrition! After spinach I started adding protein powder and flax seed and the taste isn’t much different than my basic fruit smoothie. So, I’ve learned that green smoothies rock and now I find myself craving them every morning!


Jessica July 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I have recently learned that there are a ton of quick and healthy snacks that taste way better then junk (okios/granola, bars, any form of nut butter, etc). I was inspired by all the health blogs I have been reading and my eating has dramatically improved. Thanks to bloggers like you!


Candice July 22, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I’ve recently learned that it’s the big picture that really count. For example, in the past I would get really upset if I missed a workout one day or ate something I wished I wouldn’t have. Now I realize that I just have to get back on track the next day! There’s always a chance to do better!

Thanks SO much for doing this giveaway. I really hope I win!!!!


Run Niki Run July 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I have been learning how to cook more healthy meals for my husband and me! Also, Green Monsters are the greatest! :)


Tracey July 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I’ve learned to add spinach to my smoothies, and my parents have started doing the same!


bhline July 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I learned from you that if i steam my spinach a bit, it’s even better in my smoothy in the AM.


[email protected] July 22, 2009 at 9:23 pm

You look SO strong in that race photo!
I have learned how important sufficient rest is. . . and still don’t do enough of it!


Susan July 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm

I’ve learned that fats are GOOD for me and help me glow :]


Kristy July 22, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I have learned A LOT lately about recovery and nourishing food for the body after working out. You think you know but you just keep on learning!!! You go girl, what a run!!


Mary July 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm

From reading,Eat-Live-Run,CrazySexyLife, I have learned that:

1-Food is Fuel.
2-An alkalizing diet totally encompasses a healthy lifestyle without counting calories,etc.
3-Stop looking at the scale number and just listen to my body.

Thank you Angela for being inspiring all day, every day. You rock!


Hilary July 22, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I love, love, love green monsters. I have learned to think pay attention to whether or not you are hungry and to eat foods that do things for your body as opposed to being ’empty calories’. I have also learned to SHARE THE LOVE with all things healthy.
Have a great day!


Caroline July 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm

i have learned to appreciate my body and all it does for me. to enjoy my runs for the first time ever because i can recognize the strength and vitality of my own legs and lungs.


Haley July 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I have learned how to view food as fuel and that there is SUCH a link between eating crappy and feeling crappy. Not exactly rocket science, but somehow I’m learning to sift through the myriad of “health” advice out there.


Jacqueline July 22, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I had to delurk for this giveaway! I love your blog because I can tell you are very passionate about what you do! Thank you for all that you do.

I just read about the benefits pumpkin seeds…they can boost your metabolism, improve your mood, strengthen bones and so much more!


Andrea July 23, 2009 at 2:12 am

I recently read that fish consumption once a week greatly decreases your risks for Alzheimer’s Disease. I have watched several grandparents suffer with this so I found that to be a nice bit of info! I would LOVE the Amazing Grass


Julie July 23, 2009 at 6:03 am

I’ve learned that you can eat avocado pits! You can blend them into smoothies and they’re apparently VERY good for you. Super high in fiber and contain something that’s a cancer fighter. I’ve got a VitaMix blender on order and as soon as it arrives I’m adding an avocado pit to my first green monster!


Zarah July 23, 2009 at 7:57 am

I’ve been learning about our food supply…where it comes from, what’s in it, who owns it. It’s actually caused my fiance and me to overhaul our diet beyond just avoiding junk food.

If you’re interested, the movie Food, Inc or the book Omnivore’s Dilemma might be useful?

Oh, I wish I had a camera! If I did I would totally enter my green monster story!

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest, Angela!


Lea July 23, 2009 at 9:41 am

you gotta eat to lose, especially if you’re running 20 miles a week and eating only minimum calories. ^^


Aileen July 23, 2009 at 10:42 am

I’ve been learning to strengthen my back and stretch my hip flexors in order to be a runner. I even learned that you should do some exercises to strengthen your FEET!!! Love Green monsters!


Lesley July 23, 2009 at 10:52 am

I’ve learned about the benefits of chia seeds!! I’ve been adding them to my morning green monster!


Melissa July 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

I’ve learned to mix up my exercise routine so I don’t do the same thing over and over and get an overuse injury.


runRedrun July 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

I have learned that fueling after a workout is key to feeling good afterwards. I used to wait to eat after long runs, and would feel exhausted all day. Just a smoothie afterwards makes all the difference.


Jenn July 23, 2009 at 11:39 am

something I’ve learned recently…a calorie is not a calorie is not a calorie. Now that I’m really focusing on properly fueling my body, I’m realizing that whole foods, fruits and veggies, make all the difference in how my body functions. I’m able to run longer, stronger and harder than every before. Good stuff.

My green monster submission should be in your inbox!!


jvegegirl July 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

I’ve learned about the importance of x-training!


Diane July 23, 2009 at 11:55 am

I’ve learned how easy it is to incorporate fruits & vegetables throughout the day…I just started making the spinach/wheat grass smoothies about 2 weeks ago. I make one every morning now and also add 3-4 different fruits/veg. (mango, pineapple, banana, celery, blueberries, etc.), ground flax seed, spirulina, almond milk and almond butter. It makes me feel great, both physically and mentally knowing that I’ve already had 4-5 servings of fruits/veg before 8am!


Leianna July 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I learned to try and eat one raw meal or green monster a day will improve my skin. I don;t have bad skin to begin with but it TRULY makes a difference!


Jennifer July 23, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Oh darn, Just saw the giveaway ended at noon-BAH! Oh well, I still sent you a GM recipe :) And just for kicks, I have found that adding a veggie to each meal (including breakfast!) has really helped me feel super healthy!


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