Pumpkin Pie Green Monster

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 23, 2009

I wanted to go for a run all day long but it was yucky weather, and sure enough after my treadmill workout & shower the sun came out! That’s always the way isn’t it?

Another confession.

I blew off my SGBC workouts last night! Me and night time workouts just don’t mix! I was tired, feeling blah, and I had bad stomach cramps. There was nothing that could have made me workout last night! lol. I think my body has also been a bit more tired since the 10 miler on Sunday (I know excuses, excuses!), so I am just listening to my body and not pushing it. :D

I think I had a great workout today though despite not wanting to step one foot on that treadmill.


The workout:

  • Duration: 50 mins
  • Treadmill hill workout, speed 4.0, incline 15%
  • Max heart rate: 161 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 148 bpm
  • Distance: 3+ miles

After the treadmill workout, I got [almost] caught up on SGBC exercises 23-30. I was pooped afterward.

Look what I wore after my workout:


I couldn’t resist! I am still basking in the glory!!!


After my workout and shower, I had a lovely reward for my hard work!

It was tall, dark, and handsome… 


AND of course GREEN!

My focus today was to make a green monster that would be a great workout recovery drink! I upped the protein with extra firm tofu.


Pumpkin Pie Protein Power Green Monster


  • 3 cups spinach (lightly steamed)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 serving P.C. extra firm tofu (8 grams protein)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 t-1 t cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2-3 T crushed graham crackers (Oh no she didn’t!!!)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 T pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • ice

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Oh. Dear. Heaven. was this Green Monster GOOD! It tasted like pumpkin PIE! And it SMELT like pumpkin pie too! Heaven in a glass. I can’t wait to make this one again.


I feel so amazing right now. My belly is full and content.

Eric is almost home with my Uline.ca order! I’m so excited I ordered a hot sealer to seal my glo bar packaging! I also ordered some new bags that will be a better fit. I will reveal some pictures tomorrow morning!

I will be updating the Nutritional Information on Glo Bars again tonight so keep your eyes peeled. I was calculating the nutritional info for my Heaven Peanut Butter Brownie Bomb Glo bars and I made a shocking discovery- these are the lowest in calories out of ALL my bars!!!!!!! I am so shocked because these bars are by far the most rich and indulgent tasting out of all of them.

Enjoy your evening! Hubby is home…yay!! :D


Don’t forget the US Glo Bar giveaway goes until tomorrow!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I have a can of pumpkin and was JUST thinking of mixing it in my GM. I’m glad to hear it’s amazing…then again when are GMs NOT!? Have a good night, Angela!


Jen July 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Ok I think this is your BEST green smoothie yet!!!!!!!!!! mmmmmm


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Wow, definitely a neat mixture. What a unique idea to add crushed graham crackers! LOVE IT! :D



Jessica July 23, 2009 at 8:38 pm

oh my that looks and sounds good!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

LOVE pumpkin and will be trying this ASAP!


Jess July 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I’m going to have to try the pumpkin one – especially in the fall!


kelly July 23, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Yummy!! Do you just steam your spinach in the micro and for how long? Thanks – I love my GMs!


Gillian July 23, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Don’t feel bad about not working out till today after Sunday’s race .. cuz I sure didn’t get to the gym till today either!!! hahahaha

I felt like such a slacker but since you were in the same boat I don’t feel bad now — lol!!

Back into er hardcore next week – have to start training for potential half marathon in the fall!!


Shelby July 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm

That’s it…I’m buying pumpkin ASAP!


[email protected] RunningAroundNormal July 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Pumpkin Pie Monster! Sounds awesome. Will definitely be trying this one on a rainy day.


Alex July 23, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Graham crackers??? OH YES SHE DID!!!

Good for you for taking a break, Angela. There’s nothing to feel guilty about! Shame has no role in being healthy!

…So uh, do you wear your medals to bed? CAUSE I WOULD!


britt July 23, 2009 at 10:35 pm

oohh…a pumpkin pie green monster. i will definitely have to try that one when i can get some pumpkin and graham crackers (yumm!!) in this house. have a great night!


leslie July 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm

i have to try pumpkin in a smooothie. i haven’t been craving it because of summer, but this sounds too good!


Bec July 23, 2009 at 11:26 pm

i dont like bananas so I will be trying this for sure!


WholeBodyLove July 23, 2009 at 11:33 pm

I may have to “borrow” some of my daughter’s organic grahams for a pumpkin pie green monster! Yum! Congrats again on the race!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 24, 2009 at 3:48 am

So were you sore at all?? I was mega sore after my half :(

What is with the weather in Ontario?! I am a bit nervous for August! Sheesh.


Susan July 24, 2009 at 8:54 am

Don’t feel bad about skipping a few workouts this week. I basically took another rest week after my triathlon. Not so much because I needed it physically, but I think I was mentally drained from all the training leading up to it. It only lasted a week though, now I’m pumped and super motivated again, you will be too :D


Tracy July 24, 2009 at 10:07 am

Angela, I’m just wondering, why do you steam the spinach?


Treadmill July 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I love that picture of the glass on the table. Did you take that? are you a pro photographer?

I may try the pumpkin drink over this weekend. I’ll leave my opinion but it sounds very interesting.


Laura July 27, 2009 at 9:13 am

I made this this morning. This is the first time I’ve made a GM with tofu. I found that it affected the texture. I love pumpkin and pumpkin pie anything (I often add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to yogurt, for instance) so I was slightly disappointed with the texture on this one. The taste was great, though. I will leave out the tofu the next time I make it. Having said that, I like tofu generally, just maybe not in my GM.

I loved the green colour!


Jessica Fig October 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I know this is an older post but I just made a variation of this… 1.5 cups spinach, 1 cup lacinato kale, 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk, splash of light canned coconut milk, 2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1 tsp cinnamon, pinch nutmeg, tsp blackstrap molasses, touch of pure maple syrup, 1 frozen banana, and 4 ice cubes. Maybe next time I’ll be brave enough to toss in some tofu! ;) And I’m sure graham cracker crumbs would also be an amazing addition. Maybe I’ll try to make some of your vegan graham crackers…
Thank you for inspiring me to put pumpkin in my Green Monsters! It is SO good! :)))


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