Green Morning To You

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

I added a bunch of green monster recipes over at Green Monster Movement last night, go on over and check em out! :)

I was up around 5:30 this morning tending to some Glo Bakery business. I’m a bit behind in my work so the next few mornings are going to be early ones to try and get caught up. My week started off like it should- with TWO healthy doses of green!


The sun is finally shining today. I hope it stays that way because I have yet to get out for a run since my 10 mile race!

Today’s green monster is not one I would replicate…

  • 2 apricots (made it much too bitter!!!)
  • 1/3 banana
  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Wheatgrass powder
  • 1 squirt Kyolic garlic
  • 1/3 cup watermelon (couldn’t even taste it :( )
  • 3 cups spinach- lightly steamed
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 4 cubes ice


It sure looked pretty but it was very bitter- even after I added 1/3 of a banana. I would not recommend using apricots unless you are willing to mask the bitterness with a ton of added fruit.



You can now follow Glo Bakery on Twitter here (@globakery), Green Monster Movement here (@ilikeitgreen), and of course OSG here (@ohsheglows)

Funny story I tweeted about this weekend:

Eric made my green monster for me on Saturday since I was in such a rush. I drank it and it tasted nice and everything. AFTER, I finished my GM he told me ever so nonchalantly, ‘I couldn’t get the frozen peel off the banana so I just threw in the peel along with the banana.’

Oh. My. God.

I almost died!!!!!!!!!!!!

My stomach started to churn and I swear I had stomach pains from the peel. Maybe it was all psychological, but I was not happy knowing there was a black peel in my belly! GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!


Today’s question: What is the worst ingredient you’ve ever tried in a green monster?

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Misty July 27, 2009 at 10:39 am

I had the same problem as Eric with getting the peel off the frozen bananas… I started peeling them before I froze them. It’s much easier! Just peel and wrap in saran wrap or put in a baggie in the freezer! I also break in half before freezing…..makes the cold banana much easier to work with! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2009 at 10:41 am

Yes I usually do that too, but I was in a rush Friday night and just threw it in the freezer without thinking. Eric then googled banana peels on the internet and he found out they are supposedly SUPER healthy and filled with serotonin. LOL.


Erica July 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

hahahhaha guys are so funny- that is hilarious that he left the peel on. I think I’m going to make a monster this afternoon…I need some good healthy fuel before our Body Step launch!


Jess July 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

The worst ingredient would be un-ground flax seed. It was so gritty! Ugh!


Tara July 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

I definitely had to do the same thing this morning. I couldnt get the peel off the frozen banana. So you arent the only one who had Green Monster with some peel in it!


Danielle C. July 27, 2009 at 10:47 am

Ewwww banana peel! I wonder if it has some random nutrients that are super good for you? LOL.

My worst combo was blueberries and raspberries together. Much too bitter, even 1/2 a banana didn’t help at all. It needed a couple of strawberries. I still drank it because I don’t like to waste but I plugged my nose a lot.


coco July 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

Eric is so fun! I can’t imagine the taste of banana peel! :)

Worst combo? I think it’s actually kale with no banan in it. I know you like it a lot, but the GM with only kale and Almond Breeze was gross.


Rosey Rebecca July 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

LOL That’s so funny!! I’m sure it was just psychological!!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

HAHAHAHA that banana peel story is hilarious! Totally something the Mister would do, too!


Whitney July 27, 2009 at 10:53 am

Oh jeez! MEN! hahahahaha. The worst thing I ever put in a GM was celery. I had to throw it out. UGH.


Jaimie July 27, 2009 at 10:54 am

Angela, I tried my first green monster this morning and it was more like sludge. My ingredients included: 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana, couple hand fulls of fresh spinach, 2 tablespoons of flax, 5 frozen strawberries, and 1/2 cup of ice. Maybe I used too much ice/frozen things? I am also not sure I liked the almond milk (this was my first time trying it). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

It looks like not enough liquid. You need at least 1 cup of milk/liquid to make it ‘drinkable’ :) try that and see! I also have never been a big fan of strawberries in mine, but perhaps I am just eating ones that are too tart! ~A


Kristen July 27, 2009 at 11:01 am

I know it sounds weird- but I actually cannot stand banana in smoothies. Even half a banana in an entire blender full of smoothie makes it unpalatable for me. So while I actually haven’t put it in a green monster, that would be the worst ingredient for me.
As for one I DID put in, I put almond butter in once and found the taste to be overwhelming. All I could taste was the almond butter- so I don’t think I’ll do that again.


Ashley July 27, 2009 at 11:10 am

A full packet of Amazing Grass. YUCK! Instead I use half packets, sometimes I can only stomach a quarter packet.

Something you might like Angela! Try carrot juice in your smoothie! I added half a bottle of the Odwalla Carrot Juice into my normal mix instead of milk which includes two big handfuls of spinach, a banana, cup of frozen blueberries, 2 tablespoons of flax, and half cup whatever fun fruit I have on hand. Today that was raspberries. The carrot juice really changed the flavor up. It was great!


Michelle Hisae July 27, 2009 at 11:13 am

Worst ingredient? Probably protein powder. You use a bad protein powder and it all goes down the drain. Pick wisely!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 27, 2009 at 11:13 am

Hahaha that is hilarious! Atleast we know it’s somewhat edible now…emphasis on the ‘somewhat.’ I love that he googled it :)


Paige @ Running Around Normal July 27, 2009 at 11:25 am

OK, first off, that is absolutely hilarious! Men…

The worst ingredient I’ve ever included is probabaly either an apricot or kale (sorry..I know you like it, but I deeedn’t.)


Amanda @ Panda Lunch July 27, 2009 at 11:25 am

That is absolutely hilarious about the banana peel! The worst thing I ever put in was too many mixed berries, all the seeds ruined it for me!


Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 27, 2009 at 11:26 am

hahaha that banana peel story is hilarious! Such a guy thing to do! I think the worst taste for me would be HEMP protein powder. I didn’t realize it’s the hemp I can’t stand until trying a few protein powders with hemp int hem and hating them ALL. I couldn’t even stand the Amazing Meal Protein powder.. blech! makes me want to puke!


Mandy A July 27, 2009 at 11:40 am

Oh man! Too funny! Kind of anyway… haha

i freeze my bananas without the peel! I could never get the peel off otherwise! Too much of a pain!


Gillian July 27, 2009 at 11:49 am

There is something so heartwarming about him admitting afterwards and also googling it. You guys are wonderful! Btw your party drinks and eats looked awesome!


Jessica July 27, 2009 at 11:52 am

ROFL the peel!!!! LOL.


Susan July 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I saw that tweet! That is too funny. Banana peel sounds worse than kiwi or mango peel (which still churns my stomach when I see it on other blogs).

Love those GM glasses too, so elegant ;)


MarathonVal July 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Hilarious!!! That is totally something my husband would do too!!! He only likes fruit that he doesn’t have to cut up, wash, or peel lol.

I know you disagree, but I don’t care for cantaloupe in my GM which is ironic because it’s SO good fresh!


Carla July 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

100% kale. Gross. Instead I use one kale leaf and a huge handful of spinach leaves to mask the bitterness. Angela, are you familiar with the book “Eat Right for Your Type?” I’ve had the thin volume of food lists for years and swear it makes a huge difference in my digestion and energy level. I choose all of my ingredients based on those lists. For each category (fruits, meat, veggies, grains, etc) there are three sections that divides the foods according to highly beneficial for your blood type, neutral (not harmful but also not a superstar), and negative. I bought the Type O volume. Anything I eat on the negative list always gives me indigestion and makes me drowsy. Some of those foods I blame for years of low energy and borderline depression. Gradually using this book and eating a gluten-free diet has made a huge difference in my emotional well being. Just thought I’d share.


OSGMOM July 27, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Tell Eric he has now up’d you one — Do you remember your beginning cooking days at the age of 12, and the recipe that called for Frozen Peas?!! I love Ashley’s suggestion of carrot juice. I am definitely going to try that in my green monster.


Jen (Jennie in Wonderland) July 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I love boys! My bf just looks blankly at my Green Monsters. Once I made one with just spinach and oat milk and chugged it down because I needed an energy boost. He seriously thought I was insane! :-)

Some of the worst things I’ve had in mine … probably kale (way too bitter), peaches (I couldn’t taste them, I don’t think they were ripe enough) and celery (just very acidic and gross for some reason).

Do you shop at Superstore or Sobeys? I moved away from Canada a year ago (I live in England at the moment) and I really miss some things about the grocery stores, but not the produce. I mean, the apples were succulent and delish (esp in Nova Scotia), but the organic stuff is SO expensive. It’s actually more reasonable over here.


Katerina July 27, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Arugula, bitter and spicy. Enough said.


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now July 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Ha! I would have gagged!!


TrainerT July 27, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I always enjoy your insight, thank you so much!

That has got to be the funniest thing I have read that a man has done in a very long time. First I was thinking, what a sweetie…then it went to OMG uggg.

I have to let you know my x brother in law was told my my sis to put the extention cord on the freezer and he did. Well she ment to plug it in, and all the stuff went bad!

You just never know it could be what they say is true, men are from mars women are from venus.


Laura July 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm

My boyfriend did that with mango once… yuck!


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