Green Monster Float

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 30, 2009

Last night Eric and I were doing some Glo accounting in QuickBooks and we were a bit frazzled by the end of it! There is so much to figure out, so many things to enter…oh boy…don’t even get me started!

We needed to just get outside for a nice walk in nature to calm our nerves a bit.

The rain moved out yesterday and it was a really beautiful evening with a gorgeous sunset. Finally, nice weather (same with this morning too!).


As you can see, I didn’t wear the best walking shoes! Oops :)

Wildlife #1:


We have a whole family of bunnies that live right beside our house! You can’t go outside without seeing a few. We love their cottontails the most. ;)

Anyone know what kind of berries these are?




Wildlife #2: Canadian Geese (Love the babies!)


The mama was hissing at us for approaching!


Then she shouted at the kids to get in the pond:


Sun is setting…


So serene and peaceful out.


It was dark by the time we got home. I think we were gone for an hour maybe? A walk always calms our nerves and we felt so much better once we figured out some solutions for our problems.


PS- Sketchie ate a HUGE spider last night, which I will assume was the Treadmill Spider since he is no longer hovering over my treadmill anymore!!!! Eric and I both witnessed it in shock/delight. Sketchie eats ANY moving object. He is a ninja. He can catch any fly that whizzes by him with no problem.

Just a reminder of when he was a kitten (ninja fighter?):


Need I say more? ;)


Last night I started to dream up some fun new foods to make and I was really excited for breakfast this morning (more so than usual!)


Feeling Zesty Green Monster ‘Float’


  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup almond breeze
  • 3 cups spinach, lightly steamed
  • 1 heaping T chia seeds (so addicted)
  • 2-3 cubes ice
  • Gena’s Banana Softserve
  • Lime zest

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My inspiration here was Kath’s classic method of placing the almond/peanut butter on the spoon and ‘dipping’ it into the oats. Today I wanted to try a similar intriguing technique with the banana softserve! Sounds fun, right?


It was so delicious. The green monster wasn’t very sweet, but I had a delicious taste of the soft serve in each bite because it was ‘floating’ around in the bowl.


To save some time, I pre-made the green monster last night and popped it into the bowl in the fridge. All I had to do this morning was pop the frozen bananas into the food processor for a couple minutes to create the ‘softserve’. Then I ‘dalloped’ it onto the green monster, and garnished it with lime zest.



See you at lunch for two more fun + new food creations! I’m off for a run while this weather is beautiful and sunny out. :)


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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Help Meghan Run July 30, 2009 at 8:57 am

Yum! I love putting almond butter on top of…well, anything. :)


april July 30, 2009 at 8:59 am

I love your float! I never would have thought of that.. what a cute idea!


Lori S July 30, 2009 at 9:04 am

Hi Angela, those Berries look like like red currents. Current bushes have thorns on the stems I think. My elderly neighbor grows them and we always get jam every Christmas.


MarathonVal July 30, 2009 at 9:04 am

OMG, Gena’s soft serve would be good on a piece of cardboard, I DEFINITELY have to try it in a GM!!! Good call Angela!


Run Niki Run July 30, 2009 at 9:06 am

Sketchie IS a ninja! I wish my cats could take care of bugs for me. They like watching flies and spiders, but the most they do is gently bat at them and make funny noises…


Maura July 30, 2009 at 9:12 am

Wow! That ninja-Sketch picture is pretty great. So cute!
I just tried the banana soft serve a few days ago and it changed my life, I swear. Making a green monster float is a really great idea. I’m going to have to skip out on my oats tomorrow and try that. :)


Ruth (Plentiful Plants) July 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

That smoothie bowl looks awesome! And those berries look like red currants to me too, my parents had several bushes of them (both red and black) and my mom makes jelly out of them, but they’re pretty nice fresh too (with a bit of sweetener)


Lori July 30, 2009 at 9:24 am

I think those are currants, but I would take some to your local garden center and ask for sure.

Sketchie is so cute! My cat eats bugs, too – which is nice LOL


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

ninja kitty is so cute!! Nice that he’s on spidey patrol! ;)

Can’t wait to see the new food creations!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 30, 2009 at 9:36 am

Sketchie says ‘thanks’ for appreciating his ninja qualities! ;)


Paige @ Running Around Normal July 30, 2009 at 9:39 am

What a beautiful walk! Such a pretty sky. And of course I always appreciate when you post pics of Sketchie – SO cute.


Gena (Choosing Raw) July 30, 2009 at 9:48 am

Oh wow. Mama, you just took soft serve to a new level of awesome.


Ashley July 30, 2009 at 9:57 am

Taking a good walk when frazzled is the best!!

I <3 Sketchie. And the baby geese


Shelby July 30, 2009 at 9:59 am

That sounds delicious! I love fun foods like that =)


Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers_ July 30, 2009 at 10:04 am

Good old QB! Feel free to email me if you have any questions – I use QuickBooks on the daily at work (I’m a boring old bookkeeper). As well, when I first started using it I borrowed a copy of QuickBooks for dummies from the library. Very helpful!


Michelle July 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

I keep hearing everyone talk about this banana soft serve…I don’t have a food processer though, would it work in a blend? Or anything else?


Jess July 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

heeey i think those are the berries i ate as a midmorning snack today (picture on my blog) but maybe you shouldn’t eat them; they might a different kind and i wouldn’t want you poisoned!!!


allijag July 30, 2009 at 10:38 am

That Sketchie pic cracks me up every time! :) He’s quite talented!


tj July 30, 2009 at 10:45 am

CURRENTS! Those are my favorite! They are tart! I used to sneak out into my moms garden and my mom would find me with those in my pockets as a 2 year old! lol


Madelin @ What is for breakfast? July 30, 2009 at 11:24 am

What a cute bunny!!!


Mandy A July 30, 2009 at 11:38 am

haha love the ninja kitty picture!

And the animal pictures! Too cute!

I am very guilty of walking in flip flops… everywhere!


Karen July 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm

MizFit has a great guest post up today about mixing things up on the treadmill…seems apropos…


Jessica July 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Aw you look so cute!
The green monster looks yummy!


Alex July 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Aw, jeez! I GOTTA try that banana soft serve!!!

Ps. Where is that park? I live in TO and I’m always looking for pretty green spots :) Bonus with geese!


Rebeca July 30, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Holy Shit… Sketchie… I love :)

Mmm GM float… sounds fab


Kate July 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Seconding what Alex said above, which park is that? Am also in Toronto and curious. Love the blog.


Marie July 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I’m – unfortunately – terribly allergic to cats and can’t go near one in real life, but I always love to see the pictures of Sketchie. ;-) He seems like quite a personality!

The berries look like red currants to me, too. It could be a wild bush as well (they’re also edible and often very good) – but if you’re even a little unsure, I’d show the berries to someone in the neighborhood (it’s a bit difficult to see from the picture). We have several bushes of them (among other berries) in our garden, and closer, they should look like this:


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm

What a gorgeous night! It’s so nice to be able to set outside and get a break with the beautiful summer weather. :)

AWESOME green smoothie! Such a neat idea with the soft serve.



RunToFinish July 30, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Since I have been working crazy days, I premade a few green monsters and it has been so helpful!


Katharina July 30, 2009 at 6:56 pm

You have such a creative mind! The float is such an awesome idea :D


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