The Monday Morning Monster

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 26, 2010

Good morning!


It’s Friday, right? :) Please?

The Good thing about working on the weekend:

  • I don’t feel overwhelmed Monday morning.

The Bad thing about working on the weekend:

  • It feels like it should be Friday.


Yesterday, Eric and I both were buzzing around getting all sorts of things accomplished. I don’t know what got into us, but we were on FIYA. Don’t you love days like that? Eric did a ton of housework, laundry, manly things in the basement, and Glo Bar labeling. ;)


I love when he gets in his cleaning-spree moods! I wish I could bottle it…


I was all business baking in the kitchen. I worked on the GF + Raw Glo Bar (getting there!) and I also made 240 Adore Glo Bars.

Stay tuned Tuesday at 10am EST for a limited number of coupons and the release of the variety pack and Adore Glo Bars!

After baking for 10 hours, I had to COOK!

There is nothing worse than having to cook dinner after a day of physical labour. The good thing about living in the sticks is that no restaurants will deliver to you. :mrgreen: I did promise Eric the In A Jiffy Spelt Veggie Burgers! It is a good thing they are ready in a Jiffy…


For the delicious recipe, see here!


Before going into the oven…


I processed too long and the burgers got very smooth. I prefer them chunky! Whoops.


I doubled the batch and made large burgers so I cranked up the heat to 400F and cooked 20 minutes on each side until golden brown.


I decided I wanted a mix of delightful toppings so I made this fun mix of salsa, avocado, and roasted red pepper hummus:



Along with my friend Mary…



Love these burgers! I made 15 patties. Eric and I will enjoy them for lunches this week and I also froze some too.


It was a fabulous meal. I may or may not have snuck a third burger as I was putting them away. They are just so addictive.


This morning I felt like a zombie

I awoke at 6:30am, but I could have sworn it was more like 2am. I was NOT glowing, my friends. Not glowing, no sir-eee.

I decided there was only one way to remedy this situation!



Monday Morning Monster:

  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 3 big handfuls organic spinach
  • 1 tsp raw maca powder
  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Wheatgrass powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia flour (ground chia seeds)
  • 1 frozen banana




Isn’t this measuring cup cute? I have seen oats in measuring cups on a few blogs and I thought a GM would look cute in one!

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Time to get crack-a-lackin’. Eric and I are swimming laps tonight- I’m already excited! :) Two months ago, if you told me that I would be swimming laps with my husband on a regular basis (and training for a Try-a-tri) I would have laughed in your face!

Today’s question- Have you done something or accomplished a goal that really surprised yourself and proved your doubts wrong? Are there any doubts you still haven’t proved wrong but want to?

I used to see people running half marathons and I thought to myself that I could never complete one myself. I just didn’t think I had it in me. I really surprised myself when I completed my first two last year and surpassed both of my time goals. I also used to say that I would never do a triathlon. To be honest, it still scares me, but here I am taking small steps each day to hopefully prove myself wrong. You don’t know until you try, right? ;)

Other doubts of mine that I have not proved wrong are running a marathon. I just don’t know if my injury-prone body could handle it!


“If anything is worth trying at all, it’s worth trying at least 10 times.”
~Art Linkletter

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Nicole, RD April 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

Holy Glo Bars! You’ve been busy! I love the “I was not glowing” — too cute :)

I think running a 1/2 marathon with 5 weeks of training will be a success. After 3 long runs, I’m feeling confident, and I sure wasn’t 3 weeks ago!


Kim April 26, 2010 at 11:55 am

I’m not sure why I haven’t tried your burger recipe yet, but I’ve decided I have to add it into my quick budget recipe list. I’ve been on a tuna burger spree these days, so this will be good to change it up.

Also, as far as doubts are concerned, I applied to go back to school to be a Registered Dietitian even though I didn’t have the money, wasn’t sure I’d be healthy enough, don’t have a computer at home, etc, etc, etc. Everyone thought I was crazy, and I was full of what-am-I-THINKING? doubts but I got in, got financial aid, and I’m going to school!

So yes, love bloggers like yourself that remind us we CAN do it.


Angela (ohsheglows) April 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I can relate to those thoughts a lot! Good for you!


[email protected] April 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

LOOK AT ALL THEM BARS- loveeeee it.

is it weird that i find the showering spinach pic kinda sexy? (yes i thought so lol)


Angela (ohsheglows) April 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

LOL only a green monster lover would see spinach as food porn!


Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow April 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Monday’s are always so hard when you don’t feel like you are glowing! But as you did, the green man will always help change the path of your day. :)

Accomplishing a surprising goal…I have two actually.

1. Starting my new business as a wellness coach and completing the wellness coach training! I just never thought I had it in me to leave my job, do something all on my own and be so IN LOVE WITH IT!

2. I’m currently doing a fitness program called Insanity. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and every day my goal is to just finish the workout. But I am surprised at how much strength I really have inside there! I just completed the first 14 days of it and feel amazing!


[email protected] April 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Wow, looks like a lot of work! It’s very inspiring, though :-) I work on the weekends too (waitressing), so I understand the feeling…


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I’m really proud that I’ve been able to work up to running 5+ km on the treadmill over the past few years! But I still have so much trouble running outside, which is why I haven’t signed up for a race yet. This summer I want to work up to running 5 km outside and then sign up for a race, and prove my doubts wrong! :D


Melissa April 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

What a productive weekend..those are awesome when they happen!
I’m a slowly starting to “try” things out of my comfort zone and it feels amazing to take one step at a time to accomplish something that seems like a HUGE mountain.


[email protected] April 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I never thought I could run a race longer than 10k. I’ve now completed one 10 miler, one half marathon, and one marathon. And I’m running my second half on Saturday! I have totally shattered all the notions I used to have about what I can and cannot do. Even this time a year ago, I would NEVER have believed that I would think of an 8 mile run as just a fun evening jog!

Now I just need to get faster… I would love to be able to qualify for Boston, but I’m not convinced that’s something I’ll ever be able to do. However, I’ve learned that nothing is impossible!


Cristin April 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Swimming was my accomplishment! I was so nervous I wouldn’t be able to do it. But I did. AND my husband and I actually took lessons together! We took about 6 in all I think and it was so worth it to have someone look at your form and tweak it for you. Have fun!


zestycook April 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Good to see I was not the only one doing some chores :). Good job Eric! The measuring cup is a perfect idea Those burgers look interesting – I may just give them a try.



Ariel April 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Totally unrelated to this blog, but once seeing the pics of all your goods in the food processor, i’ve come to the conclusion that YOU NEED a vita-mixer! I finally broke down last week at Costco & got one, and am wishing i would of got one 2 years ago when I first saw them! It’s cut 1/2 my kitchen appliances in half along w/time in half! FOR REALS tell Eric YOU NEED one, not want one…but NEED ONE! what other appliance can make hot soup in 7 minutes & the same machine make mouth watering smoothies? :)


Angela (ohsheglows) April 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm

hahaha I love this….


Brooke April 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Love the Green Monster in a measuring cup. I did this just yesterday. I had it sitting out from making my Green Monster and thought “Why make another dish I have to wash, use the measuring cup that is already dirty”. Worked perfect since I do not have a dish washer.


Jil April 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Wow! Productivity at its finest!! The burgers look delicious.


Mo April 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

On your doubts about completing a marathon….. I think that you have proven that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to!

I am SO hungry after looking at those pics!


Triathlonbabe April 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I have been looking for a good healthy veggie patty recipe and here you go, thanks! I love it when DH gets in cleaning moods because then I can get other things done!

I had those delicious banana splitz VOO this AM and they filled me up, even though I’m under the weather today due to horrible allergies and a bad head cold. Ugh!

All of your blogs about triathlons are giving me the itch to get back in again. Haven’t done a triathlon since 2008 where I did my first ocean swim and my first Olympic distance tri. Woohoo!

I have a question, if your glo-bakery shows sold out on items, can we still order and just be a back order type situation?


Annie D. April 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I LOVE BEING PRODUCTIVE!!! I feel so much better at the end of the day knowing that a lot is off of my plate and not just hanging around waiting to be completed!! :o)

Green monsters are the best way to fuel productivity.


Dana April 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Love your question today!
I ran a 15K that I never thought I would finish and overcame my fear of public speaking through Toastmasters. :D All thanks to the man upstairs!


Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary April 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Yup! Starting my blog :D


kallie April 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

came across your blog about a month ago and i was just dropping by to mention i LOVE it. :) i started blogging a couple months back, and though i have yet to try a green monster (im in college and blenderless) i have been inspired to attempt cooking with greater effort!


Melissa @ For the Love of Health April 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Amazing photos!!

Definitely yes to your question! I got into law school after being out of school for 4 years! :-)


Jess - The Domestic Vegan April 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Damn, those burgers look AMAZING!!! Yum!


Vivian April 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

The Glo Bars looks good – a very productive weekend, indeed. Can’t wait to try some, sometime!


Lin April 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm

You are such a good wife! If I had to bake 240 of ANYTHING, I can guarantee you we’d be going out for dinner… LOL. btw, like some of your other readers, I also loved the picture of the showering spinach! haha


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I just finished my first half and I have to remind myself what an accomplishment that is sometimes. For some reason, I don’t feel like it’s that big of deal I ran 13 miles. However, if you asked me 2 years ago I wouldn’t have even been able to phantom the idea of running a half, let alone a single mile!


Stacey April 26, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Wow that’s a lot of bars and 10 hrs, amazing. I hope you get sometime to stop and rest and enjoy some fun.


Katherine April 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm

stacks on deck in your kitchen! looks delicious


Hannah April 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Angela I made those burgers!! They were sooo good; I loved them!! I even did the avocado and salsa as dips-yum! Thank you :)


Kelly April 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Have you ever put silken tofu into your green monsters? Would you recommend trying?


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