The Monday Morning Monster

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

Good morning!

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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.

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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. ;)

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

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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…

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For the delicious recipe, see here!

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Before going into the oven…

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

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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.

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

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Along with my friend Mary…

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

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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.

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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!

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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

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Deeelish!

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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!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAITLIN!!!

“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!

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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.

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

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

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[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)

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

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

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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!

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[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…

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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

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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.

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[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!

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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!

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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.

zest

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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? :)

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

hahaha I love this….

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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.

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Jil April 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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!

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

Yup! Starting my blog :D

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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!

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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! :-)

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

Damn, those burgers look AMAZING!!! Yum!

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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!

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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

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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!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ 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.

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Katherine April 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm

stacks on deck in your kitchen! looks delicious
Katherine

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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 :)

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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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