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The Green Monster Challenge

Last week, our weather warmed up into the 60’s and 70’s for a few days and it made me realize that I had sworn off green monsters for the season way too early!

You see, I am one of those people that can’t drink really cold stuff when it’s cold because then it is nearly impossible for me to warm back up.


But I decided that the benefits of drinking such an amazing and healthful smoothie far outweighed any discomfort the cold may cause me. Plus, it is still warmer than average here right now (it’s going to be 68 today)!

I was chatting on Twitter with Lauren from Lauren’s Gourmet about how I missed green monsters and she said “We should do a green monster challenge and try to have one everyday next week.”

So, here I am!

The Green Monster Challenge

It’s simple: Have one green monster a day, every day this week.

It can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I started my Monday off with a breakfast-sized GM. I love to start the day off with some veggies 🙂


  • 1 cup light vanilla soy milk
  • 1 sliced, frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 or 4 cups of fresh spinach

I would be remiss if I did not give a big shout out to Angela from Oh She Glows, who introduced the “green monster” to me to begin with. It has changed my life 🙂

Happy Monday friends!

p.s. Check out Eater Not a Runner’s first giveaway! Vegan goodies!!

Eggs a new way

First, check out my “guest post” over at the Green Monster Movement! What a great site…good job Ange 😉

This morning I knew I wanted eggs but not just my normal scrambled, I wanted to try something new, at home. I’ve had fried eggs before at a restaurant but even that seems like ages ago now.

I put a little bit of canola oil in the pan and cracked my two eggs open and put them in the skillet.


I let them cook until most of the whites had settled and then sprinkled some water on them and covered it until the yolks were firm.


Served with PB&J toast and a half glass of OJ!


I’m off to Six Flags with my family today and I’m hoping to be able to sneak some food in my bag because I hate the choices at amusement parks. The exception of course being the Ben & Jerry’s, he he.

Have a great Monday!