The Green Monster

Posted by Jenn @ livewellfit on January 20th, 2010
Filed under Beachbody, Fabulous food | 10 Comments »

I was thinking today about some of the various topics I would like to eventually talk about here on my lovely blog and suddenly I thought of one that you must know about now. Not only is this the greatest thing since the peanut butter stirrer but incorporating this meal in your nutrition plan will make you a healthier, more vibrant and all around fabulous individual.

Let me give you….THE GREEN MONSTER!!!!

Now, The Green Monster deserves some explanation. About a year ago I became somewhat obsessed with smoothies for breakfast. Had one every day on my way to work, felt happy and satisfied. But after a month or two I was quite bored with my smoothie repertoire. So I began searching for new recipes. I had just started following a few healthy food blogs and I came across Angela at Oh She Glows. Not only did I love Angela and her sweet self, but I loved what she was having every morning for breakfast. Enter Green Monster.

Angela had created a vamped up smoothie each day that would have anywhere from 3-6 cups of spinach, fresh or frozen fruit, one of a few vegan powders, almond milk or the like and various other ingredients. Check out the website that she has now purely dedicated to the Green Monster Movement. Naturally I had to try one of these! Fast forward a year, I have a green monster just about every single day! Oh my goodness do these things taste good! It's like having a chocolate shake or fruit sherbet shake everyday. And the best best part, even aside from how good they taste: If I'm feeling run down, tired or even a bit sick = GREEN MONSTER! I was around all sorts of sickies in December who were spreading their cold and flu germs (including the fiance) and I never got sick once. Not even close. Who do I owe that to? My cozy little Green Monster.

Here is my all time favorite and basic recipe:

  • 1 cup almond milk (or any type of milk)
  • 4-6 cups of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (the key ingredient!)
  • ice cubes

Blend away!

I always build up from there. My current fav is adding a scoop of Shakeology.

Shakeology is a nutritional shake formula created by Beachbody that has an incredible list of ingredients. I'm talking over 10 cups of vegetables in 1 small scoop of this magical powder! I truly believe that a significant piece to my health can be attributed to this product. I have tasted many of protein powders in my day and this powder is down right incredible. I drink my shake for either breakfast or after a hard workout when I need good nutrients and fast. This is where my energy comes from folks. And I can tell you from a weight stand point, I have continued to lose inches around my waist, hips and just about everywhere else since drinking more of my monsters with shakeology in it. But that is such a small bonus compared to how I FEEL! This shake has provided my body the material it needs to go and go and go. Every day I know that I am improving my health and my body with a monster in it. If you have questions about Shakeology or would like to experiment with it in your smoothies, email me!

Now it's your turn to go out and make yourself a Green Monster! Don't be afraid. You can't even taste the spinach! I promise! And the best part, as you slurp down your drink you can rest assure that you are filling your body with the cleanest, greatest and most satisfying nutrients out there!

If anyone tries a monster for the first time…leave a comment. I'll send you a trial packet of Shakeology as a reward for treating your body so well. I know you'll be hooked. :)

Go enjoy your day!

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10 Responses to “The Green Monster”

  1. Deana says:

    I haven't tried "The Green Monster", however; with all of this motivational talk around me lately I've been working on adding positive aspects to my life too. Today I was searching around and found a book I thought I'd like and then after getting the e-mail notification from your blog just moments later I thought I'd share it with you. I just ordered it about 5 minutes ago, so I haven't read it yet, but I read an excerpt online "The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun" by Gretchen Rubin. Looks like it's going to be a nice and hopefully inspirational read…now if I can find the time between, work, school and life to actually read it I'll be off to a good start.

  2. Angela says:

    So glad you liked it!!! =) Have fun experimenting. Thanks for spreading the word too.

  3. livewellfit says:

    Thanks Angela! You are such a gal. :) As are your green monsters.

  4. livewellfit says:

    That sounds fun Deana! Please let me know what you think. I'm always reading books like that these days. I'm just as bad finding the reading time though. There are never enough hours!

  5. whydeprive says:

    Im in LOVE with Green Monsters. Theyre amazing!
    I was devastated this morning because I broke my blender and tried to make one in my food processor. Doesnt work btw.
    So I MAY have taken my parents blender to live at my house for a little while. Im sure they wont notice!

  6. Of course they won't notice Leah! :) You know, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

    So glad to hear of another monster lover.

  7. Melissa says:

    Hi Jenn!
    I'm Colleen's sister and just wanted to thank you for letting her know about the fabulous Green Monster! I just tried it tonight – SO delicious and nutritious! :-) I like that it's easy and filling too. I've enjoyed browsing some of your other posts on here too; best of luck with your new career!!

  8. Hi Melissa!!!
    I'm sooo glad you liked the GM. I couldn't agree more…it by far feels like the best thing I can put in my body! I think I may need to have a green monster tasting or something like that in the near future. :) We'll get ya to Boston for that!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Mireya says:

    This past week, I stumbled upon the green monster movement for the first time and have been making them non-stop ever since! They are fabulous! I am having tons of fun experimenting with different ingredients :)

  10. admin says:

    Hi Mireya!

    Isn't the green monster movement fabulous! They will change your life my dear. :) And you're right, the ingredients are SO fun to play with. Enjoy!

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