suuuuuperrrr maaaan

Again…SO much to talk about!  I could filter, but I choose not to….


I ate my Green Monster SIAB Kath style.  I’ve never really done this before [except with the Rush Bowls made at the store] and I enjoyed it SO much more.  Here’s why:

  1. Kept me eating longer.  I tend to guzzle this so much faster in a cup!
  2. My hands didn’t get cold holding the glass.  Major PLUS in the AM when it’s chilly!
  3. I got to use a fun spoon and SLURP my way through the bowl.
  4. You can’t really have granola topping when it’s in a glass…choke!


Not sure I’ll ever go back to drinking these from a cup, unless I’m on the go!  We’ll have to see :)


By the way, this was possibly my best Green Monster, with the pumpkin spice in close 2nd.  Holy.Moly.

Why so many photographs on the Cook’s magazines?  It’s a bright + fun backdrop and I have no money for new placemats/towels right now :)  Aaaand I have about +5yrs worth of these babies…so get used to it.


It’s a bird….it’s a plane…no, it’s Suuuuuuuuuuuper Maaaan Greeeeeeeen!!! [nerd.]


Suuuuuper Green – Green Monster 

  • 1c Ice
  • ~1c Rice Milk [or any milk]
  • 1/2 pack of vanilla rice protein powder [opt]
  • 1T chia seeds
  • 1/2t cinnamon [gotta get in my daily dose!]
  • 1c. frozen strawberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 2-3c spinach
  • 1 pack Amazing Grass Organic Wheatgrass

Topped with: 2T Bob’s Red Mill Muesli + 2T Back to Nature Pumpkin Seed Granola

  1. Blend on med/low until ingredients are combined and then blend on high for ~30sec until the frothy.

Enjoyed with a soup spoon.


Interested in Amazing Grass’s products?  Click the link in my left sidebar to get more detailed information + to purchase.  You won’t regret it.  These leave me feeling refreshed + full of energy…seriously.  I don’t feel quite as stuffed as when I eat oats but it still keeps me full for just as long.  Don’t worry though…I’m not giving up oats..hehe

If you’re curious, this smoothie had NO wheat grass taste or texture at all.  It is a great beginner green smoothie.  You can pick up the single packs to experiment with at Whole Foods and many other health stores. 


Even though Kenna + I are not on speaking terms, she is pretty darn cute.  She LOVES my yoga mat.  I however don’t appreciate the mess of fur that she leaves behind.  Why are we not on speaking terms?  Well, I won’t get too specific…but…said dog may like to eat brown stinky things she leaves on the ground outside.  You know, if you eat too much of anything…it’s going to come back up.  Use your imagination and then think about cleaning it off of the kitchen floor + entry rug + dog bed + upstairs carpet.  GAH!!!!!!!!!!!  FAIL.

But look at her cute mismatched ears ;)


Dakota found a sun spot on my yoga mat and was soaking it in.


Now whaaaaaaaaat!?  I did a bunch of crapola during the day, ie: applying to jobs, changing resume around, emails, errands, etc.  I seriously stay SO busy with no job.  I guess that’s good though!

Lunch.  I was dying to eat more of the Lentil Apple Walnut Loaf


The sunlight is so much friendlier to food photos!


Love love love the texture + flavors of this loaf.  Katie pointed out this loaf looks moist and then said how “loaf” and “moist” are not appetizing words.  I completely agree.  I don’t like the words “meat” “loaf” or “moist.”  But what shall we call this!?  Lentil Pie? hehe ;)

With a side salad + a piece of WF whole wheat toast swiped with AB + jam [hard to see the AB on there!]


I want to talk about the Vibrams but I think I’ll save that for a hopeful daytime post tomorrow.  Although I have a ba-jillion things to do as we have more company coming again.  [2 of Chris’s friends from NC]

I will answer 1 question though.  Megan wanted to know how I fit my toes into the fingers with socks on!? 

Answer: Creepy finger socks that fit into the creepy finger shoes!!!  More details to come!


I went for another run today, which might not have been the best idea since yesterday was my furthest run in the Vibrams.  I stopped to walk 3 times, during the 3 miles just to give my feet a little rest.  I feel some stress [not really pain] on the top of my foot, about 1-2” down from my last 2 toes.  I don’t want to get injured so I’m playing it safe.  Running on your toes works all different muscles and it takes some time getting used to!

I also did a speedy but effective Whittle My Middle:

  • Front Plank + Side Planks – 45sec
  • Torso Twist – 24 reps with 10lbs
  • Bicycle – 65 reps
  • Plank Ups – 16 reps
  • Boat Pose – 24 reps

Aaaand then there was……


A party!  Happpppy Birthday Hovan!

The theme was Southern Potluck.  I made Kelsey’s Slaw from our 24, 24, 24 night!!  WF was out of purple cabbage, which is much prettier.  Oh well, it was still super tasty.  I love that it’s not full of mayo [just a touch] and has a nice sweet vinegar flavor. 



I also made super easy beer bread that we made that night too.  It is pretty delicious fresh out of the oven but I found that the texture gets a bit tuff the next day.  Maybe it’s the beer?  Not sure…


Kurtz loves being my blog model.  He said “I even turned the bottle so the label was facing out!” :)


Happy Bday Hov!


Ann likes to model for my photos too.  I can thank Ann for forcing asking me to sign up for the 1/2 marathon…She’s very convincing.


Ann’s plate was prettier than mine.  I had pulled pork but no bun. I knew dessert was coming and didn’t want to be full!  I also had slaw, crazy delicious baked beans, corn chowder, and beer bread. Comforting + delish.


I’m a sucker for oatmeal choco chip coooookies!!



While singing “happpppy biiiiirthday toooo youuuuuuuuuuuu”




A mess of chocolate strawberry cake + ice cream cake…Which immediately put me into a sugar high + then I crashed.  It was super tasty but I hate that crash feeling!


Ali + Hovan!  Remember, Ali’s birthday was this past Saturday?


I love this action sequence.  Totally adorable!  They had no idea I was snapping..hehe






A few random things…

  1. Kath asked if you can omit the Kombu in the lentil loaf recipe.  Yes, definitely.
  2. In subbing Arrowroot for cornstarch, you need to sub 2:3 [2T arrowroot in place of 3T cornstarch]
  3. I’m making a tab at the top to organize the CO blogger meet-up on Feb. 13th.  It will be much more organized this way :) Everyone can leave comments if they are coming + what they are bringing. 

Night!  Yesss…done before midnight.  Now on to a few more things + then bed!