Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Debut of the GREEN Monster!

Look what came in the mail!!!!!

Amazing Grass sent me samples of each of their 5 drink mixes (and it only cost about $2.50 to get them here). I have been wanted to try these since I saw them on Caitlin's blog, and I couldn't wait to make a GREEN Monster! Score!! But first ... breakfast:

I made what I like to call "Mocha Coconut Oatmeal." I usually am not a fan of oatmeal, but this I like. It includes:
- 1/2 cup coffee (I took from the pot I made for the morning)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1/2 cup organic quick oats
- On top I sprinkled a little shredded coconut and some mini chocolate chips

Delicious Mocha goodness!

For a mid-morning snack (got up early today for once!!) I made my first GREEN Monster!! Green Monsters are very popular in the food blogging world from what I have discovered. I think Angela started the trend! Anyway ... I decided to start with the most basic of the samples, the plain old GREEN SuperFood:

I mixed it with 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze and 1 banana and blended it real good in my magic bullet:

I pounded it back, and to my surprise ... It wasn't too bad!! It actually tasted pretty alright. The banana was probably a necessary addition, because it really helped to kill the grass taste. I will DEFINITELY be buying a pack of these! What a great way to get my greens in! All the ingredients are organic, dried green foods that are grown in the best conditions for the environment and for health. No fillers, no crap, no gluten, soy, or GMOs. A whole food supplement that provides a ridiculous amount of vitamins and minerals! I am sold.

I cannot wait to try the other kinds ... if this one is pretty good, I can only imagine that the chocolate one will be even better!

Have you had a green monster? Many people make them with fresh greens, but I think the Amazing Grass packets are much easier, and maybe/probably more potent! What do you use in your green monster?

1 comment:

Whitney@whitsgettingfit said...

Can't say I agree with the Amazing Grass love, but I'll finish up the ones I got at the Summit.