Breakfast

The Chill Factor

Goooooood mornin’!

I’m anxiously staring out my bedroom window at the sky right now. There’s a storm that’s supposed to hit today and I really need to squeeze in a ride before it does. However, its 40 degrees out! Biking in cold wind just isn’t that cool (or too cool, should I say)

Anyways, despite the chill I was craving a green monster this morning!

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I haven’t had one of these in forever! In the winter I just naturally crave hot meals….however this sounded awesome today.
I used:
1/2 scoop chocolate Amazing Meal (I’m out!) + 1/2 scoop Jay Robb protein powder
1 cup soymilk
1 frozen banana
HUGE handful raw spinach (probably 4 cups?)
1 tbsp peanut butter
3 ice cubes
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Chugging a mix of black and green tea right now and about to go, go, go!

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37 Comments

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    megan
    March 3, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I had a green monster this morning too πŸ™‚ I wonder how much spinach i’m actually getting sometimes. isn’t a serving of spinach really large? I guess even a little bit is good though

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    March 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

    It is rainy, windy, snowy, and COLD in NYC today – bah! Otherwise I would have loved a green monster breakfast πŸ™‚ GM’s are the best after a sweaty workout. Hope the weather holds out for your bike ride!

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    Evan Thomas
    March 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

    the chocolate and PB in that smoothie sound delicious

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 3, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Have a wonderful ride!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    March 3, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Have a great ride! Stay warm!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Have a great ride! I’ve been drinking tons of green montsers lately…I definitely go through waves with those things πŸ™‚

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    Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    March 3, 2010 at 8:15 am

    It’s pretty much the same weather here in Orlando! Super windy and cold, yesterday it was super stormy! Crazy weather time. Good luck, hope you got a good ride in!

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    Karen
    March 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Good for you to even contemplate the idea of riding when it’s 40 degrees out….I don’t venture out unless it’s 65, I’m such a wimp. Never had to dress warm down here so haven’t invested in all the winter gear….How many miles are you up to? Stay warm…

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

    So excited for you and your Paris news Jenna! Things just get better and better, don’t they?? πŸ™‚

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 3, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Love a good green monster in the morning. Stay warm and good luck!

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    Sarah @ Daily Nibbles
    March 3, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Yum! I just got into smoothies. I made a chocolate peanut butter one after my long run on Sunday and loved it.

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    Stef
    March 3, 2010 at 8:23 am

    love the green monster in the wine glass! brr it IS cold today, stay warm!

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    Adam
    March 3, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Ah riding in the wind isn’t nearly as fun as running in the wind! πŸ˜‰

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    Christie @ Honoring Health
    March 3, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Enjoy the ride, stay warm!

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    Kelly @ Healthy Passion
    March 3, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I just can not make myself drink cold beverages when it is cold outside….you’re a trooper!

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    kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 3, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Love the monsters! I refuse to ride in the cold weather…..It is painful.

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    Tracey
    March 3, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I really need to get on the bandwagon and try a green monster! What is essential to have in order to make one? Is it the spinach and amazing meal?

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 3, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Ah, no matter what kind of weather, wind or rain, it’s ALWAYS an appropriate time for a Green Monster!! πŸ˜€ I hope you get your ride in!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I definitely need to pick up some spinach. Your post just reminded me as to why. I don’t know if it’s a placebo effect or what, but I always feel incredibly energized and vital after drinking one of those nurtrient-saturated bad boys.

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    RhodeyGirl
    March 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

    With FOUR cups of spinach you still don’t taste any spinach at all?!?!?! I haven’t tried adding spinach to shakes yet and I just don’t know if I could get over the green color!

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    March 3, 2010 at 9:23 am

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    Maya
    March 3, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Your trip to Paris sounds so awesome! Will you still be working at the winery?

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Green monsters work miracles.. I love that you serve it in a wine glass!!

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    Sarah Ikegami
    March 3, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I know the feeling of wanting a smoothie even though it’s freezing outside! I hope you can get a ride in, if not, today is a great day for some hot yoga!

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    Whitney @ whitinspired
    March 3, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Stay warm!! Chocolate in a green monster is brilliant…I will be trying that very soon!

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    Abby
    March 3, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Green monsters aside, I’m really excited about your summer adventure. And terribly jealous!

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    jenna
    March 3, 2010 at 9:53 am

    yummmayy jenna!

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    Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES
    March 3, 2010 at 9:54 am

    biking in wind is no bueno, but biking in a storm is way worse. hope it went well!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 3, 2010 at 9:55 am

    yum that sounds like a great combo!!! good luck with the go go go!

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    Karla
    March 3, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I had a green monster for breakfast today too! It had been a while since I had one for breakfast too!

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    eatmovelove
    March 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

    i assume you are another vita-mix-er-upper then haha πŸ˜‰ storms are nice to stay inside in and do nothing.

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    Laughter-Loving Stacy
    March 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

    oooh dang that Green Monster looks reeaaaalll nummy πŸ˜€

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    Jil
    March 3, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I’ve never had a green monster, but they definitely look so refreshing.

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    theemptynutjar
    March 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Not into these shakes Jenna. No blender anyway πŸ™
    I need food anyway….chew factor and bread/carbs πŸ™‚

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhh green monsters. I miss them dearly. I’m fairly certain that’s what I’ll have for breakfast my first morning back in the statest. In 10 weeks. πŸ˜‰

    Hope you got your ride in before the storm!

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 3, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Wow it’s about the same weather in Cali as it is in Illinois right now! However, to me, 40ΒΊ is warm – I’m going for a run after work πŸ™‚
    That GM looks delicious!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 3, 2010 at 11:15 am

    YUM! Looks SO good.

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    A storm would tempt me to curl up indoors. Good for you for going out anyway. Just don’t get caught in the rain!

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