Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness


Happy Thursday!

Go ahead and hate me.

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This makes me unbelievably happy. I do NOT do well in the cold. I get very grumpy and lethargic. I looooove the sun!
This morning I ate half a petrified clif bar (petrified because I found it at the bottom of my backpack and who knows how long its been there. what?) and then went on a two mile run. When I returned, it was GMIAAJ time (green monster in an applesauce jar?).

That’s just how I roll. Used the standard frozen banana, chocolate amazing meal, half a bag of spinach, 1 tsp maca, 1 cup almond milk, 1 T peanut butter and ice. It never gets old!
Time to shower, grab coffee, go to the body shop and steal the gps out of my car (I STILL am driving the hot gold pontiac courtesy car…) and then head to the CITY! Major foodie fun ahead….stay tuned! 😉

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 18, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Oooooooooooooooh how I miss Green Smoooooothies! I plan to have one for breakfast my first morning back in the states 🙂

    Enjoy the beautiful weather! We are getting some sunshine and warm weather in gayyy Parieeee too 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    DC is amazing weather now, too! 72 today and 73 tomorrow and Saturday so I’m not THAT jealous! 🙂

  • kristina
    March 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

    haha, gold pontiac, nice! just kidding. . . i don’t think that you’ve posted a pic of that one yet, you should 😉

  • div
    March 18, 2010 at 8:24 am

    haha GMIASJ? Where did the second A come from?!

    • jenna
      March 18, 2010 at 8:32 am


      bahahhaha Green Monster In AN Applesauce Jar 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    March 18, 2010 at 8:30 am

    78?! You lucky duck

  • Kelly
    March 18, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Good old Philly is hitting the 70s from now till Sunday also. can’t wait to enjoy the awesome weather 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 18, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I would kill for that weather right now!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 18, 2010 at 8:33 am

    That is amazing weather! Can’t believe you’re gonna leave it. 🙂

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    March 18, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Oh so jealous! I often think I should move to CA – this is just one more reason…
    You’ve been rocking the GM lately – I still haven’t tried that Amazing Grass – does it make it more filling?

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Man, you’re a genius a reusing jars. I love the ingredients you use in your green smoothies. Sounds delightful!

    Enjoy your day in the City as well as the splendid weather. Perhaps it’ll be sunny enough to see the Golden Gate bridge today. 🙂

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Can’t wait to see all the foodie fun 🙂

  • Kelly
    March 18, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I don’t hate you for the weather because we are actually getting gorgeous weather in Boston too. I completely agree about the weather affecting your mood, I am the same way. I should PROBABLY move to a warmer place huh?

    I will hate you a bit for having fun in San Fran…haha, but not too much!

  • LC
    March 18, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I won’t hate you since I live in Florida and it’s just as nice.
    Oh, and I drive a Pontiac and am damn proud of it. 🙂

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    March 18, 2010 at 8:45 am

    We have 75* and sunny today, love it! I also feel much better in the sun with long hours of daylight.

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  • Ameena
    March 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Enjoy the gorgeous weather…it is a beautiful day in southern california today too!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I would hate you…but we have pretty groovy weather here too right now 🙂 About ten degrees cooler than yours, but sunny sunny sunny!

  • Daisy
    March 18, 2010 at 8:51 am

    can’t hate you! we’re getting some much needed sun in Boston as well! Have fun in SF

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    March 18, 2010 at 8:53 am

    The classic GM never gets old does it??? I am still drinking my favorite recipe almost EVERYDAY!

  • Maggie @Fit.Fun.Food
    March 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Clif bars are like McDonald’s French Fries that way. I don’t think they ever expire! By the way, how do you choose what to fuel yourself with before a workout? I never know how much/how soon to eat before a workout. And after for that matter.

    Have a great day!

  • Ann @ Appalachian Appetites
    March 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Enjoy the warm weather! I am jealous! Can’t wait to see where you’re eating…

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Ooohh GM in a jar! Never thought of that – I have an apple sauce jar nearing it’s end…I like this idea very much 🙂

  • La
    March 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

    only slightly jealous of your weather for once! we’ve got sun in new york! woop woop. i am jealous of your smoothie though.

  • Becky @ flybynyght
    March 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Yup, jealous of that weather alright!!!
    How has your ankle been feeling with running again?

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Thankfully it’s warm and sunny in Illinois this week, too! I’m soaking up every minute of it I can (except for the 8 hours I’m stuck in an office and all ;))
    Can’t wait to hear about your San Fran adventures!

  • BethT
    March 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Fun – where are you headed today?

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 18, 2010 at 9:36 am

    The warmer weather makes me much more pleasant to be around. Now if only I had a car and could take a quick trip to San Fran. Lovely. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    March 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

    haha yessssss I’m assuming you figured out the acronym from my last comment. Either that or we think alike!

    Enjoy your [warm] day 😀

  • Picnics and Peonies
    March 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I am exactly like you. I live in Vancouver where it’s grey and rainy most of the time so the SUN (which we have today) excites me to no end!!!!! PS How do you put that weather link in your blog post? I’d love to know!

  • Kasey (Fit For Wellness)
    March 18, 2010 at 9:55 am

    It’s pretty nice in New Orleans right now as well! Love the GM in the applesauce jar! Can’t wait to see your foodie fun in San Fran 🙂

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    March 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Ha, I can’t hate. Being British if I hated everyone who gets warmer weather than us I’d be always hatin’… having said that it’s been quite nice today. It’s been a whole 61 degrees AND the sun came out for about 10 minutes……

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    March 18, 2010 at 10:01 am

    LOL @ GMIAAJ!!!!

  • Anne @ Food Loving Polar Beara
    March 18, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Aaaaah. You have fabulous weather! it’s still minus something here and LOTS of snow. I think we won’t have spring this year 🙁

  • jewels
    March 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

    i would hate you but new york is having very gorgeous weather as well!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I am gonna have to try my green monsters in a jar like that 😉
    I love sun too and feel so unmotivated in cold-yay for warm weather!

  • Maria
    March 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

    So over the course of the past month, I have read your entire blog. Result = a new eating philosphy for my family. Incorporated a LOT more tofu, quinoa, sunshine burgers, oatmeal concotions, fruit, all organice etc into my entire family’s life. While I used to eat these things before, now instead of once a week, they are the staple. Yes, my grocery bill is larger but our bodies feel stronger too. So thanks.

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie
    March 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I will hopefully be trying my first green monster soon!! I’m convinced that it must be tasty considering so many people make it.

    I’m super jealous of your weather. Here’s to hoping we’ll hit the 70’s soon!

  • clay
    March 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

    as gross as that amazing meal looks, I bet it is amazing! I have ner tried it yet but i look forward to! So jealous about the amazing weather!

  • Jenny
    March 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Can’t wait for the foodie posts to come!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    SF Foodie posts–hardly anything better than that–except the Paris ones coming this summer!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    March 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Lucky girl I want that heat! At least here in Washington I’ve got sunshine but I think it’s in the 50s or 60s… Definately not beach laying weather

  • Angharad
    March 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Unbelievably jealous of those temps! Why don’t I live in California?! Although I have to say 60 degrees today in Minnesota feels positively summery! Loving the GMIAAJ!

  • eatmovelove
    March 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Agreed! I want Cali please 😉

  • Deanna
    March 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Made my first green monster this morning and it was a SUCCESS! Thank you Jenna and all the bloggers that comment on this site for the tips. The chocolate amazing meal made it delish 🙂

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    March 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    hehe, I am definitely going to try that GM combo in the jar…not gonna lie, its sounds pretty dang goon. 😀

    can’t wait to hear about the foodie fun you are having!!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    March 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    For some reason when I first saw that, it looked like baby food! 😀 I just left 85* temps in Australia and now it’s only mid-50s in New Zealand — freezing!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    March 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    The weather here has been amazing, too. Hovering right around 70 with no rain. Isn’t running in that just amazing?

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    i really love that you’re using an applesauce jar for your GM’s…there’s going to be some stealing of that idea in the near future!

  • Ginny
    May 11, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I just made my first Green Monster. OMG! Love it!!! Improvised a little and used 1/2 c. Dairy Ease as I was out of Almond Milk and 1/2 c. Odwalla OJ. Delish!!!