Breakfast/ Product Reviews

How Green Can You Go?


Yay for Humpday and yay for tomorrow being my BIRTHDAY! Just so everyone knows, I will happily accept Team in Training donations for my birthday. Haha Just kidding. Well sort of. I still have to raise a little over $1,000 this summer! Eeek!

This morning after hearing Ryan’s rave reviews last night, I decided to make a “super” green monster for breakfast using this product that I admittedly had not opened yet from Amazing Grass.


Amazing Meal combines all the awesomeness of Amazing Grass powder with hemp and rice protein to give you a little more bang for your buck. I still am a whimp when it comes to this stuff and I’d much rather put Amazing Grass in a smoothie than drink it plain with water. So, this morning I combined:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop Amazing Meal
  • 1 scoop raw almond butter
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk

The verdict?


Really, really good! I honestly couldn’t tell the Amazing Meal was even in there. It tasted just like normal. Ryan even begged for a sip; he’s sad because he has a business breakfast this morning and can’t have his usual.

However, I casually asked him if he would care for a shot of wheatgrass before work. Then I used reverse psychology and said, “nevermind…it really doesn’t taste good…most people can’t drink it straight up….” Of course then he leaped at it and said he would show me!


I mixed 1 scoop with about 8 ounces cold water and slid him the glass.


He looked pretty confident but then…………


I think the limit was pushed.

I think we should stick to hiding his greens in smoothies although I give him credit because I’m not about to drink this stuff straight up anytime soon. Its amazing for you, yes, but definitely not for the faint of heart (like me)!

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  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 10, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Smoothie mixes are a must. Totally agree! 😀

    June 10, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I love the pic of Ryan, it made me hysterical. I love amazing meal original. I have actually started a month long experiment on myself. I am going to have a green smoothie with amazing grass product and spinich or other green and see if or any changes happen. I am going to document it on my blog, so hopefully I don’t turn green.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 10, 2009 at 8:20 am

    HAHAHAHHA! That is toooo cute! Nothing like a little challenge to get the boy to try something new. Yep, wheatgrass is pretty green. But green smoothies are a great start!

    Have a fabulous day Jenna! Your last day as 23!

  • Jenna
    June 10, 2009 at 8:24 am

    amazing grass products are very intimidating to me. :-/

  • Stacey
    June 10, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Haha that’s what my boyfriends face looked like the first time I made tofu, lololol. What a trooper 🙂

  • Heather
    June 10, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Amazing Grass eh? Pretty cool that you couldn’t tell the difference in your Green Monster!

    It’s almost birthday time for you! Can’t wait to see what you have on the itinerary for it. It is my boyfriend and I’s anniversary tomorrow so it is an all around WONDERFUL day. [:

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 10, 2009 at 8:31 am

    That Amazing Meal sounds interesting. I like that it has protein in it. I’ll have to try it!

    Have a great day! 🙂

  • Melissa
    June 10, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Your man is quite the trooper though. At least he’s willing to try!
    Have a great day Jenna 🙂

  • Mary Catherine
    June 10, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Oh my goodness that picture of Ryan is priceless! I laughed out loud at my desk. I’ve been putting Amazing Grass in my smoothies for over a month now and love it! Never had so much energy 🙂

  • Traci
    June 10, 2009 at 8:59 am

    So funny! Love that pic of Ryan. No guy can resist when you throw down a challenge! Have a great birthday eve Jenna.

  • Meggilizz
    June 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Aww poor guy!! I think I made that face the first time I had the grass clippings….oh I mean the amazing grass. :Þ It’s not bad though mixed with juice. I guess I haven’t wanted to ruin a smoothie so I haven’t tried it yet! Tomorrow I’ll do it!! (Plus I’m out of spinach, so I have no choice) 🙂 Hope you have a great birthday-eve!!!!!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    June 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

    That face is classic!

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    June 10, 2009 at 9:26 am

    The fiance makes that face when I even SHOW him a green monster… I cant’ even get him to taste one!

  • Dayna
    June 10, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Hahaha! That picture of Ryan made me almost spit my coffee out everywhere! Thanks for the laugh. 🙂

  • Goldie
    June 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

    aaaaaaaaaaw! his face!!!

  • Kati
    June 10, 2009 at 9:33 am

    haha. Too funny. I had another GM this morning too…oh and when you say 4 cups of spinach, how are you measuring that? Just curious!

    • jenna
      June 10, 2009 at 10:51 am


      I’m not really measuring…I’m just eyeballing and using a super big handful! I don’t even actually stick the spinach in a measuring cup.


      Well, one day he had a sip of my smoothie and loved it because he couldn’t taste the spinach! The rest is history. He was very hesitant at first but then kept going back for more to prove his manly macho-ness. lol!


      I’ve never heard of that!! Sounds like something I would love though!

  • VeggieGirl
    June 10, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Ryan’s expression = priceless 😀

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 10, 2009 at 9:37 am

    hahaha at the look on his face! I love the reverse psychology trick you used…silly men 🙂

    I need to make smoothies this weekend for sure…I love the container you got with the product.

    have a great day!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    June 10, 2009 at 9:47 am

    That face is priceless! You really are an example for girlfriends and wives every where to try to get their partners to drink green stuff!

    Oh, I’ve been away five days and last night was catching up on your blog before bed, and I guess you were on mind because I dreamed about you…that you and Ryan got engaged! He gave you a ring with a ruby in it, though, not a diamond, weird!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    June 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Haha, that’s too funny!

    Have a good day!

  • Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian)
    June 10, 2009 at 9:53 am

    that picture is classic! haha, love it!

  • K
    June 10, 2009 at 9:54 am

    HAHAH! I still give props to Ryan for trying it!

  • Katherine
    June 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Ryan’s face is priceless! I applaud his bravery – I don’t think you could pay me to try a shot of wheatgrass yet! I think I have to work my way up to that 🙂

  • Ashley
    June 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

    haha i still haven’t tried the wheatgrass yet! takes a strong stomach! haha

  • Acadia Durham
    June 10, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I know you love sweet potatoes, but have you heard of Micro-Yams? These had me laughing so hard in the produce section that I decided to devote an entire post to Entirely Useless Items available for purchase at your neighborhood grocery store: I mean, because who doesn’t need a shrink-wrapped sweet ‘tater or a lemon-shaped food storage container, right?

    Happy Birthday Eve Day!


  • Danielle
    June 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

    That face is priceless!

  • april
    June 10, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Love the picture of Ryan lol! We have a smoothie shop here in NM called Keva Juice and they sell shots of wheatgrass.. my boyfriend likes them! lol

  • The Novice Berker
    June 10, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Oh my god. That’s a priceless facial expression.


  • Gina
    June 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Great attempt to psychologically make him think “I’m a man, I can do it!” I use that strategy with my bf Nick alllll the time!

  • Jocelyn
    June 10, 2009 at 10:35 am

    bahahahahha love the face!

  • brandi
    June 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

    that face is hilarious! probably not the best marketing picture, though 🙂

  • Erin
    June 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

    ryan, i agree with you. the amazing grass REALLY tastes like grass 🙂 i wanted so bad to like the flavor, because of it’s extreme health benefits, but it tasted like liquid weeds. lol.

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    June 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

    BAHAHA! I hope that’s a true action shot! I don’t think I could handle that, either. That smoothie, though, makes me rrreeeeally wish I had a blender!

  • Still Life in South America
    June 10, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for the laugh. Ryan’s face is hilarious. He’s a good guy to try all of these new (to him) foods.

  • Sarah
    June 10, 2009 at 11:13 am

    That is the best face ever, haha!

    Yes, best keep hiding it in smoothies 😉

  • Danielle W.
    June 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I definitely need to try the amazing grass, but I’m not sure if you can buy it where I live. However, wheat grass shots aren’t that bad if you take it with a slice of orange. When I’ve had them you drink it like a tequila shot. Drink the shot and then suck the orange slice.

  • Jewels
    June 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Hey Jenna, I used to use Kale and have since tried spinach in my green monster and I love it, are they equally nutritious?

  • Emily L.
    June 10, 2009 at 11:19 am

    So glad you caught that face on camera. It is priceless

  • Katrina (Gluten Free Gidget)
    June 10, 2009 at 11:21 am

    HAHAHAHAHA…. AWESOME! I got my hubby to drink a green smoothie this morning, too! Love it!

  • Maria
    June 10, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Like everyone else, I just love Ryan’s expression! Those guys think they can handle anything 😉

  • Judy
    June 10, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Poor Ryan! 🙂
    Jenna, have you tried Cafe Hey? You might want to check it out!
    It is in a little building across from the ramp going up to 275, at Kay and Tampa, north of downtown. Google it, I’d love to know what you think.
    Happy Birthday in advance.

    • jenna
      June 10, 2009 at 11:56 am


      I have! love it!!!

  • RunToFinish
    June 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    HAHA!! yeah i believe the mixes are well…meant to be mixed!

  • Amanda
    June 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    hahaha that face is priceless!

  • ashley
    June 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Hey Jenna! I’d like to try and replicate your GM, when you say a scoop of ab, do you mean a tablespoon or more?

    • jenna
      June 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm


      I never dirty measuring spoons…I honestly don’t know an exact measurement of what I use. I’m sure it is around a tbsp though!

  • Erica
    June 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Priceless pic, and thanks for the heads up on the wheatgrass straight up no, no. 🙂

  • Sarah
    June 10, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    haha! that picture is hilarious! The only amazing grass stuff that my tummy can handle is the wheat grass (the rest of their products insanely upset my stomach!). I usually hide it in some juice or a smoothie though- I’m definitely not brave enough to drink it straight! More power to anyone that can though!!!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    HAHA! Ryan is too cute! Well, at least you got him with the green smoothies! 😉

  • Jess
    June 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    That face was amazing….just like amazing grass? ha. I’m dying to get my hands on this stuff now that yours is the third blog I’ve seen it on recently.
    Happy Early Birthday!

  • Lori
    June 10, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    LOL! That is probably the exact face I would make!

  • BankCardUSA
    March 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hint: I live in MA. Although same sex merraige is allowed here Ive encountered NO changes in my life or the lives of anyone I know.