Out The Door


Of course I couldn’t sleep last night because I was too excited about my trip today! I don’t think I fell asleep until 12:30 so I nixed the alarm (set for 5:45 to Shred before getting ready) and just woke up at 6:45 instead. I think I was crazy when I thought I would Shred this morning. Um no.

Last night before bed I sort of felt like my throat was getting a little scratchy and I just CANNOT have that right now so I immediately took action—-


Good ol’ Amazing Grass! I mixed this in a small cup of orange juice and chugged, chugged, chugged. This morning, no scratchy throat!

To rejuvinate me for my long drive this morning I made yet another powerful Green Monster using the same combination as yesterday—1 frozen banana, 4 cups organic spinach, 1 scoop Sun Warrior, 1 scoop raw almond butter and 1 cup almond milk.


I swear, this concoction has done WONDERS to my skin!

I’ve already packed a lunch to take on the road since I won’t be getting in until around 2:00 today. We don’t really have plans for the rest of the day (or the weekend for that matter) except just to relax and hang out. I can’t wait to be back!

Click here to read my latest Creative Loafing post on Yerba Mate tea!

And, of course, I’ll be twittering like a mad man! I think downloading Twitterberry on my blackberry might have been a bad, bad mistake 😉

See you down South!

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  • Faith
    May 28, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Its funny that you mentioned your skin because the first thing I thought after seeing your picture was “skin problems my butt, her skin is amazing!” haha
    Really, if green smoothies are the trick, im jumping on the band wagon!

  • Katherine
    May 28, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I made almost the same Green Monster this morning! I added kale and cucumber, but didn’t have any protein powder – so tasty! Have a great time and enjoy your drive!!

  • Lee
    May 28, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Jennaaaa your skin looks amazing!! You should be in an infomercial ! It’s ALMOST too good to be true. Enjoy your trip!! Xoxo

  • Amy
    May 28, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Wow, look at your skin!! I am packing up for a road trip now and I just made a green monster for the road!

  • spicygranola
    May 28, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Have fun relaxing in Charleston. I love that town. Your skin looks fantastic.

  • megan
    May 28, 2009 at 6:19 am

    have an awesome trip! Those spur of the moment trips always turn out to be so fun and memorable 🙂

  • LisaR
    May 28, 2009 at 6:22 am

    you’re skin does look great! Have fun!!!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 28, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I love green smoothies…I think I’ll need to make one after my trip to the grocery store today. 😀

    HAVE FUN!!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 28, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Your skin is GORGEOUS!

    Have SO much fun. Can’t wait to read about it! Drive safe!

  • Rachel
    May 28, 2009 at 6:41 am

    You are just so pretty Jenna. Ryan is a lucky man 🙂

    Have fun on your trip!!!

  • katie s
    May 28, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Seriously Jenna, your skin looks AMAZING. I mean, besides these green monsters (which I am officially trying TODAY) how do you do it?? What soaps/scrubs/magical drugs do you use??? You’re the best model for these smoothies!!

  • brandi
    May 28, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Have a fun and safe trip! Your skin does look amazing! I need to get back on the green smoothies. I think it’s time to invest in some almond milk since I’ve never tried it, either.

  • Coco Knudson
    May 28, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Your skin looks AMAZING!!!!! My goodness I’m jealous haha. Since it’s getting warmer I really need to buck up and try a Green Monster smoothie. Does the addition of protein powder and AB help you stay satisfied long enough? I always feel that I would be starving shortly after drinking one for bfast. Have a marvelous drive! I am planning on watching The Reader this weekend!

  • MaryBe
    May 28, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I’m glad your scratchy throat went away!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 28, 2009 at 7:09 am

    gorgeous, as always 😉

    I NEED to try one of these! What am I waiting for?

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    May 28, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Have an A-MAZING time this weekend. It sounds like just the thing you need.

  • Hannah Hawley
    May 28, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Skin looks great, I definitely need to get my hands on some of that protein powder to add to my smoothies!

    Twitter is dangerous! I have it on my phone too and get updates from certain people, and update it with what I am doing, responses to people, its out of control!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 28, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Ok, all you had to do was say that shake is good for your skin – seriously I was admiring yours before I even read that!! Perhaps it’s time I gave the GM a try!? Drive safe!

  • Maya
    May 28, 2009 at 7:18 am

    I’m curently studying abroad, where fresh spinach is HARD to find! But I can’t wait to try green lonsters when I get home in a little over a month–your skin looks INCREDIBLE!

  • Maya
    May 28, 2009 at 7:18 am

    And by lonster, I meant monster haha.

  • Jocelyn
    May 28, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Your skin is beautiful lady! Love those GMS
    have a great trip!

  • Cecilia
    May 28, 2009 at 7:22 am

    To boost your ego further …. “YOUR SKIN IS GLOWING, IT EVEN HAS A PINKISH HUE TO IT” wow, Jenna – congrats to YOU!! Have fun on ya trip! You so deserve to have fun!!

  • Lindsey (fiteats)
    May 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Have a great time!!! I think I am going to try a 30 day skin challenge. Here’s to a green monster a day keeps the blemishes away!

  • Holly
    May 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Have sooo much fun this weekend!

    I think I might invest in a good blender this weekend so I can start making those smoothies!

  • Natalie
    May 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I hope you have an amazing time! And your skin is unbelievable! I’m gonna have to try those Green Monsters 🙂

  • Anna
    May 28, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Have fun! You deserve a nice relaxing break!

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    May 28, 2009 at 7:47 am

    I need to buy that protein powder, too…you seem to LOVE IT!
    anyway…have a great trip and travel safely!

  • niecy
    May 28, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Jenna, you’re beautiful!! Have a great time on your trip 🙂

  • Nicole
    May 28, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Jenna, your skin looks amazing!! I don’t know if I missed it or anything, but did you post your skin routine? I have pretty bad skin for a 20 year old and I’m hoping to try something out that works! Looks like I’ll be making green monsters!

    Twitterberry is SO addicting!

  • Beth
    May 28, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Ditto to everyone else’s comments on how gorgeous your skin is!! You have such a beautiful glow! Jumping on that green monster right after I workout!

  • Betsy
    May 28, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Wow your skin is tres gorgeous!!

    Hope you have a safe & fun trip. 🙂

  • K
    May 28, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Have a GREAT trip!!

  • Matt (No Meat Athlete)
    May 28, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I can’t wait to try Amazing Grass! I love how I feel when I’m getting lots of greens. They’re sending me stuff to review; I can’t wait to get it. One day I’ll get lots of stuff like you… 🙂

  • Lauren
    May 28, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Your skin is FLAWLESS!!!

    Great article! I am definitely going to try some yerba mate!

    I hope you have a relaxing time with your friend. You definitely deserve it and need this, and I hope your weekend there will add a little ray of sunshine to your usual overcast days. 🙂

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    May 28, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Have a safe drive! You look beautiful!

  • Ashley
    May 28, 2009 at 8:07 am

    The green of the monster really brings out the blue of your eyes!
    I’ve gotta try that combination though… sounds delicious!

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 28, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Yummy. I am loving the green smoothies, hopefully if I keep eating them my skin will clear up a bit. 🙂

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • Monica
    May 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

    have a safe trip Jenna! and enjoy your weekend in Charleston!

  • Mary Catherine
    May 28, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I had a Green Monster this morning too! I’ve been making mine with a splash of orange juice, a few pieces of frozen mango, 1/2 a banana, a handful of spinach and a scoop of Amazing Grass. I love it because I can’t even taste the AG!

    Have a safe and fun trip! Glad you’re able to get away.

  • Danielle
    May 28, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Have a safe and awesome trip!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    May 28, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Green monsters make me feel so clean and energized inside! I love drinking them after a hot yoga class. I think adding strawberries gives it the perfect sweet flavor. Enjoy your trip to Charleston and drive safe!

  • rebecca
    May 28, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Did i just read that it is your birthday on oh she glows??? If so, Happy Birthday!!

  • Elizabeth
    May 28, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I want to know too! What else do you do for your skin besides the smoothies?
    I’m wondering what you think it is in the smoothie that helps your skin… because it all seems kind of like standard things I’d eat in a day– except for maybe the protein powder?? Any thoughts??
    Thanks, and have a WONDERFUL weekend!

  • Kristi (sweetcheeks)
    May 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Jenna! I love that picture of you… So stunning!
    Drive safely and have a great time !!

  • Sarah
    May 28, 2009 at 9:11 am

    If you are make-up free in that pic, then it’s totally unfair for any girl to be that pretty!!! 🙂
    I’m sold on Green monsters. They are going to be part of my morning routine stat.

  • Caitlin
    May 28, 2009 at 9:27 am

    you look gorgeous Jenna!

  • Mia
    May 28, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Hey Jenna, I just love your blog and read it everyday. Have fun here in Charleston! Spoleto is still going on this weekend so there will be a TON of stuff to do (music, art, tea time, comedy improv, farmers market, etc) The weather should also be fantastic with only a slight chance of rain on Saturday. Oh, and just FYI a new “fro-yo” place just opened up not too long ago called FreshBerry. It is on George St. at King St. if you need a sweet fix!

  • Annabel
    May 28, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Jenna, you’re so gorgeous! have fun with your friend!

  • Nicole
    May 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

    You are going to have so much fun! And I really need to get a move on and try one of these green smoothies but I’m really intimidated by the spinach…

  • Menden (SkinnyMenny)
    May 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Have a fun and fabulous girls’ weekend!!

  • sonia
    May 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

    your skin looks AMAZING! 🙂
    have a great weekend jenna! 😀

  • Mary
    May 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I really want to make one of those smoothies! Your little trip is making me jealous…I want to go somewhere! haha…have fun!!!

  • Marissa
    May 28, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Twitter is so fun!

  • Megan
    May 28, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Ok that’s it. I’m so hopping on that Green Monster Bandwagon. Will it turn my eyes as blue as yours too?! haha!

    Have fun in Charleston. I’m from Greenville, SC but Charleston is definitely one of my FAVORITE South Carolina towns!

  • Jill Shelley
    May 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for much for the Green Superfood idea. Because of you I am ordering some from Vitamin Shoppe today!

  • Lauren
    May 28, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I hope you have an amazing time in Charleston, Jenna! I actually just got back from there (and Kiawah Island) on Sunday. I love Charleston like no other! Enjoy your vacation; I hope the weather is wonderful this week!

  • Rebeca
    May 28, 2009 at 11:43 am

    OMG your skin looks beautiful… WOW
    I better start drinking more GMs!

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    May 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Consider yourself the poster child for GM and great skin! That’s awesome! Gotta get on that bandwagon.

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I need to make those green smoothies a staple for some serious skin action. 🙂 Yours looks great!

  • Jill Will Run
    May 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I agree, your skin looks amazing. Would you consider posting your skin care regimen? My skin has just gotten progressively worse through my late 20’s and now into the 30’s. It’s so disheartening!

  • jessnyc
    May 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    i hope you have such a good girl’s weekend!
    and because i can’t help but chime in….you look gorgeous! 🙂

  • Annie-Rose
    May 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Take Zicam! I swear by it for fending off colds, and although the other stuff helps, Zicam works miracles.

    I swear I’m not from the company… 🙂

  • Bev
    May 28, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Your skin & eyes are beautiful 🙂 Have a great trip

  • FitFoodie
    May 28, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Have a great weekend! I’ve been drinking my new Shakeology for about 3 weeks and have notice my skin look “fresher” too 🙂 I guess thats what happens when you put so many goodies in your body!

  • Emily L.
    May 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I’m 24, and I never had acne growing up. But now I’m just a mess. Ok ok, I guess it is time to give green smoothies a try.
    Maybe next month’s challenge could have some kind of smoothie theme.

  • elise
    May 29, 2009 at 10:15 am

    well, im sold! haha

  • Lyndsey
    May 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Your skin looks incredible! What exactly is Sun Warrior?

    • jenna
      May 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm


      Thanks! Sun Warrior is a raw vegan sprouted rice protein. I bought mine off Amazon!

  • Alexandra
    May 29, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I hope you consider posting your skin care regimen after all of these requests, because I’m curious too! I hopped on the green monster band wagon starting a couple of weeks ago too – how long did it take you before you saw a difference?? And what else are you doing, girl?? Because you are GLOWING!

  • Anais
    May 31, 2009 at 11:02 am

    The beginning of your post totally made me laugh! My boyfriend and I just went on a trip to NYC, and the drive was about 8 hours long. We also thought we’d wake up early and do the Shred. Not so much 😛