Good morning!

I have to admit, I did not sleep too well last night. I really don’t eat rich food like I ate last night very often and it seems my tummy is a bit sensitive to it! I didn’t get sick or anything but I just layed in bed feeling like I had a brick in my stomach all night. Bleh.

All the better for a Green Monster!!


Combo this morn’ was the usual frozen banana, 4 cups organic spinach, 1 scoop Sun Warrior, 1 scoop Naturally More and 1 cup almond milk.

JUST what I needed!

I’m thinking today might be an elliptical day at the gym followed by the steam room. I was going to attempt another Dave Farmar podcast but, and this is embarrassing, my arms are STILL sore! I’ve got a lot to get done today because tomorrow my day is cut short since we are leaving for Vero at 4:00 for my brother’s beach memorial.

What is your favorite post-indulgence breakfast? How do you get back on track from a night out?

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  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    June 4, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Morning Jenna,
    I love something light after an evening of rich food. Your green smoothie sounds perfect! Love that Sun Warrior. Hope you enjoy the elliptical and a good steam. πŸ™‚

  • Angela
    June 4, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Sorry about the tummy! My fav. post indulgence breakfast is definitely a green monster. It is really good for a handover too (had one after my party, and I felt soo much better).

  • Angela
    June 4, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Thats HANGover, lol

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 4, 2009 at 6:02 am

    I’m definitely the same way. The next morning after a day of rich food and indulging, I usually stick to smoothies or yogurt with fruit and walnuts. Just any *whole food* in general tastes good.

    Except for oatmeal. I think that’s the one morning where a big bowl of carbs just doesn’t sound appealing.

    Smoothie looks delish! And don’t feel bad that your arms are still sore. That’s just proof that you worked out *hard*.

  • Jean
    June 4, 2009 at 6:07 am

    I thank you because I am now addicted to Green Smoothies! I’ve been enjoying them almost every morning for the 2 weeks since I discovered your blog.

    My question is I still get all the nutrition from the spinach and fruit when I blend it, right? I know with juicing you lose some of the fiber, but with blending do you keep the nutrients and fiber of the fruit and veggies?

    Thanks so much!

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 4, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Oooh, I do not like that feeling of food just sitting in my tummy like a rock!

    The morning after a big splurge I usually have a small bowl of cold cereal and some fruit…much light than my usual oatmeal and eggs.

  • Stacey
    June 4, 2009 at 6:11 am

    I get back on track by eating a light breakfast (just like your monster!) or by having what I usually eat every day πŸ™‚ Depends on how big that brick is, haha.

    At the mention of a steam room, I will now be going there this weekend! I forgot that my gym even has one, and that might be just what I need! Thanks for the reminder!!!

  • Gloria
    June 4, 2009 at 6:16 am

    It was a GM for breakfast for me too this morn – Cheers! When I wake up after a big splurge I grab a piece of fruit and do a hard workout. As soon as I have a free 75 minutes, I am doing this Dave Farmar podcast. I think that feeling of not being able to move is somewhat satisfying.

  • katie s
    June 4, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I have yet to try the Green Monster after a night of indulgence, however I bet it would be the perfect remedy! Usually I’ll just have a great sweat session at the gym or outside and then get back to my regular eating with lots of fruit and veggies. I know how you feel about your stomach being off, mine always takes a day or two to get back to normal… which I do not like! But I think in your case it was totally worth it because that food looked divine!!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 4, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I hate that feeling too! But at least you had a fun and delicious night followed by a yummy Green Monster breakfast. YUM!

    Have a great day!

  • lena
    June 4, 2009 at 7:01 am

    i have fruits and a good ole bowl of oats if i can still manage…

  • Jenna
    June 4, 2009 at 7:13 am

    After a night of heavy food I always chug water and eat something very light, fruit, smoothie. It looks like you had an amazing time last night! your dress and makeup were stunning…as was the food!

  • Meg
    June 4, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Hopefully the green monster helped! Enjoy the steam room!

  • Barbara
    June 4, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Yum for the Green Monster:)

    I usually chug water and have a bowl off egg whites and steel cut oatmeal with flax oil. Sounds gross but it never messes up my tummy, fills me up and gets me back to normal!



  • kim
    June 4, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I’ve a big bowl of fiber cereal (all do the dirty works for me, lol).

    Btw, for a raw diet, can I consume beans? I heard that you can’t.

  • Lauren
    June 4, 2009 at 7:29 am

    After a heavy night my breakfast is usually water (probably bad, I know) and then if I feel a bit better, at around 11:00 am or noon I will have some fresh fruit.

    Hope you have a great day Jenna! πŸ™‚

  • Meganerd
    June 4, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I honestly haven’t founds something light that I want after a night out like that. I usually wake up still full and feeling gross. By the time i get going its like 11 anyways so I would just wait til lunch. Probably bad idea though. I should try these Green smoothies I’ve been hearing so much about!!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    June 4, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Post indulgence, if I’m at all hungry, I’ll have something light like a smoothie or egg white fluffs!

  • Heather
    June 4, 2009 at 7:56 am

    While I have yet to try a Green Monster (keep forgetting spinach), I’m definitely a fan of smoothies after a fun night out! Lots of fruit, almond milk & even some protein tossed in for good merit!

  • fitforfree
    June 4, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I almost always just have some apple slices and grapes with a big glass of water, and postpone “breakfast” to later in the morning when I get my hunger back! Fruit is so cleansing and always makes my tummy feel better.

  • Katherine
    June 4, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Now that I have Green Monsters each morning, I would definitely have one the morning after a day/evening of indulgence! I also drink a full liter of water when I wake up to start working everything through my body as quickly as possible!

  • michelle
    June 4, 2009 at 8:03 am

    What a great post. It’s night right now in Australia and I have to say that your green monster is something that I should eat tomorrow morning. I’ve had a terrible day eating..terrible and I can feel it. Why do i do that to myself? Anyways, I would say green monster of fresh fruit salad and yogurt.

  • Jenny
    June 4, 2009 at 8:07 am

    A bit bowl of plain, banana oatmeal with peanut butter is something that always makes me feel back on track after a night of indulgence!

  • brandi
    June 4, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I hate that heavy feeling after a night like that! I like a bowl of my go – to oats, yogurt + berries, or a smoothie. All are great ways to start a new day and get your belly back on track!

  • Matt (No Meat Athlete)
    June 4, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I know what you mean about rich food. Since I stopped eating meat though, I almost never get that over-indulgence feeling. I always like a nice smoothie the next day. Also, lots of water with lemon juice helps me feel light and healthy again.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    June 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Hot tea and grapefruit always leave me feeling lighter after an indulgent night. Later on in the day I try to get plenty of protein.

  • Natural Nutritionist
    June 4, 2009 at 8:19 am

    That is too bad about the food – the pictures of it all looked delicious! Is Fleming’s a chain do you know? I’m always up for good happy hour deals!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    June 4, 2009 at 8:23 am

    smoothies are so perfect for when I eat too much the night before! Definitely leaves me feeling refreshed

  • Cecile
    June 4, 2009 at 8:24 am

    A green monster is my go-to breakfast of choice after an indulgent night as well!

    I did the Dave Farmer postcast last night….PHEW! Holy chaturunga!! I was sweating bullets. My shoulders are a bit sore today but my BUTT is killing me! LOL. Good luck if you do another of his workouts!
    Also, I just started my very first blog….the Spice of Strength. If you get a chance, I would love for you to check it out in the future. There isn’t much there yet since yesterday was my first post. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Jenna!

  • FitFoodie
    June 4, 2009 at 8:34 am

    My post induldgence breakfast of choice is Shakeology. But I drink it ever day anyway! haha. It has tons of vitamins…plus full servings of fruits & veggies. I always feel healthier when I drink it. πŸ™‚

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 4, 2009 at 8:34 am

    FRUIT! A big bowl of berries hits the spot.

  • april
    June 4, 2009 at 8:37 am

    After a night of indulgence I usually just go back to my normal breakfasts!

  • Danielle
    June 4, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Yogurt and cereal is such an easy way for me to feel better after and indulgent night.

  • Coco Knudson
    June 4, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Thanks to you my new post-indulgence breakfast is a GREEN MONSTER!!!!!
    Other than that it’s usually a hefty plate of eggs and toast.

  • Sarah
    June 4, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I definitely a GM is the best post indulgence breakfast. That or something else light like cereal and fruit. Have a good day today!

  • Shannon
    June 4, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Post indulgent food would have to be yogurt with some diced up fruit and an iced coffee πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey
    June 4, 2009 at 9:06 am

    For me, usually after an indulging night I eat something fruity. I don’t know why, but apples always make me feel better.

    I have a question for you. I am a horrible eater and I’m trying to treat my body a little better. I know you love your Green Monsters, but I live in NYC and am low on funds and low on space–is there anything comparable that I could buy somewhere, or how could I go about making one of my own without having my own juicer?

    Thanks in advance girl!

  • Katherine
    June 4, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Lindsay – good news, I make green monsters sometimes and just use a cheapo little blender that cost 20 bucks and it works!!! So much better and cheaper than buying any smoothie from the store!!! And I live in 400sq.ft…


  • Jess
    June 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Just a simple high fiber bowl of cereal and some skim milk…i usually like to eat light afterwards!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 4, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Totally off topic, but…. I JUST MADE MY FIRST GREEN MONSTER!!!!

  • sammy
    June 4, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Can you make a green monster from a hand blender?I too can’t afford to buy a blender now and that’s all I have..
    ALso wondering what I could use as a banana subsitute for GM’s(bananas and my stomach don’t agree with each other!)
    And final GM question,should I buy a protein powder for green smoothies or should I not bother?

  • Jennifer
    June 4, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Lots of water! It just feels better to be hydrated and I always feel it helps to keep things “moving” πŸ™‚

  • Matt
    June 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I pretty much just eat whatever. Life is too short to feel guilty about eating and having a good time.

  • sammy
    June 4, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Ps Jenna could you sometime put a side link with all your green monster answers/info…that would be awesome,thank you.
    On a much more important topic,we will all be thinking of you as you travel to your brother’s resting spot(although it sounds like he would prefer to call his ” riding the waves “zone).May his spirit ride the waves always with peace,joy and love and may he watch over you on earth and in heaven.May this ceremony bring some peace and comfort to you all.

  • K
    June 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

    LOTS and LOTS of water, fruit and some sort of carb usually does the trick for me πŸ™‚

  • Anne P
    June 4, 2009 at 10:12 am

    hey jenna! want to meet up next week for lunch or something? let me know πŸ™‚ p.s. i loved your new dresses from your post yesterday!

  • Catriona
    June 4, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Hi Jenna, your blog is amazing… Ever since I found it, I’ve been tipping back the green monsters. I was a bit scared to try them, and it definitely takes a couple tries to get the recipe right, but once you’ve got it right once, they’re amazing! I also see that you’ve been fitted for orthotics, and they really make a load of difference! I have unusually high foot arches, and my knees and ankles hurt a lot sometimes as a result, but the orthotics help. Be careful though as you get used to them, it does take a little while to adapt to exercising with them. I had a particular pair in which I broke my ankle wearing them for the first time! But don’t let that put you off, they help loads.

  • Michele
    June 4, 2009 at 10:34 am

    My favorite post-indulgence breakfast is usually fruit and lots of water. But I have recently tried the GREEN MONSTER….and I LOVE it. Thank you for blogging about it. I will definitely give it a try after the next over indulgence.

    Thanks for posting such great info on your blog. I’ve been following it for a couple of weeks now and I love everything you write about. I think I’m going to try the Dave Farmar podcast too. It sounds like a great workout:)

  • Michelle Hisae
    June 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I normally go with toast and fruit or just fruit. Light and easy!

  • Hallie
    June 4, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Ok…are we talking induglence from food or from drinks? If I’ve had one too many cocktails…I like pancakes or French toast the next day. To soak up all the yuckiness.

    But if I had a rich meal or things my tummy isn’t used to, like fried foods, I’d probably stick to something healthy and clean like oatmeal, fruit, or a smoothie.

  • Heather
    June 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Green smoothies are miracle workers. They always make me feel better when I’m not up to power or my stomach is bothering me. I also find that ginger really seems to calm my stomach and REALLY help with nausea. Gotta love the healthy power of healthy foods!

  • KT
    June 4, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I make my GM with a hand blender. The only thing is that mine has trouble with blending ice, so I just use Almond milk, frozen banana, spinach and pb.
    I’m not too sure about what to use instead of banana… for me the banana is vital bc it makes it sweet and thick. I add strawberries sometimes. hmmm sorry not sure! Maybe a little squeeze of honey? Unless you don’t mind not- sweet smoothie πŸ™‚

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I think the smoothie sounds like the perfect post-indulgence food!

  • Kim
    June 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Maybe try frozen peaches?

  • Caroline
    June 4, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I usually keep post-indulgence breakfasts pretty simple–typically a big smoothie and a bagel with almond butter.

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