Okay, I have to be honest, I’ve been seeing Green Monsters around food blogs for literally years.  The thought of drinking a spinach drink just turned me off.  But I’ve always kept the idea in the back of my head as if “some day” I’ll try one.

As luck would have it, my store had bunches of spinach on sale for .50 cents a bunch.  It was like a sign!

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Green Monster

One serving:  342 calories, 12 fat, 45 carbs, 7.7 fiber and 22 protein

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Chobani (I used Mango)
  • 1 cup unsweetened Almond breeze
  • 4 cups of spinach

My only thing I’ll do differently is to chop up my banana before I freeze it, it took a while for this banana to get going – I ended up having to use the crushed ice setting on my blender.

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Please note that I made salsa over the weekend, and didn’t clean up my blender that well – after looking at the smoothie picture I have now deep cleaned the blender.  Hannah would be proud!

My first worry was if this would keep me full until lunch.  I drank it on my way to work, so by about 8:40 it was gone.  I ended up going to the gym and got a 10 mile bike ride in while watching synchronized swimming (am I the only one that didn’t realize they swim to music??!!) and the women’s 1500 qualifying run.  So inspiring!

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I got back to my office and got busy on some things – I ended up not eating lunch until 1:30!  It wasn’t until I could smell my lunch heating up that I even got a twinge of hunger.  Winning!

Lunch was Chicken Tikka Masala, with 1/2 cup brown rice and 1/2 cup spinach on the bottom.  Lunch comes in at 401 calories, 8.93 fat, 55 carbs, 6.1 fiber and 18 protein.

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I had several ideas for dinner, and when I started rambling them off to Tony he was like “flank steak!”

I grille the steak with some corn on the cob, and served it with 3/4 cup of Bush’s baked beans – I loves me some baked beans. Open-mouthed smile  I used a bowl my sister in law gave me over the weekend to transport my grilled food from the deck to the kitchen – I love it Jody!  Thanks!

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And while I was grilling, y’all will be jealous that I was sporting my pajama jeans.  I found them with the tags still on them at a Goodwill.  And um, they look nothing like jeans and the farthest from the house I’ll get wearing them is on our front deck.

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Dinner comes in at 595 calories, 26 fat, 56 carbs, 10.4 fiber and 35 protein.

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I am so excited that so many of you have joined my August Challenge!   Today will be the last day that I’ll accept participants for a chance to be entered into a drawing for a case of six, 16 oz. Chobani yogurts, 2 jars of my baja fresh salsa, and 2 jars of my grilled cherry salsa.

All you have to do is send me an email at mybizzykitchen@gmail.com, or leave a comment on this post and tell me what your goal is for August.  So easy!  So far these ladies are on board!

  • Jane
  • Wendy
  • Susan
  • Louise
  • Rachel
  • Gretchen
  • Carol B.
  • Jorie
  • Kim
  • Shelley
  • E. Jane
  • Jacky
  • Aimee
  • Mary
  • Beth
  • Sheryl
  • Melissa
  • Joy
  • Sam
  • Ashley
  • Andrea C.
  • Marcia
  • Bonnie
  • Mary B.
  • Sara
  • Katelyn
  • Ruby
  • Brooke
  • Veronica
  • Maggie
  • Diana
  • Dawn
  • Suzie
  • Ally
  • Roz
  • Sara
  • Errign
  • Kym
  • Stephanie P.

If you already sent me an email or left a comment and you don’t see your name, just let me know!

Stats for August 6

  • 1447 caloires, 57 fat, 168 carbs, 24 fiber and 77 protein (includes 1 oz. of smoked cheddar I had last night after dinner – so good!)
  • 10 mile bike ride
  • 83.9 miles to go in my 100 miles in August challenge

Make it a great day!