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2 Green Monsters in 1 Day!

April 2, 2010

Today i have had a day of revision as i have my cabin crew yearly exams next week, i wanted to start my day with a caffeine kick so i had one of my individual filter coffees. The husband does not drink hot drinks so it is not really worth me purchasing a coffee maker, i get these from Tesco and they are ideal…

As i have about a trillion eggs in my fridge, i used 2 of them and had simple scramble egg for breakfast.

After a few hours of revision, i read over a few blogs to take a break. I read on Caitlins blog (Healthy Tipping Point) about the cherry bomb green monster that she made….i wanted one! I just kept craving this so i gave in and went to the shops to buy some supplies. Firstly, i could not find fresh cherries anywhere, so i thought i would go to Jullian Grave to see if i could pick up dried cherries, no such luck! The only thing that i could find was glace cherries (which i love!) so bought them instead! I also picked up a bag of baby leaf spinach and fairtrade drinking chocolate from the co-op (it had less sugar in than nesquick which is designed for kids??!!!)

Before i forget, whilst in Jullian Grave i picked up some snacks to try, i bought a Nakd – cocoa loco bar and 3 Fruitina 100% real fruit bars.

I ate one of the fruit bars whilst i made my monster, it was pretty good and will be an excellent snack when i need a sweet fix.

Now, back to my cherry bomb green monster – i put 2 massive handfuls of spinach into my blending cup, 8 glace cherries, 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and approx 250ml of skimmed milk…. 

I wizzed it all together using my hand held blender to create my first ever cherry bomb green monster…

It was AMAZING, dessert in a glass! and to think it is giving me all that iron now that i am a vegetarian.

I had my monster with left over stuffed pasta from last night and some more spinach, a dollop of hummus and some Cathedral City Lighter grated cheese.

To keep me smiling through my afternoon of revision, i had a little afternoon delight aka hot chocolate and a slice of MIL’s home made easter cake – yum!

As i am a woman – it means that i can multi task 😉 so whilst i was revising i managed to watch New Moon (again!) and Dirty Dancing! Like i said in my last post, i have so much energy at the moment and i can only think that it is because of what i am eating, so hence why i had green monster number 2!!!! I just wanted the nutrients.

This time i mixed 2 handfuls of spinach with some frozen mixed berried and skimmed milk…

The berries are own brand Tesco frozen variety, so saved me alot compared to if i bought all the fruit separately.

A couple of minutes of the hand blender and green monster 2 was created. I only consumed half and have put the rest in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow.

Dinner was like groundhog day, left over pasta, raw spinach, raw broccoli and a dollop of hummus & a slice of cheese, i also stole 2 slices of the husbands garlic bread!

normally the stuffed pasta would have been one meal for me but now that i have changed my eating habits and incorporate greens into my meals, it’s lasted me 3 meals – who said healthy eating had to be expensive?

I am quite excited because tomorrow i am going home to Birmingham to visit family and we are all going out for a proper Brummie curry! See you tomorrow x

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2010 9:23 am

    What does the symbol on the bottom of your blending cup mean? At first I thought it was ‘no bicycles’ then I thought ‘no bras’ but I’m pretty sure I would be wrong on both guesses! I wanted to try a cherry chocolate bomb shake too, but also haven’t been able to find cherries. I think I might by frozen raspberries and make a frozen raspberry bomb 🙂 Good luck on your exams, are you currently working as cabin crew? I was convinced you worked in an office but I don’t know why!

    • April 4, 2010 9:36 pm

      Ha ha – i have just had a look at the photo of the measuring cup and i agree it does look like a bicycle or bra!! I will check it tomorrow and let you know what is actually on it – how funny! In the mean time i will refrain from putting my bra in the cup until i check the warning out!

      Let me know how you get on with the raspberry flavoured bomb – that would be amazing too i reckon.

      Thank you for the good luck message – you are right though i am office based, sorry if i have confused you. I am a Cabin Crew Safety Manager but i stay in check as cabin crew for my own benefit, it allows me to go flying to do safety audits on procedures etc, it is also a fantastic excuse for getting out of the office now and again, so i fly as operating crew approx one week every few months, i really enjoy it in small doses. I am flying for a week in April, it will kill me getting up at 04:30am for work, i love my bed! So 95% of the time i am in the office. The downside of this though is i have to go through 3 days of exams like all the other cabin crew every year to stay in check and be refreshed, i put added pressure on myself as i write most of the procedures so i really should know it all already 😉

  2. April 5, 2010 6:50 pm

    Thanks for answering my question! I didn’t make a raspberry bomb yet as I couldn’t find frozen, or fresh, raspberries but I did make a stawberry and banana green monster. Was tempted to put cocoa powder in but I was worried it would spoil it as it already tasted so delicious! I think I’ll try the garlic mushrooms this week. I will let you know!

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