Green Monster Here I Come!

I’ve just lost the entire post that I spent writing the whole morning. 😦

I have been nursing a cold for the past 2 days and so I’ve decided to make my very first green monster this morning! 🙂  It turned out not too bad and I actually drank the whole thing. 🙂  Many healthy food/living blogs have been raving about the Green Monster for quite some time.  It is basically a healthy blended vegetable/fruit based drink that will give you loads of energy and glow if you drink it daily.  I’ve been hearing a lot of positive feedback for this health drink, and since I’ve been feeling under the weather, I thought when could be a better day to try this than today?  So I plunged right in and came up with this…

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It wasn’t too shabby for a first timer, and the concoction for this was butterhead lettuce ( a big bunch), banana, starwberries, wheat germ, orange juice & milk.  I might have put too much milk because instead of a nice “green” green monster, it turned out a bit milky.

I drank it like a champ still wearing my jammies at 8am in the morning. 😮

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I couldn’t say I felt better after drinking this, but then again, this is my first and probably won’t “feel” any better until about a week of daily dose. 😉

I was craving soup for the past few days due to my sore & itchy throat, so I made minestrone on Friday.

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First, I sauteed onions, garlic and 3 bay leaves in olive oil.  Then I added carrot, celery and potatoes.

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Lastly, I added zuchini, chickpeas & tomato juice. (Campbell tomato juice concentrate)

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Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.  Server with cheese or yogurt.

I prefer mine with a dollop of yogurt on top.  Iate mine with some toasted wholegrain bread on the side.

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And yesterday, I tried another new dish.dhal curry (lentil curry).  It turned out delicious and this will definitely be my staple in the comfort food category.

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Dhal curry with rice in my favourite Homer bowl. 😀 I squeezed some lemon juice and ground some black pepper on top for an extra kick.  I have been sleeping all afternoon, but I’m not feeling any better, I’m of to feed the dogs, and tidy up the kitchen before cooking dinner.  I have a vegetable stir fry with brown rice  in mind.  Tomorrow is the last day of the long break and I still have tons to do. 😦

On the agenda:
– give schnoof and other dogs a bath
– lunch with an old relative of ours (we’re going to Niche!)
– grocery shopping
– scrub kitchen and laundry ( 1 more load)
– make dinner and pack lunch
– get work outfits ready

I’m also going to start following my running schedule which I have printed from Runner’s World for beginners.  I’ll blog more about it tomorrow.

Mutt Pic of the Week – Jet frolicking in the grass with his bone

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Have a great Monday everyone! 🙂

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