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A Green Start

by Meghann on June 25, 2009

The big day is here!

Registration for the 2009 Healthy Living Summit opens today at 8:00pm EST. Remember we are planning to sell out fast so please make sure to be on the site at 8:00 on the dot to make sure you reserve your place at the biggest blogging event of the year.

As always none of this would be possible with out our amazing sponsors Stonyfield, ZestyCook and FoodBuzz! These people seriously ROCK!

I hope everyone is pumped as I am to attend the summit in August!

I was knee deep into Eclipse when I went to bed last night and when I woke up this morning I just wanted to keep reading it. To fill my needs I engrossed myself in Eclipse while pumping out 20 minutes on the elliptical.

I then came back to my apartment and tried Bobbi’s Mini Living Room Boot Camp Work Out. Talk about work. I think that girl was trying to kill me with all those push ups! I’m going to have sore arms tomorrow. πŸ™‚

To recover and cool myself down I made a Green Monster.


My monster was an extra dark swampy green this morning.


I had

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Ice
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk


This was my first experience with the vanilla almond milk and I was surprised how off the vanilla made the smoothie taste. I think next time I would try the regular plain version.

On the side I had a piece of Rye Toast with Naturally Nutty’s Toffee Butter Peanut Butter.


I ate it very slowly to savor every bite of the delish nut butter!

The smoothie did a great job cooling me now. I’m actually freezing for the first time all week. Mental note – make more smoothies during the heat of summer!

1 smallchangesaddup June 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

Meghann, I’m so impressed you’re so energetic in the mornings! How do you get up so early? Is it something that came easily, or did you adjust to early starts over time?

2 Erica June 25, 2009 at 8:48 am

Ow- that bread looks super yummy. I haven’t had rye bread in forever- I need to pick some up this weekend πŸ™‚ Hope you have a good Thursday!

3 Hallie June 25, 2009 at 9:12 am

I’ve been digging that same breakfast lately…smoothie with a side of nut butter and toast. I don’t think just a smoothie would fill me up πŸ™‚ even the huge smoothies my guy whips up for me

Have a great day!

4 brandi June 25, 2009 at 9:41 am

love the smoothie – I made another one today for a snack, but I”m having it after a cup of coffee to balance out the coldness πŸ™‚

5 Kath June 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

HA – we had the same breakfast and title!!!

6 Meg June 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

What a delicious way to start the day!

7 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) June 25, 2009 at 9:59 am

Smoothies are seriously air conditioning from the inside out!

8 bobbi June 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

glad you liked it πŸ™‚ I did all the pushups because I am doing the 100 push up challenge right now so I threw in them in with the boot camp! LOL Love the smoothie!!!

9 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) June 25, 2009 at 10:19 am

Smoothies are great for cooling off in the summer! Oh my, I’m going to have to try that workout πŸ˜‰

10 HelpMeghanRun June 25, 2009 at 11:18 am

Ah we had just about the same breakfast! πŸ™‚ Check it out.

11 Danielle June 25, 2009 at 11:33 am

It’s amazing to me how smoothies have the ability to cool you down no matter how hot it is!

12 joelygolightly June 25, 2009 at 11:39 am

Mmm, love hearty bread– and of course a smear of pb!

13 Matt June 25, 2009 at 11:42 am

I have been drinking a lot of smoothies this summer as well. They taste great after a hot run!

14 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write June 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Your bread looks delicious. Yum! I actually had the same issue this morning when I woke up. I wanted to read! So, I took my book to the gym. Normally I don’t like to read while working out, but once in a while’s ok, I guess.

15 leslie June 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm

ooh, applesauce in a smoothie! good idea!

16 MarathonVal June 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I usually prefer vanilla soy milk over plain, but I have only tried the unsweetened vanilla almond milk – is there a particular brand you like? I’m trying to decide if I want to stick with soy or try to do AM more since the jury seems to be still out about soy product!

17 Christina June 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I love the naturally nutty butters, and butter toffee is the best. Yum!

18 MarathonVal June 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm

PS I mentioned your blog on my blog in my recent post πŸ™‚

19 Jess June 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I use the sweetened vanilla AM in my GM’s and they are pretty darn tasty, if you don’t mind a few more cals and carbs-which I don’t! ha.

I’m pretty bummed I’m not going to make it to the summit this year—-I say this year, since I’m betting it’s going to be a huge sucess and hope that it can be organized again in the years to come! πŸ™‚

20 Wendy W June 25, 2009 at 9:39 pm

So bummed that I cannot attend the summit πŸ™
Maybe this one will be such a smashing success that you will want to plan another one…in Florida! πŸ˜‰

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