Posts Tagged ‘green monster’

Too Much Omega-3?

Can you have too much Omega-3? Hmmm… if so then I OD’d on it today. Feeling great though, so it can’t be too bad!

Green Monster Day 2

Green Monster Day 2

Hello! Another Green Monster smoothie morning along with some joe (I promise that tomorrow will be something different!).

Do you take any Omega-3 supplements? I came across these Coromega Squeeze Packs at the Vitamin Shoppe. Just bought one of the Go Paks to try (they are 99ยข for one! yikes!), but at least it comes with a $1 off coupon inside, so if I buy the bigger box (the 30 count package is around $20), it could be used towards that. From their website: “…clinically proven 300% better absorption than regular soft gels.” I’m intrigued. Orange flavored goo in a pack, that is better than pills? Sure I’ll try it!

Coromega Go-Pack

Coromega Go-Pack

Not going to lie here… this was not the best tasting thing. Not horrible, but definitely not as yummy orange as I was anticipating. Luckily it is only about a teaspoon size serving… you wouldn’t want anymore than that at one time. They have several other flavors, that I might be willing to give a try. Omega-3 is good for the body, and I’m always looking for alternative ways to get it. Their package design is super cute (not this one, but the packaging they have on the site) and I LOVE the illustrations. Not sure who the artist is, but kudos to them!

Zac Omega Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam

Zac Omega Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam

Speaking of illustrations- check out this bar! How cute is that? When I grabbed this bar for my cooler this morning, I did not realize it was an Omega-3 bar and I just had my Coromega shot. So I surely got enough Omegas today! This bar is made by Fairlight Bakery out of Vancouver Washington (love Vancouver!) and made with Oregon berries! I am thinking HOOD RIVER STRAWBERRIES?! It doesn’t say, but the Hood River Valley has some amazing berries. This bar was more like a dense cookie… very different from the nut-date-fruit bars I’ve been eating lately. I don’t watch calories, but if you do, you might want to know it is 250 which is kind of high for a bar. I really liked this!!! The peanut butter & jelly is really subtle which I liked. It was not overly sweet or sugary, just pleasant. I am not sure if this is a brand new product, but saw it for the first time this week. It retails for $1.99 in my neck of the woods. Try it if you are looking for a bar that tastes like a cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

Quinoa Pasta

Quinoa Pasta

Dinner was a Southwest Spaghetti Bake, made with Quinoa Linguine (so I guess it is a Southwest LINGUINE Bake). ๐Ÿ™‚

Southwestern Spaghetti Bake

Southwestern Spaghetti Bake

Cooked up some lean ground beef (you could sub ground turkey or veggie crumbles), green bell, mushrooms, onions & garlic. Then added a combo of spices- cumin, chili powder, oregano, s&p and tomato sauce. Tossed the noodles with 1 egg & some milk, and poured the meat/veggie/sauce mixture on top. Sprinkled a touch of cheese and baked for 10 minutes. Served with a spinach salad w/TJ’s Poppyseed dressing & a multigrain roll. Quick & easy. I don’t cook with ground beef often, but was craving it this week over the usual turkey.

The temps have been so cool here today, and with all the rain everything is so green. Debating if I want to do an Exercise TV workout tonight, or just jump right in the bath. Hmmm…

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The Smoothie is Always Greener on the Other Side

My green monsters never look green. Well at least not as green as others I’ve seen. I guess the smoothie IS always greener on the other side. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

So my day started off with one of these babies. So refreshing!

Mid-morning I had a small container of that Greek Chickpea Salad from last night, with a few homemade pita chips.

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

No photo of lunch, because I am not too proud of it… it was a Butternut Squash Lean Cuisine. Hey I was in a hurry and it was better than fast food.

In the afternoon, I tried a new bar: Cascade Fresh Activ8 Blueberry Acai. I tried the Cherry Vanilla a few weeks back (yuck!), but this one was good. They are on sale at Jewel this week for 50ยข and are in the yogurt section. They are on the small side, but very dense and full of nuts. Not super filling, but for a light snack it works. Check out the ingredient list… it is pretty decent. And at this sale price, you can’t beat it.

Activ8 Blueberry Acai

Activ8 Blueberry Acai

Went on a 30 minute run, and came home to more homemade pizza from the hubby. Cheese & basil this time. Now I’m sipping a refreshing Synergy! Strawberry & Grape are my favorite flavors. It is more fun to sip it from a wine glass. ๐Ÿ™‚

Strawberry Serenity Synergy

Strawberry Serenity Synergy

Pretty low-key evening. Oh, it was clean sheet night. I heart clean sheet night… bed time always feels so much better!