Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Red, White, and Green


This has been a whirlwind week! Parrish and I are now engaged. With the help of friends we packed up our house in Wilmington and with the help of more family and friends, we unpacked in our new house in Chapel Hill. All within a week! It goes without saying that eating gluten free is tough, but when all your foods are packed in boxes that are…where?, eating anything besides potato chips and chocolate can be a challenge.

I spent all day yesterday unpacking our kitchen. And when I woke up this morning I felt like I could really use some color. Oats and pancakes are beige. My Rice Chex are beige, which I eat with Silk Soymilk (also beige). I was thinking of making a colorful omelet, but then I remembered The Green Monster.

green monster full cup

Bloggers everywhere have been trying the Green Monster, but I first read about it over at Oh She Glows, one of my favorite blogs. The mixtures are different, but this smoothie was so good!

green monster first

1 cup Vanilla Soymilk

1 cup Orange Juice

One dollop of Oikos Vanilla Yogurt

3 handfuls of Spinach

2 strawberries halved

Colors: Red, Green, Orange

The orange juice with the vanilla gives it a dreamsicle twist! I will def make this again, but I think I’ll add a little hemp powder for fiber.

green monster last

Mmm frothy. Sweet and satisfying.

Congrats to Katrina for winning the Oikos coupons and vouchers! I guess your luck has changed! :)

Alright, off to do more unpacking!! Thank you guys so much for your comments and emails congratulating Parrish and I. I’m a gluten free bride to be!


Anonymous said...

isn't the green monster yummy?
i tried it with kale this morning...it was good but i prefer spinach :)
we were just visiting my family in chapel hill last weekend...GO HEELS!!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

LOOOOVELY green monster!! And lovely photos :-)

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MoonGoddess said...

oh chica, I miss you already but am glad that you are settling in & adding a bit of color to your world...(as if that superwoman ring wasn't enough to add! ;P )

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

Congratulations on your engagement! So exciting :) I'll have to try the "green monster" - I so need to detox from all the Easter candy I gorged on!!

By the way, I tagged you in a meme - you can check it out here:

GF Gidget said...

...WAIT1...WHAT?!... I WON?!
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!! What do I need to do? YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!

~Mariah~ said...

Congrats on being a gluten-free bride to be!! I hope you'll keep us posted on your gluten-free wedding planning. Might be useful for me to know for the future... ~;o)

GF Gidget said...

PS- I tagged your blog in my latest blog entry.

Marlow said...

Go Heels! I'm still a Clemson Tiger fan at heart!!

VeggieGirl- Thanks!!

Vincent- Thanks! I'll check it out!

Moongoddess- I miss you too!!! I'm celebrating your last day today!!

Maureen- I know!!! I have to get all the Reeses eggs out!

Katrina- I'm glad you're excited!! Thanks for the tag!

Z-Thanks! I hope I can find a good cake!

ba said...

OH my goodness!!! Congratulations!!!!! Love the pics! And look at that bling - beautiful!

Have fun planning your married life!!

s. stockwell said...

Congratulations from Santa Barbara!