You might have noticed that I’m drinking a LOT of Green Monsters lately!
Last spring, Angela and I did a blog challenge called “Project Glow,” the goal of which was to obtain a natural, healthy glow through proper skin care and the consumption of green smoothies (kale- or spinach-based). I had bad skin before Project Glow, and the results were AMAZING!
I started to drink Green Monsters on a whim last week, and my energy levels and recovery time from intense workouts has improved greatly. It’s AMAZING what 2 – 3 cups of raw spinach each day can do to a person! 🙂
However, spinach can get kind of pricey, which is why I bought this MASSIVE bag at Costco yesterday.
Yes – a bag of spinach as big as my 22-pound dog. Awesome.
We actually do a LOT of shopping at Costco. We head over to Costco about once a month to stock up on healthy necessities, and we also do a regular grocery trip once a week to buy fresh produce, organic eggs, milk, and half and half, and other products not available at Costco.
Our Costco purchases include:
- Pasta sauce
- Organic peanut butter
- Bread (we freeze one loaf)
- Faux meat (veggie burgers are significantly cheaper when bought in bulk)
- Frozen organic vegetables (like broccoli)
- Jars of artichokes and sundried tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Greek yogurt
- Brown rice
- Stuffed pasta
I bought this amazing new flavor of hummus yesterday, too!
For lunch, I had a Green Monster (1/2 banana, 1 cup rice milk, 3 cups raw spinach) with a hummus sandwich.
Also smushed into my sandwich was artichokes and sundried tomatoes.
It was a great lunch. 🙂
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Do you buy foods at a wholesale store like Costco, BJ’s, or Sam’s Club? What do you buy?
We love CostCo! I just bought me a 3 pound bag of spinach this week. Lately since I haven’t been feeling terribly well, I’ve been upping the spinach in my smoothies and I swear there is something good going on!
My hair, skin and body has never felt better with green monsters. 🙂 And I continue to have better workouts + more energy. I sound like an ad don’t I? Well, if I could advertise for these smoothies I would for sure.
We also bought a 5lb box of quinoa! Looks like I know what’s for dinner the next few months!