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Let’s finish off Things that are Green week:

Here we have something I’ve dubbed “Shrek Pudding.” But don’t bother remembering the name; you WON’T be seeing this pudding on my blog ever again.

Looks cool? Tastes terrible.

Chlorophyll much?

I whipped up a green pudding with Alive brand protein powder (Creamy Granola flavor). Unfortunately for my taste buds, this tasted chalky and vitamin-y, in a bad way. After about three bites, I threw the mess out. Sorry, Shrek

Cutest green bowl EVER.

My favorite green tea

This snake is green too… but definitely not for eating! I’m sure that even my non-vegan readers will agree with me, right?

Homemade broccoli soup is green, too!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. magpie says:

    Oo thanks for the link I’m checking out her blog now. Too bad about the green bad smoothie thing!!

  2. shelby says:

    I used to like that Alive stuff but then I noticed a really weird aftertaste so I stopped using it.

    Mmm, that cereal looks like a bowl full of heaven =)

    I can’t wait for Vita-Mix week! I was showing my mom all the things it can do and I can feel her caving a bit. I neeeeeeed one!!!

  3. sweetandfit says:

    the shrek pudding actually looks somewhat appetizing…like a cool cucumber/avacado soup or something…but i guess nt evverything is meant to be delish… i’m sooo jelous you have a vita-mix, I am dying to get one too! one day hopefully.

  4. laci says:

    Wow green week, sounds pretty cool to me! (But probably gross to my courpse eating peers!) I never tried Alive shakes but now I certianly won’t! However I do LOVE chocolate hemp shekes blended with organic non dairy milk. The brand:
    mmm I know how great vitamix’s are considered, but they’re just SO pricey! How did you ever recieve one!? The crepe cakes, cereal, tea and soup looks pretty good though. And being a huge animal lover, the little garden snake is so cute!
    Also, River’s blog is awsome! Thanks for the link! Are you on a wieght gain mission too? It’s funny how, in our society, you’re either “pudgey and fat, average or anorexic skinny” even when you’re healthy any way! I blame it on media madness… Can’t wait for the next vitamix post! =)
    P.S. I got dark chocolate dreams today from whole foods… man, this stuff is like HEAVEN! I don’t think we vegans could live without nutbutter…

  5. Kiki says:

    Sorry the green pudding didn’t turn out, you should try a Fiona pudding next and hopefully it’ll be better!

    Can’t wait to here about the Vita-Mix!

  6. says:

    i cant wait for more vitamix recipes – i cant wait to experiment w/ your yummy creations…

    sorry your green creation wasn’t so good but i love the name “shrek pudding” :)

  7. Ricki says:

    I had no trouble ignoring the green pudding. . . still trying to get over that snake!!

  8. ttfn300 says:

    bummer about that shake! and no, i’d never eat a snake… :)

  9. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    Sorry about your shake…but sometimes, it ain’t easy being green. Sorry, couldn’t resist. :)

    Can’t wait for you Vita-Mix post as I love love love my Vita-Mix…especially with chocolate!

    Have a good weekend.

  10. Katie says:

    I have a question for you about the agar pudding – I followed your recipe as best I could, but my pudding turned out a little too chunky. I was kinda confused about how long to boil it. Any ideas?

  11. River says:

    Aww, I am blushing and my smile has taken over my whole face! You are too kind! I am so happy to know you, and it’s comforting to know that you really “get” my weight gain struggle. It feels so good not to be the only one, although at the same time I wish you didn’t have to struggle too.

    I’m so glad my blog makes you smile! That’s the whole point, if my silliness and crazy foods can make people smile for just a little while, then mission accomplished! Thank you so much for such a sweet shout-out, you made my whole month! :)

    Now bring on the Vitamix posts! Sorry your Shrek Pudding wasn’t good, but at least we’ll always have your Kermit Ice Cream. Oh, and that really IS the cutest green bowl ever!

    PS: Hello, Mr. Snake!

  12. Animal-Friendly says:

    Chocolate and Vitamix both being the topics of the next post? AWESOME! Gosh- with all of these Vitamixes popping up all over blogs, I really wish I asked for one for Xmas now!

  13. Marianne says:

    Too bad the adventure into Shrek Pudding didn’t turn out, but you can’t win ’em all!

    Looking forward to your Vitamix week!

  14. Amira says:

    the silver lining to the pudding fiasco is that the name is probably the coolest invented name i've ever heard!!
    I love your green bowl, so bright and cute & delish looking crepe-cakes YUMMO
    I love River's blog, can't wait to here about your vita-mix adventures!

  15. Lauren says:

    Love all the green! :)

  16. Burp~! says:

    lol! you sure had a “green” day! I LOVE green too, not just the color itself but when food is green, I just find it tastes better for some reason…green candy, green drinks, green veggies, green cakes…hee hee!

  17. Maureen @ madaboutudon says:

    What a sweet tribute to River, who is one of my fave bloggers! Sorry your pudding didn’t work out.

  18. Fitnessista says:

    whoo hoo! i’ll totally be looking to you for some vitamix ideas 😀
    i found some agar flakes while i was in tucson! i thought about you when i bought them
    happy saturday!

  19. strongandhealthy says:

    Wow, shrek pudding…you’re so creative!

  20. DJ says:

    I had a deja-vu moment when I read about your Shrek Pudding – I made a particularly vile beetroot smoothie once… bleugh!…

  21. shellyfish says:

    I love River, too! She’s so inspirational, and talented, too. Whe’ve got such a wonderful community of vegan bloggers!
    Broccoli soup? I’m listening…

  22. vegalicious says:

    The picture of the captured snake next to the picture of the blended green soup makes me suspicious!

    Just kidding 😉

  23. Sagan says:

    The Shrek pudding made me laugh. That’s what experimentation is for!

    Crepe cakes look tasty.

  24. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    I just opened her blog and it looks great. :) Thanks pie!

  25. Kate says:

    I’m so glad you were at least honest!!! ….b/c the color WAS very intriguing:P

  26. carolinebee says:

    whoa crazy snake! haha is that in your house?? At least you had your delectable crepes to rely on…have a great weekend can’t wait for chocolate-vitamix-ness.

  27. Green Eyes, Green Heart says:

    It’s a VitaMix MADE out of chocolate, isn’t it?!?!?!

  28. Every Gym's Nightmare says:

    im slow on posting about mine too…

    good to know- ill stay away from the green smoothie

    Kelly Turner

  29. Veg-a-Nut says:

    I Love the name Shrek pudding, but maybe a different recipe? Maybe your vitamix and whip Shrek pudding into shape. hehehe

  30. Krista says:

    I love the Vitamix – a great way to add nutrition and flavor to foods, and fun to use!

    Where do you find agar flakes? I haven’t had much luck finding them.

  31. Vegetation says:

    NOOOOOOOOO! You can’t have Vitamix week! I’ve been dying for a Vitamix for years and you’ll make me GREEN with envy (sorry, I couldn’t help myself :P)

  32. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    It doesn’t surprise me that Shrek pudding was icky. I have always hated that movie! I guess naming the pudding “Shrek” doomed it from the start… Poo. It’s so sad when you have to pour something down the drain.

    Kamut is so yummy, so I bet the puffed kamut cereal is too! All those puffed cereals remind me of Kix, my former favorite cereal.

    I’m excited for the CCV Vitamix week! CCV rocks!

  33. The Veggie Guy says:

    Oooh, sorry about the Shrek pudding. Though, not being a pudding sort of person myself, hat’s off to you for at least giving it a go!

  34. blueskyworld says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now but never left comments =/
    but today i actually started my own blog and hoping to become part of this wonderful healthy blog community!

    please visit me soon when you have the time and i hope we could become friends!

    btw I can’t wait until i try some of your recipes!!!!

    i’ve been a vegan for whole year of 2008 but i’ve recently created LOVE for greek yogurt. ='( i can’t not go on w/o greek yogurt for more than three days. lol
    aside from that I LOVE fruits and vegetables just like you 😉

  35. Sarah says:

    I’ve never been able to stomach any sort of smoothies… I think it’s a texture thing! Cute snake though, my sis would agree too – she’s obsessed with reptiles too 😉

    Once I hit the million I’ll be definitely looking into the VitaMix. I don’t even have a blender now since I dropped the lid down the (walled-in) side of our pantry!

  36. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    I love those Nutiva shakes!

  37. lighterportions says:

    With all of the Vitamix hype lately I knew it must be a pretty darn good piece of kitchen machinery, but after THIS post I am more in awe of it than ever before. I cannot believe how well it mushes up those fruit to such a perfect consistency without having to add ANYTHING else! It’s revolutionary! I can’t wait to see more!