Bonjour mes amis!
I decided to try something new tonight that I’ve been meaning to do for a while. A green monster smoothie! I’ve read about them on many healthy living blogs such as Angela’s blog over at Oh She Glows. Angela also started the Green Monster Movement! So much Green Monster love on that site.
So, back to my little monster! I kept it simple for my first time… here are my ingredients:
- 1 banana, sliced THEN frozen. (it is much harder to freeze a banana and then slice it!)
- fresh organic baby spinach (probably about 2 cups)
- scoop of Fage greek yogurt
- water to thin
So all that…
was blended together in my baby food processor, and turned into this…
and it was glorious!! I did not taste the spinach at all, all I could taste was creamy banana-y goodness. Seriously, this was the best idea ever! So much nutrition and such good taste. Next time I may add some nut butter (hmm.. almond or peanut?!) or maybe some cocoa or cinnamon! I’m expecting Chia Seeds soon (thanks mama!) so maybe I will incorporate those into my monsters as well. Honestly though this simple version was so delicious that it didn’t even need anything else! I feel very energized as well, which is another plus that comes with green monsters!
I would recommend green monsters to anyone and everyone. They’re great as a snack or, if you make them filling enough, breakfast or lunch! I think a lot of people have troubles when it comes to getting their greens in everyday, and this is a way to have them in a delicious way. I think they are especially great for people who don’t like the taste of leafy veggies, because you do not taste them at all! Even though I love huge salads, it’s awesome to have even more leafy goodness in my diet! Green monster fan for life!
Food for thought:
Have you ever had a green monster?
If so, what’s your favorite recipe?
If not, would you consider trying one?
Thanks for stopping by, sugar plums!