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This green monster smoothie is a great way to sneak some greens into your day
Okay so I gave in. And I’m kind of hooked on this green smoothie sensation. When the whole green thing started, you know, like doing shots of wheatgrass..and then adding green leaves to your smoothies. I was so opposed to it. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to try it, it was because I was scared I’d taste the spinach or taste something completely disgusting.
Well, after seeing thousands of bloggers (this number is slightly exaggerated) post their own versions of green smoothies and how none of them croaked upon drinking it, I decided to give it a try. Uh, yeah, I’m hooked. I’ve been having one every day for breakfast.
If you’re scared like me of tasting the leafy greens, I realized this: all the fruit and stuff you put in this drink, the ratio of spinach to fruit/nuts/oats, is like 10/90, therefore, the fruity-ness completely takes over the entire taste. It tastes like a REGULAR smoothie. This is so deceiving and I love it. If I had a kid, I’d force him/her to drink it cause it’s good nutrition. I don’t care if the green scares them, I’d be like “it’s sweet and it’s green because Big Bird says G is for Green which means good for you,” surely that’ll work, right?
You can literally throw anything in this smoothie. I’m going to start throwing flax seeds & oats in them so the protein and fiber will keep me fuller for longer. I know some people use peanut butter and other nut butters, which you can do too, but I haven’t tried that yet.
Be green. Drink a green monster and be invincible! Ok, those aren’t accurate claims, but you’ll feel better about yourself :)
Green Monster Smoothie
- 2 cups frozen fruit, (I used mixed fruit that included pineapples, grapes, strawberries, mangos, and peaches)
- 1 banana, broken into pieces
- 1 ½ cup almond milk
- Large handful of spinach
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- Throw everything in the blender and blend until a smooth consistency. If it gets stuck, turn it off, and use a spatula to break it up and start it again.
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Monday 28th of May 2018
Hi! Don't fear the Green Smoothie!!! It's refreshing, filling, EVER so good for you & DELICIOUS! I add cayenne pepper - just a smidgen- to mine for additional fat burning properties and sometimes a spritz of lemon or lime juice for tartness. Yum!
Tuesday 4th of April 2017
I like simple smoothies. Just pinned it.
Tuesday 26th of July 2016
Tried this recipe right away as soon as I saw it. My blender just broke, but I had a brand new food processor just sitting around, still in the box! I noticed this Hamilton Beach food processor has a built-in spatula that automatically scrapes the sides-Bonus! I used that and threw in my favorite protein powder, fresh pineapple, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and a large handful of spinach. I left out the banana. It was delicious and actually pretty pink. I think I will add some kale next time.
Sunday 8th of May 2016
I'VE BEEN DRINKING THE GREEN MONSTER INPLACE OF DINNER FOR OVER A MONTHAND A HALF.I PUT KALE,SPINACH,CARROTS,CELERY AND A BANANA.I HAVE LOST 24LBS NO BREAD NO SODAS.
Thursday 2nd of January 2014
If the color is your main issue, use a lidded take-out cup and a straw. Honestly, you can't taste the "green", whether spinach or kale or another green vegetable.