Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Green Monster! Really Green!

Green Monsters are all over the blog world, but I made my first one based off of Bobbi's recipe sometime last summer.   I used to make "Green Monsters" after hard workouts.  I put "Green Monster" in quotes because these always came out purple for me.  I'm not one to measure, so I think I put in too many blueberries and not enough green (Kale, spinach or whatever).  They were delicious and not quite as scary being purple so I just kept at it. 

Lately I have been overrun with produce.  I had some spinach that was going bad and decided to make a truly Green Monster.  You could never taste the spinach or kale in my purple monsters, so I thought a green one might not be bad either. 

- bowl ful of spinach
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 3 large frozen strawberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- milk

I think I might have over blended this because it came out very frothy!  TJ would not have anything to do with it, but I enjoyed mine alot.  I think I might start adding this to my daily routine.  It is pretty low calorie, but super nutrient dense, plus it will help me use up some of my aging produce!

Do you have any tasty variations of the Green Monster?

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  1. I can't believe I've been blogging for almost a year and still haven't tried a green monster! that should change soon :)

  2. I am going to start making green monsters!!

    I haven't yet, and feel so uncool :).

  3. The one you made me was delicious, and I was only planning on pretending to drink it and stealthily giving it to Cooper ;)

  4. I have yet to try a green smoothie. I guess I'm just not a big drinker and that's why i have not attempted these yet!

  5. I've never made a green monster. They always look good, but I think I get my greens in.

  6. Green monsters are great after a few days of off eating. They always make me feel good!

  7. That is really green! It looks delicious!

  8. I've wanted to try these green monsters for months but I don't have a blender :( Which is also why I've never been able to make ANY kind of smoothie, or that frozen-banana ice cream...

    But can I recommend adding a spoon of peanut/nut butter to your next green monster? Then I can live vicariously through you as you drink what I'm imagining :D

  9. @Hannah - I have tried it with almond butter before and it is great! I didn 't add it this time just because I wanted to keep the calories down.

  10. i do enjoy green monsters but i need it to be really hot out for me to crave them. i just like to chew too much!