I don’t eat vegetables. What great way for me to have some greens than in a Green Monster Smoothie? I made my first one today. I had all of the ingredients at home with the exception of spinach so yesterday I went to the store to buy it.
There are several recipes online but the one I sort of followed is from Oh She Glows.
- 1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1 ripe banana, preferably peeled + frozen
- 2 handfuls organic spinach
- 1 tbsp chia seeds OR 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tbsp nut butter, optional
- 1-3 ice cubes
- protein powder of choice, optional
Directions: Starting with the liquid, add in 1 cup of milk of your choice. Now add in the chia or flax and nut butter. Next, add in the spinach followed by the banana on top. Blend until smooth. Add in your ice cubes and blend some more.
Serves 1– about 2 cups
The results? Yummy! I can’t wait to have another one tomorrow!! Yes, that is how good it is. You cannot taste the spinach at all. I will admit that it does look gross but it is just simply delicious.
Another recipe I found is at Live Half Full and she got it from Iowa Girl Eats. I did not use Greek yogurt for my smoothie so I guess it is an optional ingredient. Also, the banana I used was not frozen. I don’t know if it makes a difference. Perhaps tomorrow I will use a frozen banana.
Go ahead a make a Green Monster Smoothie. You won’t regret it.