The Green Monster

No, not the green monster hiding under your bed! :)
I have been dying to try a greem monster smoothie for quite some time, but I will admit it, I was petrified! Have you ever heard of someone having an irrational fear of a SMOOTHIE?!? Well, not smoothies themselves, but it’s what is in it. SPINACH! Yes, ew. I do not eat many greens, I do not eat salad, and I was about to drink a smoothie with SPINACH in it? I was determined to get over my fear. I knew this would be good for me, a good way to get greens in. I had bought all the ingredients last weekend and I was just putting it off… Till this morning when I realized my spinach was going bad HA! SO I finally faced my fear, and realized my fear was….stupid. Yes, stupid. I got all nervous and got my heart rate up for something that just tastes like a banana smoothie. My only problem was I didn’t blend it long enough so i had tiny bits of spinach, not a lot, but still. anyway, It wasn’t half bad. Here is the recipe I used:

-1 large banana
-1.25 cups milk
-2 cups baby spinach
-1/2 scoop protein powder
-1 tbsp flax seed

I put the spinach and flax in first, then powder, milk, banana, blend away! Then I added about a cup of ice and blended some more. this is the before and after:

I am so proud of myself for stepping out of the box! I think next time I will add strawberries for a strawberry/banana smoothie. The possibilities are endless!!

I leave this afternoon for New Orleans, woo hoo! SO I am not sure how much I will be blogging. I will at least try to update twitter, so you can follow me on there by clicking on the twitter link in the right sidebar, or check back here for my twitter updates on the sidebar. Have a good Friday everyone!

QOTD: What is your favorite smoothie mix/blend?

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9 Responses to The Green Monster

  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    Probably a stupid question but can you taste the spinach?

  2. 2
    Caroline says:

    Wow that’s pretty courageous to have taken on the green smoothie!! I’d read recipes of the raw foodies and they often make green citrus juices where the green taste is hidden. Was it like that with the smoothie too? Looks so healthy anyhow … must’ve been invigorating! I’ve been a little lazy myself lately and treating myself to the Starbucks chocolate banana smoothie. It’s not chocolately sweet, but rather a dark chocolate taste, and has real bananas and protein.

  3. 3
    Robyn says:

    I just made my first green monster yesterday and was surprised how much I liked it!! I did the same as you minus protein and flax.

  4. 4
    tonia says:

    Ok, this green monster just scares me! Thanks for the well wishes!

  5. 5

    I LOVE this smoothie! We will be drinking it in St. Augustine on my Health & Fitness Vacation I am hosting in November! Check it out!

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