I first read about the green monster on Eat, Live, Run. Frozen smoothies with fruit and… spinach?? As someone who wouldn’t eat “anything green” for many years of her life, it sounded disgusting. But as I’ve been looking through recipes on the Green Monster Movement, I decided to give them a try. I’ve been trying to add more fruit and veggies into my diet, and this sounded like a great way to start the day. It couldn’t be that bad if so many people are making them daily, right?
My green monster included:
- 2 cups light vanilla soy milk
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 banana
- 10 strawberries
- pineapple (leftover from last night)
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
It made 2 servings, each under 200 calories.
And the verdict was… not bad! I thought it was a little tasteless actually, so I ended up adding a pack of Splenda to mine. Pat was a little skeptical at first, but after hearing the nutrition value (and finishing off 2 cups), he asked if I could make these every morning 🙂