Green Monsters!

I love, love, love a good smoothie.  I actually think I may be going through smoothie withdrawal right now.  Protein drinks just don’t have the same panache. This is one food that was hard for me to give up when I started to train for the Figure Competition.

Awhile back, I stumbled across this website  – Green Monster Movement.  Yup, spinach smoothies!

Green Monster Smoothie

Looks pretty tasty!

I nearly gagged just looking at the pictures, but then I thought ‘What the heck? I should give this a whirl!”.  The very next day at the the grocery store I purchased the necessary ingredients – spinach, bananas, and frozen berries.

Then I blended with trepidation.

Green Monster Smoothie to be blended

Ready, set, BLEND! One Green Monster coming up!

My green monster turned brown….strawberries and spinach will do that.  I should have remembered my colors from Kindergarten.  Oops!

It tasted great; couldn’t even tell there was spinach in it.

My favorite Green Monster combo is as follows:

  • Big handful of spinach
  • 1 banana (you MUST use a banana, it covers up the spinach)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water

Note: If its too thick, just add a bit of water until its blending well.  DON’T stick a spoon in it while it’s blending…things tend to get a little too interesting if you do that.

Tasty!

There are tons of recipes for Green Monsters.  So who’s going to be brave and try one?  I can’t enjoy these right now because I’m on a super low carb diet, but I will live vicariously through you.

And don’t worry if you have to drink it with your eyes closed the first time, that’s how I did it!

Let me know if you give it a try.

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Comments

  1. Another great recipe. Thanks so much, I’ll definitely try it. My last trainer told me to stop eating bananas though. So I haven’t had one since May! I used to have them in my smoothie everyday!

    Do you have nutritional info? (calories, carbs, protein, etc)

    Another tip: Don’t stick your hand in the blender until the blade is FULLY stopped. I learned this the hard way when I was 10 and had to get a few stitches on my finger!

    • You stuck you HAND in the blender? OY VEY!

      Perhaps try the recipe with half a banana…it should only be about 20 carbs for the banana and the spinach should keep it from going straight to sugar in your body. Or at least that’s what I tell myself.

      Nutritional information – I will try to pull that together for you tomorrow. 🙂

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