One thing that I’ve learned from most of the healthy living, fitness and nutrition blogs out there is taht almost everyone has made their own Green Monster Smoothie. So I decided to try it out myself. But most of the recipes that I found contained banana, and we don’t have any bananas in our fruit bin right now. Rather than take a trip to the grocery store, I just made up my own smoothie recipe filled with fruits, oats, spinach and some other good stuff. Also, in the pictures, most of the ingredients are in measuring cups, but don’t pay attention to that. I tweaked most things after the first blend.
I remember reading somewhere that the spinach should always come first so that the blades can cut it up nicely.
I cut up two strawberries, but ended up adding another one later on.
No idea what possessed me to add oats, and I don’t know if they affected the smoothie at all…
I was so pumped to pour this little monster out and give it a taste.
The verdict? This monster was a killer…in a good way! I loved spinach before I tried this, and I was surprised that the entire flavor the spinach was masked by the fruit. It was sweet, but I could still tell that it was good for me. Definitely a nutritious breakfast smoothie!
Green Monster Minus Banana
- 1 1/2 C. spinach leaves
- 1/2 C. strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 C. apples, chopped
- 1/4 C. milk
- 1 tsp. oats
- 1 spoonful peanut butter
- Ice cubes
Place spinach in blender first. Then the rest of the ingredients, and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and enjoy!
Have you ever made a green monster? Did it have bananas in it? How’s your weekend going so far?