This is MY drink y’all.
At least a few times a week, this serves as my breakfast, snack or pre-workout energizer. It’s fast, easy, delicious and pumps me FAR better than a coffee! (And I LOVE my coffee).
The recipe below is the basic monster, but I personally tend to play around with the ingredients. I almost always use almond milk when I have it, or 2-4 tbsp of greek yogurt plus a wee bit of juice to help it blend (I like orange, but anything goes. Keep it natural). I also may toss in berries, melon or just about any other fruit that will blend. The more color you add, the more likely this is gonna be a ‘brown’ monster, but I promise, it’s still delicious. To keep the green color, stick with yellow/green fruits & veggies.
* Note: I freeze my bananas ahead of time, so I usually don’t need to add additional ice, or very little. Also saves time: I pre-chop them and just toss them in. The spinach can also be frozen.
Green Monster Smoothie
- 2 cups organic spinach
- 1-1.25 cups milk (your choice of cow’s milk, soy, hemp, almond, rice, etc)
- 1 tablespoon flax, chia or other seeds/nuts (optional)
- 1 banana
Directions:1) Flax, 2) spinach, 3) banana, 4) milk. The reason for this order is so the heavier ingredients weigh down the flax and spinach and keep it from flying up around the blender and sticking to the side. Blend everything on the highest setting for 1 minute or so. Finally, add ice and blend on the ice setting. Pour into a large, fancy glass. Sit back, gulp it down, and be prepared to have endless energy!
Recipe via Fit Mama Training
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