Friday, June 22, 2012

Green Monsters

Wow!  That is all I can say when I drink a Green Monster.  

What is a Green Monster?  
It is an amazing concoction of fruits and vegetables created by Angela on her site Oh She Glows.  She is responsible for the Green Monster Movement (a great place to find different recipes).

It is called a Green Monster, or green smoothie, because it is usually made with spinach or kale, giving it a brilliant green color.  You might be thinking Yuck!   Well, try it first.  
You will be saying "YUUUUMMMMY" the moment the drink hits your lips.  

I, too, was wary in trying this drink.  I first heard about it about a year and a half ago.  I rejected it and rejected it again.  Then, finally I caved back in May, and I fell in love with it!!!  What is even better is so did my children.  They LOVE drinking Green Monsters.  I've even caught them stealing mine when I wasn't looking.  This is rare because it is hard to put down once I start drinking them, but they work together as a team to distract me.  Sneaky little kids I have.  :) 

These smoothies are so healthy, filled with vitamins and nutrients, and great for your skin and hair.  They improve you from the inside out.  Oh, and if you are like me and crave sweets...this will curb those cravings because it tastes like dessert.  SERIOUSLY!   
They are sooo good!

This is my favorite recipe so far:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 handful of kale or spinach
  • 1 cup of milk, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, or coconut milk  *(my favorite is vanilla or chocolate flavored soy milk)
  • 6 ice cubes
  1. Put in a good blender and blend till smooth.
  2. Enjoy!  
You can change this recipe to add more fruit variety, flax seed, wheat grass, a scoop of cocoa or carob powder....the ideas are limitless.  Play around with it to find your favorite.  

Join the Green Monster Movement and 
Get your Green On!


  1. This sounds yummy, wrote the recipe down, will make when I get to the store and purchase some kale or spinach :)

    1. I would love to know what you think of it once you have tried it. :)

  2. Love that you have an EDIT button on here :) trying to get other blogs to do the same....but seems they ignore the request !!!