Ok, ok, the green monster never really left my little world, I just haven’t posted about it in a long time!
The other day I received a reader request to explain how I make my green monsters, so I figured I would start this Friday morning off with a little green monster post!
Green monsters are one of my all time favorite breakfast meals. I love the fact that I can get a massive bunch of spinach in my system bright and early in the morning! Spinach is so good for you! I swear since I had my first green monster (which was almost a year and a half ago!) I have seen improvement in my skin, my hair has been growing a lot and my nails are stronger! Woohoo!
My classic green monster smoothie includes:
- 2-4 cups of spinach (depends on how big of a monster you want!)
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- sprinkling of flax seeds/wheat berries/chia seeds
I always wash my spinach before it goes in the blender. I know some people don’t wash their fruits/veggies before eating, but I am not one of those people. I always give everything a little rinse.
Do you wash your fruits/veggies before eating?
Then it’s time for everything to go into the blender! The spinach goes in first, followed by the banana.
To this monster, I added some Amazing Grass powder that I got in my HLS Swag bag this past weekend. I usually like to throw in some sort of powder to my monsters these days for a little bit of an extra kick. One of my favorite flavors to add is chocolate protein powder!
I love adding seeds to my monsters. I also really love not fully blending them in the smoothie. Flax seeds and wheat berries are the two most popular seeds in my monsters.
I like the little crunch that comes from them!
Next up is a very essential ingredient – Almond Milk! And this particular almond milk expires the day after my wedding day!
When it expires, I will be married! Haha!
For me personally, the almond milk combined with the banana overpowers any taste the spinach has, which makes it super easy to drink, and tasty too!
I put about a cup of almond milk in my monsters.
Last, but not least is the ice, which tops off the monster. This makes the monster cold and is very important to add!
Blend for a few minutes until your monster looks like this – pretty green and very bubbly! Yum!
I enjoyed my green monster in my Oddyssey Half Marathon finishers pint glass! This monster was a little different because of the Amazing Grass powder which had a lemon lime flavor to it, which I really enjoyed. I didn’t think I would like it in my monster, but I did!
Using my favorite glass dharma glass straw!
If you need more information on how I make my Green Monsters, check out my Green Monster 101 post, which gives some more step by step information.
I also have a whole section devoted to Green Monsters and my Juicing Creations here. If you have any other questions for me about my monsters, please ask!
My greatest piece of advice in terms of these smoothies is don’t be afraid to try something new because I guarantee that with these drinks you will be pleasantly surprised how tasty they are!
Don’t fear the green!
Have you ever tried a green monster before? What do you do differently to your favorite monster smoothies?