Erika’s Favorite Green Monster

May 13, 2011 § 38 Comments

It’s amazing what the Blog World has introduced me to. Twelve months ago if someone asked me what a Green Monster was I probably would have said the large wall in Fenway Park. (Go Red Sox!) I would have never guessed that it was actually a name for smoothies blended with spinach! At first I’ll admit that I was grossed out by the concept of adding a vegetable to a sweet smoothie, but eventually the idea grew on me and I decided to try it for the first time. It was delicious! Believe it or not, Green Monsters are actually pretty darn yummy. You can’t even taste the spinach. Not even a little bit. The flavor is masked by whatever fruit you blend it with, in this case banana and pineapple. :-D

Erika’s Favorite Green Monster 

“Green Monsters can be made with any combination of fruit, but banana and pineapple taste the best. Trust me.”

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 ½ cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • ½ banana, frozen
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup water or milk (omit for a thicker smoothie)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax-seed (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth and pour into glasses. Garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon and enjoy!

Yield: 1 serving

Doesn’t the spinach make the Green Monster look so pretty? Seriously, I love it! In addition to being extremely pretty and delicious, Green Monster smoothies also have stellar health benefits. They are high in fiber, Omega 3s (if you use the flax), and help you reach your daily fruit and veggie servings.  I should also add that this is not entirely my own creation. This particular flavor combination is my own, but the genius behind the Green Monster is actually Angela. To read more about Green Monsters click here.

So what are you waiting for?! Get up off your seat and make yourself a Green Monster! I bet you’ll like it! :-P

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