Friday, August 24, 2012

guide to life: the green monster.

i first heard of the green monster last year when i started following the blog "oh she glows"...
angela was creating a green monster frenzy in the blogging world!
so what is a green monster?
a healthy, delicious, nutrient packed green smoothie, of course...
and i have finally jumped on board the green monster bandwagon!

honestly, i could not understand how a smoothie full of green (spinach, kale etc.) could be tasty...
alas, im a convert - green monsters a freakin scrumptious!!!

my first ever green monster, ready to drink!

and easy to make too...

1. Break a banana into chunks and freeze overnight...
straight out of the freezer.

I simply popped mine into my new favourite product, the 'sistema soup mug to go', clipped the lid on and popped it in the freezer...
seriously i love my sistema soup mug to go!!!! I love that its freezer and microwave friendly and I can make everything from soup to smoothies in it! I have two, this colour and one in hot pink.

2. Pour 1 cup of almond milk over the banana.

3. Add 1 tablespoon of nut butter, 1 teaspoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of protein powder (optional) and two handfuls of baby spinach.



4. BLEND!
now i simply used a stick blender and it meant i had no mess as i could make the whole smoothie in my mug... 
the consistency was fine for me, but you could definately get it smoother with a proper blender!

5. Add 2-3 ice cubes and blend again...
i didn't blend the ice tooo much, i liked the icey chunks.

6. ENJOY!
yumm-o!

note: all views are my own, i was not compensated for this post in any way shape or form.

4 comments:

Miss Caitlin S. said...

yum! that looks really good. I love vegetables so it doesn't sounds gross to me at all to blend them up. I should definitely give this a whirl. I have this really cool Blender ma' bobber but I never use it!!

Also, that soup cup is beyond awesome!

@workingwomenaus said...

Oh I thought it was going to be one of those kale/celery/cucumber/ginger/celery drinks. They're ok (because they make you feel great) but the flavour is somewhat questionable. This looks DELICIOUS! I'm going to try it

Alyx said...

I absolutely LOVE the green monster, it's just sooo good!

Melissa {Suger} said...

Ooooo. Great thinking. Loving the nut butter in there, bet it tastes awesome.

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