Monday, March 7, 2011

Green Monster

One of my New Year's resolutions is  to eat healthier.  Specifically I want to stop eating processed foods and start eating more fruits and vegetables. This is a daily battle for me.  I love chips, cookies, candy, pizza etc.  Basically if it's unhealthy for you I love it!  I am trying really hard to change my eating habits this year.   Anyway, I was reading this blog and she talked about trying the Green Monster which is a  breakfast shake made with spinach, a banana, milk and ice.   I know it sounds gross but it's really good!  Brock even had a drink of mine and he loved it until I told him what was in it-ha ha!I    I didn't even taste the spinach and it  kept me full until lunch time.   
I used the frozen spinach that comes in the square package. 

The recipe I use is:
1/2 package (about 6 oz.) of spinach, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of milk and ice

I made this again this morning and here is the recipe I used. I don't like drinking milk so I added orange juice instead and I think it tasted SO much better.  The recipe below is the one I will use from now on.  If I don't have strawberries I will substitute another fruit like blackberries  or blueberries. 

1/2 package (about 6 oz.) of spinach, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of orange juice, a handful of chopped strawberries and ice

On the Green Monster website there are a ton of different recipes that you can try.  I am going to make this again tomorrow and add some strawberries.  Give the Green Monster a try and let me know if you like it!


Lisa said...

I am going to try it!

AG said...

oh, I need to try this. How many points is it, I wonder.

Dina said...

Thanks for sharing. I need some green in my diet. I just like unhealthy food too. It's just so much more delicious!