I’ve started a project to find out if some recipes posted to Pinterest really are that great-or are merely really nice looking photos.
In the last post I took the softball approach. I knew when I looked at the recipe of Cream Cheese Cookies (which includes butter, sugar, and cream cheese) that they would-without a doubt, be amazing. After that I decided to take on something I was unsure about. I’ve dubbed it “The Green Monstah” (Yes in honor of Fenway because I big read puffy hearts love the Red Sox. Plus, looking at the smoothing-it can be a little intimidating).
I’m a fan of smoothies. They’re an easy grab & go breakfast for me. Despite the fact that I love cooking I rarely make breakfast-my mind is spinning too much on the day ahead, making lists and thinking of what I have to get accomplished. Smoothies are faster.
The Green Monstah-takes the healthy up a notch.
I use Spinach, a banana, frozen fruit and Greek yogurt.
I don’t use ice often because I like it a little thinner, but feel free to add! I also use Greek yogurt. It’s thicker, less sweet/more tangy. Plus it contains much more protein and sometimes less sugar than traditional yogurt.
Feel free to use whatever fruits you want. The batch I often use is a strawberry/mango/pineapple blend.
I use a small handful of fresh fruit (maybe 3/4 of a cup?) and a giant handful of spinach or
two regular sized ones.
Put all ingredients in the blender–and let it go to work! Ok-I’ll admit, sometimes I run into trouble here. It could be a number of things..the way I stacked ingredients, cheap blender, who knows…but I sometimes have to take a spoon and mash things closer to the blade. (Clearly when the blender is off!) \
Then pour and enjoy. It’s as simple as that. I will say I have read about another green smoothie on Pinterest that includes Kale-I haven’t tried it (the grocery store was out.) I’ve also read “you’ll lose weight!” or “Burn fat!” I kinda doubt that. What I will say is this: It’s yummy. You don’t taste the spinach-it’s just Bright Green. And it is very filling.
I’m now hooked on them. Especially because I feel like it helps get even more nutrients into my day. Consider this a success.