Pinterest Project: The Green Monstah.

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.

Ingredients

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

Spinach-I usually don't measure though.

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.

Done!

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About Bec

I'm a gal who believes "Food is the Most Primitive form of Comfort" Have plenty of dishes to serve up, but one thing's for sure, I'm always
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3 Responses to Pinterest Project: The Green Monstah.

  1. Kelli says:

    I like spinach, really I do. But this thing freaks me out. I just might have to try it.

  2. Mplsauna says:

    I’ve just gotten into the green smoothie thing too – and I tried this same recipe from Pinterest – but went with coconut water instead of yogurt. For some reason the cream and spinach idea oogies me out.

    I would recommend it!!

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