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My breakfast made me HAPPY :)

2 Nov

I am the last person to ever recommend a drink sans (that either means “without” in another language or I made it up) alcohol, but I feel obligated to quickly post about this amazing smoothie recipe I made for breakfast!

Sorry it's a terrible picture....and in a BL Lime glass.

It’s called the Green Monster and I am completely obsessed.  Green Monster smoothies are supposed to provide you with tons of energy and make you feel good on the inside and outside.  Did a little research and apparently these smoothies have become so popular there is actually a Green Monster movement.

Here is the basic recipe I stole from Oh She Glows, blogger who started Green Monster movement: 

  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1-1.25 cups milk (I used vanilla soy)
  • 1 tablespoon flax (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • ice

 Put first four ingredients in blender in this order: flax, spinach, banana, milk.  Blend for a minute, add ice and blend until completely pureed.  Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

I can just picture my roommate Christina cringing as she reads the word “spinach” in the ingredients list (you should have seen her face when I told her I was making fish tacos for dinner…in her defense, that is a gross recipe name) …but trust me this tastes NOTHING like spinach at all! It’s actually really sweet and refreshing!  I added a couple packets Splenda because I am an addict and need my daily fix but it’s really not even necessary for this smoothie!

Best part is I have SO MUCH ENERGY! It’s only 11 am and I have already written a paper, gotten dressed and ready for class, done some laundry and found motivation to write this entry!  My next goal is to find out how this magical smoothie will translate into a cocktail…stay tuned 🙂

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