My, oh my, what a weekend. I’m actually going to share more about it later after I get my hands on some photos so until then I’m going to share with you guys the smoothie I missed all weekend. I’ve been on a Green Monster smoothie kick lately and going from having that for breakfast every morning to having greasy breakfasts all weekend was a bit of a shock to the system. I was so glad to have my spinach filled smoothie again this morning! 🙂
I’m sure most of you remember the days when the Green Monster reigned supreme. It was only a few years ago when it seemed like everyone was drinking them. I definitely was on board that train. I loved them. But like all breakfasts for me. I’ll have one thing for breakfast for months (3-6 usually) and then one day wake up and absolutely not want that one thing for breakfast anymore so I’ll switch to something else for the next few months. Most things eventually come around in rotation again. I went through two cycles of Green Monsters, but it had been years since I last had one.
Until lately. For the past month, the Green Monster has been all I’ve craved for breakfast. And I’m not complaining. It’s a super healthy start to my day. Not quite as much protein as my previous favorite smoothie (which will no doubt come back into rotation again next summer), but still super delicious and nutritious.
In case you haven’t heard of a Green Monster before and are thinking that it sounds like a blended salad, it’s not like that at all! You really don’t taste the spinach in it – it just tastes like a yummy smoothie. It was created by Angela at Oh She Glows (her classic Green Monster recipe here) and took the Healthy Living Community by storm several years ago (me included). Just recently I was going through old recipes on this blog and remembered my love for the Green Monster. So I decided to make it again to see if I still loved it. Oh, I do. So much. So today I’m sharing my favorite version with you guys.
Green Monster Smoothie
1 small banana, previously broken into chunks and frozen
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup baby spinach
3 ice cubes
Layer ingredients into your blender in the order listed above and blend until you can no longer see bits of spinach and smoothie is creamy.
Have you had a Green Monster smoothie before? If so, what did you think?
If you haven’t had a Green Monster smoothie, would you try one?