My New Love

posted by Chelsea

My current fantasies revolve around 2 things.  In this order:

#1. Food

#2. Sleep

In honor of the #1 thing I daydream and think about non-stop, I’m going to share my new love with you this morning.  After a bit of blog hopping a couple of nights ago, I found the GREEN MONSTER SPINACH SMOOTHIE.  I found it via a link from the LC VALLEY MOM who has a great blog- full of good ideas and helpful mom-ish tips.

Now, about the smoothie.  This Green Monster is awesome- a smoothie full of banana, greek yogurt, peanut butter, milk, and…. SPINACH!  It’s green… which my girls LOVE.  And it tastes DELICIOUS… which we all love.  The only change I made is that I used almond butter instead of peanut butter– simply because I’m obsessed with almond butter these days.  When my supply runs out I’ll go back to the peanut stuff.   You can click on the link above to see pictures and you can look below for the recipe:

1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp peanut butter (or almond!)
1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt (I used plain and it was great)
1 cup milk (almond, soy, cow, whatever you want!)
4 cups spinach 

Stick all the ingredients in blender and BLEND together.

Don’t be scared.  The spinach will hurt neither you or your tastebuds.  It’s so delicious I’m going to drink one everyday.



8 Comments Leave a comment »

  1. Yes, Chels, I discovered these last summer and I’m hooked. Only mine’s a little different. Instead of the peanut butter, I use a scoop of vanilla protein powder (for the busy gal on the go who may require extra protein) and no yogurt. I LOVE almond milk so that’s what I use. This recipe sounds questionable but even my husband likes it and he doesn’t trust any food green!

    • Donna! I knew you’d be proud. You made your version for me last fall- I don’t know why I didn’t start making it then!

  2. Hope you’re getting lots of sleep for soon you will need all the (more) energy you can get from that spinach!!!!

  3. Yum. We tried a smoothies the other day with banana, orange juice, a mango and an avocado. (oh a little maple syrup, coconut milk, ice and vanilla too). The avocado made it so thick and creamy and gave it a lovely green color and you couldn’t taste it at all. 5/6 of us liked it. One of my boys didn’t but he’s sometimes picky. : )
    When I finally have spinach again we’ll have to try this though.

  4. yummy! Getting spinach in there in great source of many nutrients. I’ll have to try some of that!

  5. Thanks for the blog mention!! We made the smoothie last night for dessert and split it!! I’m loving getting all those greens in!!

  6. grandma Janie

    March 30, 2012
    9:45 pm

    You guys are a bunch of greenies…guess I’ll have to try it. sure would be an ON THE GO drink, and I need that. thanks!

Leave a Comment