For years I have avoided green smoothies. Smoothies containing a green vegetable mixed with milk have just never sounded too appetizing to me. That is until the green monster came along. The website pinterest is my newest obsession. I discovered this smoothie on pinterest which originated from the blog www.iowagirleats.com . Iowa girl Kristin just added a new green smoothie which is her healthier version of McDonald's Shamrock Shake. I haven't tried that one yet, but the green monster smoothie is a favorite. I love that I'm getting a serving or two of vegetables at breakfast or as a snack. It tastes like a peanut butter and banana smoothie. You don't even taste the spinach! I like the taste of spinach just not in a smoothie. Trust me you'll love it and it's healthy.
Green Monster Spinach Smoothie (serves 1)
- 1 frozen sliced banana (I use an unfrozen one and it turns out fine, you can add a few ice cubes)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 cup vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt, or other greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze or other kind of milk
- 4 cups baby spinach (or more, or less)
Combine all ingredients in a a blender and blend until smooth.
approx 350 calories, 10g fiber, 21 g protein