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Friday, February 10, 2012

Green Monster Spinach Smoothie

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

1 comment:

  1. I was making green smoothies with the spinach out of my garden. I used one banana and one apple and a scoop of soy protein powder. I love them....even got the hubby to drink a few.