How cute is this little fella??
Adorable, but I'm not talking about that sort of Monster!
I'm actually referring to the 'Green Monster' Smoothie. Now I hear you all asking whats that??
Well on the weekend I was having a nosey at a few blog posts and saw a post on Lollipop Loves, about the Green Monster smoothie saying that she was giving them a go after discovering Angela's blog - The Green Monster Movement.
It's basically a a green smoothie that Angela started making in an attempt to improve her overall health and well being. she includes a number of recipes on her site, but the basics for a 'virgin' Green Monster are:
- 2 cups spinach (organic is best if you can get)
- 1-1.25 cups milk (your choice)
- 1 tablespoon flax (optional - I didn't have anything for the first attempt)
- 1 banana (I used a frozen one and skipped the ice)
Even though I'm soooooo not a fan of spinach, after reading Angela's blog I just had to give this ago! I've got so much going on at the moment - my wedding is on the 4 June 2011 and saying work has been stressful is a bit of an understatement. Overall I'm been feeling a bit drained and definitely not looking after myself probably.
So anyway here you go (in my pretty sundae glasses),
It wasn't that bad really - the banana hides the spinach taste but there was a strange aftertaste though.
But this didn't put me off. I so far had one for the last 3 days!
*actually added a spoonful of honey on the second day - it was so much better
I'm not expecting miracles but for me this is a great way to get my daily fruit and veg in (I'm really bad and hardly ever eat my 5 a day!). So any improvement in my overall well being will be great.
I'll keep you updated.