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Green Monster

Green Monster

2 reviews / 5 average

Between Naked Juice and various health blogs, Green Monsters have been hot for a while now.  So as much as I’d like to take the credit for this genius idea, adding spinach to a smoothie is nothing new.  Except it is new to me, because I always turned my nose up at the green, health-nutty vibe of a smoothie made with spinach.

I come to you today with good news!  I’ve gotten over my grossed-out, freaked-out phase.  I gave it a try.  And this green, healthy smoothie tastes good.  I would even go so far as to say it tastes great.

Two green monster smoothies in glasses.

If I can get Bjork to drink a smoothie with spinach and flax it (and ask for seconds), you know that it’s got to taste pretty darn good.  And he didn’t even go running for the Fruity Pebbles afterwards – this greenie is filling!

Besides all the nutritional benefits, it’s even kind of nice to look at!  Serving it in a wine glass doesn’t hurt, either.  Bonus: it matches my favorite green napkins (the ones that are in all my food pictures… time to go shopping?)!

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Green Monster

Green Monster


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

This green monster smoothie recipe is the best way I’ve found to add spinach into my smoothies and still enjoy the taste! Full of protein, flax, fruits, and vegetables.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups + of spinach
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbs. flaxseed meal

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the blender in order given (so spinach is at the bottom). Blend until smooth. (Maybe it’s just my blender, but I can never get it to be completely homogenous. Usually I have lots of green flecks in it from the spinach, and you can see the flax a little bit.)
  2. Add ice cubes (optional) and blend until no ice chunks remain.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy green smoothie, green monster smoothie, spinach smoothie

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All of this green is most definitely in preparation for tomorrow’s post, so drink up!

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Katie

    If you blend the spinach with milk first before adding anything else that can help reduce the green flecks!

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    Sharice

    This was a good smoothie! I needed it a touch more sweet, so I added 1.5 tablespoons of honey to it. I also added a tiny bit more milk to thin it out a bit (my preference). It was very good and filling!






    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi, Georgina! You could definitely substitute yogurt, or even a banana. If you omit it entirely, you will end up with a less creamy texture, but it would probably still taste good. 🙂

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    Christine

    Thanks for sharing green monster recipe which is a great gift for those people like me.But I do not like creamy texture in my smoothies, could I omit cheese or yogurt entirely? I work for collecting information and It would be great when you will read review about best signup bonus casino to win real money as well as more bonuses for online casinos.Your writing instruction is also bonus for people like me who want to drink up with vegetables!