Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Green Monster Smoothie

I have a new friend who has been a very good influence on me in a very short time. There is so much I can and will learn from her and her husband about being eco friendly and more green around our house, and she is helping me get back into jogging. She and her husband have a website you should definitely check out if you are interested in being more eco-friendly ( and really, we all should be, don't you think?)-

During one of our chats she mentioned that I should try this healthy smoothie that is great as a snack or a recovery drink after a workout. It's called the Green Monster Smoothie. I have to admit, I was a bit skepitcal at first. It has spinach and peanut butter in it- not two food items I would ever think to combine! But I thought I would give it a try, and it's easily becoming part of my daily meal routine.

You'll need:
A handful of organic spinach
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
1/2 cup vanilla soy (or almond) milk
1 Banana
A handful of ice

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Like Steph says, it's not an exact science. She adds more peanut butter if she adds a lot of spinach, I cut down on the peanut butter and add more soymilk.

I shared this morning's smoothie with my oldest daughter- she loved it!

After my workouts I will add some dairy free soy protein powder to make it more of a recovery drink.

You'll see in my picture that I used my food processor- that is because I no longer own a blender. I used to own 2, but one broke and the other got lost in a move. I think it's time to get a new one:-)

This recipe came from Stephanie Shaw at
She got it from Check out this woman's site for more Green Monster Smoothie recipes!

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