Green Monster Madness

Have you ever tried a green smoothie? Angela has been making them for breakfast, and I got very curious, so I decided to try my own.  It was surprisingly good.  I had to add a few teaspoons of honey to sweeten it up at the end, but after that it was great.  And it’s a wonderful way to get some veggies early on in the day.

Maggie’s Green Smoothie



  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 4-5 strawberries, sliced
  • spring mix (got a huge box at Costco and I’m trying to use it up) – 1.5 cups, packed
  • chopped collard greens (couldn’t find kale) – 1.5 cups, packed
  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (but you could use any non-dairy milk)
  • 2 teaspoons natural peanut butter, warmed up so that it mixes better
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • I just thought of another thing that would be good, but I didn’t put any in – wheat germ! (1-2 tablespoons)


  1. Add the fruit, milk, peanut butter, and honey to the blender/mixer.  Then add as many greens as will fit.
  2. Blend until the greens are pureed.  Keep adding more greens and blending until you’ve fit them all in.
  3. Serve in a nice tall glass.  Eat it with a spoon if you like!


Mine came out pretty thick, so I did end up eating it with a spoon.  I’m hoping it will hold me over, but I’m not sure – I usually have carby breakfasts and I don’t get full on liquids.  So we’ll see.  It was delicious though, and very voluminous!  I don’t own a blender so I made this in my mini food-processor.

This morning I did some old favoritesYogaDownload’s 20-minute Power Vinyasa #4, and The New Method 20/20 Perfect Pilates (40 minutes).  I really do love YogaDownload.

20 Comments on Green Monster Madness

  1. polly
    28 January, 2009 at 1:44 pm (8 years ago)

    Maggie sweet green yoga mama!
    Love that smoothie… I am totally going to make one soon. XOXO

  2. coco
    28 January, 2009 at 1:55 pm (8 years ago)

    mmmmm…..juice for breakfast. I’ve heard great things about it but never actually tried it. maybe because I was afraid that it won’t hold me longer enough.
    pilates 20/20? from as well???? I need to try it.

  3. Molly
    28 January, 2009 at 2:49 pm (8 years ago)

    That looks so healthy…how’s the texture? Sometimes I have an aversion to things with funky textures.

  4. VeggieGirl
    28 January, 2009 at 3:54 pm (8 years ago)

    HOLY YUM!!

  5. Sharon
    28 January, 2009 at 3:57 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh wow, that is quite a tasty combo!

  6. K
    28 January, 2009 at 4:05 pm (8 years ago)

    The color of the smoothie intrigues me! Sounds great 🙂

  7. HangryPants
    28 January, 2009 at 4:05 pm (8 years ago)

    So pretty! I need to try Almond Milk!

  8. Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    28 January, 2009 at 4:17 pm (8 years ago)

    I just don’t know if I could gulp down something so green and thick in the morning. But then again, maybe I could!!!

  9. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    28 January, 2009 at 4:43 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh, I love green smoothies. I add frozen spinach and avocados to mine in the Vita-Mix. Yum. You could always add some rolled oats to the mix for extra carbs I’ve done that in the past as I don’t like to use fruit only. Smoothie recipes are so filling, but if it’s nothing but simple sugars, I’m hungry 1-2 hours later.

  10. Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    28 January, 2009 at 5:17 pm (8 years ago)

    very very very green smoothie! can’t even tell that there is a banana and a few strawberries in there by just looking at it, I do wonder how long it kept you full.

  11. Erin
    28 January, 2009 at 5:26 pm (8 years ago)

    I like the idea of it, but I like chewing so much it might not fly with me.

  12. Jenny
    28 January, 2009 at 5:40 pm (8 years ago)

    Impressive smoothie, hope that it held you over, pb always does the trick for me! 🙂

  13. Pearl
    28 January, 2009 at 5:46 pm (8 years ago)

    Ooh maggie, a giveaway would be a fantastic idea!

    And that green smoothie is so cool! at first I thought it was pesto 🙂

  14. coco
    28 January, 2009 at 6:15 pm (8 years ago)

    maggie, where did you get 20/20 Perfect Pilates? I couldn’t find it in

  15. Sagan
    28 January, 2009 at 8:29 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m really not a big juice or smoothie drinker at all but I am really curious to try a green smoothie to see what its all about. Will have to get brave one of these days:)

    What’s the verdict, did it keep you full?

  16. Meghann
    29 January, 2009 at 5:18 am (8 years ago)

    I really need to try a green smoothie. they look so tastey

  17. zestycook
    29 January, 2009 at 10:34 am (8 years ago)

    Great looking combo…. I sometimes use spinach in mine as well. I love it 🙂

  18. Oh She Glows
    31 January, 2009 at 9:53 am (8 years ago)

    Awesome looking smoothie!! Mine get thick too…try adding more AB 🙂 That helps!

    Oh and my smoothies never hold me over more than 2 hours…I always have to have a mid morning snack!

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