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

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  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!

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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 Replies to “Green Monster Madness”

  1. 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 yogadownload.com as well???? I need to try it.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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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