Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Green Monster

(And no, Bostonians, this is not a reference to Fenway Park.)

Around Christmas time, I had the opportunity to sit down with my best friend and discuss the year that had just past. When we got past the heavy part of the conversation, she told me that she was going to start drinking this drink called the Green Monster that she had recently discovered. When she described it to me, it sounded disgusting! But she said that it was supposed to increase your energy and help you not crave sugar as much, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Honestly, this drink looks really gross and I thought the texture was going to be a big deal for me, but it's actually not bad at all. My husband will even drink it! Let me tell you, if he will drink something good for him, it can't be that bad! The website says to drink it every day, but my best friend and I both went to every other day without even talking to each other about it.

If I'm being honest again, I haven't noticed an increase in energy or that I'm craving sugar any less. But it actually just tastes like banana and it's super easy to make, so I figure it's just an easy way to get a few more fruit and vegetable servings into a day.

The website has lots of variations of the recipe on it. Below is how I make mine:

Green Monster

In a blender, combine the ingredients below in the order they are listed.

2 tablespoons flax seed
2 cups raw baby spinach
1 banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup milk

Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

See? Looks NASTY! But if you can get past the look (and please, PLEASE don't smell it!) it REALLY DOES just taste like banana!


little miss spy said...

lol. well i really have noticed that i have more energy. i think i crave less sugar, too, but that doesn't stop me from eating too much of it anyway. i use frozen strawberries and frozen pineapple in mine. i love, love, love it!

Sonya said...

that looks really nasty!!!!!! and I smell everything I eat or drink. :) Drives my husband bonkers but it is a habit for some reason. :)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am not sure...but? Looks totally healthy, so I may have to try!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Ummm.....even with the glowing recommendation, I think I'll pass.

Spinach and blueberries just don't mix in my mind! LOL!