Thursday, 24 February 2011

Green Monster

How cute is this little fella??
Adorable, but I'm not talking about that sort of Monster!
I'm actually referring to the 'Green Monster' Smoothie. Now I hear you all asking whats that??
Well on the weekend I was having a nosey at a few blog posts and saw a post on Lollipop Loves, about the Green Monster smoothie saying that she was giving them a go after discovering Angela's blog - The Green Monster Movement.
It's basically a a green smoothie that Angela started making in an attempt to improve her overall health and well being. she includes a number of recipes on her site, but the basics for a 'virgin' Green Monster are:
  • 2 cups spinach (organic is best if you can get)
  • 1-1.25 cups milk (your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon flax (optional - I didn't have anything for the first attempt)
  • 1 banana (I used a frozen one and skipped the ice)
  • ice
Even though I'm soooooo not a fan of spinach, after reading Angela's blog I just had to give this ago! I've got so much going on at the moment - my wedding is on the 4 June 2011 and saying work has been stressful is a bit of an understatement. Overall I'm been feeling a bit drained and definitely not looking after myself probably.
So anyway here you go (in my pretty sundae glasses),

It wasn't that bad really - the banana hides the spinach taste but there was a strange aftertaste though.

But this didn't put me off. I so far had one for the last 3 days!

*actually added a spoonful of honey on the second day - it was so much better

I'm not expecting miracles but for me this is a great way to get my daily fruit and veg in (I'm really bad and hardly ever eat my 5 a day!). So any improvement in my overall well being will be great.

I'll keep you updated.


beauxsmom said...

I like the little monster he is cute!
I don't get all my five a day in either this
Could really help with that thanks for sharing.

Emma said...

Well I have to say its certainly and interesting colour...!

I love banana but not so keen on Spinach. May still give it a whirl though see what its like.

Emma x

josyp said...

Love the little monster!! too cute!!

have a nice day,
jos xx

Sarah said...

That monster is great! See I love the taste of spinach so I could really go for that I reckon.

Sarah x

With Love, Elle said...

i love juices too, especially in the morning
my recipe: celery (lower blood pressure), orange/apples (for sweetness) and carrots (improve eyesight) ^^

xoxo elle

Joanna Louise said...

Oh I don't like spinach either but if the banana and the spoon of honey hides the taste maybe this is the first step to taking it in! I think I will give this a go! x

LatBeautyAddict said...

Thanks for the comments girlies!

The little monster is very cute.

glad to see so many thinking of giving it ago.


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