Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Berry Green Monster Smoothie

I have a serious addiction to Pinterest.  These Green Monster Smoothies are all the rage over there right now.  So I decided to give it a try.

Basically, a green smoothie is any smoothie with a whole lot of spinach added to it.  Mine isn't green, but I have a feeling that is because of the color of the fruit I chose.  Actually, mine looks a lot like a glass of puke.  Doesn't that sound appetizing?  I swear it's really good.   I had my Mom and Dad both taste it and my Mom drank the whole glass.

There are probably a hundred different ways to make this and apparently some of them are actually green.  I got my inspiration from this photo found over at Sing For Your Supper

Now that looks good doesn't it?  I didn't exactly follow her recipe though.   

I used:
1 small banana sliced
about 5 strawberries cut into chunks
about 1/4 cup blueberries
about 1/2 cup raspberries
about 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
about 2T honey
about 1 cup milk
and a large handful (easily a cup) of spinach

I threw it all in a blender until it was a smoothie.  It makes about two 16oz glasses (maybe less not sure of the size of my glasses).  You CAN NOT taste the spinach in any way shape or form.  So if you don't like veggies this is a good way for you to get them in.  I think this is something I need to make for my kids for breakfast since they aren't fans of traditional breakfasts or breakfast foods.


  1. I didn't know you had a seperate blog. What the frick, shows how little I pay attention. Am I self absorbed or what LOL - I'm going to try this. I know Kaitlynn will be all over it.

  2. Ha ha. It's ok. I don't post in it as much as I'd like. I still read LJ, but I almost never post there anymore. This is so, so, good. It really just tastes like strawberries and bananas. Kyle loves it! You can google green monster smoothie and probably find a hundred variations. I'm going to try it with peaches and mangos next time.