Friday, March 16, 2012

Green Monster Smoothie

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This morning I am sharing one of my favorite recipes of ALL TIME! About two weeks ago I tried my first green monster smoothie and now I HAVE to have one almost every day (because my body has started to crave it!). This is a good thing because this smoothie is loaded with anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, live enzymes and amino acids (protein). I have on for breakfast and am full until lunch. I actually feel a little more energized since I started drinking them.

I found my recipe at . The owner's name is Gina and she is a MIRACLE! She takes favorite recipes and makes them lighter and healthier. She even lists all nutrition information below the recipes (calories, fat, etc, even weight watchers points). We refer to her by name at my house because we cook from her recipes 90% of the time. I would literally cry if she were to stop blogging. :) I've tried MANY of her recipes and have never been disappointed, plus they all use REAL ingredients (no processed foods!) and the instructions are very easy to follow. She even takes step-by-step photos to help you with the cooking process.

Here is her green monster smoothie recipe:

Ingredients: 3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup of nonfat greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (Better'n Peanut Butter), 2 cups of fresh spinach, and 1 frozen banana. I put them in the blender in this order.

Here is a close-up of the deliciousness. The ingredients make 1 smoothie serving (6 points plus). :)

Yum! Gina also has a tropical green smoothie recipe that uses pineapple, coconut and coconut milk which is also very good. That one tastes sweeter to me and actually feels like you are having a special treat when drinking it.

Many people are hesitant to try these smoothies because they are green. But HONESTLY you cannot even taste the spinach. This just tastes like a banana smoothie with a hint of peanut butter. Give it a try and let me know what you think! According to Gina you can switch out the greens (for other leafs like Kale) and the fruit (strawberry, mango, etc). I am too in love with this one to try something new right now.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit - she is AMAZING!

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