the green monster

January 20, 2011
the green monster
After hearing the lovely Camilla tweet about the Green Monster nonstop, I finally gave in and asked what all the rage was about. Best. Decision. Ever. I'm sure by now all of you think I'm the most hyperbolic person in the world since I'm in love with everything I blog about, but isn't it nice to have a place where you can just talk and talk about things you love? I think so. Anyway, when I saw the ingredients for the green monster I was a little hesitant. A spinach shake? Umm... Well, it turns out you can't taste the spinach at all. All you get is banana + vanilla soy milk goodness (a lovely thing to wake up with, in my opinion).
the ingredients
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monster moustache? i'll probably regret this
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the green monster
adapted from Green Monster Movement

2 cups fresh spinach
1 tablespoon flax seeds
a few cubes of ice
1 banana
1 cup vanilla soy milk (or any milk)

Add everything to your blender or immersion blender cup in this order. Blend on high until smooth. Love.

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19 comments:

  1. yummmyyyy that sounds delicious and extremely healthy!!! have to try this as soon as I'm off detox! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  2. i was just telling someone that i need to buy a blender here. i have to get on the green monster bandwagon.

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  3. Ha! I love the green moustache :)

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  4. wow i've always wanted to try a healthy shake..i guess the colours just throw me off! but i shall take your advise and go ahead and try it! (: XO

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  5. That looks delicious! I love making green smoothies, but my friends always make fun of me for it, saying how gross they look. :(

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  6. this sounds so good! it's going straight to my weekend links

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  7. bahaha i know i tweeted about it nonstop.
    but they're so good!
    i have one everyday.

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  8. I love Green Monsters, I have been drinking them for years (best food for a cold). Tip: play around with adding seasonal fruit to the shake...you won't regret it.

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  9. Mmmm! I went out and bought a blender yesterday just so I could make my first green monster. I had one again this morning for breakfast. They ARE really good and you feel so healthy drinking one, right?!

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  10. i don't know about that but i am sure it is super good for you! i love your green monster mustache though!

    xo,
    cb

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  11. SO good, right?! mmmm. i use vanilla almond milk and add frozen berries... scrumptious.

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  12. celeste! i can't believe you gave me a shout out!! i've been checking out your blog for a while now and realized today that i haven't started officially following it (dumb). it is so friggin cute and i LOVE that you're a little 'hyperbolic' because it's totally you to just be happy and enthusiastic about what's going on in your life :). but thank you so much for saying such sweet things about me... i really really (really) appreciate it. and congrats on being so successful yourself! almost 300 followers is nothing to sneeze at.

    and oh yeah. i love the green mustache :) <3

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  13. YUM! and you look cute with the green mustache!

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  14. How funny is that green monster mustache? Very Funny! And I really want to try this now!

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  15. i'm all for trying new things, and as a vegan i don't mind soymilk but spinach? you have one very very skeptical reader here hah.

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  16. I'm all about the green smothies! I have one almost every day. I usually add a bit more fruit though, whatever is in season or sometimes frozen berries. I've even gotten my husband hooked :)

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  17. I have yet to try this - but I passed the recipe onto my parents and they LOVE it!

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  18. I started drinking these too, thanks to Camilla!! I like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon to mine. Delish.

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