I swear Green Monster Smoothies are like the Starbucks of all smoothies. They are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. EVERYWHERE guys! You can even make them to order, just like your nonfat no whip skinny latte…. I’d like mine light spinach, little honeydew, no pineapple. K thanks.
A simple search on the internet will crash your computer with thousands of recipe combos. And I know I’m a little late to the game but I really wanted to create a version that I personally love. And doesn’t taste like spinach. Or remind me of knocking back wheatgrass shots in the 90s. But still packed with all the nutrition powerhouses of a traditional green monster (spinach! vitamin K, iron, fiber, folate, lutein, magnesium, potassium, protein, calcium!)
This one kicks butt – super creamy with this mellow sweetness from the honey dew and banana. Great for the morning, you can also throw in some protein powder or ground flax.
Sorry for the lack of blog posts! My weeks have been swamped in apartment moving, job interviews, and general unproductiveness… so many cute boutiques and bakeries by me! So after all the craziness I’ve been slacking on the dinner cooking… which is why I’m extra obsessed with this green mean smoothie – super quick and easy way to jam in some extra veg into my diet.
Yields 2 servings
- 3/4 cups cubed honey dew
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain dairy free yogurt (or nonfat plain greek yogurt)
- 1 frozen banana (an unfrozen one will work too)
- 1/2 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.