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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Virgin Green Monster

I did it! I officially tried a Green Monster. I used the recipe Angela recommended from Oh She Glows - the only difference is that I used vanilla yogurt instead of Almond Breeze (couldn't find it anywhere! Grrr.) :-)


It was so fun to make! This was my first time using my blender. I won't tell you when I got it.

Packed it up and saved it for nighttime....

and hid it in the bottom of my fridge so my roommate wouldn't freak and throw it out! lol. He hates healthy food, but I'm workin' on him. ;-)
The Green Monster verdict? SO GOOD!! I wonder if I didn't add enough kale or spinach, but I literally couldn't taste it. My nanner was realllly ripe, and I added some extra blueberries - maybe that was it? It tasted like a banana smoothie - YUM. In any event, this will for sure be a regular!








9 comments:

lesley said...

Haha, love how you hid it in the bottom of the fridge. ; )

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

So glad you enjoyed your first Green Monster! If the banana is ripe, you totally cannot taste the greens at all. I'm obsessed with spinach in my oats now. I don't sweeten them with anything and still can't taste the spinach...but I LOVE veggies and plain oats...so, maybe my taste buds are jaded. :)

Have a great green-filled week!

Erica said...

owww- I've been seeing these everywhere but I have been scared to try them. Glad you enjoyed it and it didn't taste too green!

sweetandfit said...

thats funny how you hid it in your fridge! I do the same thing, except with stuff I don't want people to eat. I have really wanted to try and make a green monster one day - I just need to build up enough courage I guess, haha - hope you had a great weekend!

livinghealthyintherealworld said...

That's a great way to get in some extra spinach! I think I might have to try that... (and I totally relate to having to hide it in the fridge. Although my roommate wouldn't be bothered to throw it out even if she was disgusted by it, hehe).

- Sagan

Holly said...

Heather - don'tcha wish there was a way to speed up ripening? Or, is there? I have 2 or 3 ripe nanners that are begging to be mixed up for another GM. Maybe one day I'll be brave and try spinach in oats!

sweetandfit - oh, I hide the good stuff, too. :-) The GM really isn't at all what I thought (in a good way) - you should give it a whirl! I added extra fruit, just in case.

Sagan - aren't roommates fun? lol, he's actually really good, considering I eat the complete opposite of him...

carla said...

I love the green monster.
shrek shake according to the toddler.

Miz.

Holly said...

MizFit - Shrek Shake! I love it. :-)

Burp and Slurp~! said...

sounds great! I've always been wary about adding spinach to blendies, but would love to try it now!
lol, it's funny that you've gotta hide it in the fridge. If I was your roomie, you'd still hide it too, but only because you don't want me drinking it up!