Steps to Making Your Personal Green Monster

Green smoothies or “Green Monsters” have been creating quite the stir in the health community and I can see why! They’re 1.) QUICK & EASY to make 2.) They’re a great pre and post workout meal 3.) They allow you to incorporate more greens into your diet without the ‘taste’ of vegetables (for those of who don’t like eating your veggies)! 4.) They’re delicious

4 Steps to Making your Personal Green Monster: 

STEP 1: Basic Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach (or kale, which will give you a leafier/greener taste)
  • 1.5 cups almond milk (soy milk/coconut milk would work too)
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 frozen bananas (cut into slices)
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (mango, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, berry medley, etc.)

STEP 2: Add 1 of the following:

  • 1 tbsp wheatgrass powder (contains chlorophyll for healthy blood function)
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder (contains chlorophyll for healthy blood function)
  • 1 tbsp Amazing Grass Chocolate SuperFood
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder (contains nutrients which help the body’s endocrine system)

STEP 3: Add 1 of the following:

  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

STEP 4: Pick at least 1 of the following for your fat source:  (Fat is needed to absorb the nutrients in the greens. It will also help you feel full longer!)

  • 1 Tablespoon nut butter
  • 1/2 avocado (pitted and skinned)
  • 1 tbsp flax oil 
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

I love drinking/eating my smoothies in a bowl…Reason #1: I tend to take more time when eating from the bowl rather than guzzling i down from a cup. 

Reason #2: My hands don’t freeze from holding the cup 

Reason #3: Bowls are so much more fun and eye-catching. 

Reason 4: You can load it with tons and tons of toppings. Although for my green monster today, the avocado made the smoothie so rich and creamy that I didn’t find the need to but ANY toppings on!

My Green Monster Today:

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1.5 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp Navitas Natural Maca Powder 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 avocado

*If your smoothie is too thick for your personal liking, feel free to add more milk or omit the healthy fat source (Step #4)

5 responses to “Steps to Making Your Personal Green Monster

  1. I LOVE green smoothie! I call mine green machine and it is very similar to yours. I add half an apple and orange juice to mine and exclude the milk. Delicious!

  2. I absolutely love GREENS. I’m juicing everything right now and it takes forever! what type of blender do you use?

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