The Green Monster

I started reading a bunch of weightloss / healthy eating blogs this week and more than a couple of them refer to drinking a “green monster” with breakfast. One of the blogs listed a recipe (although there are many variations) and tonight I made it. I happened to have half a bag of spinach and a tub of farmer’s market strawberries that were doomed to go bad while I’m in Chicago.

“Green Monsters are a good way to get in fruit and vegetable servings without putting much thought or preparation into it,” said the author of the tumblr blog Not Just Healthy.

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 1 pre-washed bag baby spinach leaves
  • 1 banana, any size
  • 1 4oz container of all-natural unsweetened apple sauce (optional)
My concoction turned out to be more of a brown monster, but it was pretty good, surprisingly. You don’t even really taste the spinach. I drank some tonight and saved the rest for tomorrow:

Drink me

Blehhhh! This photo almost makes me wish it was green instead.