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My First Green Monster


Angela from Oh She Glows started the Green Monster Movement to spread the word about nutrient and energy packed green smoothies she makes. The smoothies have spinach/kale (which gives them their VERY green colour), banana, milk, ice and pretty much anything else you feel like throwing in like chia seeds, flax seeds, supplement powders, coconut milk etc. Apparently you can’t even taste the green stuff…

Don’t get me wrong, I love the concept of a green monster but the thing I just couldn’t get my head around was that they are GREEN. After some excessive Friday night fruit pie eating, I felt like a healthy kick after my workout this morning and the bag of spinach in the fridge was staring me down so I decided I’d finally try my first Green Monster. I used spinach, banana, oats, vanilla whey powder, milk and yogurt.

The smoothie tasted great! It was sweet and smooth. If you were colour-blind you would have no idea it had veges packed into it! Apparently if you are concerned about your iron intake you can steam the spinach first to make it easier for your body to absorb but I didn’t bother with this.

Mim’s Green Monster Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 generous handfuls of spinach
  • 1/4C trim milk
  • 1/4C unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/4C rolled oats
  • ice

I didn’t add ice because I was concerned my feeble excuse of a blender wouldn’t cope, but I should’ve definitely either refrigerated or frozen my banana beforehand or added ice because it was a bit warm. I can’t wait to try this smoothie again with different ingredients. I think a peanut butter-banana smoothie may work quite nicely!

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Vanilla Coconut Pancakes with Lemon Delicious Yogurt, Banana & Maple Syrup

I couldn’t let this blog continue without any food pictures so here’s what I made for breakfast this morning. Yes, that is a giant stack of pancakes and yes, I ate them all.

I used Angela’s for Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes recipe but obviously without the blueberries because I didn’t have any. The recipe states that it makes 6 medium pancakes so I halved it. It was probably a bit too much for one person so I’ll probably divide the recipe by 3 next time… … but halving it is just so much easier! The pancakes are layered with bananas, coconut, maple syrup and my new favourite supermarket discovery: Puhoi Valley Lemon Delicious Yogurt. It tastes so naughty – like you have spooned lemon curd through a creamy dessert. I swear I could eat this stuff spooned straight from the tub.

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