July 28, 2013


Here's a perfect follow up to my post about blending!

Green smoothies are nothing new.  You can pretty much add greens to any smoothie, and let your blender do the work.  Don't be stingy with the spinach, either, you can add quite a bit without tasting it.

I don't usually follow smoothie recipes, but when I saw this recipe on Oh She Glows, I knew I had to try it out.

I LOVED this smoothie.  It is very simple, yet I seriously raved to Clayton about how delicious it was.  It tasted a lot like the peanut butter/banana/cocoa powder "ice cream" I made frequently earlier this year.  This smoothie is definitely something I could eat several times a week without getting sick of it.

Here is the recipe from her blog (you should go check it out -- it has a lot of great recipes!)

Classic Green Monster

Yield: 1 serving/2 cups
  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 ripe banana, preferably peeled + frozen
  • 2 handfuls organic spinach or 1 handful kale
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds OR 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp nut butter, optional
  • 1-3 ice cubes
  • protein powder of choice, optional

Directions: Starting with the liquid, add in 1 cup of milk of your choice. Now add in the chia or flax and nut butter. Next, add in the spinach followed by the banana on top. Blend until smooth. Add in your ice cubes and blend some more. Serves 1- about 2 cups.


  1. I saw the link to your blog and I couldn't stop reading all your posts. They definitely have motivated me. I really appreciate your perspective on life and how to live it. Makes me look at my life in a new way. Good luck with your 1/2 marathon coming up! I ran a couple of them in college and I miss them. Also good luck with your new adventure moving to 3rd grade. You are an amazing teacher!

    1. Aleena--
      I'm glad you like what you see!! You are so sweet! :)


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