I am wayyyy late on the Green Monster bandwagon. I started drinking these about 2 months ago. I had no desire to put kale or spinach in my morning smoothie, but peer pressure took over and made the plunge. Boy, was I missing out!
At the beginning I was using fresh kale, frozen bananas, and assorted fresh fruit. But many a times I had some kale and fruit go bad so I stopped using fresh fruit all together. Now I chop up my fruits and kale on Sunday and throw it in the freezer. This has 2 big benefits…
1. Produce stops going bad.
2. Frozen goodies mean no ice is needed.
Why the banana rule? Frozen bananas add creaminess to the smoothie. They also help with any bitterness from the greens.
For liquids, I almost always use Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla. If I run out, I usually use water and plain yogurt.
Here is the recipe for my version of the perfect Green Monster:
• Equal parts frozen kale, frozen banana, and frozen pineapple
• Almond Milk covering about 2/3 of that mix
• 1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Sunwarrior)
• Blend and enjoy!
Do you drink Green Monsters? How do you make yours?