Those of you who peruse Pinterest on occasion have probably seen what is referred to as “the Green Monster.” It is a super smoothie, with all sorts of healthy things. I figured with a base ingredient of spinach, it probably tasted pretty awful. It’s not that I dislike spinach, I just can’t imagine drinking spinach would taste too great. This week, I gave it a go.
I used this recipe from Oh She Glows. I also added in a few blackberries that I had, used Lactose Free milk as my milk of choice, and used peanut butter (creamy) as my nut butter.
With the inclusion of the blackberries, my Green Monster was a little less bright than the neon looking cups I’ve seen all over the web. But the taste? Pretty good.
I would probably load up my blender differently next time (apparently my blender is sort of awful and didn’t really do that great of a job of sucking down the spinach, resulting in a lot of stirring). The taste though was surprisingly good. Does this taste like a milkshake? No, but it doesn’t really taste like health food either. I think the most powerful taste I got consistently was the peanut butter (Yum!). What a great addition to my usual eats. I am seriously considering putting this in as a regular breakfast option. I would imagine a day started out with this much spinach would be a winner.