Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Green Monster Fad

I gave in to another fad.

My latest convergence is this Green Monster drink. Being a not-so-great vegetarian that I am, I sometimes go through days without any veggies (subsisting on fruit and bread). It's not that I don't like salad... but sometimes my moods get me wanting sweet things, and things that don't crunch. Additionally, I am such a huge smoothie junkie, and any chance I get at having smoothies that don't contain frozen yogurt or artificial powders... I take!

So with Tea Time's Magic Bullet blender, I was able to whip up the following breakfast:

- 1/2 banana
- some ice
- ~1 c. kefir/vanilla soymilk blend
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 handfuls of washed spinach leaves

Shortly thereafter, in spite of my skepticism of the drink blending properly, a beautiful green drink emerged (green is my favorite color)! It tasted light and not like spinach at all, with just the right amount of sweetness. I felt very good to be getting some veggies for breakfast! I prefer thicker drinks, so maybe next time I will add some frozen berries for variation, and maybe freeze the banana for more thickness. The day before, I had made a frozen berry version and thought it was comprable to Jamba Juice (my fave).

Will this really clear my skin, give me more energy, make my nails grow faster (than they already do... yikes), and decrease my cravings for sweets? Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. That green thing actually looks blended! I am amazed as that blender often had a hard time blending all my bananas. Maybe I didn't blend it long enough. How blendy time blend I say blend...blend blend! @_@