March 23, 2012

Found Friday - The Green Monster

And no, this post has nothing to do with baseball or Boston! 

I saw this pin via Jenny a few days ago and was intrigued and wanted to share it with all of you.




Angela Liddon, author of the vegan food blog Oh She Glows, came up with this recipe for the Green Monster two years ago when at a low point career-wise.  Unhappy with her job and constantly worry about it at night, she decided to do something good for herself and started drinking these green smoothies as part of her morning ritual.  This provided a sense of calm in her day and she knew she was doing something healthy just for herself.


You can read more about the story behind the Green Monster here.

The recipe for her tweaked and deliciously good for you version is below.




Yield: 1 serving/2 cups
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 ripe banana, preferably peeled + frozen
  • 2 handfuls organic spinach
  • 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.



I love the idea of having a morning ritual like this. Something I know is just for me, makes me feel good and is healthy on top of it!

Do you have any morning rituals?  Would love to hear about them!!

Have a great weekend! Pin It

1 comment:

riorita said...

I think I will try this too! These green monsters are very welcome!

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