It's delicious... and super expensive
Well, last night I started to feel super guilty about the large unopened bag of spinach that I had purchased that was on the verge of going bad.
My options were pretty limited: A bunch of cooked spinach, a large spinach salad... or...
A GREEN MONSTER
I've heard people raving about these things and just haven't gotten around to trying one out myself so I popped a banana in the freezer last night and then this morning...
I used Angela's Classic Green Monster recipe
Mine is nowhere near as beautiful a color green as hers.
Almond milk, ground flax seed, spinach and frozen banana
It was super creamy and kind of... well, bland
I added some Vega chocolate powder and about a tsp of stevia and that seemed to sweeten it up a bit.
I realized I'm not really a big fan of creamy, milkshake like smoothies. I prefer a fruity, tangy flavor.
Promise it tastes better than my face indicates
All of this happened yesterday but blogspot is dumb and wouldn't let me upload any photos so I went to bed instead. After my semi success with the green monster yesterday I was itching to try again, this time with more fruit.
All I had on hand were some frozen blueberries
I omitted the almond milk this time and used some vitamin water zero instead. After I blended everything up it still tasted a little bland. I ended up adding a splash of lemon juice - I think this will be my "secret" ingredient from now on.
I think I may be hooked... on my way home from teaching tonight I stopped at the store and picked up pineapples and peaches. Tonight's concoction? I call it Tropical (green) Breeze
Ahhh! Look at the pretty green color! Inside: The orange flavored vitamin water zero, spinach, ground flax seeds, pineapple, peaches, banana, a splash of almond milk and a splash of lemon juice. Mmmm... soooo good.
Well, this week I have done no running whatsoever. Last week I ran 30 miles - this week 0. Hmm. Perfect for the week of a race, right? Uh, not ideal. I got something in the mail today that might help get me running tomorrow... I'll share that tomorrow :)
Happy hump day! Hope the rest of your week is much more productive than the first half of mine has been. Time to kick it into gear!