Thursday, March 22, 2012

Green Monster

I've done it again. I tried something I read on the interweb.

It wasn't half bad either. I've done it twicest already. :)
I tried the green monster. I first saw it on the uber addictive website Pintrest a few weeks ago and read all about it but wasn't quite ready. Then this week I got a new pair of shoes in the mail from Nordstrom thank you very much and I decided I needed to be a little healthier for them to look their best so here I am back. 

Check it out for yourself,

Me, well, I kinda jacked the first one up as evidenced by the disgusting color of the green-brown monster. But I tried it anyway after reading all about how much people love them and it wasn't too bad, in fact it was good. I decided I had just put too much blueberry for the green to shine. So being the smart woman I am today no blueberry at all and what a lovely shade of green I had.

So since I know you too are dying to try things you read on the internet, here are the recipes for the brown and green green monsters. That name is probably trade marked. If so, please know I use it with the most reverence, if not, I probably need to check into that.

Brown Green Monster:

Handful of frozen blueberries from the bag in the freezer from Costco that you keep on hand for emergency pies
1/2 a frozen banana that you keep on hand for baking muffins for Saturday breakfast
3 strawberries left over form the Peep's breakfast lying on the counter
1/2 cupish orange juice
1/2 cupish pineapple juice
fill the rest of the blender loosely with fresh clean spinach. Right from the Trader Joe's bag.
Flip on the blender and watch it get gross. If you need a little more liquid add water or juice to loosen it up so the blades can move easily.
Pour into glass and enjoy drinking a super healthy snack!

We didn't take a picture, but I know you're smart and can figure out that with those blueberries and red grapes in there that it was more brown than green...

The Peeper's Monster
Her size handful of blueberries from the freezer, a handful of grapes, 4 or 5 strawberries, 2 slices of apple, slug of pineapple juice, 2 little fist fulls of spinach. I didn't love it but she did and she drank the whole 4 cups in the blender jar. I will say I was impressed.

Green Green Monster:
1 frozen banana
2 slices from a jar of peaches in the fridge
about a 1/2 cup each pineapple juice and orange juice
the rest of the blender jar filled with spinach. I was almost out of spinach so mine was only about 1/2 filled.
Blend away.

I'll let you know if it makes a difference in the shoes.