Kitchen Concoctions: Green Monster Smoothie

Monday, May 7, 2012

Green Monster Smoothie

I know it’s Monday and most of you are still recovering from the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but did you all remember that this Sunday is Mother’s Day?

Yes, I said THIS Sunday!

But don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

Yes with another theme week!

This week is spa week here on Kitchen Concoctions in honor of Mother’s Day! Each day this week I’ll bring you some great homemade recipes to create a spa experience in your own home. Some of these can be packaged up in cute packaging to give to the Mothers in your life; your Mom, sister, friend, neighbor, Mother-in-Law, co-worker, or yourself!

Other things I will be sharing are easy DIY pampering treatments that you can do for yourself at home, just in case all you *get* for Mother’s Day is 30 minutes to yourself. A good book or gossip magazine, a foot soak and a face mask will certainly bring at least a moments peace.

First up is my version of a green/green monster smoothie. Green smoothies have taken over the web lately, and are basically a traditional smoothie made using white/light colored fruit (banana, pineapple, peach, mango, etc.) with spinach added, which then makes the most beautiful green color, not to mention is loaded with fiber and nutrients.

Below is my favorite version and the one I usually make for my post workout “snack”. Maybe because I drink smothies after my workouts I think they should be associated with some excerise spa or something. Or maybe because as I drink them I get to have 5 peacful momments.

I use frozen fruit, whether fresh that I have frozen or store bought frozen fruit, to eliminate the need for ice (no watered down smoothies here!), just make sure your fruit is diced up to blend more easily and quickly.

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Green Monster Smoothie
By Heather of Kitchen Concoctions:
Printable Version
Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2

1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup frozen diced pineapple
1 frozen banana, sliced
1 cup frozen sliced peaches, diced
2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach
1-2 tablespoons almond milk

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into glass and serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Cute theme week to go with Mother's Day! I am going to have to try this soomthie!


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