I never thought I would ever do this but Jessica over at HEART ON HOMESTEAD convinced me that this was something that I really wanted to do. If you haven't been over to say hello to Jessica, you should go do that. This girl is real and I love that about her.
So before I got really scared and changed my mind, I ran into the kitchen and grabbed the ingredients. You can read Jessica's recipe here. This is what I gathered together for my version of the Green Monster.....
Organic Fat Free Milk
1 Frozen Banana
1 carton of Fat-Free Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt
4 Fresh Strawberries
A small handful of fresh Spinach
and Truvia Stevia Extract in the Raw
And put them in the blender....
I put the frozen banana in first....followed by the strawberries...and then the yogurt and finally the spinach.
I didn't add the milk at first. I thought I would see how it blended up and maybe I wouldn't have to use any of the milk.
Wrong! The frozen banana was too much for the blender to be put in first. I poured a little milk in to help with the blending. Yes, I should have measured it but I didn't. I'm guessing that I added about 1/4 of a cup. I'm sorry for not being more accurate. I will try to do better next time. Anyway, the milk did the trick. It started blending up nicely!
The spinach is moving on down now.....
I almost forgot to add the Truvia so I stopped the blending and added one packet....
I have to tell you that this drink is really, really good.
Even David tasted it (a minor miracle!) and agreed that it was really tasty.
I didn't use as much spinach as the recipe called for so mine didn't turn out really green. Mine was kind of a light greenish cream color when it finished blending. I couldn't taste the spinach at all in this drink. I think if I added even more to it that I still wouldn't be able to taste the spinach. I was a great way to get in some extra fruit and veggies and I will definitely be making it again. I'm over the whole "drinking something green" phobia that I had. I've tackled the green monster and he's not so scary after all. Thank you Jessica for your encouragement! I'm off now to tackle something for dinner.
Talk to y'all later,