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Ok….yes….just let the picture settle into the recesses of your brain. There….can’t you almost taste it? I mean, come on, it looks like a liquid kiwi in a jar. Um, yum! What a great way to eat those fruits and veggies without feeling like you really are. This is also a sneaky way to get those picky kids to eat their vegetables; trick them with a green monster smoothie! Tell them when they drink this smoothie, they’re drinking the same thing the Hulk drinks every morning for breakfast! 😉 See, simple, huh? Not only is this recipe incredibly open ended, it always ends up tasting good no matter what. Ok, maybe not ALWAYS, but you’d really have to throw in everything but the kitchen sink (or, maybe even the sink too…) to get it to taste not-so-pleasant.
The basis for this recipe comes from Portuguese Girl Cooks. She has a fantastic blog, that I’m personally addicted to.

Green Monster Smoothie

Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1-2 servings 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 large peach, chopped with skin on
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 mango, chopped
  • about 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 heaping tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add in all ingredients, and blend until very smooth. If it is too thick, add water or almond milk until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

Feel free to mess around with the fruits, and you could always use kale instead of spinach, or even both. The antioxidants in this smoothie are fabulous for you, and should make you feel good in no time. Starting your day with a smoothie like this would be one of the better choices you could make for your body, even though those egg mcmuffins really can be appealing at times. You’d probably take the same amount of time to make this smoothie as it would to wait in the drive thru line or order inside, so do yourself a favor, and start your day with a healthy breakfast!

Recipe from, Portuguese Girl Cooks

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