Not to toot my own horn, but this morning I made a fabulous smoothie in my Magic Bullet. First of all, I have a not-so-secret love affair with my Magic Bullet. I make EVERYTHING in it from pasta sauce to my unrefried-refried beans, smoothies and fresh grated Parmesan cheese. But what I love most about the MB is that ice is its plaything, rendered totally powerless. After many years of going through a million blenders that promise “ice crushing” and deliver “ice nudging”, the MB is where it’s at. Ok, onto the recipe!
Fiterature’s Green Monster
1/2 cup non-fat milk (you can use soy or almond, too)
1/2 cup plain Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1 cup flash frozen spinach (I typically use fresh baby, but I was out and frozen worked great in a pinch. 3-4 cups if it’s fresh.)
5-6 cubes of ice
Nutrition Info: 246 Calories, 35g protein, 4g fiber
I adapted this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats Green Monster Spinach Smoothie. I was a bit leery about drinking spinach, but she swore you can’t taste it and it’s yummy. So I tried it. And she was right! Then I discovered a whole Green Monster Movement!! Who woulda thunk it!
Ok, why spinach? Spinach is a great source of iron and beta-carotene, plus it contains B vitamins and omega-3s which give you energy, healthy hair & skin and fights off disease. No wonder Popeye was so studly!!
So go crazy – try something new today like…liquified spinach! Or skydiving! Or talking to the hottie in marketing! Or maybe just add a lemon slice to your water – WACKY!!!!!
Sidebar: The Green Monster in the post title was a baseball reference, for my sports-challenged friends. Oh, and baseball is a team activity that involves a small white ball, 9 players and grown men throwing temper tantrums.