Thursday, May 3, 2012

Green Monsters

No.. not those kind of green monsters...

...this kind

I've been seeing these popping up here and there on Pinterest and initially thought why the heck would someone drink something that color?  I don't like weird colored foods. Not that green is a weird color or anything, just you usually eat your greens, not drink them.


The green monster smoothie was Really good.  Really.  It tasted kind of like baby food to me.  I liked it so much that I started researching recipes so I can make it myself, because I felt really good after I drank it.  No 3pm exhaustion and I slept pretty well that night too.  I have this middle of the night insomnia where I have no trouble at all falling asleep, but I'm up around 3am and can't fall back to sleep.  If one little change in my diet can help remedy this I'm all for it.  even if a Major change in my diet could help I'd do it.  One step at a time here though.

I've seen a few different recipes for these smoothies and the closest "copycat" recipe calls for a "superfoods" powder that I have to pick up over the weekend when I go grocery shopping.  I found this recipe for Green Monster Spinach Smoothie over on Iowa Girl Eat's blog and I have the ingredients to give it a try tomorrow.  Even Kiddo wants to try it.. so that's a plus.  He doesn't eat school lunch and usually just has a Chobani in the morning before school and then doesn't eat all day until he gets home.

I'm going to try this smoothie in the morning and take pics and let y'all know what I think of it.  I'll also give an update if I can pick up this superfoods powder over the weekend to make the other smoothie.