Thursday, July 2, 2009

Where have you been all my life?

This morning I drank my first green monster. It seriously rocked my world! I can't believe I didn't try these before. I first came across these on Oprah when a women who was diagnosed with cancer told Dr. Oz she drank one every morning because of the huge health benefits of spinach. Looking at the drink I thought, no way on earth am I drinking something like that!! When I entered the Summer Glow boot camp I realized that the owner of the blog drank them too. I looked at the ingredients and still thought they sounded disgusting! The weird thing was, every thing I read said that you really can't taste the spinach. Yeah right, I thought.

They were right!! You seriously can not taste the spinach in the green monsters and the health benefits to eating spinach every day are out of this world!! I'm officially hooked and plan to have one every morning for breakfast. There are many different ways to make them and really you can put whatever ingredients you'd like, but here's what mine consisted of this morning:

2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 tbsp peanut butter (for some protein)
1/2 banana

It seriously tasted like a pb banana smoothie.

Try one! I think you'll be pleasantly suprised!! :)


Amanda Jensen said...

Seriously? Seriously? You'll have to have the Jensens over and make one for us. Hint, hint. :)

Dan and Katie said...

Thanks for the idea Ashleigh. I just made my first one today, and you were right...Incredible! Instead of peanut butter I used banana, mango and pineapple...I can't wait to try other variations as well...let me know if any other combinations are particularly delicious!!

Anonymous said...

As soon as I have access to a blender again, I am going to have to try that out. But first I'll have to put it in a cup that keeps me from seeing what it looks like!