Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monster Smoothie

It appears that I have gotten a few people interested in the Monster Smoothie that I found on Pinterest.  I have a coworker whose son detests vegetables.  I gave her a sample last week and this morning, her son unknowingly ate a big ole serving of SPINACH – none the wiser.  Ya gotta love that!  To be perfectly honest, although I am vegetarian I am not overly fond of spinach.  Don’t get me wrong, I eat it because I know it is good for me, but I really do not enjoy it.  This smoothie is a great way to get those vitamins and minerals camouflaged with a bunch of yummy fruit goodness!

I am pretty fanatical about having a recipe to go by, so the first few times I made this I followed it to a "T".  However, now I throw caution to the wind and and mix it up depending on what sounds good.  A few of the ingredients I never waver on though.  I never skip the Greek yogurt - the protein is a must to keep you full.  I even sometimes put extra in, but it will definitely thicken up your smoothie.  Without the honey, your smoothie may taste a bit tart depending on the sweetness of the fruits you choose to add.  And finally don't skimp on the is oh so good for you and if like me you are not a huge fan, you won't even taste it - I promise!

To give credit where credit is due this recipe was originally pinned from Sing For Your Supper.  I chose not to embed from Pinterest because I liked my pics better....sorry!

Monster Smoothie
1 banana, roughly chopped
4 or 5 strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 small peach, peeled and roughly chopped
1 heaping cup (or more) fresh spinach leaves, thoroughly rinsed
splash vanilla soy milk
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup crushed ice

A couple more things of note: I have been using frozen peaches and blueberries if I haven't been able to find good fresh ones.  Just make sure you get "no extra sugar added" varieties.  I substitute unsweetened almond milk for the vanilla soy milk.  You could also substitute a scoop or two of protein powder in place of the Greek yogurt just make sure to add additional milk or some water.  I am not a great or even particularly good cook and am unfamiliar with "roughly chopped".  I just slice - my blender doesn't seem to know the difference. 


AFTER - Yummy Goodness!!!

And there you have it!  If you try it, I would love to hear what you think.  Happy Blending and have a great night!


  1. Someone asked me via email about Greek yogurt and whether it was just a fancy name for sour cream. Although it definitely has a very similiar consistency, Greek yogurt is packed with protein and although hard to pallet for some, it is a great way to add a punch to your smoothie.

  2. This smoothie looks delicious! We've been eating more smoothies lately, but the one we'd been having had way too much fat it in to be enjoyed regularly - this one looks much healthier! I'm going to try it out after my next grocery trip (I need some of the ingredients!)

    I loved checking out your blog. I was on weight watchers too, and I agree, I didn't love it. I liked not being restricted, but it just wasn't great for me!

    Have a great time at your scrapbook convention (unless you already went! Then I hope you had a great time!) I love the layouts you made for National Scrapbook Day. I'm sure whoever is receiving that album is going to be very happy!

    PS. I'm your newest follower too!

  3. you sneaky mama you!

    cool and easy, great idea.


  4. I always put spinach in my smoothies!! The kids know...but they love them anyways! Yay!

    I'm your newest follower!! Finally getting around to following all of my Texas Bloggers Ladies! Woooo!

  5. I might could do this... I fall into the kid category of won't touch spinach with a 10ft pole, but my husband loves to put it in smoothies. I'm your newest follower, found you from Texas Bloggers!

  6. Wow that is a monster, but does look yummy! I am so plain though, I usually stick with the same old smoothie, and I never get tired of it! haha

    1 Banana
    1 tsp peanut butter
    1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
    1 cup of milk
    1 cup of ice

    For some reason I just love this one! :-)

  7. Yum! Smoothies are seriously so amazing. I miss my blender! Just found your blog, sending love and smiles your way!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

  8. I'm a smoothie junkie too! :) I've had one for breakfast every day this week! So refreshing in this summer heat!


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