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Tackling the Green Monster.

No, not this Green Monster (see you this weekend, btw!):

courtesy of wikimedia.com via google image search

I’m talking about this one:

note the irony here...


I’ve been drinking one of these bad boys for breakfast every morning for about a week now.  I came across the Green Monster while browsing the food blogs.  They’re chock full of nutrients and supposedly make your skin look better and your hair and nails grow faster and stronger.  I haven’t noticed much of a change in that respect yet, but man are they yummy!  I’ve never been a regular breakfast eater, but I find myself craving one when I wake up in the morning.  It definitely has a “green” taste, but you can adjust it to your preferred sweetness to mask it a bit.  I’ve found that with the exception of one shake that I’ve made, the greeniness doesn’t bother me.

Below is the recipe for the “Virgin Monster,” which is perfect for, uh, Green Monster virgins.


1 cup milk  – I’ve been using almond milk, because it’s delicious, but you can use any milk you want.

1 banana  – the riper the better!

1-2 handfuls spinach

1 tbsp flax seed

– Combine ingredients in your blender of choice (I like the Magic Bullet).  Blend for 1 minute.  Add ice to blender (I find 4 cubes to be the perfect amount of coldness) and blend again for 1 minute.

– Pour into glass and enjoy!

For more information on the Green Monster and for more recipes, visit Green Monster Movement