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Green Monster, Hear Me Roar.

by caroline

Ah, there’s nothing like kicking off the morning with a mug full o’ greens, right?

I really wanted to break out the juicer this morning, but my plate is packed with oodles of things to do today, so I resorted to a tried-and-true Green Monster. I first discovered the Green Monster after reading about it on Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows blog. There have been so many versions of the monst-a created since that fateful day Angela first posted her creation that there is now an entire movement created to the beast. Awesome.

I have many of my own versions, but I decided to stick with my Quick and Simple Green Monster on this fine morning. I used my trusty vintage Vita-Mix 500 blender. I picked up this baby for $20 from a Craigslist ad when I was still living in New York City. I love it because of what it represents, but I certainly wouldn’t mind having the luscious modern luv-a my mom has taken into her home.

Check it out — done in lickity-split time:


Quick and Simple Green Monster

(Print this recipe!)

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 banana

Directions: Pop it all in the blender, blend and — presto! You have yourself a Green Monster!

You can also add a spoon of natural peanut or almond butter for extra yumminess!


His and hers respective “juices”. ;)

P.S. We started to collect mugs from places we visit and it became a bit of a tradition!