My favorite green monster of all time has officially been created. Move over, peanut butter green monster. There’s a new beverage in town.
It’s actually weird how much I like this green monster, ’cause I’m not even a coffee drinker, but I swear to you that this tastes like a filling, delicious, gourmet (and green) fancy coffee drink. It’s not just coffee and ice cubes, my friends, it’s magic. Even more magical than the fact that I am watching Harry Potter 7.1 for the second time in two days.
And for you coffee drinkers out there, I can’t even begin to imagine how your world is about to be rocked. I’ve tried making a coffee green monster before, and it was okay. Something about this morning’s inspiration just worked.
Café au Lait Green Monster
- 1 C coffee, chilled if possible (if hot, like mine was, compensate with some extra ice cubes!)
- 2 large handfuls baby spinach (this may not be as Starbucks-tasting with other greens)
- 3-4 ice cubes (I used more once I realized how warm mine was going to be, made with hot coffee)
- 1 really ripe banana, frozen
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1/3 C milk
Combine the ingredients in this order: coffee, vanilla, spinach, ice, bananas.
Blend until nice and smooth, and pour into the worlds largest mug/mixing bowl with a handle fit for consumption. You can add ice until it reaches the consistency and temperature that you want, but keep in mind that you’ll be watering down the coffee (this might have been good for me!).
Here’s the kicker–pour the milk over the top and mix in. You could just toss the milk in the blender with the other ingredients, but then it wouldn’t swirl with the green foam on top and look extra pretty.
Optional: floral spoon for added fanciness.
I’m not kidding when I say that I really loved this green monster more than any other green monster. I actually laughed out loud like an addled old lady in my empty apartment this morning when I first tasted it. I also drank the whole thing in about two minutes.
(While watching Real Housewives of Atlanta and straightening my hair. Hey, girl’s gotta have some “me” time, ya know?)
I had a cup or two of coffee leftover, so I tossed it into the fridge in a Tupperware so I can try again tomorrow with cold coffee. Will let you know how that goes–but I can only imagine it will be a success.
Have a beautiful night!