It has been a while since I’ve posted about a green monster.
My summer green monster obsession was the peanut butter green monster, and I drank one every day. Then I moved onto the café au lait green monster, and drank one of those every day, usually for breakfast. So delicious. Now that it’s colder, I’ve been having fewer green monsters and way more gigantic bowls of oatmeal to wake up every morning. Green monsters have been banished to the weekends, when I can drink them wrapped in blankets next to the space heater.
Still love green monsters. Just need to stay warm while drinking them.
Fritz is a big lover of fruit smoothies, and I’ve been craving summer, so I decided to mix it up a bit.
Tropical Green Monster
- 2 handfuls green spinach
- 1 frozen (very ripe!) banana
- 1 C frozen tropical fruit (mine was a mix of mango, pineapple, strawberries, and peaches)
- 8 oz coconut water
- splash of milk (optional) or water as needed
In typical green monster fashion, layer as follows: spinach, fruit, banana, and liquids over the top.
The heavy frozen fruits will help push down the spinach into the blender mechanism for better blending. Blend for a few minutes until smooth, and enjoy.
This was sweet, light, and refreshing. I added a bit of milk since I wanted it to be a little bit creamy rather than icy, but I really only added about 1/8 C or so.
Also, it tasted so tropical! It reminded me a little bit of all the drinks we had while on honeymoon…except, of course, that those weren’t green and they also contained high levels of alcohol.
Not necessarily something I wouldn’t try! Maybe next time I need a TGIF cocktail?
This week is going to be a busy one for Fritz and I, and I need to start studying for my orthopedic clinical that will be starting in a couple of months. I gave myself the first few weeks of this clinical experience off so I could get settled in, but now time is going by quickly! Can’t believe I only have a few months in the semester left–and I’ll be a big, bad physical therapist!
Hopefully not big or bad, come to think of it. You know what I mean.