Lately, I’ve been addicted to smoothies. It only makes sense: you liquefy your fruits and veggies, you get your daily dose of nutrients, gets easily absorbed by the body and best of all, no mastication needed. Been doing some online research when I stumbled upon the Green Monster recipe and I figure I should try it out. If I don’t like it, I can always pour it down the drain. But that wasn’t the case. I absolutely love this and will probably be my go-to breakfast smoothie, to be alternated with my berry smoothie. I tweaked the recipe a little bit, just because I want it to be as low glycemic as possible.
1 cup of Coconut Milk — You can also use Cow’s milk or Almond milk. I’ve been trying to drink raw cow’s milk but every time I do, I start breaking out in the chin area :(
1/4 cup of Greek Yogurt — Nature’s probiotic, protein packed. I used plain yogurt but you can also use the vanilla flavored one.
2 handfuls of spinach
— Even if it says “rinsed” on the package, I still soak it in water. I’m too anal and I need to make sure it’s really, really clean. Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, K, iron, folate, fiber and lutein.
1 frozen banana
-- Make sure to peel before freezing! Anyway, bananas are actually medium glycemic. But if you add good fat such as..
1 tbsp coconut oil - .. it lowers the glycemic index of the smoothie! Coconut oil also boosts the metabolism and supports the thyroid and promotes weight loss.
P.S. You will not taste the spinach in this smoothie. Awesome or what?