Monday, May 7, 2012

Purple Green Monster and the SRC

I have been getting into smoothies lately but have not tried my hand at the legendary "green monster" yet.  As I was searching through all of the fabulous recipes that Heather has to offer, I found her recipe for a purple green monster and I knew that this was the time to try it out!  I have made it a few different times already and love it every time.  It doesn't have the green color that sometimes can be a little off-putting (at least not right away) and it tastes delish!!  I am still amazed at all the spinach that is packed into this smoothie and you can't even taste it!  I love that! :)  Tip Time:  I like to chunk my bananas up BEFORE I put them into the the freezer...  I learned this the hard way - it is really hard to peel frozen bananas! :)  So, I have started keeping a container in the freezer full of banana chunks and it works perfect for all the smoothies we have been having around here!

This was a little bit of a busy month for me so I didn't get to sample a bunch of the recipes on Heather's blog like I usually do, but I am definitely anxious to try my hand at her pumpkin chocolate chip bread and the taco pasta toss very soon!  Look for more of Heather's recipes to be featured on my blog in the future and if you just can't wait that long?  Take a look here!  And for more fabulous Secret Recipe Club recipes check out the website here...

Purple Green Monster
(recipe found at

1 frozen banana
2 cups baby spinach
3/4 cups cold water or milk
1 1/2-2 scoops protein powder
1 cup frozen berries (optional)

Cut up frozen banana into small chunks and place in the bottom of blender.  Add spinach to blender, followed by water or milk, protein powder and frozen berries.  Blend on high for about 2 minutes, until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and smooth.  Pour into a large glass and enjoy!


  1. You know, this is exactly what I needed to see today. I was told I'm anemic (again!) last week, and now I'm looking for ways to throw both protein and iron into my diet in any way possible. (And here I thought I was doing so well!) I'll head to the store tonight, and this will be breakfast tomorrow. Fab SRC choice!

  2. These are yummy smoothies for sure!

  3. green monsters are the best smoothies ever huh? i always make mine with berries too. :)

  4. We make this kind of smoothie all the time for breakfast. I use almond milk and it is so yummy

  5. Lovely recipe for a smoothie. I haven`t made one in awhile. Time to crack open the blender I think.