My weekend was spent celebrating the bachelorette party and bridal shower of one of my best friends in the world (and also a blogger celeb…see ericasweettooth.com and be amazed). Here is what I learned about bachelorette parties. They are great for: bonding with friends, seeing how many party accessories come in inappropriate shapes, and discovering an amazing array of photos on your phone the next day. They are NOT great for: my liver and my ability to fit into that bridesmaid dress in a month. Oops. After a weekend of sustaining pretty much on bagels, candy, and adult beverages, my body was pretty much crying for some produce. So, I made this super health (and also delicious) Green Monster Smoothie.
I promise it looks a lot greener than it tastes. Does that make sense? Well, it does to me. It really just tastes like a regular fruit smoothie but has extra health benefits from the greens. Smoothies are great because they are so versatile and easy to make. This one has almond milk, banana, green apple, kale and spinach, and frozen fruit (I used mango and strawberries but anything will work).
Nutritional highlights: This smoothie is a great way to get an extra serving of veggies into your day and really not taste it at all. It is a perfect breakfast or snack and is great for vegans and gluten-free-ers. The greens add vitamins like A, K, folate, iron, calcium, and also a good dose of fiber.
Green Monster Smoothie
adapted from Table for Two
makes 2 servings
- Throw everything in the blender and blend until a smooth consistency. If it gets stuck, turn it off, and use a spatula to break it up and start it again.