Green Monster Smoothie Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

Easy and delicious green monster smoothie recipe!

I have tried a few other green smoothies, that actually tasted better than expected, but they still didn’t taste great. If you know me, you know I’m not a real big fan of salad, so drinking something that kinda tastes like salad just isn’t something I can stick with. I still like the idea of a shake for breakfast that sneaks in a veggie though! I am so happy to find this one that I actually LIKE! Introducing the Green Monster Smoothie…

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When you find a good price on bananas, go ahead and buy more than one bunch. Then peel, slice, and freeze them once they’re ripe! Buy a big bag of spinach and if it starts getting old, portion it and freeze it too! Freezing the spinach in one-serving portions, makes it super easy to just dump it in the blender. I love my freezer! 😉

You can portion and freeze all of the smoothie ingredients, except the milk, and make it even easier. Super easy to just pull a bag of ingredients out of the freezer, dump it in the blender, and add milk. Note that with all of the ingredients frozen, the blender might struggle if it isn’t a high power one. A Vitamix or Blendtec can handle it though!

This smoothie doesn’t taste like the spinach at all! It reminds me of a vanilla shake, with a touch of banana and peanut butter flavor. Also, when I have for breakfast, it easily keeps me full until lunch. No morning snack needed!

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Green Monster Smoothie Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Yield: about 2 cups | Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen peeled and sliced banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other kind of milk)
  • 2 to 3 cups baby spinach (more or less is up to you)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. If too thick, add more almond milk.

Notes

It is best to use a ripe banana with brown flecks on the peel. Peel and slice your bananas before freezing them.
Try using different greens, adding 1 cup berries or fruit, protein powder, flax, chia, or whatever your heart desires!

Recipe Source: Iowa Girl Eats

Ingredients: Banana, Peanut Butter, Spinach
Meal Type: Beverages, Breakfast, Back to School, St. Patrick's Day, Clean Eating, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Cold Drinks, Healthy, Smoothies, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, No Bake

Comments & Reviews

  • Becky

    Looks like a great recipe. Just curious, have you ever tried it with a non-Greek yogurt or a soy/almond/coconut yogurt?

    • Melanie

      I have not tried it with a soy/almond/coconut yogurt before, but I’m guessing it would be great. If it is more runny than Greek, you can adjust the milk or yogurt amounts to keep the shake at the consistency that you desire. I always choose Greek over non-Greek when possible because of the added protein and no artificial sweeteners.

  • Marcee

    I’m a green smoothie fan! I will try this one, thanks!! And just and idea… I LOVE pineapple and coconut, so my favorite green smoothie is frozen pineapple, coconut milk and a few handfuls of spinach. Tastes like a dessert!!

  • Luci

    I’ve made yogurt cheese by draining plain yogurt (no sweetener or flavoring) such as Dannon overnight. Some say don’t drain it as long for Greek yogurt, maybe 2-3 hours.

  • Carrie

    Is it a 1/2 cup of the greek yogurt?

  • Ella

    What is the calorie count on this?

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