Freezer Meal Recipes: Green Monster Smoothie Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

Perfect Green Smoothie for the Non-Veggie-Lovers!

I’ve tried a few other green smoothies and they actually tasted better than I expected, but they still didn’t taste great. If you know me, you know I’m not a big fan of salad, so drinking something that kinda tastes like salad just isn’t something I can stick with. I still liked the idea of a shake for breakfast that included a veggie though, so I tried a few more.

green monster smoothie

This recipe is the best one I’ve tried so far. You can barely taste the spinach at all! It almost just tastes like a vanilla shake, with a touch of banana and slight peanut butter flavor. I’m not really a peanut butter fan either, but this works for me! Also, it easily keeps me full until lunch. No morning snack needed. Score!

When I find a good sale (under $0.45/lb) or red-banded bananas, I definitely buy more than one bunch! Then peel, slice, and freeze them. I also buy a big bag of spinach at Costco and if it starts getting old, I portion it and freeze it too. I also tried portioning and freezing all of the ingredients, except the milk, to try to simplify the morning process and that worked well too. It is nice to have most items portioned out and ready to go in advance! But all of that frozen stuff was a bit of a struggle for my poor blender.

frozen green smoothie

So, I usually just stick with freezing the spinach and banana. I freeze them in one-serving portions, so I can just dump it in the blender. Also, the ingredients usually slide out of the bag pretty cleanly so the bags are easy to rinse and reuse.

spinach for smoothie

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I first found this recipe on Pinterest from Iowa Girl Eats. Thank you!

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Freezer Meal Recipes: Green Monster Smoothie Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Serves: 1 Large Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen sliced banana
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (or any other kind of milk)
  • about 4 cups baby spinach (more or less is up to you)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Start at a low setting, then increase speed until blended smooth. Drink up and enjoy!

Notes

It is best to use bananas with brown flecks on peel. You'll want to peel and slice your bananas before freezing them. If not using frozen banana, add ice. Chobani Greek yogurt tends to have a bit less sugar than some other brands.Try using different greens, adding 1 cup berries or fruit, protein powder, flax, chia, or whatever your heart desires!

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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