Have I ever mentioned my dislike for eating breakfast?
It's not that I don't like breakfast food, I just don't like making breakfast for just me.
And quite honestly, I don't usually 'feel' like eating until noon-ish.
Since I'm trying to lose weight, I'm trying to make sure I eat [or drink] something first thing in the morning to get my metabolism going.
I find it a lot easier for me to drink a smoothie than to eat a bowl of cereal.
While on pinterest a few days ago, I saw a recipe for a green monster smoothie.
I had never heard of it before, but just reading the benefits of it, I decided to try it.
Being a spinach lover, I wasn't skeptical at all and I'm so glad!
Although I use 2 handfuls of fresh spinach, I can't taste it at all [hint, hint spinach haters!]
1 sliced frozen banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
2 % Milk*
2 handfuls of spinach
|Tip: I never buy frozen fruit at the store. I always buy fresh , wash/prepare it myself, & separate by serving size into freezer bags. It takes maybe 5 minutes of my time, & I get way more bang for my buck that way.|
Start out with the frozen bananas, add the peanut butter.
Next, add your yogurt & milk
Should be about half full before you add the spinach
I add 1 handful of spinach & then blend for 30 seconds. Once it is smooth, I remove the cap, add more spinach & milk, and blend for another 30 seconds.
The finished product! This is such a rich, creamy smoothie. It's packed full of healthy goodness, but you wouldn't know it by tasting it...it tastes like a treat! I'm definitely looking forward to experimenting with different variations soon.
*Note: I didn't put a measurement for milk. The main reason for this is because you don't want a really watery smoothie, you want it creamy. I just add a little bit of milk at a time until it gets to the consistency I like & I would suggest that to you as well.