When your night before looks like this:
Your morning after should look like this:
That’s a green monster right there.
Don’t let its verdant hue intimidate you. It’s delicious. And it doesn’t taste like green. I don’t love green. It tastes like a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Without the carbs.
I gorged on these, these, and these last night, and had plenty of champagne, too. It was a night of old friends, and good food.
As such, I was looking for something a little healthier this morning, and knew what it had to be. A green monster smoothie. I made my first one about a year ago, using Gina’s recipe. Since then, I’ve tweaked it to my tastes, and my pantry. It uses PB2, this peanut butter powder, that’s processed in a way that lowers both the fat and sugar content.
I do not mind eating regular peanut butter, a hugely fatty food, in the slightest. I eat it in some capacity almost everyday, whether it be with an apple, or in a sandwich. Peanut butter (if you know which brand to buy) is a healthy fat. I’m going to try not to get too technical here, but the fat in peanut butter occurs naturally. It is supposed to be there. It wasn’t added by a factory to boost the flavor, it was in the peanut all along. This means two things. One: Peanut butter will keep you full. Two: The fat in peanut butter falls into the easier-to-digest category.
Done. Off my soap box.
This post isn’t about peanut butter, it’s about PB2. I don’t mind consuming the real stuff, but I’ve been hearing so much about PB2, that I had to grab a jar on my last trip to Whole Foods. I’ve made green monsters with peanut butter, and green monsters with PB2 and I can’t tell a difference. So if this version saves me some calories, you can count me in.
To make a green monster, you will need:
- 1 banana, broken into small pieces
- 2 T PB2 (or chocolate PB2)
- 3/4 C milk
- 1/2 C plain yogurt (or greek)
- 2 C (or more) spinach leaves
Blend all ingredients till smooth, and enjoy.
7 thoughts on “Detox Smoothies”
It’s nice that you have these smoothies. 🙂
That night before looks like a lot of fun. Worth every calorie, I’m sure!
ooooh, makin a wooden nickels-esque comment.
I mean, I can’t brag about participating in consuming pretty much every food you post. Your dear readers will start to imagine my picture + 100 lbs.
i’ll bring you a detox smoothie, if you really want.
1. Smoothies are worth bringing up again this summer…
2. I made this today and I’m thinking always more than two cups spinach. Mine was nowhere near as green as yours! (But it was super yummy)
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