The Green Monster
Today around 10am I found my energy levels CRASHING. I had already drank my coffee for the day, so I decided I would forego more caffeine and instead “pep up” with a healthy dose of good food.
I decided that my mid-morning “pick-me-up” snack would be a smoothie using ingredients I found in my refrigerator. As I opened my fridge, I realized I had some slim pickings in front of me. Oh well, I wouldn’t let that stop me. I decided to make a green smoothie/juice using all veggies I could find. Here is what I came up with – I call it “The Green Monster.”
The Green Monster Smoothie/Juice:
- 1 green apple, peeled
- 1 carrot, unpeeled
- 1 large cucumber, peeled
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1 large handful of kale
- 2 handfuls of ice
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 2-3 cups of water
- Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender such as a Vitamix.
- Blend on high speed until thoroughly blended.
- Drink to your heart’s content.
I have to admit, the looks of this beverage is not the most appealing, but the taste was not bad! It has taken me a little time to get used to drinking green smoothies/juices because their flavors are quite different from a sweet, thick fruit-based smoothie. I am happy I’ve been able to get past this hurdle because this snack was just what I needed to get over the mid-morning energy hump today.
Do you drink green/veggie smoothies and juices? If so, what is your favorite flavor combination(s)?
When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.