Here is my breakfast this morning, my green monster. I have been attempting to get into shape internally and externally, and regularly follow the blog Oh She Glows and read about the Green Monster smoothie site that spun off her site and the reasons behind it, so I thought, right, let's give it a shot. Here is my first attempt:
The first attempt nearly killed my magic bullet. Note to self, do NOT put a whole frozen banana in the magic bullet (oh and probably more importantly, peel said banana before freezing!) Anyway, moving on....I really followed Angela's recipe, and now just add a few things here and there depending on what's in the fridge
Green Monster Smoothie
makes 1 serving
- 1 cup sugar free almond milk (or I also like kara coconut milk) use whatever you like
- 1/2 T chia seeds or ground flax
- 1 tsp vanilla
- sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
- 1 T reduced fat peanut butter
- 1/2 scoop wheat grass
- 1-2 large handfuls of organic baby spinach
- 1 tsp green tea powder
- 1 T vanilla protein powder
- 1 frozen banana chopped into circles
So having had the smoothie around 7am, I am now hungry at 11, so off to have some overnight oats to keep me full until lunch.
To make overnight oats, there are loads of recipes out there, just google overnight oats or go to one of my other fave blogs I Talk To Food
For mine, I put the following into a tupperware (as I take it to work with me)
- 30g oats (@ 1/3 cup) of any variety, I vary between gluten free and non
- 1 tsp chia seeds (if I haven't had them in my monster smoothie)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
The next morning or when I want to eat them, I add 1-2 T of 0% fat greek yoghurt and stir in. Then I chop up and apple and strawberries, add a couple of chopped pecans and a tsp of pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of maple agave syrup, and voila! There you have it. Lovely and filling and tasty too!
Starving now, so off to eat my oats!