This is my first post on Pumpkin Honey and I’m extremely excited to write it. I’m especially excited because my first post is also about my FIRST attempt at Angela Liddon‘s famous Green Monster.
I’m trying to transition to a healthier and increasingly plant-based diet, cutting down on the dairy until it’s gone. As for now, I still have milk and yogurt in my refrigerator and I cannot just throw them away!
My first Green Monster:
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup raw kale, massaged with fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp ground flax meal
1/2 cup 100% apple cider (no sugar or preservatives added)
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup blend of 6 grain organic rolled cereal flakes (oats, rye, spelt, wheat, barley, kamut)
Directions: Add in blender with liquid on bottom and blend for several minutes until all ingredients are smooth. (For kale, i merely cut the end off of one lemon and rubbed the kale leaves into the pulp.)
In retrospect I should have either softened the cereal flakes or blended them into a powder before adding them to the smoothie. They did add a nice chewy texture if you’re into that but I would have preferred something smoother. Overall the flavor was delicious and I could hardly believe there was any kale. You definitely could not taste it. What an ingenious way to get all the benefits of the wonderful leafy green without the bitterness or rough texture.
I highly recommend you make your own Green Monster ASAP!
And her boyfriend who loves her very much, Steve