Chloe’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 20-07-2009


Chloe’s Green Monster:

This was my first time trying coconut water and I loved it. Of course I had to do a taste test before adding it to my Green Monster, and immediately my body told me to down it right then and there. I refrained, but man that stuff tastes good and felt so hydrating going down. My new Green Monster was a fairly simple one, but rocked my socks off. It’s very light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer’s day.

Here’s the recipe:

2 cups of spinach
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup soy milk
sprinkle of flax (maybe 1/2 tablespoon)

That’s it! So simple, yet so good. Plus, it tastes even better since it’s in my alumni cup from the University I attended. Go Ducks!

Coco’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 20-07-2009


Coco’s Green Monster

I just began to drink regularly GM 2 weeks ago and I’m in love with it!
This is my latest combo:
– 3 cups steamed spinach
– 1 cup frozen blueberries
– 1 packet AM acai berries

Rachel’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 15-07-2009


Rachel‘s Green Monster

I’ve been making myself a Green Monster mock-tail every afternoon around 5pm, and this light and refreshing smoothie has quickly become my go to snack!  Thanks Angela!

I use:
1 cup kale
1 cup pineapple
1/2 a pear
The juice of 1 lemon
a few torn mint leaves

You can read all about her green monster here!

Alex’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 13-07-2009


Alex‘s Green Monster

I started making my GM last fall, when I was experiencing low energy and a lot of sugar cravings. Most carbohydrate-dominant breakfasts made me feel wired and then I crashed shortly after, so I wanted to find an alternative that had a good balance of protein, vitamins, fibre, and healthy fats, and was substantial enough to keep my crazy horse metabolism satisfied until lunch.

And thus, my GM was born!!!

Concrete Jungle Juice Recipe:

1 scoop of green powder

1 scoop of protein powder

1/2  a frozen banana (you can put in a full one if you want this sweeter)

Small handful of blueberries (if you omit these, the smoothie would be green)

1 Tbsp psyllium husks

1 Tbsp flax seed oil or ground flax seed meal (you can do this in a clean coffee grinder)

1 Tbsp nut butter (almond, cashew, sunflower seed, or pumpkin seed)

1/2 to 3/4 water or Unsweetened Almond Breeze

Splash of lemon juice (optional)

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until it all becomes, well, rather grayish…and DELICIOUS! And don’t fool yourself, this baby is a meal, and it will keep you full and satisfied for hours!

Please check out my blog at to get a break down on each of my super nutritious ingredients!

Alison’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 13-07-2009


Alison‘s Green Monster

I wouldn’t email my newest GM creation if I wasn’t really excited about it!

A little background on how I got to this creation… I’ve been
experimenting with a high raw food diet and food combining, which
means that I’m eating fruit separately and don’t combine it with other
types of foods based on the rules of food combining.  Which means I am
not putting fruit in GM’s for the time being.  I made one the other
day without fruit and it was just not the same.  I was trying to think
of something else I could add that would give it a taste I enjoyed
without fruit.  I thought mint tea might work and gave it a whirl.

Last night I brewed a cup of Tazo Refresh tea and iced it.  Once it
was cold I poured it into the blender and added a few handfuls of
spinach and streamed in some agave nectar as it was blending.  I wound
up with the most amazing, frothy iced tea EVER!  LOVED it!  It was
thinner than my usual GM’s but it was exactly what I was looking for.
I made this last night and can’t wait to make this again today.  I’m
out of spinach, that’s the only thing keeping me from whipping one up
right this very second.

Tons of fun!  Thanks for spreading the word on drinking greens!

Chloe’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 13-07-2009

DSC03018Chloe‘s Green Monster

Hi Angela,
I’m loving the SGBC and think that adding in Green Monsters is a great twist!

This morning I made a new Green Monster (for me, anyways) that consisted of soy milk, a banana, flax, almond butter, spinach, 1 kale leaf, and a kiwi.

The kale and kiwi are new additions to my normal GM, and I really like it.

I’d like to add in more kale as I get used to the green taste, but the kiwi was great.

It kinda made it a little more savory than sweet, and I could crunch the seeds which I think is always fun.


Katherine’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 13-07-2009


Katherine’s Green Monster

I’m fairly new to the GreenMonster movement, since last week actually. I’ve had one everyday this past week and I’m hooked for life. I never thought I would enjoy spinach so much, Popeye is the man.

Here is the receipe that I use:
1/4 cup orange juice
140 grams frozen strawberries (make sure they are unsweeten)
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
50 grams baby spinach

Dee’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 13-07-2009


Dee’s Green Monster

It’s official. I have leapt over the “green monster” cliff – I’m a green monster lemming!  Angela, you and Jen are to are to blame for my sudden fondness of something that looks like liquid lawn clippings but tastes like heaven.

As a long-time breakfast dropout, my morning “meals” usually consisting of coffee or sugar free Red Bull. I know!  Not *exactly* breakfast of champions. Or at least not of rookie runners who are trying to get back into real shape and have taken a new interest in nutrition.

I was very dubious about this green monster thingy. It looked…gross. But I figured, hey, I know I’m not getting enough fruits & veggies in my day and I seem to be able to handle sipping “breakfast” even if I can’t always face something requiring chewing.  So off the cliff I leapt.

After a few experiments, here’s my favorite go-to GM:

•1 tbs flax seed
•2 leaves kale (I strip the leaves off the ribs and discard the ribs – my blender is a wuss and keels over at the mere thought of blending up those ribs)
•a big handful of spinach (maybe 2-ish cups?)
•one banana
•a few frozen strawberries
•1 cup of Almond Breeze original

Awesome!  I have become addicted and find myself in a funk if I skip my daily GM.