I guess October is the perfect time to introduce the green monster. Don’t be scared though, it’s a nice monster.
I didn’t coin the term (see http://www.greenmonstermovement.com), but this is my version of the green monster that I made for Greg this morning.
Green Monster Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 5 fresh strawberries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3/4 cup frozen peaches
- 4 ice cubes
Throw everything into a sturdy vessel (or blender) and immersion blend (or regular blend) until smooth. Makes one large smoothie.
I know the spinach is scary, but I promise you won’t even taste it.
If you want an extra filling smoothie, add protein powder and some kind of nut butter. If you do so, you’ll need to add a little more liquid.
As I mentioned, I started a new job last week (which is why I’ve been MIA). I’m working at Penzeys Spices, and it’s awesome. I get to talk about food all day! I’m getting lots of new ideas and acquiring lots of new spices to try out.
Also, I work with other people who love food. The following was prepared for me by a coworker in our back room toaster oven.
It’s a fresh fig stuffed with goat cheese and cilantro, served on field greens with a mango chutney sauce. On a paper plate. It was DELICIOUS, and I will try my hardest to obtain the recipe to share here.
So there’s another reason to think my job is swell.