I know the green monster is old news for most of y'all in the blogosphere by now, but since I was without a working blender for so long (darn you, Kitchenaid!), I only joined the green monster bandwagon a few months ago when I finally bought a new Oster.
And I now can't imagine starting my day without one. Mark finds most of them revolting, but I think they are sooooooo yummy.
I love drinking these bad boys so much, I've even set up a little green smoothie station in the corner of the now-dedicated gluten free part of the kitchen.
I L-O-V-E my Oster blender, by the way (it's this one from Amazon; note: not an affiliate link)... the food chop setting is awesome, and this inexpensive fellow has lots of power for turning solid veggies into basically pure liquid.
In addition to a liquid multivitamin, some aloe juice, fresh carrot juice and a little almond milk from the fridge, all of these bad boys also find their way into my morning drink:
That's Garden of Life Raw Protein, bee propolis, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds and Amazing Grass's Green Superfood powder. I had been putting brewer's yeast in as well until I learned that it's not gluten-free. (It wasn't that tasty anyway, so I wasn't sad to lose it!)
As for the food part of it, I always use half a cucumber and about four cups of spinach. Beyond that, any number of things could also go in... fresh broccoli or alfalfa sprouts if I just grew some of those, maybe some kale, perhaps a few frozen chunks of banana, maybe some berries. I've been striving for nine to 12 servings of fruits and veggies a day, and I think my morning monster gets me about halfway there... not bad!
How yummy does that look??
Here's one from a day when I made a biiiiiigggg batch, and had to pour it into a quart-sized yogurt container. It's accompanied by another one of my favorite breakfast staples: fresh avocado and homegrown alfalfa sprouts on Udi's millet and chia GF bread.
Is there anything you absolutely must start your day with? Or any other green monster fans out there? If yes, what goes into yours?
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