09 August, 2011

Best Green Monsters Everrrr

I've gotten pretty adventurous in my green monster making. It seems like I'll throw just about anything in there! :) Here are two of my very favorite recipes that I've come up with:

Blackberry Nectarine Green Monster


1 heaping tablespoon finely ground flax seed
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes (unsweetened shredded would work too)
2 cups spinach
1/2 a banana
1 nectarine
a handful of frozen, organic blackberries
1 cup vanilla coconut milk
1 cup ice

Toss all the ingredients in a blender, and blend! Serves 2.

Chocolate Raspberry Green Monster


1 heaping tablespoon finely ground flax seed
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
2 cups spinach
1 cup frozen, organic raspberries (if you use frozen on this one, you don't need ice)
1.5 cups chocolate coconut milk

Again, toss in blender, and blend. This one is a bit smaller, but can still serve 2... you might not want to share though.

And for a bonus! Try making this non-dairy chocolate raspberry milkshake:

Chocolate Raspberry Milkshake


dark chocolate coconut ice cream (made with coconut milk. I used a brand called Bliss.)
frozen, organic raspberries
chocolate coconut milk (I use the one from SoDelicious.)

Eyeball the ingredients. Start with a smallish amount of coconut milk and add more as needed. Blend, and enjoy!


  1. Chocolate coconut milk is my latest discovery! I'm all raw this month so I've been using it in smoothies and for my "cereal" and I am in LOVE. Your smoothies sound great!

  2. this is gold to me right now. thanks for sharing! i have yet to try coconut milk still... i should get on that.

  3. Sounds like a treat! I will make these.

  4. You know what's also super helpful? Blanching your spinach! I read this article that apparently you get more nutrients from cooked spinach, and if you blanch the spinach ahead of time, you can freeze them in little spinach ice cubes and it'll stay perfectly fresh! I use them in my Green Monsters every morning.

    i've been having the hardest time drinking regular green monster because i find it kind of disgusting
    BUT THEEESE look delicious!!

  6. You got me hooked on the green machine smoothies a couple weeks ago! Have you ever tried doing a juice fast? I just watched a documentary about a man who did it and it got me really motivated. I'm going to prep for one for the next week and then start the 15 day juice fast. I wrote about it here: http://verypeaceandjoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/reboot-day-0.html


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