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Friday, January 6, 2012

The Baby Monster

Jess's post about the Green Monster was PERFECT timing today, because I've been meaning to write about my version, the Baby Monster.

To catch up, basically The Green Monster is this amazingly delicious and super healthy smoothie created by a really healthy runner over at Oh She Glows.  I learned about these powerful energy packing smoothies from my friend Samantha.  When I started making them for myself, my simple recipe went like this:


Michelle's Green Monster
2 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach (sometimes I use frozen, too)
8oz skim or coconut milk
3 ice cubes
1 banana
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tsp peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla



And I drink one several times a week - the only reason I don't do it every day is that I can't seem to keep enough spinach and bananas on hand!

Anyway, a few months ago, when Levi saw me drinking one, he got jealous.  Well of course I jumped on the opportunity to make one for him - can you just imagine getting all those good things in a little baby!!


The main adaption I had to make was skim to whole milk and dropping out the peanut butter for my then under one year old.
The Baby Monster
1-2 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
6-8oz whole milk
1 ice cube
1 banana
5 tbsp baby cereal (flavored is good, too) - wheat, rice, oatmeal, etc
1 tsp vanilla

And just like Jess promised, you really cannot taste the spinach!  Now that Levi is older and we have established that there is no peanut allergy, I also throw in about 1 tsp of peanut butter into his smoothie.

 

As you can see, he LOOOOOVES it.  Now, if I could just get Herb to eat them, too!

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