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
8oz skim or coconut milk
3 ice cubes
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
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!