Protein/ Recipes

Food Friday: Green Monster Smoothie

Protein shake for Mommy – She made it herself!

I love this time of year… Because it means that Spring is right around the corner! In fact, I even saw some tulips trying to poke up in my garden! I always feel a sense of accomplishment when Spring comes – a sigh of oh-my-goodness-I-made-it-through-another-winter!! LOL!

With St. Patrick’s Day comes McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes – the true sign that spring is near. But what’s in them? And how many calories are in them? Yeah….

SoI thought I’d offer up this healthy alternative:


 Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!


You Might Also Like

  • Andrea Kruse
    March 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Mmm… green monster smoothies are a hit in my house as well. We make ours with pinapple, orange, banana, yogurt and spinach. Yum!

    When our strawberries are ready I will try your version. 🙂

  • Rachel
    March 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Yummy!!! And so simple!!! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  • Rachel
    March 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Yum! This looks super tasty and easy to make! 🙂 THank you for sharing!

  • Kodjo
    March 17, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Loving this smoothie recipe, Janice. It’s that much more important to make your own smoothie recipes at home especially when you have kids. Instilling healthy eating habits to kids at a very young age will go a long way!
    BTW, I’ll go for the kale flavor.

  • Amber K
    March 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I love green smoothies! This looks delicious.s

  • Miz
    March 19, 2012 at 6:36 am

    oooh we never add oranges!
    good suggestion…

    • Janice
      March 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Yay! Your comment didn’t end up in spam! I’m curious to know if you like it with the oranges added. Have a great day!

  • Vitamix Certified Reconditioned 5200 - Running Rachel — Running Rachel
    April 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    […] children are none the wiser when their “Green Monster” or “Hulk Smoothies” are full of spinach and healthy greens.  They just know that Mommy put […]


    Don't miss a single delicious recipe - sign up for real food recipes, challenging workouts + everything salads 4 lunch!