I have a crush on a monster

Hey, anybody heard of this little website called Pinterest?! It’s this new super-cool place to post interesting waste your time!! Like we needed any more of those eh? And guess what? I’m totally on it.

Well, one day browsing Pinterest, I finally gave in and started a board on fitness and healthy eating. [Can I just say, there is so many food pinners out there that I've had to stop going on Pinterest past 7pm so I don't get the munchies!] It’s quite sad that ‘pinning’ exercises doesn’t actually burn calories, in fact I belive there’s a pin about it.

In my feverish ‘surfing’ and ‘pinning’ and ‘liking’….[what have we made of our lives?] I stumbled upon a wickedly green looking smoothie. My life was about to change drastically.

I have never been much of a smoothie person as I can see the epic amounts of hidden calories in them. I never thought they were worth it. Now pile a heap of whipping cream on top of a double cappuccino and you’re talking my language. But I digress.

I was introduced to “The Monster Smoothie”. I also started following Iowa Girl Eats, she’s got awesome posts all the time. Check her out!

Now I did it her way first, I promise, and it was oh so good. It was, however, 350 calories. I knew I could cut it back and save the nutrition and flavor. Here’s my modified version that has served as my breakfast for the past two and a half weeks.

 

Monster Smoothie:

  • 3/4 c Fat Free Liberty Greek Style Yogurt with Honey – 140 calories
  • 1/2 Banana, frozen in slices – 53 calories
  • 4 c Spinach – 28 calories
  • 1 tsp Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter – 27 calories
  • 1 c of water, give or take – 0 calories

Put everything in the blender, hit ‘liquefy’ and watch. Add more water if needed. 248 Calories total.

I’ve been playing around with this a bit. This morning TF asked for a smoothie too and I know he likes blueberries so I added a cup of frozen berries. I ran out of spinach yesterday so I added a couple teaspoons of Greens Plus powder. I threw 1/2 an avocado in the other day – super silky texture! And usually I have the portioned out yogurt, so I freeze those as well.

I have become the monster.

Enjoy your week, and check out Iowa Girl!

 

Peace out homes.

Moi xoxo

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Burgandy Ice

    Hahahaha The trouble with great shakes is they’re so… GREEN!!! Hahahahaha Great-sounding mix, though. I like spinach a lot, ’cause it’s so light. I’ve made enough that this recipe you found sounds really good. :-)

    I like apples and spinach, too. I have an aluminum container I put it in so I can’t see the color!! :-D I make the kids a chocolate peanut butter shake with cocoa and banana and lots of peanut butter and I can add a little spinach in that without ‘em knowing. or carrot. If they aren’t watching. They like my shakes.

    I also am sucked into Pinterest. I check the clock when I start ’cause time passes while I’m on there like nowhere else and I’ve lost random hours before, so I’m trying to pay attention!! Hahahahaha

    http://pinterest.com/burgandyice/

    I also started a list of book bloggers on Pinterest.

    http://www.burgandyice.blogspot.com/p/pinterest-book-bloggers.html

    Fun post. I like this bloglovin’ tracker… it sends me updates when you blog!!! :-)

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