It’s officially summer around here and that means sun, fun, and vacation. (Clearly my brain has already gone on vacation seeing as I misspelled “monster” this morning.)

The good news is that on Thursday I leave for Las Vegas to spend four days with one of my best friends (who is getting married!)  This means lots of sun, fun, and photography (which I can’t wait.)  Other than that, my summer plans are still somewhat up in the air.

However, I decided that since I am taking the summer off to enjoy, I needed to really focus on my health, diet, and exercise.  Enter in this green smoothie.

I’ve seen many versions of this floating around the internet but I knew that I really didn’t want to make one until I got fresh spinach from the farm.  If I was going to drink spinach for breakfast, it was going to have to be fresh spinach.  So finally on Thursday, I got my spinach and the next morning I made this smoothie for breakfast.

The verdict?  I’ll definitely be making this again.  The banana added just enough sweetness to cover the spinach taste and I felt good drinking a healthy dose of fruit and vegetables for breakfast.  I also can’t wait until I start getting blueberries and strawberries from the farm so I can mix it up a bit!  If you’re still wondering whether or not you’d be brave enough to try it- just do it!  I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed!


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Green Monster Smoothie

Prep Time 2 mins Yields 1


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 larges handfuls of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed ground
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 banana


  1. Place ingredients in a blender starting with almond milk ending with the banana.
  2. Pulse on high until perfectly blended.
  3. If you want it colder, add a couple more ice cubes.


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