Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I don't have a Jack LaLanne Juicer.
YOUR HEALTH ACCOUNT IS YOUR WEALTH ACCOUNT!
LONG LIVE LIVING LONG! -JACK LALANNE
I wish I did! But until then, I have my handy blender to create amazing Green Monsters! I know that most ALL of you know about them, either you have read other blogger talk about them or even been to the Green Monster movement website (where there are more recipes), but I wanted to talk about the ABC's of making one that you will love! (technically I move from B, A to C...)
The building blocks of a green monster that can stand alone
Greens (spinach, kale etc...)
Milk (almond, soy, rice, hemp, almond, chocolate almond, cow etc...)
Fruits of ANY and every kind, I like banana as a base, but you can use fresh fruit, frozen fruit! Some of my favorites have been peaches, pineapple, berries and even dates!
The Add ins:
For fun, flavor and that BOOST!
seeds (chia, sunflower, flax...)
powders (protein powder, electrolyte...)
Nut butters - they give a very rich flavor, cashew butter is the best in them!
other: dates, coconut, healthy oil, other supplements!
The most creative thing I have added to a green monster was a packet of instant coffee and handful of chocolate chips for the green mocha monster. The second most creative one was my Spring Cleaner: POM Wonderful juice, lemon and cilantro for a very tart juicy Green Monster.
Green Monsters are a YUMMY, healthy vehicle for you to get your greens in, add in vitamins and minerals you feel you may need more of, or you wouldn't get/eat otherwise. It's fun to see how "green" some of them are depending on what you put in them. Neon, minty or berry busting grayish green, they always are a way to add in healthy options to a tasty smoothie. They are portable, easy, fast, healthy and very yummy. Don't believe me? I dare you to try one!
Pass it on!
Trial and error with GM's is the best way to find what you like and what works to supplement your diet to give you that boost of energy and feeling of overall health. Blog about it, tweet about it, post and pass it on, sharing recipes pics and tips as you perfect them!
There ARE NO rules! Just have fun and enjoy creating tasty GM's for your health and let those creative juices flow! What do you use in your GM?