Lately when referring to that fabulous husband of mine, instead of calling him Hubbs, I referred to him by his real name, David. But why? Has the pet name lost it’s endearing quality? Have I given in to peer pressure? (<- BTW, this is totally worth reading, even though I can’t give up emoticons. Sorry Katie, I’m addicted ).
When I started my little blog 2 years ago, I wasn’t sure what direction it would take or how personal I’d get, so I decided to use a cover name for David, you know, to protect his identity. But a lot has changed since then. My modesty has been thrown out the window. People know who David is (sorry, babe!). And perhaps the biggest change of all since I began blogging? David has started drinking green monsters… on purpose.
His one stipulation is that he doesn’t want to see what goes in it. I can deal with that. It means that the smoothie TASTES good, “despite” it’s healthy ingredients. Well, let’s hope he isn’t reading this because I’m showing you what goes in this man-friendly health drink.
- 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (I love me some JIF)
- 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate powder
- 1-2 pinches of xanthan gum (*Key for thickening)
- 1.25 c almond milk (I use original)
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
Directions? Put it all in the blender.
Blend. Blend well.
Smile because your loved one is drinking a salad for breakfast… and liking it!
At around 430 calories, it’s a perfect blend of carbs, fat and proteins for breakfast. And the best part? It’s freaking delicious.
What’s your favorite green monster combo?