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Purple Monster Smoothie

Purple Monster Smoothie

There is something about winter time that just winter that makes us eat less fruits and veggies. Most fruits are consumed in the form of pie and cookies. Not totally a bad thing, but you know, not so great either.

I think about 99% of America makes a resolution at the start of every year new year to eat healthier. While I always vow to do this, I especially do it right after the holidays because I know I have overloaded on loads of sugar, candy, and cookies so I have been trying to eat more fruits and veggies since the holidays, but I never feel like I am really getting enough so I have been trying to get more in though smoothies.

Purple Monster Smoothie

The first time I made a green smoothie years ago, I kind of wanted to barf. To mask out the taste of spinach, I used only an apple and maybe some pear and it just didn’t do it for me. After lots of tweaking, I came to realize that I was just not a green smoothie kind of gal.

Purple Monster Smoothie

So, what kind of gal am I? A purple monster smoothie gal (or a purplish brownish one, whatevs). I like berries in my smoothies. I’m okay with that.

Purple Monster Smoothie

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Purple Monster Smoothie

Yield: 1 smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt (regular or Greek)
  • 1 cup frozen berries (I used mixed berries)
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds (optional)
  • orange juice or water to thin the smoothie out, if needed

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Feel free to experiment with this smoothie. You can also use pineapple and/or apple if you don't want to use the banana.

Purple Monster Smoothie

   

17 Responses to “Purple Monster Smoothie”

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    Ridwan — January 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I love the combination ingredients on this smoothie,unusual and healthy,sound delicious :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    this looks like the color of my smoothies. They are never green because I love adding berries just like you! Purple and brown smoothies all the way!!

    • Stephanie replied: — January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

      So glad you agree! Us brownish purple smoothie girls need to stick together!

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker — January 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I think I’m still in the phase where I keep telling myself that I like green smoothies. Maybe I eventually will. But for now, this looks SO much better to me!

    • Stephanie replied: — January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

      I highly recommend the berries! I don’t like most green smoothies because the flavor of the spinach is not masked enough. If I do have a green smoothie, it has to have a banana.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Wonderful smoothie! I love how healthy it is! Great after work snack!!

    • Stephanie replied: — January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

      That is exactly what I plan to do when I get home from work today, Jennifer!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — January 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    So delicious! All my favorite ingredients for a smoothie… love it!

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    Baking Serendipity — January 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I love berries in smoothies!

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    Ramona — January 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I used to make a green drink in my juicer that was spinach, cucumbers, carrots, apples, parsley and lemon. So I’m pretty tolerant of the green monster stuff. :) This does not look so scary… I would really enjoy this. Gotta try some chai seeds.. that’s new to me. :)

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 23, 2013 at 10:13 am

    My kind of snack. :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — January 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I love lots of berries in my smoothies!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Mmm, this smoothie sounds refreshing and filling. I’ve never had chia seeds. I’m on the hunt, now.

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — January 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually made a smoothie. But i hear that chia seeds are crazy good for you. Looks lovely :)

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    Megan (Country Cleaver} — January 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I need to eat more veggies and definitely drink more smoothies like this! What a gorgeous smoothy. I think this is on my list for this weekend’s breakfast.

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    Terra — January 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    My family used to make an extremely unhealthy shake called grape apes. I haven’t made them in years because they are so unhealthy:-) I love your smoothie, and no guilt involved! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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