{Nourish} We're talkin' green smoothies, folks...

If you follow my personal blog, Champagne Bubbles, chances are you are already aware of my deep, deep love for a little morning pick me up called The Green Monster (queue scary background music). No but really, this sucker tastes good and it's good for you - and I am now a loyal follower of The Green Monster Movement.

Some things I noticed from drinking a daily monster: my nails grew faster, my skin cleared up (almost immediately - really), my hair grew longer, my eyelashes even grew, and I had a surprising amount of energy (happy energy, not I-drank-too-much-coffee-and-I'm-jittery energy).

Here's my combination:

  • 1 tbsp ground flax: rich in fiber, B-vitamins and Omega-3 Fatty Acids (read more about the benefits here)
  • 2 cups raw spinach: super rich in nutrients and come on, Popeye ate it, so, you know...(more info here)
  • 1 banana: here are 14 health benefits you might not know about bananas.
  • Handful of blueberries: loads of antioxidants and good for your memory too! (more info here)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened, vanilla almond milk: low in calories and easily transformed into energy in the body (more info here)
  • Lots of ice: this is a key element - this smoothie has to be enjoyed cold, at least for me. 

I pour my morning green monster into a pretty wine glass for an added touch of indulgence!

Here are some other combinations that readers tweeted to us or wrote to us on facebook:

  •   frozen banana & blueberries make all the difference! it's like a milkshake. but a super antioxidant one ;)
  • Ashlee Gadd No, but I sneak a handful of spinach into my pink, strawberry banana smoothies...does that count? (we think it totally does)
  • Sarah Trostle Vanilla soy milk! Its deeeelicious!
  • Lauren Welsh I add a generous amount of cinnamon to my green monster - so good!
  • With love, Rachel a handful of spinach, half a banana, a dollop of peanut butter, and a splash of (vanilla) almond milk. :)
So let's discuss - how do you feel about green smoothies? Are you in or out? Is it something you'd never try? Do you have your own brilliant recipe that all of us have to try? Share the love! Ready....go!
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