Oh my gosh, I'm so excited to blog tonight! That's because I took Emily's idea for a Green Monster and tweaked it a bit and came up with a Purple Monster! I never saw a Green Monster recipe that looked appealing in any way to me until I came across Emily's. I'm not a big strawberry fan but knew I could substitute blueberries, which I love. Anyway, we'll get there. ;)
Plus coffee for 225 calories. The eggs were kind of grody today...LOL Hard-boiled eggs certainly are a great protein source and they're super convenient for my commute, but they're were really nasty for me today.
Lunch was boring, but I'm working in a prison this month and it's a real pain in the ass to bring a big lunch in, so I just don't. But the bonus is that I really love these protein bars! I look forward to them...they're yummy.
My commute snack:
Okay. The Purple Monster was SO. GOOD.
1 big handful of spinach (2 cups?)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 medium-sized banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Wish we had the unsweetened vanilla for this, but I picked up the wrong container!)
Ice to the top of the blender
This tasted like banana and blueberry, in that order! The spinach taste was non-existent. Hubs even liked it, and listen...Hubs is WEIRD when it comes to food. He is totally, TOTALLY picky about tastes and textures. I begged him to try the Purple Monster and he took a tiny sip from my glass (only after asking what the ingredients were... ;) )...and then asked for his own! I was proud of him. :) But it also goes to show you how non-weird this tasted!
The Purple Monster has 240 calories and is extremely filling. I don't need dinner after mine, that's for sure. Maybe a snack though. ;) Today I read that only 9% of Americans get in the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. The Purple Monster has 4 by itself!
So excited to find a new food!!! And so easy and packed with nutrients.
Along with an extra coffee today, I'm at a total of 857. Eeek!!! Must have a snack tonight...a muffin, perhaps. And maybe a piece of chocolate. ;)