Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Purple Monster

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.  ;)


1 comment:

Emily said...

Girl, you are SO sweet to me!

But seriously, the first time I saw a GM I kind of gagged in disgust. I thought "Who the hell puts spinach in a smoothie" but my goodness am I glad I tried it!

You can always use peach, pineapple (!!!), etc.!