My obsession with the "Green Monster" had begun about a year ago while coming across the fantastic blog, greenmonstermovement.com. I am one that not only eats clean for my internal health, I also chose this particular lifestyle based on eating right for my external health and beauty as well.
About an hour after my breakfast, I mix up one of these delightful drinks daily. They not only boost your energy, immune system and improve your internal health. I began to notice a "glow" and any irregularities with my skin began to clear up (dryness, acne in t-zone etc) My hair and nails became stronger...and most importantly, I JUST FELT BETTER!! If you check out Angela's blog, you will see all sorts of great Green Monster recipe's, but i'll share with you the one I make:
Start out with:
1 Scoop of Amazing Grass Amazing Meal (I use the Pomegranate/Mango Infusion Flavor)
2 TBS of Flaxseed Meal (I use Bob's Red Mill Brand)
Half of an Organic Banana
Handful of Organic Blueberries
About 2 Cups of Organic Baby Spinach (Fresh, NOT frozen)
About 2 Cups Coconut Water (if this is too sweet for you, try Almond Milk, or Regular Spring Water)
1 TSP of Organic Agave Nectar (if too sweet for you, negate this)
Putting powders (flax/amazing meal) on bottom, then spinach, blueberries, banana and agave to follow. Add your coconut water then blend!! I usually blend on "liquefy" setting for about 2 minutes to make sure everything has mixed properly.
I understand it does not look very appealing to most, but dont let the looks of it fool you, it's sweet, refreshing and gives me more energy than any caffeinated drink can! Try it out, and let me know what you think :)
Life is Beautiful, Live like a queen!