I have been converted.
Do you remember when Meg wrote about the Green Monster?
I said, no way. Not happening. I like my spinach drenched in dressing and croutons (and cheese).
But I kept reading how good it was for you, how people noticed a spike in energy, how their hair shined, how their skin glowed. So I decided to give it a try.
I am hooked.
I'm not going to lie, it's not pretty. My first one came out a pinkish green with flecks of darker green. And those flecks got stuck in my teeth (not my most attractive moment). But it was SO GOOD!!
Here is what I did:
Cast of characters:
Frozen peaches, frozen strawberries, a Fiber One yogurt (vanilla flavored), spinach, and one very green banana (I went to two different groceries stores trying to find ripe bananas. No go.)
I put bunches of everything into a large cup and used my brand new immersion blender (I got it for my birthday!) to whip it all up!
Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Yum!! Seriously! I was very surprised that I could not taste ANY spinach.
I had another Green Monster this morning and I am feeling good! Another plus, they are fantastic for both pre and post workout boosters.
Now for those of you on Weight Watchers, there is a little bit of confusion as how to count a Green Monster. If you plug it into the recipe builder, it counts as 5 points. But counted as a meal on the tracker, it is 1 point (because of the yogurt). I have spoken to many people about this and they all agreed to count it as a meal, therefore, 1 point.
In other news, I wanted to share what I made for dinner last night. I have been craving pizza like nobody's business. So, I created my own last night.
1 pita pocket, split down the middle
1/2 cup of marinara spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup of reduced fat mozzarella cheese
6 Turkey Pepperoni pieces
1/4 cup of pineapple chunks
1/2 cup of mushrooms
I split the marinara between the two pita pockets, and stuffed each of them with half of the ingredients. I put them into a 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes...and I was in heaven!
Here is an insider's view...
11 points on Weight Watchers. Worth every single one.