I didn't really have any real recipe to follow, but how hard could it be? Well...... apparently harder than I thought! I used 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of pineapple, and 1 cup of baby spinach with 1 cup of UVAB (which I have drank for months now instead of milk) and some ice. I put it all together and proceeded to crush the ice and puree the remaining ingredience but the bloody blender wouldn't work. It would spin for 2 seconds and then give up. I swear for a second I smelt burning metal. My wonderful green monster was more like a half pink/nasty green slug. YUMMY, just what the doctor ordered! I FINALLY figured it out that I needed way more UVAB so I added two more cups. I also added another cup of baby spinach to make it more 'green'. Can't be a green monster if it's pink afterall.
|Totally not enough UVAB - it only took me 10 min to realize!|
|More like slug than a slushy or smoothie!|
The results..... Well...... Not too good. lol..... It looked nice and green though! Sorry I don't have a picture of the finished product. For some reason it's having a hard time uploading. I'll try again soon.
I ended up drinking it, but I think it needed more strawberries and less ice. All I could taste was ice with a distant flavour of strawberry. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but got to tell ya I was happy not to taste the spinach! I think because I used frozen strawberries (not thawed like a dummy) instead of fresh I didn't need so much ice. Lesson for next time I suppose. Anyway, I'm glad I made it and will attempt this puppy again soon!
Besides making something new I also joined something new today! I am officially a member of myfitnesspal. I found I liked the site better than livestrong....perhaps due to the colour scheme, who knows? The only thing is that it doesn't have a recipe calculator which kind of sucks. I posted a question on their boards though about how to input my green monster and many other members were helpful giving me tips etc..etc... I even have two new 'friends' because of it! So here I go again, tracking calories this time instead of points. Here's hoping for some great results!