Green Monster Smoothie

green monster

A few weeks ago I ordered the Oh She Glows cookbook and ever since have been testing out as many recipes as I can. There are so many delicious and healthy options and this basic green monster smoothie is my new favorite breakfast/lunch/snack. What better way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies than in a tasty smoothie? For a filling meal in a hurry I blend in a scoop of vanilla protein powder . I make this at least two times a week and I promise you can’t taste the veggies.

Green Monster Smoothie
via oh she glows

1 c. spinach or kale (stems removed)
1 c. almond milk
2-3 ice cubes
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp flaxseed or chia seeds
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of cinnamon
scoop of protein powder (optional)

Put all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.




  1. April 22, 2014 / 7:00 am

    I love these!!! All the ingredients sounds so good together in a weird way haha!

  2. April 22, 2014 / 7:27 am

    I’ve been loving green smoothies lately, so I’ll have to try this out!

  3. April 22, 2014 / 8:27 am

    I keep wanting to make a green smoothie but then I get weirded out and never try it. I need to just suck it up and try it! Yours sounds good!!

    <3, Pamela

  4. April 22, 2014 / 8:50 am

    this looks amazing, need to try for sure! i love me some smoothies! i love adding kale or spinach because it packs a nutritional punch with hardly any taste. yum!

  5. April 22, 2014 / 8:52 am

    Love green smoothies! I really need that cookbook! I have been wanting to start adding chia seeds to mine but haven’t bought any yet. Your monogrammed cup is really cute. : )

  6. April 22, 2014 / 10:13 am

    Mmmm, green smoothies are the best. I love adding almond butter to mine too — sometimes I’ll do strawberries & almond butter and it tastes like a PB&J. Yum!

  7. April 22, 2014 / 11:06 am

    Which blender do you have??? I definitely need to add one to my registry 😉

  8. jillian
    April 22, 2014 / 11:33 am

    yummmm this sounds so refreshing! wish i had a blender! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    • Shelby
      April 22, 2014 / 12:37 pm

      There’s an amazing PERSONAL-sized blender out there that the drinking cup just pops off once you’re done blending. I use mine at work sometimes. I think Hamilton Beach makes it? It’s like $15!

  9. Shelby
    April 22, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Ooh loving this new kale combo. Your monogrammed Tervis is adorable!

  10. April 22, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I’m really interested in this book. Tell us more?

  11. April 22, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    i know i know i need to try a green smoothie thanks for the reminder and guilt after eating all the candy from easter

  12. April 22, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    Now I know what I’ll be having for breakfast in the morning!

  13. April 22, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    I eat this for breakfast or a snack pretty regularly! But I haven’t put Chia seeds in it, need to try it! My mom always “gels” them in a juice over night so they don’t stick in her teeth.

    xx Amanda
    Strawberry Chic

  14. April 25, 2014 / 6:40 am

    I loooove Oh She Glows! She is one of my favorite food blogs. I always go to her website when I need a healthy, vegan recipe idea. This smoothie looks delicious! When I move back to the States I will definitely be ordering her cookbook.

  15. April 28, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately and this looks super good! I’ll definitely have to try it!! Thanks for sharing!