Going Green

Last night I made some carrot zucchini bread before I went to bed. It turned out very... VERY dense & moist. Too dense & moist. It feels like I'm eating pudding. I think I used too much zucchini because I got carried away with the cheese grater. But it's still good! And it's a million times better than my failed banana bread from last week. And I really like the recipe!

And for lunch today, I had the most exciting thing I've eaten this week. I was on gorgeous Angela's blog last night and came across her Green Monster Movement site. So that's what Green Monsters are! I had no idea she was the one behind it. I've been seeing Green Monsters on people's blogs for ages and I would scroll over it in disgust because I thought it just looked so gross and must taste so gross! BUT after reading about it, and having bought some fresh spinach yesterday, I decided to go for it today to see what it was all about.

I used:
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup milk
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 banana
1/2 cup blueberries
a drizzle of honey

I didn't even use ice because I didn't make any. And holy smokes. It was so good! It came out so thick and luscious. After it settled for a few seconds in my bowl, it thickened to a custard-like texture and I could eat it like pudding with a spoon! I was blown away by how something so ugly could be so good for you (and taste the part too)! I was like a happy little kid slurping up a milkshake. Except it's really packed full of antioxidants and yummy veggies & fruit! And it was SO quick too. I felt like I literally just whipped it up in 3 minutes tops. Faster than any other lunch I could make. I liked this so much, I went out and bought more spinach so I can be stocked up for more green monsters this week. Lovvveee it!


Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said...

I was defffinitely a bit put-off by green monsters at first too. Spinach in my smoothie? No thanks, haha. Now I'm obsessed!
And thanks for sharing the carrot zuc bread recipe. We're going to be having mass amounts of zuc pretty soon, and it's probably the one veg I'm not the biggest fan of. I think I might like it mixed with carrots, though - I am a carrot cake fan, after all :)

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I am so sorry that it was too dense and moist. Its true, I dont think it was your fault. I need to work on that recipe. Gah, I need to not publish recipes before they are perfected. I suck.

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