Green Drink

“Original” Green Moni Drink

You know those days…. Where you just need to feel SUPER and RE-CHARGE those batteries. GREEN MONI DRINK to the rescue! Plus the color says two words…just so FRESH and so CLEAN.

Green Drink

I try to have one of my Moni Green Drinks as much as possible.  I use my Vitamix Blender, but if you only have a standard blender, do not panic, you will still get a great smoothie.  The other secret ingredient I use for all my smoothies and shakes is a FROZEN banana.  I find it really thickens them up and who does not like a thick smoothie or shake, am I right?

I add a few different things to this from time to time, such as more fruit like strawberries, (fruit picture above looks about right) but this is my “go-to” original way of making it. I add Maca Powder (can find online or at Whole Foods) and I love the added scoop of protein. This will keep you full until lunch (or your next meal) and gives you the energy needed to feel “SUPER-HUMAN,” say on like a Monday morning. :) Enjoy!


Servings

Serves 1 (2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds, or flax seed is great too
  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder, I use Sun Warrior
  • 1 tsp of Maca Powder, find at Whole Foods  or online
  • 1 tbsp nut butter, peanut butter or almond
  • 1/2 cup of cucumbers, sliced
  • 1-2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2-3 handfuls organic spinach, sometimes I use Kale too
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and I recommend frozen
  • a few dashes of cinnamon, optional
  • 1 packet of Stevia, optional
  • 3-5 Ice cubes
  • other mix-in options: blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, Amazing Grass Green Super Food Drink. Knock yourself out and get creative!

Directions

  1. So I recommend mixing this drink in the order I listed, so you can enjoy it just right! A Vitamix is best, but like I mentioned, a standard blender is fine too.
  2. Starting with the liquid, add in 1 cup of milk of your choice. Now add in the chia,(or flax), 1 scoop of protein powder, and nut butter. Next, add in the spinach (or kale), cucumber, celery, followed by the frozen banana on top, and if using cinnamon and stevia, add now.
  3. Blend until smooth. Add in your ice cubes and blend some more. Enjoy!
Love Monica Nelson

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a Registered Dietitian. While my advice relies on my own personal experience and research, what has been successful for myself and others may be not best for you. You should always consult your doctor when making changes to your diet. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at moni@monimeals.com.

Comments

  1. Moni – Exactly what I needed at the exact time of day that I start to crash! Truly, moni-tastic.

    • Monica Nelson

      Hi Nance!! You will love this, beats a Rockstar Drink anyday. ;) So you are seriously the smartest woman I know…I love your “moni-tastic” -ism…brilliant! I will be using that on many recipes to come. :)

  2. Honestly, after tasting this savory blend of juice, I just might start making fruit-free savory smoothies a regular habit!

  3. I like your new website! So full of great recipes! I will try this green drink!!

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