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Sunday, April 18, 2010

drink green

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Since everyone is going green these days... thinking green, being green, driving green...doesn't it make sense that we would be drinking green? Everyone knows we need a lot of veggies everyday, but how many of us are really getting enough? I sure wasn't. I tried eating more veggies with lunch and dinner, but it was hard and difficult to get my kids on board, particularly with raw veggies. That is until I joined the Green Monster Movement. It is a movement to help motivate people to start eating, or should I say drinking, more veggies. A green monster is basically a veggie shake or smoothie. You can be very creative in making up your own green monster recipes...the trick is to drink it from a martini glass or other fancy cup! It just makes it better.
I would say most people drink their green monster in the morning, however, I have been making mine at night and the whole family drinks it before dinner, with dinner, or after dinner. One nutbar loves it and always asks when I'm going to make it. The other nutbar, not so much a fan, but he drinks it begrudgingly, knowing he will not get anything else to drink until it is gone. Here is the recipe for the griswold green monster:

1/2 avocado
2 celery sticks
4-5 red lettuce leaves
a handful of cilantro
juice from 1/2 or whole lemon
2 cups coconut water (this can also be replaced with 1 cup water and 1 cup orange juice or pineapple juice)

Blend all ingredients, pour into a martini glass, garnish with a lemon or lime wedge...and ENJOY! Can't you just feel yourself becoming healthier? I have even heard about adding a beet to create a pink monster...oooohhhhh...aaaahhhhhh.

Angela Liddon started the movement...visit her website for more recipes and tips.

So get off your computer for five minutes and drink a green monster! Join the movement, have fun with it and reap the benefits...more energy, weight loss, healthy skin, and more!
Let me know how it goes for you and share your recipe if you want...

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