I’ve been struggling along in my attempt to lose weight for well over a year now, without much success. A typical week sees a little loss, which I usually manage to ruin over the weekend. I have, however, managed to pack on quite a bit of muscle over the past year so I wouldn’t call all of the work a total loss.
I’ve cut my calorie intake back even further this year (and again recently), and my main problem seems to be lunchtime, since I just kind of scavenge for whatever I can find (leftovers, sandwiches, etc).

When I first ran across this Green Monster Smoothie recipe I was reallly skeptical.
I am NOT a spinach fan, at least not the cooked-in-a-pan variety.

But I’m desperate enough to give just about anything a try, and boy am I glad I did.

These smoothies are GOOD!
And very filling.

Each serving has around 20g of protein, and is between 350-390 calories.

Green Monster Smoothie
(recipe found here)

1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 TBSP peanut butter
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I couldn’t find the Greek low-fat version used in the original recipe, which is why mine was 390 calories instead of 350)
1 cup milk
2 cups spinach (original called for 4 cups fresh, but I used frozen)

Peel and slice banana, and place in freezer for a few hours.
Add everything to blender and blend until all the chunks are broken up, then liquify until smooth.

Seriously, these taste amazing!
Plus they’re super filling, and slightly sweet, a perfect cure for my lunch-time munchies.

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