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… the green monster

by Ali on January 1, 2012

I’ve seen and read about them all over the blogesphere.  The green monster smoothie (here’s a whole lot of info).  The star ingredient of the drink is spinach or kale.  Yes.  I or you are not still drunk from last night.  Apparently, when mixed with other delicious ingredients you can’t taste the green veggies.  I’ve been intrigued by them for a while, a bit like changing a tire.  I think I should know how to do it, it would be useful, good for me, but nope, it never happens.

Then the new trainer suggested them, and backed it up with science.  I am a sucker for scientific proof, or just an argument with a few impressive science words through in.  It’s something to do with restoring your body’s natural ph balance

Over acidity, which can become a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, is very common today. It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH balanced environment which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease. A healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands. When excess acids must be neutralized our alkaline reserves are depleted leaving the body in a weakened condition. A pH balanced diet, according to many experts, is a vital key to health maintenance.  … from here

After a week of shortbread, chocolate, appetizers for meals, booze and potatoes being the main vegetable, I decided to try one.

spinach, blueberries and a little ginger

first thing I noticed was my green monster is a little off colour.  It’s more of an olive green hue, which frankly, is more my colour anyway.

Result … delicious.  

I’m shocked.  It was refreshing and with a double shot of rum and a little umbrella I would be having a party!

 

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