Step One: Add Milk and Spinach to the blender.
|Spinach & Milk|
Step 3: Add banana and - you guessed it - blend some more. I didn't have any fresh bananas on hand, so I resorted to using a frozen one that was lurking in my freezer. Using a frozen banana (and frozen fruit in general) leads to a more soft-serve like texture, which I prefer.
Step Five: Pour into cup and enjoy!
As I mentioned earlier, I prefer my Green Monsters to be the texture of slightly melty soft serve, so I used frozen fruit and often consume them with a spoon. The frozen version is also more convenient in summer since I often stop home at lunch time, whip one up, and pour/scrape it into a travel cup for consumption on the way back to work. It seems to hold up better in the summer heat and I find it more refreshing.
|Mission: Locate Spoon and Consume|
- If you doubt your blender's ability to
make a margaritacrush ice effectively, you may want to invest in a slightly more bad ass blender before trying this. I have a Ninja Master Prep from Target and it has no problems pulverizing frozen fruit.
- Beware using strawberries, raspberries, cherries, or any other red/dark colored fruit in your Green Monster as you will wind up with a Brown Monster. It still tastes fine, but it definitely leaves something to be desired in the aesthetics department.
- Experimentation is key. As you play with different ingredients, you'll learn what works for you and you'll probably end up throwing out a few experiments gone wrong!