My first green monster

I've been reading about Green Monsters in so many blogs lately, so my curiosity was peaked. I have a doctors appointment next week to check my blood and it may be my last for a month (!). I've been told to keep my leafy green vegetables constant from day to day so the medication can be adjusted accordingly. I was at first afraid to have any but six months without spinach or broccoli is not reasonable, so I need to reincorporate the foods STAT so the doctor can see what the results are immediately.

All of that to say, I made a green monster for lunch today! It was super tasty, although I was dissapointed with the lack of fiber/protein. I need to think about the ingredients and see what I can adjust. The ingredients are:

  • one handful of spinach
  • one packet Green SuperFood Chocolate Drink Mix
  • one spoonful of Justin's Organic Peanut Butter
  • one small banana
  • about a cup of nonfat milk
  • Nutritional stats: 311 calories 44g Carbs 6g fiber 11g fat 16g protein
We picked up the GreenSuperFood Chocolate Drink Mix yesterday at the Sunflower Farmers market for $1.59. The spinach was $4 from Sam's Club.
Justin's Organic Peanut Butter is a local company in Colorado that is famous for their squeeze pack peanut butter. We have the normal tubs. I have to admit, I don't love peanut butter. I was adding it for the protein and fiber. I would add it again since it adds uumph to the shake.

Calories: 190 Fat 17g, Carbs: 7g Fiber: 2g Protein: 7g
I also added run of the mill milk.
The result was dark greenish brownish sludge
Another view: Yes, the glass says "National Beer Wholesalers Association" it's a throwback to my days on The Hill(not to be confused with The Hills). There were receptions galore for staffers and we always walked away with something fun, I love how giant this glass is.
Overall impression: yum! I was totally full by the end of it. I would rather it have more nutrients in it, I may try to add flax seed meal or chia seeds (when I find them). This made a tasty lunch and will carry me to dinner.

What do you put into your shakes to add nutrients? Do you have a protein powder you like?