Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Its Not Easy Being Green...and The Big Green Monster

If you have not tried a Green Monster smoothie...all I ask is that you keep and open mind about them. I swear that you will not taste the spinach at all! Honest!

Here is what you need to make a very healthy good for you drink.

1 tsp ground flax seed
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1/4 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1 tsp reduced fat peanut butter
hand full of spinach
1/2 banana
ice cubes

Layer them in blender in the order listed. If you don't the ground flax seed will fly everywhere. Blend until smooth. Add 6 or 7 ice cubes and blend till ice is crushed. This recipe will make a tall glass and 1/2.

You can also add different fruit. Blueberries, pineapple, or mango. Experiment. I just like peanut butter and banana.

And believe it or not you will not be able to taste the spinach. All you will taste is the banana and peanut butter. So yummy and so very filling. Best of all this recipe is only 4 WW points.

Okay lets talk about today's card. I thought Kermit would go great on the same post as the Green Monster. To make Kermit you will need: two ornament punches in Wild Wasabi cardstock, eyes 3/4 circle punch, you will need to trim them on one side so the eyes will have a flat side. For the pupils I punched black using 1/4 circle punch. Then drew the lines of the eyes with a black marker. Tongue was punched with triple heart punch using Mambo Melon, and Regal Rose cardstock. Collar was also punched with triple heart punch using Pear Pizzazz cardstock. The saying "its not easy being green" was run off on the printer. Word Play stamp set also used.

Stamping trails


Marianne said...

how cute is that card???

Krafting Karen said...

thanks! I remember watching Sesame Street with Sarah when she was a baby. One of the songs Kermit sang was "its not easy being green" That is how I came up with this one.

Anonymous said...

Oh Karen! This is just adorable! Great Job! Thanks for sharing the card and the Green Monster! I will have to try this drink for St Patty's Day!
Cheryl McAskill