Green Monster Smoothie
As you might have noticed, this week’s theme is baseball! The latest blog post listed some of my favorite vegan ballpark eats, but also contained a few links where you can find vegan options at your local ballpark!
Continuing that theme, I created a Green Monster Smoothie – my ode to the Boston Red Sox. I grew up a Texas Rangers fan but became of Red Sox fan when I lived in the Boston area for a while. I swore that I would never become a Sox fan, but that resolve did not last. There is something extraordinary about Fenway Park, the history of the Red Sox, and the unwavering fans. The park itself is magical, and you can’t help but succumb to the forces of Fenway. Now, I am a proud Sox fan but still root for the Rangers too.
Frozen pineapple and walnuts give this smoothie a terrific flavor, and both provide many health benefits. Both ingredients help with reducing inflammation and have many antioxidants. I pair the pineapple and walnuts with vegan protein powder, a banana, and spinach, as well as four frozen strawberries. Yes, just four. I have added more, and it throws the flavor off, and when using less, their flavor gets lost in the acid of the pineapple. The strawberries help balance the tartness of the pineapple. I have also tried fresh pineapple with this recipe, but it didn’t provide the same delicious result as using frozen pineapple. This recipe is as easy as throwing everything into the blender and blending until smooth and creamy!
Green Monster Smoothie
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder
- 1/4 cup raw walnut pieces
- 1 cup banana fresh or frozen
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 4 frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
- Place dry ingredients (protein powder and walnuts) into the bottom of the blender container. Add the milk to the dry ingredients.
- Break up the banana into a few pieces and then add to the blender.
- Next, add the spinach, and then the frozen pineapple and strawberries on top of spinach.
- Place the blender cap on, and blend until smooth. Add a little milk if necessary to keep the blades turning and to make it to the desired consistency.
- Enjoy...and Go Sox!
Hi! I am Kristy. I live in Vancouver, Washington with my husband, Steve, three companion cats and one guinea pig. I became a vegetarian in 2012 and have been vegan since 2014. Since 2012, I have opened myself up to new experiences and new ways of thinking. I earned a Master of Arts in Humane Education through the Institute for Humane Education. Find out more >>