Green Monster Orange Smoothie

Two layer green monster orange smoothie – healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer.

I’m not a huge fan of “new year’s resolutions”.

Ask anyone and they will tell you that I am a very determined person. Why push something off if I can do it now? Why do it starting in January if I can do it today?

I’ve also been told I have amazing self control. I don’t really get why I should indulge and go crazy eating all this stuff during the holiday season – because I can do that everyday. HAHAH. Just kidding. What I mean is, everything in moderation. The amount of sweets I eat in December is the same amount I eat in March. A small brownie or bowl of ice cream will do. Am I crazy or are other people like this?!

Even though I’m sharing this awesome smoothie recipe, it won’t be replacing my nightly dessert (because I’m 100% sure that chocolate does the soul good). This smoothie would more likely replace my daily yogurt or my post work out granola bar. Gosh, I am so predictable.. my daily yogurt, am I old?! But I will argue that yogurt is good for the digestive system :)

One thing I hope we can agree on though is how fun this smoothie is!

It’s a green monster orange smoothie. 2 layers of healthy goodness!

The green monster layer has frozen banana, pineapple, mango, lots of spinach and a little bit of water or milk for blending. The orange layer has frozen banana, orange, mango, carrots, and orange juice. 2 VEGETABLES in total woohoo!! Layer the two together and you get something magnificent!

For an extra fun presentation, top the smoothie with a toothpick filled with fruits and veggies used to make the smoothie.

Green Monster Orange Smoothie

Yield: 3-4 cups of each smoothie

Ingredients:

Green Monster Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 & 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • large handful of spinach
  • water or milk, to help smoothie blend

Orange Smoothie

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • handful of baby carrots or 1 large carrot
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions:

Green Monster Smoothie

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.

Orange Smoothie

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.

To Assemble

  1. Layer the smoothies in glasses. Top each smoothie with a toothpick filled with leftover fruits and veggies from the smoothie.