Every single morning I wake up and have a smoothie for breakfast. This one smoothie is what I attribute for giving me gorgeous nails with a natural french manicure, tons of natural energy without needing to guzzle caffeine and making it super easy to get in a full serving of fruits and vegetables a day.

The Green Monster is the smoothie that will help you glow from the inside out. It was really first popularized by Angela at ohsheglows.com (who has an amazing vegan blog that I love even though I am so far from Vegan). She has the website http://greenmonstermovement.com/ that talks about the smoothie as well as shares different smoothie recipes.

The Green Monster is called such because of the fresh raw spinach you add to the smoothie, which, under the correct conditions might just turn your smoothie bright Green! Although many people balk at the thought of putting Spinach and a smoothie, I promise you that you will not taste it and won't even notice as long as you blend it really well.

Spinach, for those who care, has twice as much fiber as other leafy greens and is a great source of amino acids, iron, iodine, magnesium, potassium, protien and Vitamins: A,C, E, K and B complex.

With all that greatness, how can you resist?

PB&J Green Monster Smoothie
1 Serving, 7 P+

1 handful of spinach
1 cup skim milk
1/2 banana
2 T peanut butter
7 frozen strawberries
2-4 ice cubes (Optional)

Add spinach to blender (important to do this first so the other ingredients help weigh it down) along with milk, banana and peanut butter. Blend until smooth and spinach has been processed. Add frozen strawberries and ice and blend until smooth. Pour into cup, add straw and enjoy!