You guys know I’m in the middle of my 30 days of Paleo challenge.
So far, it’s been a mixed bag – with some days of feeling great and energetic, and others where I want to roll up in a ball and never wake up.
It’ll get better I think – but you can read my day-by-day report on my progress and pains here.
What I love most about Paleo so far, is that it encourages me to cook healthy food. I’ve discovered some rather delicious, very healthy, and smack-on Paleo recipes – the kind that would make a cavemen weep with joy.
This one is the first of them.
Say hello to the Green Monster.
Don’t you just adore the colour? Doesn’t it make you feel better/fresher/fitter just by looking at it?
Green monsters are really easy to make.
Follow this equation to come up with your own: Green leaf + fruit/veggie + dairy.
I used rocket, but you could try spinach, lettuce, or kale.
I used an apple, but you could do bananas, pears, or mangoes.
I used coconut milk, but you could use soy, almond, or regular milk.
These monsters are very filling. You will think it’s just a drink and also plan dinner, but then you’ll drink it, and be like ummm – why you make me feel so full green monster? And then you’ll fall asleep feeling like a boss.
Green monsters are great for when you need your daily dose of fruits/greens but don’t have the time to cook. They’re insanely good for you too – make one and tell me how awesome you feel!
4 ingredient Paleo Green Monster
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
1 large apple, chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped
large handful of rocket leaves
200ml coconut milk, chilled
1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend till you have a smooth liquid. Throw in as many ice-cubes as you’d like (to make it thinner or thicker) and blend again. Drink up!
Let’s drink to our health
What’s the healthiest thing you’ve ever eaten (or drunk)?