Ever since the beginning of summer, I have been consistently enjoying smoothies for breakfast or lunch. It’s become a bit of a routine, but in a good way! I’ve discovered that you really can’t go wrong with a smoothie meal, they are so refreshing and sneak a lot of nutrition into one glass. In my case, the smoothies I blend up seem to always land somewhere on the green color spectrum. And, they often include everything but the kitchen sink all blended up. I may get a bit carried away sometimes… This time I went with a green mojito smoothie!
This green mojito smoothie was a happy accident, created out of necessity when I realized that my pot of mint growing on the back deck was getting out of control. I resisted the urge to put ALL the ingredients into the blender, and instead opted for a lime and mint combination with a few other additions. And it ended up being delicious! I also added green powder, because I just couldn’t resist!
I have been using this Organic Traditions green powder, mostly because it was on sale at a local store and I figured why not. It has been a good addition to smoothies and adds probiotics, greens, and turmeric. Yes please!
Anyway, hope you enjoy green mojito smoothie as much as I did!
Refreshing and delicious lime and mint smoothie, with healthy greens for an extra punch of nutrition. Bananas, spinach, and mangos turn this smoothie into a filling meal. Prefect for a summer morning breakfast!
- 15 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 lime, squeezed
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup mangos, frozen
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
- 1 cup almond milk
- water (add for desired consistency)
- 1/2 Tbls maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- green powder of your choice (optional)
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
Add additional almond milk or water to the smoothie if it is too thick. If too thin, just add more frozen banana or mango.
Serve and enjoy immediately!
The green powder is optional or you can also substitute spirulina powder