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Last updated: December 21, 2022
Mint may not be the most common ingredient for green smoothies, but its flavors and benefits certainly are interesting.
The below recipe is for a simple yet powerful mint green smoothie that you can use to start experimenting with mint in your own smoothie recipes.
Please find the printable version of this recipe further below.
Feel free to change the amount of mint you put in the smoothie, depending on your taste buds, as everyone is different.
You can also try adding other fruits, such as apples or berries, if pineapple is not your favorite type of fruit.
Mint Green Smoothie:
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups fresh chopped pineapple
- 60 grams baby spinach
- 1 banana
- 1/2 lemon (with skin)
- water + ice cubes
Quite a simple recipe, but it sure packs a punch!
A Powerful Smoothie
I often add mint to my smoothies because it does offer some interesting benefits, but it also adds unique flavors.
Mint is a herb that can be consumed dried or fresh. It is rich in antioxidants, is good for the stomach, helps against nausea and headaches, and promotes healthy skin.
Because mint has such a unique taste and distinct smell, it is important to mix mint with the right ingredients to make your smoothie taste great.
Mint and pineapple complement each other quite well in this recipe, resulting in a fresh and vibrant green smoothie.
Native to South America and now widely cultivated in countries such as Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines, the pineapple plant is a member of the bromeliads family.
Nutrition-wise, pineapple stands out as being rich in manganese and vitamin C, but otherwise has no groundbreaking quantities of essential nutrients.
Feel free to add other fruits, such as bananas or strawberries, if you prefer a sweeter-tasting smoothie.
If you do like pineapple as much as I do and you don’t mind juicing instead of blending, check out these delicious pineapple juice recipes for inspiration.
In this particular recipe, I am adding baby spinach, banana, and lemon. The lemon may not be for everyone, but I do like that extra punch in my drink.
Spinach and bananas always work well in smoothies. They’re easy to blend, have neutral flavors, and offer more than enough extra nutrients.
A delicious mint green smoothie recipe with pineapple and spinach, giving you that much-needed energy boost.
- 10 Fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups Chopped pineapple
- 60 grams Baby spinach
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 Lemon (with skin)
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Ice cubes
Add all the ingredients in the blender in this order: banana, pineapple, mint leaves, spinach, lemon, water and ice cubes.
Blend at high speed for 30 seconds, followed by 30 seconds at low speed. Ready to serve!