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Mint may not be the most common ingredient for green smoothies, but its health benefits are indisputable.
This is a simple mint green smoothie recipe that you can use to start experimenting with mint in your own green smoothies.
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. And you can also try adding other fruits if pineapple is not your favorite type of fruit.
Mint green smoothie ingredients:
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups fresh chopped pineapple
- 60 grams baby spinach
- 1 banana
- 1/2 lemon (with skin)
- water + ice cubes
One of the reasons I choose to add mint to my smoothies, is because it offers some amazing health benefits.
Mint is very rich in antioxidants, is good for the stomach, helps against nausea and headaches, and also promotes healthy skin.
Because mint has a very unique taste and distinct smell, it is important to mix mint up with the right ingredients to make your green smoothie taste great.
Mint and pineapple complement each other very well in this recipe, resulting in a fresh and vibrant tasting 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 very rich in manganese and vitamin C, but otherwise has no groundbreaking quantities of essential nutrients.
Feel free to add more sweet fruit such as bananas or strawberries if you prefer a somewhat sweeter taste.
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A simple recipe for a flavor rich green smoothie with mint as one of the core ingredients.
- 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!