Another morning, another green smoothie. But wait- it doesn’t taste any similar to all the other green drinks I’ve shared with you. I have come across an ingenious little hack to improve the taste of a green smoothie. I often get people asking me things like “Will I be able to taste the spinach?”. And I completely get it. Taste matters. It’s great to know you’re doing something nourishing & wholesome for your body, but wouldn’t it be awesome if you can get a kick out of it, too? Now you can. Taste-wise, this is pretty good. Thanks to the magic of a little raw honey mixed with fresh mint leaves.
I was inspired by some “Honey Lime Mojitos” I started making for friends last summer. Mojitos are heavy on the mint, and I like to sweeten my summer drinks with raw honey, as opposed to white sugar. This little thought was extrapolated into my “smoothie-making endeavors”, and here it is. I love to use avocados and bananas in my smoothies because they’re so nutrient-dense & packed with protein, potassium & good fats. We need healthy fats, in order to burn good fats and I strongly encourage you to read up more on that. That should be my healthy eating motto: “Eat Good Fats, to Burn Bad Ones.” I also like to use coconut water as my base, because it’s packed with electrolytes & even more potassium. This smoothie is incredibly hydrating and full of green goodness. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Happy Drinking!
Makes 1 Drink, You Will Need:
- 1 Ripe Frozen Banana, sliced
- 1 Avocado, Halved & Core Removed
- 1 Tightly Packed Cup of Baby Spinach
- 1 cup of Coconut Water (make sure it’s no sugar added)
- 1 tablespoon of Raw Honey or Manuka Honey
- A Handful of Mint Leaves
- Flaxseed Oil for added fats
- Hemp Hearts or Chia Seeds for added protein & fiber
- Kiwis & Apples also go really well with this recipe, tried & tested!
Blend on “High” until a smooth, uniform consistency is obtained. I usually do 20- 25 seconds. Frozen banana chunks may take longer to dissolve. For a thicker texture, add a few ice cubes prior to blending.