Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mint Green Smoothie
This is my new go-to post run smoothie. I got the recipe from the Oh She Glows Cookbook and modified it only minimally, as it is great as is. It is my go-to post run morning smoothie! It took my a little while to get all the ingredients that i don't always have on hand- coconut water and watermelon, and mint. Well, I now have my very own mint plant, so as long as I don't kill it, I should always have fresh mint! This recipe makes a nice big thirst quenching cup. It looks like it is too much, but goes down easy and is very light on the calories. You may want to eat something else with it or add in a banana to make it more filling. Coconut water could be subbed for almond milk for an even more substantial breakfast or snack.
- 1 1/2 cups spinach
- 1 apple
- 1 cup coconut water
- fresh mint
- watermelon (if you have fresh use that. you can also freeze some so you have it on hand)
- 1/8 avocado
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
Add all ingredients except ice. Blend. Add in ice, and blend some more.
The taste of the fresh mint is delicious and refreshing!! I was skeptical at first, but it works.