I’ve spoken at length here on the blog for my utter adoration for green smoothies. They were a revelation for me when I was moving from processed crap to a whole foods diet. How could something so healthy be so delicious? Regularly drinking green smoothies has given me more energy, better skin and greater food satisfaction. I sometimes crave ice cream, and green smoothies can offer that cold creamy texture in a much healthier package.
Last weekend I visited the market and picked up a big bunch of mint that was on it’s last legs as well as fresh spinach and avocados. I had the idea for this smoothie, and I’m so glad that I did because it is delicious! It contains no fruit so is great if you are cutting down on sugar or dealing with candida. Creaminess comes from the avocado and sweetness from coconut water so no additional sweetener is needed.
Plenty of mint gives this a delicious cool minty flavour and enhances that beautiful green from the spinach. Add a handful of cacao nibs and you have a supremely tasty yet healthy treat!
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 large bunch of fresh mint (about a fist full of mint leaves)
- 250ml coconut water
- 1 handful ice
- 1/4 cup of cacao nibs
- 1 tsp greens powder
- Add all the ingredients, except for the cacao nibs, to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add about 3/4 of the cacao nibs to the blender and pulse so they become broken up and distributed through the smoothie. Serve topped with the remaining cacao nibs.
You can make this to drink from a glass, or reduce the coconut water and add more ice to make it a thicker, spoonable treat to eat from a bowl. Either way, try this and you’ll be hooked!
Have you tried a green smoothie yet? I’m thinking of setting myself a little green smoothie challenge starting in April, I thought it would be nice in the run up to Easter to ‘pretox’ as well as a it being a good time to introduce more smoothies into your diet. Leave a comment if you’d be up for it!