As innocent as it may look, green smoothie recipes like this one from author Julie Morris are powerful tools to pack high doses of nutrition into your daily grind! Julie has perfected more than a few power-packed smoothies in her book Superfood Smoothies, a flippable tour through recipe after recipe that help to stuff amazing amounts of whole food nutrition down into one delicious glass! As if we needed any convincing to blend up this super-cravable mint concoction, here’s Julie with a few thoughts on what makes this green smoothie such a stand out!
Tucked beneath the very convincing ice-cream-like flavor in this smoothie, a wealth of beneficial spinach awaits you! It’s so good it almost makes a person wonder why spinach isn’t used in all minty treats. I love how the cacao nibs provide a bit of dark-chocolate crunch without being overpowering.
Mint Chip Green Superfood Smoothie
Makes two 18-oz servings
2 cups frozen spinach
2 cups frozen bananas
1⁄4 cup raw cashews
3 Tbsp cacao nibs
2 Tbsp (packed) fresh mint leaves, minced
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rice milk (original variety)
1⁄2 cup coconut water
sweetener, to taste (optional)
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten as desired.
Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.