Happy St Patricks Day all. In honour of the Irish, I’m blogging a second post today that’s a green one.
This is one of the absolute best green smoothies I’ve had. It feels extravagant and dessert-ish but is fresh and healthy. It helps that I adore mint chocolate (and I know not everyone likes mint!). So for those of you out there who are mint freaks like me, this one is for you. And for what it’s worth, our 5 year old demolished this smoothie! Go spinach, go!
2 bananas (frozen if you have them)
3 cups baby spinach
1 handful fresh mint
2 medjool pitted dates
1 capful of peppermint essence
1 capful vanilla extract
2 cups almond/soy/rice milk
1/2 cup ice
Only you will know if you have a machine that will blend dates well enough for a smoothie. If not, leave them out. They add extra sweetness but are not critical, especially if your bananas are very ripe.
Blend everything except milk and ice until a gorgeous green puree.
Then add the ice and milk and blend some more. Add a sprinkling of cacao nibs on top before serving, and a fresh mint leaf. Enjoy!
Thanks to Yummy Mummy for the inspiration.