So Fresh Minty Shamrock Green Smoothie

Healthy Recipes

16 March 2016

Although I’m currently sitting at home typing this into Microsoft Word while our power is out from extreme rain/winds (and also simultaneously wondering what the eff we ever did before electricity + wi-fi) I swear I can still feel it.

Spring. Is. In. the. Air.

As cheese as this sounds, I love how our bodies are so in tune with the universe and mother nature- as the seasons change so do our tastes and cravings. We naturally begin to gravitate towards what’s available to us and in season.

Spring is a time of new beginnings and starting fresh and it’s ripe with amazing produce- spinach, peas, artichokes, leeks, asparagus, turnips, parsnips, carrots, radish, strawberries, rhubarb, mint…. You get the idea.

Kale, mint, avocado, strawberries, and spinach on a table

So not-so coincidentally I’ve been making this minty green smoothie on the reg. It’s…..

super hydrating with coconut water,

soothing and anti-inflammatory with turmeric and ginger

chockfull of antioxidant rich spinach and kale

sweet with the addition of bananas and strawberries

nourishing and skin beautifying with creamy avocado

– and detoxifying/refreshing with cilantro and mint

Lauren holding the Minty Shamrock Green Smoothie in a mason jar

It will definitely wake up the senses (and your digestion) and renew and re-energize your bod for the new season (not to mention it’s basically a facial in a glass).

It’s also delicious and obviously green AF so you can claim that you’re being totally festive for St. Paddy’s day (which is the extent of how into the holiday I get).

Bottoms Up!

Kale, mint, avocado, strawberries, spinach, ginger, and shamrock

5 from 1 vote

Minty Shamrock Smoothie

Kale, mint, avocado, strawberries, spinach, ginger, and shamrock
Author: Lauren Chambers
Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut water or coconut milk if you want it super creamy
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 small handful kale
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger root, peeled
  • 1 thumb size piece of turmeric root, peeled
  • a few sprigs of cilantro (you can omit if you don’t like the taste)
  • 1-2 large sprigs of mint
  • 1 large banana, previously frozen
  • 6 large strawberries, previously frozen

Preparation

  1. First toss all. The.green. things. Into the blender with your coconut water or milk and blend until smooth. Then add in the frozen fruit and do the same thing.
  2. Top with whatever you fancy. I enjoy it sprinkled with bee pollen and coconut flakes.
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You’re done! Now you can feel far less guilty about those green beers you’ll be consuming later…