Monday, March 19, 2012

Sparkling Mint Smoothie



It has been in the 80's here in St. Louis, so needless to say I've been a bit smoothie obsessed. We made these delicious sparkling mint smoothies last night for dinner, and I was surprised by just how much we loved it. It's nice to have a smoothie every now and again that isn't berry flavored. This smoothie is delicious, nutritious and surprisingly very filling! We grow a ton of mint in the summer, so I'm sure this smoothie is here to stay. 

Sparkling Mint Green Smoothie 
Yields 2 full glasses. 

2 Tbsp Chia seeds
2-4 Tbsp raw agave nectar 
1/4 cup almond milk
1 cup sparkling mineral water, such as San Pellegrino
3-4 handfuls of spinach leaves
12 mint leaves
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 ripe banana

Combine all ingredients in blender and mix on high till smooth and frothy. Enjoy!

As with all smoothies, adjust your ingredients to taste and your desired consistency. You  may want to add a bit more milk if you like a creamier smoothie, or throw in some greek yogurt if you like a thicker smoothie, up the agave nectar (or use honey) if you like a sweeter smoothie. 

5 comments:

Naomi said...

This sounds amazing, Kara!

Allie Peach said...

You inspired me to make smoothies for dinner last night. I was surprised when I told Ryan what we were having.. he was really excited about it! And they were so filling. Really, perfect. Thanks for this!

Erica said...

this sounds delicious - definitely going to try it soon!

Anonymous said...

This smoothie recipe looks amazing!;)) do you know how many calories are in it?

Jen said...

I was actually just staring at my mint in the kitchen haha