Refreshing drink during summer – Mint smoothie
Eventually summer has arrived in Copenhagen and we have had the 2 warmest day in a row which is very unusual for Denmark as the weather keeps fluctuating rapidly. The sunshine and no wind calls for outdoor activities and we totally love being outdoors.
Sharing one of my regular mint smoothie recipe which I usually make at home for me and sometimes I make it post work out and add protein powder to my mint smoothie. Protein powder is optional, if you don’t require.
Benefits of Mint leaves –
- Mint leaves are high in Vitamin C, antioxidant
- Helps in digestion
- Good for skin glow
- Reduces acne
- Improves immune system
- Reduces stress
- Helps with nausea and heart burn
- Green mint tea helps with sick stomach and lose weight
There are several other more benefits of mint leaves, it is also used in cooking, for garnishing and now we are using it for mint smoothie 😉
Have used frozen bananas – Usually peel my bananas and break them / slice them and put them in the freezer in a zip lock bag. Frozen bananas always come handy with other smoothies too and doesn’t require ice cubes. I do a lot of smoothies at home and my kids love it. Never throw the bananas, it’s a beautiful and a beneficial fruit which can be stored in the freezer for long run. GOTCHA!
- 1 Cup baby spinach
- 1 Cup almond milk
- 1 Frozen banana pieces
- Dollop of honey
- 8 Big leaves of mint - if smaller leaves then add 12 leaves
- 1 Scoop Protein powder optional
Blitz all the ingredients together and serve it immediately.
Garnish it with fresh mint leaves
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