Keeping it “simple” with this Creamy Mint smoothie recipe. We love adding herbs into our recipes, especially smoothies. Mint is a cooling flavor that pairs perfectly with warmer weather. It is a nutritious alternative to get your greens first thing in the morning.
There are many varieties of mint as well as health benefits. Mint is great for digestion; it helps reduce inflammation as well as soothes nausea. To read more about the benefits of mint, read Dr. Mercola’s article.
Mint isn’t the only beneficial ingredient in this smoothie! The cream from the coconut and flax seeds are great brain food as well as fiber. Chlorophyll oxygenates the blood. Maca is great for libido, female organs, and energy! We also love topping this smoothie with raw cacao nibs for extra fiber and antioxidants. I mean, who doesn’t love mint chocolate chip?!
If you are interested in more smoothie recipe using herbs, check out our Peach Basil, Berry Watercress, and Detox Green smoothie. Another yummy recipe is Minty Melon smoothie by our good friend Alyssa of Simply Quinoa.
Keep scrolling for the full recipe. And make sure you watch our recipe video for even more commentary about this recipe!
Handful of mint leaves
1 cup almond milk
1 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons coconut manna, butter, or cream
1 tablespoons flax seeds, freshly ground
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca powder
Vanilla protein powder
1 serving ChlorOxygen chlorophyll drops
Pinch of Celtic sea salt
Handful of ice (optional)
1-2 tablespoons cacao nibs for topping (optional)
Method to Make Smoothie
- Rinse and remove mint leaves from stems.
- Place all ingredients except for cacao nibs into blender (we love our Vitamix).
- Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until nice and creamy.
- Top with sprig of mint and cacao nibs. Enjoy immediately!