Hello dear friends! 🙋🏻
Smoothies with mint are just what I need on a hot summer day, when I want something light, refreshing and invigorating. I just love the pleasant, cool taste and the fresh fragrance of peppermint leaves 🌱. This smoothie contains a combination of mint, lemon/lime and ginger, so it is a real thirst-quencher. Apart from the cooling effect, these ingredients help you remove toxins from the body and help you restore your metabolism.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients. In this recipe, I used two medium-sized apples. For best taste, choose ripe and juicy apples. I added one kiwifruit and a little lime juice and zest to give the smoothie a sour edge and citrus fragrance. However, do not add too much lemon/lime juice—if you stick to the recipe, you will be fine. Too much lemon juice will make the smoothie too sour for most people. The ginger adds a little spiciness, while keeping the smoothie refreshing. The (mineral) water makes the smoothie thinner, so here you can choose how much you want to add. I used around 100 ml, but you might want to add less, or more. Finally, I added two leaves of green lettuce in my smoothie, but the lettuce is not essential.
- 10 leaves peppermint
- 1 kiwifruit
- 2 apples (medium sized)
- 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger root
- 2 leaves green lettuce (or other leafy greens of your choice)
- 2 tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
- 1 tsp lime or lemon zest
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- 100 ml still mineral water
Pour the mineral water into the blender jar. Add the mint leaves and the shredded salad leaves.
Process until you obtain a smooth green texture.
Peel the apples and the kiwifruit. Core the apples and cut the fruits into chunks.
Add the fruits and all the remaining ingredients to the green blend.
Process until smooth.
Nutritional Values: Refreshing Mint Smoothie
For your convenience, I calculated the nutritional value for this recipe. The values are based on all the ingredients from the recipe in exact amounts.
Here is a short summary of the nutritional values for my Refreshing Mint Smoothie:
- Fairly low in calories: only 134 calories in 250 ml (~8,5 oz).
- This smoothie is very low in fat, sodium and contains zero cholesterol.
- Lots of fiber (23% of RDA).
- Rich in vitamin C (63% of RDA), vitamin K (27% of RDA) and vitamin A (22% of RDA), as well as copper (12% of RDA).
I hope you will enjoy this mint smoothie! 🌱 Have a great day!