Mint Smoothie Recipe • Kath Eats

This mint smoothie recipe is cool and refreshing, yet hearty and nutrient-dense, with protein, Greek yogurt, fresh spinach, and creamy banana.

Why I love smoothies

Smoothies stand out for their ability to provide nutritional support. They are a harmonious mix of healthy ingredients, resulting in a healthy and delicious drink. You can effortlessly integrate a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your diet, while enjoying a refreshing, filling drink through a straw – the easiest way to have breakfast!

Unlike smoothies, which may include ice cream or lack protein, smoothies often rely on the natural sweetness of fruits, making them a healthier option. I almost always put frozen bananas in mine to give it that perfect creamy texture. If you are not a fan of banana, avocado can give the same effect. If you get a milkshake feeling, add some chocolate chips and coconut milkshake on top!

I think the best thing about smoothies is that you can mix foods you wouldn’t normally want to chew into an easy-to-consume format. My favorite way to enjoy mint is in a mint julep! But that doesn’t work for breakfast (normally, haha), so instead of munching on mint leaves, blend them into this green smoothie packed with protein and healthy ingredients.

I came up with this recipe idea inspired by Mint Cocoa Smoothie from Daily harvest. It’s one of my favorites and I love the mint flavor. It pairs perfectly with baby spinach, so bring the green on the green! This mint smoothie recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also something out of the ordinary from the typical berry smoothie.

Mint Smoothie Recipe

Fresh mint leaves add a unique twist to the classic green smoothie. The fresh flavor of mint adds a delicious cooling effect. If you don’t have fresh mint in your garden or at the grocery store, you can also use a little more mint extract for a similar flavor. Likewise, if you can’t find mint extract, use a few more mint leaves.

Mixed with mint and baby spinach is vanilla Greek yogurt (you can also use plain) and a little vanilla protein powder. I think the whole vanilla flavor goes really well with the mint, but you can also try this with chocolate protein powder or omit it completely.

Make it dairy-free by using almond milk and coconut milk yogurt.

How to make this mint smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Tera Serum)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Optional: mini chocolate chips and coconut milkshake to decorate

Instructions

Step 1: Add the ingredients to the blender.

1. In a blender, combine milk, frozen banana, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves, spinach, yogurt, vanilla protein powder, and mint extract.

Step 2: Mix

2. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. You may need to use the blender plunger to ensure smooth mixing or add a little more milk if necessary.

Step 3: Pour into the glass

3. Pour the mint smoothie into a glass. I love a mug with a handle so your hand doesn’t get cold!

Step 4: Add Garnishes

4. Garnish with additional fresh mint leaves, chocolate chips or whipped coconut for a decorative touch. Enjoy!

Adjust it to your liking

Feel free to adjust the thickness by adding more milk if you like. Customizing the sweetness is easy: simply adjust the amount of banana or choose a sweetened protein powder.

Mint Smoothie Recipe

This mint smoothie recipe is cool and refreshing, yet hearty and nutrient-dense, with protein, Greek yogurt, fresh spinach, and creamy banana.

Course Breakfast, Smoothie
Keyword baby spinach, banana, Greek yogurt, mint
Preparation time 5 minutes
Time to cook 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 frozen banana cut into at least 2 pieces before freezing
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves and more to decorate
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • Optional: mini chocolate chips and coconut milkshake to decorate

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine the milk, frozen banana, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves, spinach, yogurt, vanilla protein powder, and mint extract.

  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.

  • Pour the mint smoothie into a glass.

  • Garnish with additional fresh mint leaves, chocolate chips, or whipped coconut for a decorative touch. Enjoy!

More smoothie ideas:

Kath Younger blends a berry smoothie in a Vitamix blender.

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