Mint matcha smoothie.
Calling all mint matcha fans! This original recipe was created and inspired around the famous “Shamrock” shake that is far less healthy or appealing as an adult. I’ve revamped this recipe numerous times and I’m happy to report that this one is a winner for sure. Kids love it because of the minty flavor, parents love it because it’s packed with veggies that the kids never detect. Winning all around. Spinach is such a great vehicle for adding a nutritional punch without adding a detectable (to any kids or picky adults) taste. Spinach is a powerhouse as it packs iron, magnesium, vitamin C, potassium… Matcha is a powerful antioxidant EGCg. It helps boost metabolism. Detoxifies the body. I could go on and on but I won’t.
I often make this as an after-school snack for my youngest or post workout for me when I need a punch of flavor. Mint is one of those refreshing and soothing flavors we gravitate towards. I’m also not a big fan of matcha brewed but in smoothies or baked in snacks… count me in!
- 1 cup of a non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 avocado, peeled
- 1 hefty handful of organic baby spinach leaves
- 1 tsp raw cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 2-3 drops of mint extract or 4-6 mint leaves
- 1/8 tsp of salt
- Optional toppings:
- cacao nibs
- coconut whip
- vegan chocolate chips
- mint leaves
- Blend all of your ingredients through salt in a high powered blender until creamy.
- Pour into one large or two smaller glasses.
- Top with optional toppings of choice.
- Enjoy immediately.
Serve the smoothie in fun glasses or with green & white striped straws for younger kids.
— Knead to Cook