Drinking Green

St. Patrick’s Day inspired me to make a delicious green mint smoothie in honor of the holiday. Since going out and drinking a bunch of beer doesn’t really appeal to me anymore, I considered this to be a healthy and much tastier substitute :) It was a perfect way to cool down since it was in the 80’s without a cloud in the sky. The weather has been lovely but wow, so different from typical mid-March!

This definitely ranks as a new favorite and won’t be reserved for St. Patty’s day – in fact I can’t wait to make another today!

Green Peppermint Smoothie

2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup almond milk
Handful of kale, stems removed (can substitute with spinach)
1 tbsp chia seeds or hemp seeds
1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract (~few drops)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.

Optional additions:
-touch of cacao powder or cacao nibs (mint chocolate chip smoothie!?)
-1/4 cup soaked cashews (add some bulk and creaminess)
-fresh mint leaves (handful)

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