Minty

I’ve mentioned before that I really enjoy green smoothies, and have one for breakfast pretty much every day of the week. For those of you who have never heard of the term “green smoothie” before, basically, it’s a healthy fruit smoothie with some sort of greens blended into it (hence, the green color). We’re not talking about a sugary dairy-loaded drink – my smoothies are usually just pure fruit/greens blended with water. On occasion I add orange juice or coconut milk, if we have it. I know some people use Greek yogurt in their smoothies, but I’m not a huge fan of how it changes the texture so I usually avoid it.

While we don’t have much that’s ready to eat out of the garden right now, we do have mint coming up in one of the planter boxes. I LOVE adding fresh mint to my smoothies, so I’ve been enjoying that all week.

This morning’s smoothie consisted of 1/4 of a pineapple, 2 ripe bananas, a huge handful of spinach, and two mint sprigs. We did have orange juice in the fridge, so I added that as my liquids base. I wanted to taste the mint more, so the next smoothie will contain 4 or 5 sprigs.

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