Since its March and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, let’s go green…
…a green smoothie that is.
This smoothie is slightly lighter in color and texture than some green smoothies.
It tastes a lot like limeade.
The zest of a lime is the star of the show in this tasty drink. And the fresh mint is the co-star.
And it even has spinach in it. No worries though, you can’t even taste it but it adds a nice light green color to the drink.
I have to admit that I slipped in a little sugar in this recipe. It just seemed like the right thing to do since lime was involved.
But feel free to leave it out if you like.
So here’s to going green.
Let’s check out the ingredients:
Lime, Granny Smith apple, green grapes, plain yogurt, unsweetened white grapefruit juice, fresh spinach, fresh mint, honey, ice, and sugar.
Here’s how to make it:
Add the ice cubes to the blender.
Cut the apple from the core in large pieces (discard the core).
Add the pieces of apple to the blender.
Then add the grapes.
Zest the lime…
…then add the zest….
…and the juice of the lime to the blender.
Next add the yogurt,
spinach, and mint to the blender. Blend on the “smoothie” setting.
Garnish with mint leaves,
and serve immediately…then
Here are some more delish smoothie recipes:
Minty Limeade Smoothie
Yield: Serves 2
3 cups ice cubes
1 Granny Smith apple
½ cup green grapes
1 whole lime
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup unsweetened white grapefruit juice
12 fresh spinach leaves
7 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sugar
Mint leaves for garnish
Add the ice cubes to the blender. Cut the apple from the core in large pieces (discard the core). Then add the pieces of apple and the grapes to the blender.
Zest the lime. Add the zest and the juice of the lime to the blender. Add the yogurt, grapefruit juice, honey, sugar, spinach and lime to the blender. Blend on the “smoothie” setting. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.