Minty Limeade Smoothie

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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:

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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:

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Add the ice cubes to the blender.

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Cut the apple from the core in large pieces (discard the core).

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Add the pieces of apple to the blender.

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Then add the grapes.

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Zest the lime…

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…then add the zest….

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…and the juice of the lime to the blender.

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Next add the yogurt,

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grapefruit juice,

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honey,

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sugar,

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spinach, and mint to the blender.  Blend on the “smoothie” setting.

Garnish with mint leaves,

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and serve immediately…then

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Enjoy.

Here are some more delish smoothie recipes:

Peach Berry and Cream Smoothie
Kiwi Berry Smoothie

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Minty Limeade Smoothie

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

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14 Responses to “Minty Limeade Smoothie”

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    Arezoo — March 10, 2013 at 12:50 am

    hi

    how are you?

    It s very nice & i think it s tasty.

    …………..

    I have a website about food.

    If you coming to my Web , Im happy.

    …………..

    Sorry i forget you say :

    Im from Iran and i dont speek English very well.

    Reply

    • Nancy — March 10th, 2013 @ 1:00 am

      Hi Arezoo, thank you for stopping by. I just visited your site and your pictures look delicious. You have a beautiful website!

      Reply

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    Arezoo — March 10, 2013 at 12:59 am

    hello
    Again i forget you say :

    My blog have a ( Translator ) , in left menu

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    • Nancy — March 10th, 2013 @ 1:04 am

      Hi Arezoo, thank you for letting me know. I just tried the translator and it worked great.

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    Kim Bee — March 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Okay you had me at smoothie. This looks so wicked good. Perfect for St Patty’s Day.

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    • Nancy — March 10th, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

      Hi Kim, thank you!

      Reply

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    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence — March 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I love the combination of mint, lime, and greens!

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    • Nancy — March 26th, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

      Hi Tiffany, thank you!

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    eli — February 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Thank you
    It looks so beautiful and delicious.

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    • Nancy — February 13th, 2014 @ 10:04 am

      Thank you Eli.

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    eli — February 14, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Hi Nancy
    Do you allow me to translate your recipes
    I put on my site
    To be able to use them to my friends in Iran
    I’ll write the name of your site.

    Well I’m sorry that I can not speak English

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    • Nancy — February 14th, 2014 @ 8:51 am

      Hi Eli, thank you for asking. Yes, thank you for translating the recipes.

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    Rozziki — February 26, 2014 at 1:42 am

    This looks yummy…got to give it a try. Love this blog!!!!!!

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    • Nancy — February 26th, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

      Hi There, so glad you like it. And thank you very much for visiting CCC! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

      Reply

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