Apple and Mint Limeade Smoothie
This refreshing ice cold smoothie tastes like limeade and is perfect for a hot summer day.
This smoothie is slightly lighter in color and texture than some green smoothies.
It tastes wonderfully tart, similar to limeade.
The zest of a lime is the star of the show in this tasty drink.
And the fresh mint is the co-star.
Although this smoothie has spinach in it, you wouldn’t know it by the taste, and 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 and it adds a bit of sweet that emphasizes the tart flavor of the green apple and lime.
But feel free to leave out the sugar if you like.
Here are more recipes with mint and fruit you may like “Watermelon, Mint and Lemon Infused Green Tea“, “Blackberry and Oatmeal Malted Milk Smoothie with Mint” and “Cantaloupe and Coconut Berry Agua Fresca“.
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
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
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 to the blender, add the zest…
…and the juice from the lime.
Next add the yogurt,
spinach, and mint to the blender.
Blend on the “smoothie” setting.
Serve right away while ice cold, garnish each serving with a small sprig of fresh mint and…
enjoy each and every sip.
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Minty Limeade Smoothie
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 1 Granny Smith apple Cut the apple from the core in large pieces (discard the core).
- ½ cup green grapes
- 1 whole lime, zested
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup unsweetened white grapefruit juice
- 12 fresh spinach leaves
- 7 fresh mint leaves (for the smoothie)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional) or add to taste
- 2 Small sprigs of mint (for garnish)
- To the blender add the ice cubes, apple pieces, grapes, lime zest, lime juice, yogurt, grapefruit juice, honey, sugar and spinach.
- Blend on the smoothie setting.
- Serve immediately while ice cold. Garnish each serving with a small sprig of mint.
This recipe was originally posted on March 10, 2013.