Healthy and Creamy Minty Green Smoothie with Superfoods

by Kaitlynn Fenley

This creamy minty green smoothie is made with frozen banana, spinach, tahini, fresh mint, spirulina, and dates. You can make a creamy and nourishing mint green smoothie in under five minutes! This smoothie is loaded with gut-healthy fiber, and you can easily add some organic protein powder to make this smoothie a filling meal.

Is this Green Superfood Smoothie Healthy?

Of course! This smoothie has lots of plant fiber and nutrients to help nourish your gut microbiome. Bananas and dates add natural and balanced sweetness, while tahini adds a thick, creamy texture.

This smoothie also contains spirulina and maca. Spirulina is full of healthy fats and vitamins. Maca is a beneficial adaptogen that can help with hormone balance. I love this smoothie as an after-workout lunch. I add a bit of pea protein to make it a more balanced meal.

Minty Green Smoothie Main Ingredients

My favorite smoothies are the ones that don’t need a lot of ingredients. Luckily, this smoothie recipe only requires a few simple ingredients.

  1. Frozen Banana: If you’re not freezing your bananas before you use them in a smoothie, you’re missing out. Frozen banana adds sweetness, creaminess, and thickness to this smoothie.
  2. Tahini: Adding healthy fats to smoothies is a must. My favorite healthy fats to add to smoothies include nut butter, tahini, and avocado.
  3. Spinach: I love spinach in my smoothies. This ingredient adds a ton of healthy plant fiber and lots of phytonutrients. I like to use organic spinach. Spinach is one of those vegetables that I suggest always buying organic.
  4. Mint: I recommend using fresh mint leaves, and you can increase or decrease the amount depending on your preference.
  5. Milk or Plant-Based Milk: I love whole milk, but skim milk, soy milk, and oat milk all work well.

Mint Green Smoothie Superfoods

you can choose to incorporate all of these ingredients or leave some out if you don’t like them or don’t have them.

  1. Dates: Adding dates to smoothies is THE BEST. If you feel like your smoothie is always missing something, try adding in a date or two. Dates add sweetness and depth of flavor and are a good source of magnesium.
  2. Spirulina and/or Chlorella: When dried, Chlorella is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats and is 50%-88% protein. It’s gut-healthy food. It can even help reduce the risk of anemia because it’s so rich in iron! Spirulina also boasts a 60% protein content, so it’s considered a richer source of protein than most vegetables. Spirulina is also a good source of beta-carotene, various minerals, and gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid. The fatty acids in spirulina and chlorella help your body absorb more vitamins and minerals from all the other ingredients.
  3. Salt: okay… I know this ingredient might sound weird, but it’s not. Like a chocolate chip cookie, chocolate cakes need a pinch of salt to round out the flavor, and so does your smoothie. Instead of using salt, you can add a teaspoon or two of sauerkraut brine to smoothies. This also adds probiotics, so that’s fun!
top view of two cups filled with mint green smoothie

Adding Matcha to This Minty Green Smoothie

It’s easy to make smoothies if you have a stash of frozen bananas. I like to get about 10 very ripe bananas to freeze for smoothie ingredients when we grocery shop.

Need an extra energy boost? Try adding matcha to this recipe! I prefer this smoothie with matcha added in.

When using this smoothie as a meal replacement, I also like adding hemp seeds and organic pea protein. Smoothies don’t usually keep me full for long, but it’s great with a little extra protein.

creamy minty green smoothie being poured from a blender into two cups

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This creamy minty green smoothie is made with frozen banana, spinach, tahini, fresh mint, spirulina, and dates. You can make a creamy and nourishing mint green smoothie in under five minutes! This smoothie is loaded with gut-healthy fiber, and you can easily add some organic protein powder to make this smoothie a filling meal.

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana, Frozen
  • 8 Ounces Plant-Based Milk
  • 1 Medjool Date
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons Tahini
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Spirulina
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend on high until smooth
  3. Pour into a glass, serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Instead of salt try using a teaspoon of sauerkraut brine in your smoothies!
  • Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for more protein.

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Kaitlynn Fenley Author, Educator, Food Microbiologist
Kaitlynn is a food microbiologist and fermentation expert teaching people how to ferment foods and drinks at home.

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