In the Reboot Kitchen: Spring Clean Green Smoothie

Celebrate spring with this bright green smoothie that will help clean your system for these warmer months. The combination of fresh plant foods provides an optimal balance of nutrients and the healthy fats in avocado help increase the absorption of the omega-3 fats found in mint.  

This thick and creamy shake is so good you could eat it with a spoon!  The cacao nibs and chia seeds give some crunch and texture to this smoothie, plus loads of antioxidants, fiber and protein!  For anyone trying to break bad eating habits, chewing this smoothie is a way of helping you feel like you’re eating while still taking in nutrient dense liquids to nourish your body and help promote weight loss.

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 small pear
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2 tbso chia seeds
  • 4 oz (120 mL) coconut water
  • 4 oz (120 mL) unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 handfuls ice

Directions

  1. Wash mint and remove from stems (save stems for your next green juice).
  2. Wash spinach and pear.
  3. Cut avocado in half and scoop into blender.
  4. Discard core from pear and add to blender.
  5.  Add all ingredients to blender.
  6. Liquefy.
  7. Pour into glass and enjoy!

Servings: 1 - 2

Serving Size: 26 - 32 oz (800 ml - 1 L)

Substitutions

  • Mint – basil
  • Spinach – kale (Tuscan cabbage), swiss chard (silverbeet)
  • Avocado – banana
  • Cacao Nibs – cacao powder
  • Chia seeds – ground flax seed
  • Coconut water – fresh green juice
  • Almond milk – coconut milk

Calories: 640

Fat: 36 g

Trans Fat: 10 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 290 mg

Carbohydrates: 76 g

Fiber: 31 g

Sugars: 30 g

Protein: 13 g