Supercharged Mint Smoothie

Ok, so I know fall is coming and its getting cooler, but there are still a few weeks of warm enough for a smoothie weather. This green monster is so full of deliciousness, nutrition and crave satisfaction that I had to share it. Morning rituals are something I firmly believe in. How you start your day sets the stage for everything that you need to accomplish, want to explore, and feel full of vitality. I find much peace in waking before the rest of the house, and taking time for meditation, hydration (at least two glasses of water upon waking), and reading. I set an intention for the day and determine what needs to take priority. After washing up I proceed to make breakfast.

Having a green smoothie for breakfast is a wonderful idea for several reasons:

1. Its quick

2. Its easy for your body to digest and absorb resulting in more energy to power through your morning vs energy to digest a heavy meal

3. Variety: play with different vegetable, fruits, spices and herbs

4. Nutrient Dense: Its insane how many veggies you can eat by 8am

5. Delicious: Add tasty superfoods such as cacao, vanilla, spirulina, maca, matcha, and bee pollan

6. Quick….

This green smoothie tasted a bit more like peppermint ice cream than actual vegetables, and that was fine by my standards. Here’s the ingredient breakdown.


        Peppermint Power Shake

1 cup frozen spinach

1 cup avocado (chopped and frozen overnight)

1 cup frozen butternut squash

1 tsp maca

1 scoop Collagen Peptides or Pea Protein

1 handful of peppermint leaves or 4 drops of peppermint essential oil

1/2 cup of zucchini slices

stevia, vanilla, and cinnamon to taste

1. Throw everything in a high speed blender (I use a vitamix) and pulse a view times. Use tamper to mix while you crank up the speed and blend until smooth.

2. Spoon into a glass and top with your superfood of choice ( I used bee pollen and chopped brazil nuts), and of course enjoy!!!