If your mint leaves are very strong in flavor, try adding less leaves or add a couple of pitted dates or more banana to sweeten.
Makes two to three servings so store in fridge to use for a couple meal replacements or a refreshing breakfast drink for a couple days.
*For many smoothie recipes, a banana is required in the ingredients. Buy a bunch of organic bananas (you can sometimes get a deal if they are a little riper than preferred); peel and cut into one-inch chunks, place on a cookie sheet and freeze individually. When frozen, they can be kept in plastic bags in the freezer and pulled out a few chunks at a time. One banana usually equals about 4-5 one-inch chunks.
|16 oz||orange juice with pulp|
|4-6||pieces of pre-cut frozen banana chunks*|
|2-3 Tbs||Hemp Protein Powder|
|1/2 cups||Fresh Mint Leaves (not packed)|
|1 cup||Spring Water or 'milk' of choice (optional)|
|1-2 Tbs||Carob Powder (optional)|
- Add orange juice, applies and banana chunks to high speed blender and pulse to begin blend, then add all other ingredients. Blend till smooth.