We’ve tried the Hint of Mint Smoothie recipe from Vitamix, and it immediately became a family favorite. It’s delicious, and more importantly, it’s healthy!
Here’s the kicker:
Smoothies are like a daily thing in our home. Yet, I realized the hint of mint is actually the first-ever smoothie recipe I posted on Juicing Journal. Isn’t that ironic?
You know what else?
Its name rhymes, “can I get a pint of the hint of mint?” (Pint doesn’t really rhyme, but you get the point.)
But, I digress.
Eating spinach (or any greens) isn’t popular with most kids. But, when you combine it with this delicious hint of mint smoothie? Chances are, they’ll drink it no problem. In other words, they get a flavorful AND healthy treat. That’s a win-win, alright.
Tips and Substitutions
To have a more tropical flavor, try using coconut water. From where I live, it’s a bit expensive, so it’s more of an occasional treat. The result? Well, it’s fantastic, but you’re gonna have to try it yourself.
You can also adjust the mint to your liking. I like the minty flavor, so I sometimes use 10 (at most).
The pineapple is the primary source of natural sugar for the hint of mint smoothie. Whereas the green grapes are secondary. Anyway, if you don’t want a ton of sugar in your smoothie, you can cut back on the amount of these fruits.
By the way, you can also use canned pineapple chunks or even frozen store-bought ones. By having so, you can drastically reduce the prep time compared to chopping a big fresh pineapple.
Pro tip: Freeze your ingredients beforehand if you want your drink to be extra chilly. This will be even perfect in the summer months. Better yet? This is actually an excellent way to save your ripe fruits when you can’t use them right away.
Here’s the thing:
Any blender in your home will be good enough to make the hint of mint smoothie. However, to achieve that “smoothness,” you’re going to need a Vitamix blender. It’s a bit of an investment, but luckily, they also have affordable ones like the NEW Vitamix One or Vitamix E310.
Hint of Mint SmoothieCourse: Breakfast, Snacks, Smoothies, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
The Hint of Mint Smoothie is a simple yet refreshing and healthy recipe. There are only 6 ingredients so barely any prep time is necessary.
1 cup (240 mL) water
1½ (240 g) green grapes
4 ½ cups (100 g) loosely packed spinach
6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
2 ½ cups (385) fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup (130 g) ice cubes
- In the order of the listed ingredients, place it all into your blender and secure the lid.
- If you have an automatic smoothie setting, press that. Otherwise, start on the lowest speed and ramp-up to the max power.
- Blend for 45 seconds or until your desired texture is achieved (depending on your blender’s power).