It's no secret around here that I am a HUGE fan of my friend Tess! Her first cookbook, The Blender Girl has earned a permanent spot among my favorite cookbooks that I keep on hand in my kitchen and her smoothie app is a huge hit with our 13-year old daughter who has become pretty obsessed with concocting her own green smoothie recipe in the kitchen.
So naturally, when Tess contacted me and said that her second book, The Blender Girl Smoothies, was coming out this summer I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy so that I could share it here with you.
The Blender Girl Smoothies is full of amazing ideas like this Green Mojito Smoothie Recipe.
Since our kids are smoothie fiends we let them pick which recipe we would make and share and they chose Tess's Green Mojito Smoothie! With the weather being so hot lately these smoothies really hit the spot. We all loved the combination of coconut water, lime, mint and pineapple SO much that we even froze a batch and made smoothie ice pops. Honestly, is there anything better than watching your kids happily eat ice pops made with kale, I think not!
The fruit bandit has been really into helping us both in the kitchen and when we shoot lately so we hope you don't mind his toy "fish face" back there. His interest in food styling cracks us up and we figured you would probably get a kick out of it too!
If you’ve tried this Green Mojito Smoothie Recipe, I would be so grateful if you would rate it. Let me know what you think in the comments below. I just love hearing from you, and your reviews and comments really help others that visit This Mess is Ours!Print
Green Mojito Smoothie
Make a double batch of his smoothie and freeze some in ice pop molds for healthy ice pops on hot afternoons!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 cup (240ml) coconut water or water
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 3 limes, peeled and quartered
- 1 cup (25g) torn-up curly green kale leaves (1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed)
- ½ cup (18g) firmly packed mint
- 2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
- 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
- Boosters: 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder / 1 teaspoon minced ginger / 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
Reprinted from THE BLENDER GIRL SMOOTHIES Copyright © 2014, 2015 by Tess Masters. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Suzanne Holt says
What a fun combination of ingredients for a smoothie. Definitely looks delicious. Intrigued to see if it tastes as good as it looks.
Katherine VanHoy says
Just a note about mint leaves.
First and last time I used that much mint in a dish ( on a wrap with other fresh greens) I ended up at a 24 hour emergency clinic. Seems the oils in fresh mint leaves were too much for my lower esophagus . One day of sipping small amounts of Pepto-Bismol rescued me. Just a heads up about what happened to me. Thanks for your site, fun to read and "digest".
So glad you are ok! I would have never thought mint could do that. I bet this smoothie would still be delicious with a smaller amount of mint if you wanted to give it a try.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Ah!! This looks incredible! Definitely my kind of smoothie. Love!
Katrina, it is pretty spectacular! Tess knows her way around a smoothie for sure.