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6-Ingredient Mighty Green Smoothie

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Eating well while on the road can be tricky sometimes. I’m often surprised at the lack of green vegetables and fresh fruits, even at some of the small-town grocery stores we’ve visited. There are always plenty of packaged pseudo-foods available, but not very much in the way of straight-from-the-earth ingredients.

When we arrived in Sonoma county this past weekend, I was craving greens something fierce and immediately made a beeline for the local natural foods co-op and their economy-sized bottles of green juice. Let me tell you—that juice hit. the. spot. And I loved the flavor so much, I’ve been recreating it in simple smoothie form each morning since.

Mighty Green Smoothie | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #smoothie #drink

This week, we’re very lucky to be staying on a property with lots of fruit trees and leafy green options right outside our tiny house door. I’ve been taking full advantage of the fresh mint, Meyer lemons, Gravenstein apples, and big heads of lettuce. Combined with some local cucumber and a few slices of spicy ginger, this is one easy green smoothie I know I’ll be enjoying again and again.

Mighty Green Smoothie | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #smoothie #drink

Mighty Green Smoothie | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #smoothie #drink

Mighty Green Smoothie | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #smoothie #drink

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6-Ingredient Mighty Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie | picklesnhoney.com

6-Ingredient Mighty Green Smoothie

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 1


Prep Time: 5 mins

6 ingredients, blend, and sip! This green smoothie is packed with nutritious vegetables and fruits, ultra hydrating, and super refreshing. The texture is somewhere between juice and smoothie, but with all of the good-for-you fiber.

Green Smoothie | picklesnhoney.com

6-Ingredient Mighty Green Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup brewed mint tea, chilled
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 2 large leaves lettuce (or other greens)
  • juice of 1 lemon (I used Meyer)
  • few slices peeled fresh ginger (more if you like it spicy)
  • handful ice cubes

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 1

Prep Time: 5 mins

6 ingredients, blend, and sip! This green smoothie is packed with nutritious vegetables and fruits, ultra hydrating, and super refreshing. The texture is somewhere between juice and smoothie, but with all of the good-for-you fiber.

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into the blender on high speed for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a big glass and feel the green power!

Copyright © 2020 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Ginger in green juice is an always always yes. The road is rough. You gotta pack well or you end up living off of clif bars. Been there. Frownie face.

    1. Amanda says

      The ginger sort of makes the green juice, right?! 🙂 I love the slightly spicy kick. And I 100% know what you mean about living off of bars!

  2. Kate says

    This is a beautiful recipe, Amanda. I love the simplicity and the photos are just lovely.

  3. Love love love the refreshing mint tea!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Rebecca! <3

  4. LOVE the idea of using mint tea as the base! Just pinned this, going to try it with mint yerba mate.

    1. Amanda says

      I bet mint yerba mate will make an excellent base, Jess! I hope you love it.

  5. Oh, this looks amazing and refreshing. Happy you find some good greens, Amanda! It’s been great following along your journeys on instagram!

    1. Amanda says

      I’m so pumped to be eating a ton of greens again–I missed them! Thank you for following along on our adventure, Ashley!

  6. Sara says

    Why have I never thought to use tea as my smoothie base?! This is so smart. You just opened a whole new world for me. Thanks!

  7. Paige says

    Hey guys, love this recipe! Especially since its incorporating brewed tea in a smoothie recipe.. very unique! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

    http://www.wonderstruckfawns.com

    I read that you were road-tripping around for the next year and I thought you might like to check out my vegan travel blog! I’m trying to change the stigma that it’s too hard to travel and be vegan, so i blog about my vegan travel adventures! Let me know what you think?! 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      Your vegan travel blog is AMAZING! So, so awesome, Paige! I just read your skydiving post…Aaron’s going to be super jealous!

      1. Paige says

        Oh it was incredible! If you’re ever get the chance to skydive, you have to do it!

        Thanks for your kind feedback on my blog, I really appreciate you taking the time to check it out! 🙂

  8. These shots are gorgeous Amanda! So happy for you to have reached fresh produce paradise 🙂 yay CA!

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you, Jessie! The fresh produce here is so amazing…it makes me lust for a garden of my own.

  9. Sylvie says

    I made it and it is going to be a favorite! For the greens, I had fresh parsley from the garden and I used lime instead of lemon ( we use what we got right?)

    Very GOOD!

    Have a nice day!

    1. Amanda says

      I love that you added parley and lime! The parsley in particular is super good for you. 🙂

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