There is nothing more refreshing than fresh mint this time of year! This Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe combines some of my favorite tropical flavors and is the perfect healthy way to enjoy mint.
In honor of the unofficial start to summer, I thought I’d bring you a perfect icy treat that just screams this new season. Pineapple Mint Smoothie is perfectly refreshing, yet creamy AND downright tropical. The mint is unexpected but so delicious.
Here’s why you’ll love my Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe…
I’ve been on a unique smoothie kick lately. My favorite way to amp up an old favorite is to add something unexpected to the mix like fresh herbs, turmeric even fresh ginger! Mint is a great place to start because it pairs well with so many fruits. It’s also pretty easy to love.
Luckily my mint is already taking off this year! I grow mint for two reasons… smoothies like this and mojitos.
Well… at least one of those reasons is healthy! I’ll have to save my favorite mojito recipes for another day.
There is no substitute for just off the plant fresh mint. It’s divine.
If you don’t have your own plant you can easily find it in the herb section of your local grocery store.
My secret to making this treat really yummy is also adding a small handful of frozen mangos. It brings even more tropical hints to the smoothie without overwhelming the pineapple. I also had a frozen banana and some greek yogurt to make it creamy and up the nutrient content and to make the smoothie super creamy.
Feel free to add your favorite plain or vanilla protein powder to the mix, but it doesn’t need it! If you do add it this smoothie could be more of a small meal than a snack.
This Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe is simple, healthy and perfect for this gorgeous season called summer Give this smoothie combination a try and let me know what you think! As always I’d love to hear your opinions on mint in smoothies in the comments below.