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With hints of fresh mint and sweet bananas, this bright green pea smoothie is a delicious way to celebrate springtime.
This past weekend, I presented at a spring “reset retreat” at a local holistic medicine clinic. We discussed different ways to renew our health and wellbeing during the spring and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon together. It was a lot of fun!
Being the veggie enthusiast that I am, my part of the presentation focused on spring vegetables, their different health benefits, and how to prepare them in new and exciting ways. As part of the program, I whipped up this gorgeous Green Pea Smoothie with Mint. It was a hit, and I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with my online community too.
I mean, doesn’t a bright green smoothie just scream springtime?!
Nutrition of Green Peas
As you can see in the photos above, the main ingredient in this smoothie is frozen green peas. They contribute a subtle sweetness, creamy texture, and a whole lotta nutrition, including fiber, protein, and vitamin C. In fact, 1/2 cup of frozen green peas (the amount used in one serving of this smoothie) has (1):
- Calories: 60
- Carbs: 10 grams (including 3.5 grams of fiber!)
- Protein: 4 grams (that’s a lot for a veggie)
- Vitamin C: almost 50% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin A: 11% of the DV
- Iron: 6% of the DV
- Magnesium: 6% of the DV
- Potassium: 5% of the DV
Plus, using frozen peas means you don’t have to add any ice! In addition to peas, this smoothie features some other springtime favorites: spinach and fresh mint. It reminds me of my Healthier Shamrock Shake, but with a more vibrant color and less minty flavor.
Are you ready to try?! PS: for another fun way to use green peas in a drink, check out my Muddled Pea and Mint Kombucha Mocktail.
Green Pea Smoothie with Mint
- 1/2 cup frozen green peas
- 1 banana - preferably frozen
- 1 cup spinach
- 4 mint leaves - more to taste
- 1.5 cups almond milk - can sub milk of choice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add more almond milk if needed to promote blending. Enjoy cold!
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Eat your greens 😉