I have people tell me all the time, "Well, you can't eat any of the 'good' stuff." Oh well, I guess I'm "sentenced" to a life of healthy eating.
Mint, avocado and spinach combined into a shake may sound like punishment to some but I definitely found it very easy to polish off most of an "minty avocado shake" before I realized I should take a picture. After snapping a picture of the now "mini" shake pictured above, I finished off the rest.
Minty Avocado Shake
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1 cup packed spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened hemp milk
- 2 T. vegan rice protein
- 1/2 tsp. guar gum powder
- 2 T. fresh mint leaves
- 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
- 1/2-3/4 tsp. peppermint extract (Use an alcohol-free variety.)
- 20 or more drops of alcohol-free stevia (Use agave nectar if not on ACD.)
Blend all the ingredients until smooth in a blender or food processor. Adding the guar gum gives the shake a creamier texture. Enjoy with a sprig of mint on top.
Kona and Pumpkin sack out on a hot summer afternoon.