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Blueberry-Mint Smoothie

Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013
  • Yield Serves 1
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Blend blueberries, avocado, orange juice, mint, lemon juice, and water until smooth.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (22)

  • 30 Jan, 2014

    This smoothie is delicious. I used the given ingredients and added 1/2 cup of grated ginger, 1/2 cup kiwi, 1 tsp of brown sugar...Yummy!

  • 30 Jan, 2014

    This smoothie is delicious. I used the given ingredients and added 1/2 cup of grated ginger, 1/2 cup kiwi, 1 tsp of brown sugar...Yummy!

  • 22 Oct, 2013

    If I had to describe this smoothie in one word, it would be "delightful". Creamy and delicious but not overly sweet. Add more water to thin it out if desired. I think it's great as is but I have on occasion used coconut milk in place of the water which was excellent! I've read that it wasn't sweet enough for some people and I suggest adding either some raw honey or try adding 1/2 an apple. I highly recommend this recipe as is but don't be afraid to customize it to your preference. Enjoy!

  • 6 Sep, 2013

    This was amazing. I used a soft, ripe avocado, which I couldn't taste past a slight creaminess, and Julep Mint. I This turned out sweet, refreshing, and tasty. This has become a post-cleanse favorite.

  • 24 Jul, 2013

    So very sadly....NOT DELICIOUS!! Needs honey or something. The added mint made it very "earthy" to say it nicely. I had to force it down just so I didn't starve at work today. Moving on to the Mango Tahini Smoothie. I already make an awesome mango pineapple smoothy so I am sure this has to better than the blueberry pond sludge. Yuck....sorry to be so honest...but yuck!

  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Don't be shy with the mint because it adds so much dimension. This is a very filling and smooth smoothie with the avocado. Yum!

  • 11 Mar, 2013

    It tastes..fresh, healthy and clean. Definitely tasted the avocado and mint the most, but I'm not complaining about that because this is a detox diet so I'm going to suck it up..literally.

  • 4 Mar, 2013

    I love the blueberry/mint smoothie concept. Orange juice makes my stomach hurt, so I added pomegranate juice instead and a little almond milk. Minus the avocado, and it was yum!

  • 21 Feb, 2013

    Love the ingredients in this smoothie! I've made it several times, altering or adding a few ingredients that I had on hand. Last time I added a collard green leaf and left out the avocado since I had some for lunch in the broccoli soup (also part of this plan). I also added a bit more OJ and less mint to balance the flavors more toward my sweet tooth.

  • 18 Feb, 2013

    On day 3 of detox, this was my favorite of the smoothies so far but it lacked in sweetness and a whole 1/2 cup of mint was a little over whelming so I'm going to substitute for a 1/4 cup tomorrow and add either a banana or some agave nectar :)

  • 17 Feb, 2013

    Very thick (perhaps let frozen blueberries thaw more) but this makes two 8 oz glasses, so by the second glass was full and didn't mind the crushed mint as much. Still missing sweetness.

  • 13 Feb, 2013

    Made this and loved it! Except I left out the mint. I hate mint. The frozen berries make this nice & thick.

  • 11 Feb, 2013

    I am wrapping up week 1 of this detox. This has been quite a feat. This smoothie was absolutely delightful! If my tongue could reach to the bottom of the glass I would have licked it clean.

  • 30 Jan, 2013

    I substituted blackberries for the blueberries because we live in an area where it's too expensive to get blueberries. I thought the combination was too bright for me but that may have had to do with the blackberry substitution. So the second time I added a half of banana and it was awesome. Loved the mint.

  • 29 Jan, 2013

    Delicious! Love the hint of mint and I'm not a mint fan.

  • 26 Jan, 2013

    So far, I can't try any of the other recipies for smoothies because this one is so awesome! Fourth day in a row and still love it. I took the advice of one of these reviews and subbed in almond milk for the water. Totally keeps me full til lunch. YUMMM.

  • 24 Jan, 2013

    Very nice...I did not have a lemon so I used lime, tasted great. I also used fresh orange juice. What a great combination. Today is starting day 3 of this detox and going well so far.

  • 23 Jan, 2013

    I might have this smoothie every day - YUM! I made the recipe exactly as written (for the OJ I squeezed a small orange rather than store bought OJ).

  • 23 Jan, 2013

    This was a great smoothie! I used lemon mint (growing in my kitchen window) and used almond milk instead of water. Also I used fresh blueberries instead of frozen (cheaper right now).

  • 23 Jan, 2013

    I bravely added the avocado and was pleasantly surprised. After the first couple of sips I wasn't sure..but after you sip it for a moment it grows on you. Very rich thick smoothie.

  • 22 Jan, 2013

    The orange juice did not mix well with the mint for me - I'll be trying it again with apple juice swapped out or just water.

  • 22 Jan, 2013

    Excellent smoothie (as all others). I'm on my seven day diet program, I lost 3 kg (6.6 lb !!!) and I feel so good! Sure I go on with your 2013 Action Plan. Many thanks!