A smoothie is often a treat that many people like to enjoy in the summer, but there is a tooth friendly recipe that you can enjoy at any time that includes vanilla and mint. The green vanilla mint smoothie isn’t as sweet as some others that you can make, decreasing the amount of sugar that sits on the teeth. If there isn’t as much sugar on the teeth, then there is a reduced risk of cavities developing. It can also help to prevent the deterioration of the enamel. There are a few ingredients in this delicious smoothie that you might not think would be in it, but they give the smoothie its green appearance.
- One frozen banana
- 3/4 cup of coconut milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups of spinach
- About 10 mint leaves, more if you like the flavor of mint
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender like you would if you were making a milkshake. You can add a bit of dark chocolate if you’re looking for a sweeter taste. A bit of cucumber and lemon juice can also be added if you’re looking for a way to add more vegetables to the smoothie.
This is a smoothie that can be enjoyed in the morning so that you have the energy to get through the day. It’s also an ideal treat for the middle of the day if you need to replenish energy that you have lost while working or going to school. It’s an option for children who seem to have trouble eating vegetables as they won’t be able to taste the spinach since there is mint and bananas in the smoothie. After pouring the smoothie into a glass, you can add a mint leaf for a garnish.
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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 10: Green Vanilla Mint Smoothie