Mint, Ginger and Citrus Green Smoothie

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This smoothie has greens, it has citrus, it has apple, it has the winning flavor combo of fresh mint+ginger, it has oats to help make it more filling, and it’s loaded with blood-fortifying iron thanks to spirulina, a superfood blue-green algae.  2017 is looking healthier and more vibrant already!



  • 1 cup water
  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 mandarin or orange, pitted
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • small handful of mint
  • 3 small kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cups coconut flakes/shreds
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 tsp spirulina
Middle Layer
  • 1/2 cup puffed quinoa or buckwheat + 1/3 cup coconut shreds/flakes
  • Coconut, frozen berries, nuts and seeds...your choice!


  1. Add everything to a blender and process until it becomes very smooth.
  2. Pour half in a jar, add the puffed quinoa and coconut flakes/shreds, then pour the remaining half.
  3. Add toppings and enjoy fresh!
Chris AncaAbout Chris Anca

My name is Chris. My home, my lemon tree and my kitchen are in Perth, Western Australia. I love the outdoors, mountains and snow, dogs and cats, farmers markets and cooking. I use fresh, seasonal, local and organic produce and I enjoy making most things from scratch. This includes growing my own herbs, making my own spice mixes, preserving fruits and veggies and even making my own bread! I write at, a blog dedicated to celebrating the pleasure that real wholesome food brings to our lives.

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