Summer’s officially here! Not that we ever give our blenders a vacation the rest of the year, but summer is the perfect time to blend up a delicious, fruity mocktail recipe. Our Green Smoothie Mocktail Recipe is made with three very simple ingredients and served icy cold in a fun coconut sugar-rimmed glass. Blend up a pitcher of these mocktails to serve at a party or to enjoy as you watch the sun slip beneath the horizon.
Summer also means it’s time for our Thrive Summer Reset. From July 9-15, we will be hosting a live community reset with daily green smoothies, plant-powered snacks and meals to look + feel your best this summer.
Spinach is so versatile when it comes to neutral flavors in smoothies. That’s why we’ve included it here. I know it may seem a little strange (at first) to include spinach in a mocktail recipe, but bear with me! Anytime you can add a little extra boost of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other nutrients into your day is plus. Spinach is chock full of iron, vitamins A, C, and K, and loads of dietary fiber to keep your tummy happy.
Why Our Mocktail Recipe is Special
This mocktail recipe is a little different than our typical green smoothie recipes— thanks to the kombucha. We use kombucha here for several reasons. First, kombucha is rich in enzymes and probiotics due to the natural fermentation process. Keeping our digestive tract in tip-top shape is key to overall good health. Kombucha is made from fermented black, green, or white tea that is sweetened with sugar which feeds the culture, known as a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). See our note below the recipe for extra helpful info.
And second, it’s lightly effervescent or fizzy. Nowadays you’ll find kombucha in just about every flavor you can imagine and in every grocery and convenience store refrigerator case. If you haven’t been a kombucha fan before, we implore you to try blending up this mocktail recipe to reap the benefits and introduce it into your diet in an easy, delicious way. To be honest, I was a little nervous the first time I popped open a bottle of kombucha. I’d heard so many things about, so I had to try it for myself. I’m glad I did. I really enjoy a daily glass or two and the benefits I get from it. Bonus points if I roll that into my daily smoothie (or mocktail!) too. It’s a great replacement for soda.
When it comes to the fruit in this recipe, we really love peaches. They are summer’s best fruit, in my not-so-humble opinion. The kombucha I used in this recipe contains a kick of jalapeño which marries nicely with the sweet, juicy peaches— its the newest flavor from Health Ade.
Yet any flavor you like should work nicely. And totally feel free to switch things up and use your favorite fruit. Blending with frozen fruit works the best because the smoothie/mocktail ends up tasting like a healthy slushy.
The tastiest blend of frozen peaches, spinach, and kombucha with a coconut sugar rim for a refreshing summery drink to help beat the heat.
2 cups fresh spinach
16 ounce kombucha (we used Jalapeño-Kiwi-Cucumber Health-Ade Kombucha)
3 cups frozen peaches
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 lime, juiced
1. Blend spinach and kombucha together until no more leafy chunks.
2. Add in the frozen peaches and blend again until creamy.
3. Squeeze lime juice and coconut sugar onto 2 separate small shallow trays/ bowls.
4. Dip rim of cup into lime juice and then into sugar to coat the edge of the glasses.
5. Fill glasses with green smoothie and enjoy!
Feel free to swap out the peaches for another fruit such as frozen pineapple, mango, or strawberries. Switch things up by using another flavor of kombucha. Get creative!
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One small note about kombucha: Because it is a naturally fermented beverage, it does contain a very small percentage of alcohol, about that of a non-alcoholic beer, or even less. If that is something you avoid for whatever reason, total swap it out for coconut water and a splash of sparkling water so it still has some fizz. We like to buy HealthAde and other brands of kombucha that are considered raw and have not been pasteurized. Use caution and talk to your healthcare provider if you have compromised health just to make sure it’s right for you.
What flavor combo should we try for our next mocktail recipe?
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