Yup, that's right — a green pea smoothie!!
As a kid, I loved to pick the pods from the garden and eat the little sun-warmed gems straight-up!
And green peas pack a nutritional punch, too! They are rich in vitamins & minerals including vitamins K & C as well as disease-fighting antioxidants like coumestrol, which is believed to reduce the risk of stomach cancer. Furthermore, one cup of peas contains approximately 8 grams of fibre and 8 grams of protein.
My kids found this to be a delicious pre-dinner snack — kind of like a drinkable gazpacho — but I would enjoy it anytime of the day. Note that the recipe calls for frozen peas. However, I love to use fresh ones at peak season (plus some ice) when they’re super sweet and delicious.
For 2 servings, blend the following until smooth:
2 cups ripe fresh honeydew melon
2/3 to 1 cup frozen green peas, adjusted to taste
1/2 cup canned organic full-fat coconut milk
1/4 to 1/2 ripe or frozen avocado
handful of fresh mint leaves, adjusted to taste
squeeze of lime
1/2 tsp chlorella powder (optional)
optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, raw honey (nonvegan), or stevia, adjusted to taste
additional coconut milk or unsweetened coconut water, adjusted to desired consistency