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Green Drink Smoothie

A healthy drink jam-packed with nutrients

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A fresh green smoothie

There are many reasons to drink a smoothie, like as a nutritious breakfast or a healthy afternoon snack. But Mike Stevenson, head brewer at Culver Beer Company, created this recipe as his hangover cure. Fresh greens benefit from the caffeine kick of yerba mate -- if you can stand the sound of the blender in the morning.


  • 1/2 Cup chilled Yerba Mate Tea sweetened with agave nectar (or your choice)
  • grapefruit
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of kale
  • 1 large swiss chard leaf
  • lemon slices


Put a glass in the freezer. Add Yerba Mate to a glass. Having it sweetened is important, otherwise the juice will taste a little funky. Juice all the ingredients into that glass, minus the lemon, until done. Add fresh juice to a frozen glass and serve with a lemon slice.