Decadent Choco-Mint Smoothie

October 30, 2018

My favourite ice-cream flavour has always been mint chocolate chip. I have so many childhood memories of enjoying this delicious treat, and each one makes my mouth water.

However, if I ate ice cream every time I wanted it, let’s just say that it would be less than ideal for my waistline and overall health!  So, to satisfy my craving for this flavour combination, I concocted an equally satisfying, yet healthy and nutritious, version of this mint-chocolatey treat.

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

This nutrient-packed green smoothie looks and tastes like ice cream, but is made with fresh ingredients including bananas, spinach, nut butter, and fresh mint leaves instead.

Add a vanilla or vegan protein powder of your choice to boost the nutritional value. Also, you can adjust both the type of nut butter and flavour of non-dairy milk you use to vary the flavour.

Last but not least, do not forget the chocolate! I like to use cacao nibs, but these can be substituted for chunks of dark chocolate.

Next time you have a hankering for something sweet and satisfying, reach for this super-charged smoothie in a milkshake disguise.

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie. Healthy 6 ingredient recipe. Vegan, Raw and Gluten-free. #vegan #lovingitvegan #smoothie #raw

Decadent Choco-Mint Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 large handfuls of organic baby spinach (or leafy green of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of raw organic nut butter of your choice
  • 1 cup of organic unsweetened almond milk (or other nut milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao nibs or dark chocolate chunks (and a few for garnish)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of organic vanilla extract
  • 3 sprigs of fresh mint (or more if you like a lot of minty flavour)
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/4 avocado (optional)
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder (optional)

Directions 

  • Blend everything in a high-powered blender and garnish with cacao nibs and mint leaves
  • This recipe is for one serving
  • Consume this smoothie immediately to prevent nutrient oxidation
  • All of the vitamins and minerals are at their best when this is super fresh
  • Drink up because the oxidation process also causes the spinach to wilt and taste a little more “green” than most of us would prefer!

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