Mint Chocolate Smoothie
Whoever said that the flavor combo mint chocolate was limited to candy and ice-cream is about to be proven wrong. This healthy smoothie is packed with vital nutrients, healthy fats, and tons of veggies—and tastes just like your beloved mint chocolate shake. Let get smoothie making!
One of my favorite memories growing up is of picking fresh mint in the summer. We would scavenge for it outdoors in the woods, knowing we were picking the right leaves based on their purple-tinged stem and strong minty scent. Later those leave would turn into piping hot cups of tea with a spoonful of honey. Thus began my love for fresh mint.
I recently found a huge bunch at my local farmer’s market and began getting creative. As all of you know, I love my chocolate smoothies—so why not try a mint chocolate smoothie?
With the thick white sweet potato, neutral cauliflower, and naturally sweet banana, the base of this smoothie was already there. Next up was the spinach—for extra nutrients and color, the avocado—for extra creaminess and healthy fat, and the cacao powder—for the chocolate flavor. I threw in a couple mint leaves, splashed it with some almond milk and gave it a whirl in my blender.
The result? A thick and creamy, milkshake-like smoothie with the sweet and refreshing flavor of mint chocolate.
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Mint Chocolate Smoothie
Author: The Local Sprout
Recipe type: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
- ¼ ripe banana, frozen
- ½ medium white sweet potato, steamed then frozen
- 1 cup cauliflower, frozen
- big handful spinach
- 2 tsp cacao powder (or sub cocoa*)
- 2 fresh mint leaves
- ¼ small avocado
- ½ cup almond milk
- Place all ingredients in blender**. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping the edges halfway through to ensure evenness.
- Pour into cup, sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information is a rough estimate of the full recipe without toppings.
*See my post on cacao vrs. cocoa
**If you plan on making smoothies frequently, I definitely suggest investing in a good blender. (I went throw 3 cheep blenders over the course of one semester in college. no joke). I love my Vitamix
- probably one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. It literally holds up anything. You can buy them certified refurbished which helps cut the cost and still gives you a great product.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 279 Fat: 12.7g Saturated fat: 2.6g Carbohydrates: 37.8g Sugar: 14.9 Sodium: 117mg Fiber: 10.4g Protein: 9.1g Cholesterol: 0mg
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