Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip SmoothieAlly here, coming at you with ANOTHER smoothie, (read: I’m an addict). This one is a healthy twist on my favorite guilty pleasure, mint chocolate chip milkshakes. And when I say healthy, I mean healthy! This bad boy is paleo compliant, dairy free, and plant-based. Perfect for breakfast, (just add flavorless protein powder to keep you full all morning!) equally as perfect for a late-night dessert. If you freeze the peeled banana ahead of time, this would be extra frosty and thick like a milk shake!

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

This healthy mint chocolate chip smoothie uses actual fresh mint leaves over peppermint oil extract because there are so many benefits to using fresh mint. Mint is a natural stimulant, which means it both increases your energy, focus, and memory retention (remember how they used to give you peppermints for tests in school?) and stimulates digestion/ helps upset tummies. I’m basically telling you to make this dessert and lose weight. ♥ Serious win-win here.

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

So, are you ready to satisfy your sweet tooth during your new years resolutions? Look no further, I got you covered.  This, coming from a girl that just got back from Las Vegas, (toodles, resolutions) and needs a little nutrition in her life DESPERATELY. (Although, the queso burger with potato chips ON IT at Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace was 100% WORTH ITTTTTT)

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp. flavorless protein powder
  • Ice
  • 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. Add the banana, spinach, mint, almond milk, and protein powder (if using) to a blender. Fill with a few ice cubes and blend until smooth.
  2. Next, add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times until broken up into smaller pieces. You want the chocolate chips to still have a little chew to them without turning the whole smoothie brown.
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