Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND March 6, 2016

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This smoothie is reminiscent of the beloved ice cream flavor, mint chocolate chip. It makes for a perfect dessert, afternoon snack or even breakfast!

Instead of chocolate chips, I use cacao nibs, which are crushed cacao beans and in my mind are “nature’s chocolate chips.” Cacao nibs are full of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and are an excellent source of magnesium. I love to add cacao nibs to smoothies, baked goods and include them as part of a trail mix. You can find them at most health food stores in the bulk section.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup kale or spinach
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract or essential oil
  • 1-2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 scoop vanilla hemp, pea, rice protein powder (I recommend Biocleanse Plus or Purelean)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add water or more almond milk if smoothie is too thick. Enjoy!

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


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