Mint Chip Smoothie

There is no greater satisfaction than transforming a childhood (unhealthy) indulgence into a healthier plant-based superfood version of itself.

As a kid, my absolute favorite ice cream flavor was mint chocolate chip. Still is. I mean, what’s better than creamy mint with a chocolatey crunch?

I am still baffled as to why it has taken me this long to make a mint chip smoothie! (This one was inspired by a recipe in Kris Carr’s book “Crazy Sexy Juice.”

Anyway. It was great. Here’s the recipe:

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cup non-gmo soy milk (or any other plant-based milk) unsureetened
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 small handful mint leaves
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1-2 tbsp raw cocoa nibs

Optional:

  • Chlorella, wheat grass, spirulina or blue-green algae powder (for an extra healthy boost, add about a tsp)

Instructions:

  • Blend all the ingredients except for the cocoa nibs together (I used my Vitamix), serve with a sprinkling of cocoa nibs and mint leaves and enjoy!

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