Who says you can’t have your mint chocolate chip and still be healthy too? The processed food industry may have got you hooked on sugary ice creams, cookies and candy, but you don’t have to abandon some of your favourite flavours when you’re taking care of yourself and the proof is in this smoothie 😉
The antioxidant power of this smoothie is nothing to scoff at. Raw cacao and mint are both antioxidant powerhouses! Plus, cacao is a known mood booster, and mint is great for digestion! Double bonus! (Make sure to get raw cacao and raw cacao powder and the darker the chocolate chips, the better)
So, even though it can double as a dessert, when you look at the rest of the ingredients (spinach, hemp, avocado) you see how healthy this smoothie really is.
Even though maple syrup is a form of sugar, it’s a much better whole food option than sugar. It still has vitamins and minerals and is minimally processed. When choosing your maple syrup look for PURE maple syrup and not “maple flavoured” knockoffs.
This can serve a breakfast for those days when you just wanna and is also a good night-time snack if you’re having a hankering for mint chocolate chip ice cream.
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup fresh mint
- 1 ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2-4 ice cubes (optional)
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips for garnish (if desired)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until smoothie!
Hope you have a mint day 😉