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5 from 18 votes

Chocolate Chip Mint Smoothie

An ultra dreamy chocolate chip mint smoothie-- the sweetness and richness of the coconut milk allows the base of this smoothie to be mostly spinach, while still being very indulgent! A healthy green smoothie that tastes like a milkshake.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 small or 1 large
Calories: 279kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk full fat, canned
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or plain greek yogurt
  • 2 bananas chopped and frozen
  • 4 cups spinach or use 10 frozen spinach cubes, see notes
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 20 grams natural whey protein
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon peppermint extract peppermint extracts vary in intensity - so start small!
  • 2 tablespoons 85% dark chocolate chopped, or sub dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water optional, if needed

Instructions

  • Add the liquid ingredients first, followed by the rest of the smoothie ingredients, leaving out the chocolate chips. Process until very smooth and creamy, and the spinach is fully incorporated.
  • Add the chocolate, and pulse 5-6 times until the chocolate is broken up, but still in chunks.
  • Top with more chocolate chips, and enjoy while it's thick.

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Notes

*I like to use frozen spinach in my green smoothies because it's convenient to have on hand. I buy it frozen in ice cubed sized chunks, and use 10 of them in this smoothie. Using fresh spinach is fine.
**Peppermint extracts vary greatly. The first one I tried was a pure peppermint, and it was way too strong. Right now I am using Queen's, an Australian brand. If you haven't used peppermint extract before, start out with a small amount, and add more to taste.
***If you're used to sweet things, you might want to add 1-2 teaspoons of honey to this smoothie. I don't think it needs it.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 976mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 5765IU | Vitamin C: 27.7mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3.8mg