If you like mint chocolate chip (Hudsonville) ice cream as much as I do then you’re going to love this smoothie recipe. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of those foods I had a hard time giving up after I got serious about eating healthier.
Let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised to learn that you can create a healthy version of an otherwise unhealthy food in many cases, and sometimes the healthy version actually tastes better than its counterpart. I found this to be true of this smoothie recipe once I perfected it.
This is one of my favorite smoothies not only because of the great taste, but because it keeps me satiated for hours. This smoothie has it all: protein, good fat from the avocado, and superfood nutrition from the cacao.
I prefer to use raw milk for this recipe, but almond and coconut will do just fine.
Note, you may want to add the cacao nibs at the end if you like larger chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 avocado (skin and seed removed)
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 serving chocolate protein powder (Sun Warrior)
- 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
- A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder (for a more rich, chocolatey taste)
- 1 serving of your favorite green superfood powder
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
Place all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds until nice and smooth.
- Calories: 431
- Fat: 26g
- Protein: 28g
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Fiber: 10g
- Sugar: 15g
- Vitamin A: 7% RDA
- Vitamin C: 18% RDA
- Calcium: 33% RDA
- Iron: 38% RDA
Please leave a comment below if you try this mint chocolate chip smoothie, or have a variation of your own to share. Happy Blending!