Let me start by saying that ice cream and iced coffee are two of my favorite things on the planet. So winter’s arrival always leaves me in a bit of a predicament: do I abandon icy treats until warmer temps arrive? It just doesn’t seem right. I know, I know, there’s nothing quite like strolling down the sidewalk during the holidays with a giant cup of hot chocolate to warm you up. But what about those times when you’re huddled inside around a toasty fire with your cozy socks on? Cue the frozen hot chocolate.

photography by: Ashleigh Amoroso 


It’s probably clear just by looking at these that I didn’t skimp on the chocolate. What you may not guess is that these shakes also include a full cup of spinach per serving, and I guarantee you won’t be able to taste it. A sweet indulgence with a side of a nutrient-dense power greens? You’re welcome.

Now for the as yet unmentioned ingredient that is truly the star of the show: mint, also known as chocolate’s BFF. As with most of our recipes, we kept these shakes free of syrups and excessive sugar and instead loaded them with fresh ingredients. Of course, all without sacrificing taste which comes here in the form of fresh mint, and lots of it!

Whether you’re sprucing up your morning smoothie with a holiday twist or making these for friends and family while sitting around the fire, I hope you get a chance to enjoy these healthier frozen peppermint hot chocolates this season! Happy Holidays!

Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Serves 1

ingredients


  • 1/2 cup cashew milk
  • 1 5.3 oz container vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2/3 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ice to reach consistency
instructions


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Top with whipped cream, garnish with dark chocolate shavings and fresh mint leaves, and enjoy!
15 comments
  1. 1
    Jill | December 12, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Tempting! What form of spinach would you use for this recipe? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Laura Dominguez | December 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Hi Jill, you would use fresh spinach leaves. Enjoy!

      Reply
  2. 2
    suwanneerose | December 12, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I could live on chocolate & mint. Always looking for ways to get my fix, and healthy is a bonus. I might mix in some chocolate Green Superfood powder.

    Reply
    • Laura Dominguez | December 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Oh, yes! Great idea. Let us know how they come out!

      Reply
  3. 3
    Rachael | December 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I can’t believe these are healthy, they look so delicious 🙂

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

    Reply
    • Laura Dominguez | December 12, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Isn’t that the best? Hope you get to try them out!

      Reply
  4. 4
    Amy | December 12, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Oh, wow! This looks amazing! I love that it’s healthy too- I’m always trying to find healthy and yummy treats for my twins. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

    Reply
    • Laura Dominguez | December 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Yes! I hope you guys love it.

      Reply
  5. 5
    Lisa Mecham | December 12, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    What! My mind is officially blown! I’ll be making this tomorrow. Thank you so much!

    Reply
    • Laura Dominguez | December 14, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Yay! Hope you love them, Lisa!

      Reply
  6. 6
    Claire | December 13, 2016 at 7:53 am

    The recipe doesn’t specify ice. I’m assuming ice is needed to make it frozen. If so, how much?

    Reply
    • Laura Dominguez | December 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Hi Claire! Just add enough ice to reach your desired consistency.

      Reply
  7. 7
    Annabelle | December 15, 2016 at 10:11 am

    This looks delicious!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

    Reply
  8. 8
    Edenpassante | December 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    OMG everything about this looks amazing!! Definitely making this!

    Reply
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    travelbeautypad | December 16, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I love chocolate

    http://www.travelbeautyblog.com

    Reply
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