Because mint and chocolate together is never a bad idea. This may be the most guilt-free way to enjoy the two: in a green smoothie that will serve and lift you up in the hours that follow it. This smoothie is also great without the mint. For a version with a double boost of energy, try the Coffee Chocolate Green Buzz Smoothie.

This recipe is taken from Sarah Adler’s Simply Real Cooking cookbook. Check out the full post for Sarah’s 7 steps to balanced, healthy living here. 

 

 

Chocolate Green Smoothies

Serves 1

Chocolate Green Smoothie

By Camille Styles

Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie


Ingredients

  • ½ fresh or frozen banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 15 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs or 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ medium zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 scoop clean protein powder (optional; see note on page 138)
  • 1 cup ice
  • Cinnamon or cocoa powder, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients for your chosen smoothie, except for the ice, to a blender.
  2. Blend until well combined.
  3. Add the ice and continue to blend until smooth.
  4. Serve cold, topped with cinnamon or cocoa powder, if desired.

Coffee Chocolate Green Buzz Smoothie


Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup Homemade Nut Milk (page 42)
  • or milk of your choice
  • 1 cup ice
  • Cinnamon or cocoa powder, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients for your chosen smoothie, except for the ice, to a blender.
  2. Blend until well combined.
  3. Add the ice and continue to blend until smooth.
  4. Serve cold, topped with cinnamon or cocoa powder, if desired.

Note: You can substitute stemmed kale leaves for the spinach in either recipe.

2 comments
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    Abigail Jane | February 26, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve often wondered if I could spice up my regular green smoothie with chocolate!
    Now I have the proper inspiration to give it a go though I suspect it will end up looking a bit like swamp water lol.

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