Dreamy Chocolate Chip Mint Smoothie Recipe – 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.
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
- 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.
*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.