Mint Chocolate Green Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (any plant-based brand works, I prefer Genuine Health or Sun Warrior)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 medium banana (frozen banana works best, peel and freeze ahead of time)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ¼ tsp pure peppermint extract or 1 mint leaf
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar or honey (for non-vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free chopped dark chocolate
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons melted dark chocolate to create the chocolate swirl on the glass and on the top of the smoothie.
  1. Blend all ingredients except the dark chocolate.
  2. The mixture will be rather thick so make sure you have a good high speed blender.
  3. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more almond milk.
  4. Garnish with the chopped dark chocolate.
  5. Swirl with dark chocolate if desired (see notes)
  6. Enjoy!
To create the chocolate swirl, melt dark chocolate chips over low heat, then tip your glass to the side and drizzle in the melted chocolate while twirling the glass, then place the glass in the freezer to harden the chocolate swirl for about 5 minutes, then pour in the smoothie and swirl the remaining melted dark chocolate on the top of the smoothie.
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at