Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Minty, chocolate-y and so yummy, this simple smoothie tastes like dessert but is packed with goodness! A perfect refreshing drink -- tasty and secretly nourishing! And of course, it's naturally gluten-free!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

A healthier but still super tasty Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie!

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We are on a real smoothie kick here, and between the Spring-like weather we’re enjoying in Connecticut right now and loving all things green with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I couldn’t resist making this New Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie!

It’s minty, chocolate-y and tastes like dessert but is packed with goodness!

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This has become a new favorite snack any time of day!

And it’s super simple to make.

All you need is 7 ingredients:

Ice

Fresh or frozen banana (frozen makes it thicker)

Coconut milk or milk of choice

Fresh baby spinach or kale

Fresh mint

Mint extract and

Chocolate Chips (we used Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips)

Vanilla Protein Powder (not in photo)

Greek Yogurt (optional, not in photo)

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Just a quick note about the bananas…. you may have noticed the recipe calls for frozen bananas.

I tend to peel bananas and keep them in the freezer for smoothies. They give great texture when blended once frozen.

From past experience freezing bananas, I prefer to freeze them before they get brown and find that they are best if used within a few weeks of freezing them.

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And a note about mint…

I use fresh mint leaves and just a dash of mint extract.  The mint extract gives the extra punch of mint flavor I was looking for. But you could always skip it and add more fresh mint leave.

So let’s make it!

All you do is put all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in your blender.

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And blend it!

mint chocolate chip smoothe simple recipe gluten-free www.healthygffamily.comThen add in the chips and pulse it a few times.

The more you pulse it, the more the chips will be broken down and combined into the smoothie.

The color may shift depending how much you blend in the chips.

Top with additional chips and enjoy!

It’s creamy, refreshing, secretly nourishing and so delicious!

Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Minty, chocolate-y and so yummy, this simple smoothie tastes like dessert but is packed with goodness! Wholesome, refreshing and secretly nourishing, it's a perfect snack!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack, Smoothie
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free
Keyword: gluten free, healthier mint chocolate chip smoothie, gluten-free smoothie, protein smoothie, mint chocolate chip protein smoothie
Servings: 16 oz
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 small fresh or frozen banana frozen banana gives a thicker smoothie; for less sweet smoothie use only 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 1/2 cup packed spinach or kale
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips plus more for topping as desired (sometimes we only put chips or cacao nibs on top and it's still great!)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder I love Livwell Plant Protein Vanilla (not an affiliate link) in this smoothie; We also like Be Well by Kelly (not affiliate link)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, optional *if adding Greek yogurt, use only 1/2 cup liquid

Optional Add Ins for extra nutrients

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meals
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender according to your blender's instructions.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy!
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