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!

For our Tropical Green Smoothie, click here.

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

Frozen banana

Coconut milk

Fresh baby spinach

Fresh mint

Mint extract and

Chocolate Chips (we used Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips – amazing afiiliate link))

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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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Looking for more smoothies?

Have you tried our…

Berries n’ Yogurt Smoothie?

Tropical Green Smoothie?

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie?

Blueberry Banana Smoothie?

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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 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, Smoothie
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free
Keyword: gluten free, vegan, healthier mint chocolate chip smoothie
Servings: 16 oz
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cup packed spinach
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips plus more for topping as desired

Optional Add Ins for extra nutrients

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meals
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

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