Creamy Mint-Choc Smoothie

If you follow me on instagram you might have noticed the creamy mint-choc smoothie I posted this morning. It was so good I just have to share the recipe with you.

It’s got hidden veggies and nothing artificial, so I know you’re going to love it.

This smoothie was a wonderfully indulgent breakfast, but I felt good knowing that it was packed with healthy fats from the avocado and mood-boosting cacao powder. The smoothie is sweetened with dates, and I’d suggest using them if it’s your first time making a smoothie like this. Also, the frozen banana gives it a nice thick texture, so it’s worth putting one in the freezer the night before.  (Little tip: make sure to peel your banana before you freeze it).

If I’m making this smoothie between meals I will usually add a bit more liquid and only have half. I will freeze the rest in an ice cub tray. The chocolate smoothie cubes make a great snack in themselves. If I’ve got them I’ll usually have one after dinner if I want something sweet or chocolatey!

… I’m wishing I made extra this morning so I can have some later!!

creamy mint chocolate smoothie bowl healthyandpsyched

Serves 1
3.5 of your 5-a-day

Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 cup of Kale or Spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup liquid- coconut water or nut milk work best
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (or 100% cocoa powder)
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1 handful of fresh mint*
  • postworkout: Add 1/4 cup oats and/or 1 scoop protein powder
  • toppings:
    • 2 tbsp granola
    • 2 strawberries
    • cocoa nibs,
    • fresh mint

Method

  1. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth
  2. Pour in a bowl, add your toppings and enjoy

Did you know….

Cacao is a less processed version of cocoa powder. You can read more about the differences here.

 

I’d love to know if you try my recipes. Let me know if you like them in the comments below or #healthyandpsyched on social media.

 

*You could use dried mint, the contents of a mint tea bag, or mint flavouring at a push. Or just leave it out.

 

8 Comments

  1. April 1, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    OOOOOO thanks for the recommendation! This looks delicious, and I love kale in my morning smoothies! Can’t wait to try some dates in one! Thank you! 🙂

    • April 1, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Sounds like you’re a hard-core smoothie maker!I love kale now but it took some getting used to!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      September 10, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Thanks. Definitely give it a go.

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