Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Once in a while, it is nice to have something sweet and refreshing. Of course, most sweet drinks come with an unhealthy tag associated with it. Most give into the their sweet tooth eventually and go for that unhealthy treat. But what if I told you we have a great alternative, like a Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie?
This refreshing mint chocolate chip smoothie is perfect for unwinding after a long day of work. The light and refreshing mint flavor really comes through in this smoothie, and a few crunchy flecks of cacao nibs will make it seem like a scoop of mint chip ice cream in a glass. Despite its easy sweetness, this is the perfect post-workout blend thanks to chlorella, an amazing superfood that’s rich in protein and is great for oxygenating the blood. It’s almost like putting sunshine right into your smoothie—but it may be a more grown-up flavor for some, so experiment with half the amount if serving to picky eaters. This smoothie is otherwise rich in clean proteins and minerals like magnesium and potassium. Absolutely fresh and delicious!
Yield: 2 – 12 oz portions
1 frozen banana
6 large mint leaves
1 cup spinach leaves, well rinsed
2 Tbs cacao nibs, pulsed in at the end for some crunchy bits
1 cup nut milk
2 scoops Mt. Capra Clean Whole Protein
1 Tbs. maple syrup
⅛ tsp Chlorella powder (optional, this will accentuate the green taste of this smoothie)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ice
Place all ingredients into blender and process until smooth. Enjoy this Mint Chocolate Chip smoothie on a warm summer day to cool down.