VEGAN MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Want a recipe for an easy vegan mint chocolate chip smoothie recipe?
This is my favorite smoothie for breakfast, lunch, or best after a workout. I always loved chocolate chip mint ice cream as a child. I remember the excitement I would get knowing our family was going out for an ice cream treat. Chocolate chip mint was my go-to flavor. The mix of chocolate chunk pieces and the coolness of the mint are such a perfect balance.
I wanted to create a smoothie recipe that tasted just like my childhood treat. The protein of the almonds can be replaced by a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I change this up depending on what brand of protein powder I have available.
A few of my favorite protein powders are: Orgain Organic vegan vanilla protein powder, Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Protein mix vanilla/coconut flavor, and Vega Protein & Greens plant Protein in vanilla. These are all dairy-free protein powders, which is what I prefer over the typical whey protein powders out there.
Makes 1 serving
1/3 cup of almonds or 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 pitted date
1 cup of almond milk or milk of choice
¼ cup mint leaves or 1 tsp of mint extract
¼ of a small avocado
1 Tbs cacao nibs, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup of ice
Blend all the ingredients above in a blender. Garnish with extra cacao nibs and fresh mint leaves. Enjoy.