Some times I feel like I need lean heavy on the greens and there is no time like the present. After my Texas trip, aka taco eating mission (which I crushed btw), I am craving all kinds of green crunchy things. It is starting to feel like spring and my body is saying eat all the greens.
So I will.
But… Sometimes greens can be boring.
Yes, even someone who genuinely enjoys a green smoothie can get tired of the same old. When I am on a uber healthy kick, I will often have the same smoothie and salad each day, until my body starts to crave something more substantial… or I get bored of eating the same thing. What can I say? I have a thing for flavor!
That is when I start mixing things up, throwing new things in the blender, and this smoothie is the beautiful result. Cue the Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie. Tastes like a milkshake, but hearty and healthy enough for a weekday breakfast. It is creamy and minty with delightful chocolate pieces swirled throughout. Talk about starting your day off right!
This smoothie’s superpower ingredient is a handful of raw cashews. When you blend, the cashew pieces break down and become incredible creamy, giving this morning shake a milkshake like consistency. Plus, they are loaded with protein and healthy fats to keep you full until lunchtime. So, its basically magic.
Now, if you are one of those a won’t-touch-a-smoothie-with-a-10-foot-pole-types and detests the very thought of drinking pluverarized greens for breakfast, I get you. It is kinda a weird concept. Who would have thought to put a handful of greens into a sweet fruit smoothie and blend. Beats me. But if there was ever a place to start working yourself into green smoothie land. It would be this recipe right here. I mean mint chocolate chip things are supposed to be green and well… dessert. for. breakfast.Print
This smoothie is like drinking your favorite milkshake for breakfast, only healthy! If you don’t have a high speed blender, I recommend soaking the cashews over night before blending to ensure a creamy texture.
- 2 cups lightly packed spinach
- 2 frozen bananas (, peeled and cut into slices)
- 6-10 mint leaves depending on desired taste
- 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder or carob powder
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 3/4 cup water
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.