Dreamy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

We’re having our kitchen renovated, and it’s turning out to be more of a hassle than I’d anticipated. I’ve learned several new quick methods for preparing healthy food, but have relied heavily on smoothies for protein and veggies in the evening.

Dreamy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 cup frozen spinach (or 3-4 cups fresh)
  • ½ cup ice cubes (4-5 large cubes)
  • ½ medium banana (or a whole, if you'd like it sweeter!)
  • 1 tablespoon plain whey protein
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add smoothie ingredients (except chocolate chips), liquids first, to a blender. A high speed blender will work best, but try adding a bit of almond milk if using a regular blender and having difficulty getting it going. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the spinach and ice are completely blended, the smoothie should look like fluffy like mint ice cream. Taste, and adjust peppermint extract to taste. Add 1 tsp honey if using, and blend until incorporated.
  • Add chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate, and pulse for 10-20 seconds, leaving the chocolate in small pieces but not completely blended in.