St. Nick's Naughty & Nice Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Every time I’m pregnant, I CRAVE smoothies. Okay, and french fries… oh and absolutely anything SPICY. Hot sauce in a smoothie next? Only kidding!

This smoothie was simply every other considered one of my cravings that hit after making those implausible mint chocolate cookies, which reminded me of a move between a mint oreo and a peppermint patty. I believed, why not make a scrumptious nourishing chocolate mint smoothie that’s wholesome sufficient to enjoy for breakfast?

Let’s do that thang!

healthy mint chocolate smoothie in a glass topped with cacao nibs

What makes this mint chocolate smoothie magical?

Let me inform you all about this creamy, thick, wholesome chocolate peppermint smoothie recipe. It’s pretty much a iciness celebration — St. Nick mentioned so himself.

vegan chocolate peppermint smoothie in three glasses

Ingredients you’ll need

The base of these mint chocolate smoothie recipe is tremendous simple and even has a sneaky veggie. Here’s what you’ll need to make it, plus some scrumptious mix-ins depending on what you’re feeling:

Easy component swaps

Not best is this mint chocolate smoothie easiest for adding your fav mix-ins, it’s additionally simple to swap in ingredients that you've on hand.

pouring a healthy mint chocolate smoothie into a glass

How to make it a peppermint mocha smoothie

Turn this mint chocolate smoothie recipe right into a peppermint mocha smoothie: Instead of one cup almond milk, add ½ cup cold espresso + ½ cup almond milk or coconut milk. Or, you'll be able to simply upload a package of instant coffee granules or 1 teaspoon of espresso powder.

How to melt dates for smoothies

Be sure you soften the ones dates prior to mixing them. You’ll merely soak your pitted dates in 1 cup of warm water for a minimum of Five mins. This will assist them soften up and just remember to can easily blend them.

easy mint chocolate smoothie in three glasses

Pro smoothie-making guidelines

  1. Using frozen cauliflower because it helps stay the smoothie chilly and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t mix as smartly (or can make your smoothie watery), so it’s best not to skip unless completely necessary.
  2. Don’t be afraid so as to add more liquid in case your smoothie is just too thick or won’t fully blend. High powered blenders tend to blend frozen ingredients a lot better, so when you have a standard or personal size blender, you might wish to add extra milk.
  3. Start the blender on low velocity, then progressively build up the rate to prime to assist blend all ingredients. End with the blender on low speed.

Meal prep this mint chocolate smoothie

Yes, you'll be able to make this straightforward mint chocolate smoothie forward of time to revel in later! I have 3 superb strategies for prepping and storing smoothies proper to your freezer. You’ll be informed the ice cube tray approach, the mason jar method and the freezer pack way. Get all of my tips and methods here!

chocolate mint smoothie in a glass

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St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

4.88 from 8 votes

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 mins

St. Nick's naughty & nice chocolate peppermint smoothie made with easy, nourishing components and an approach to make it boozy! This wholesome mint chocolate smoothie recipe is naturally sweetened with dates and easiest for mixing to your favorite smoothie add-ins. A snappy and simple breakfast or snack you can love!

  • 3 pitted huge Medjool dates (¼ cup packed pitted Medjool dates)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or sub light coconut milk), plus extra to skinny smoothie if important
  • ¾ cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (or sub chocolate tahini or chocolate almond butter)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional:
  • 1 shot of Bailey’s cream, Peppermint Schnapp’s or Kahula
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 scoop your favourite protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ¼ cup gluten unfastened rolled oats
  1. First soak your pitted dates in 1 cup of HOT water for a minimum of 5 mins. This will lend a hand them soften up and highest for mixing. While the dates are soaking you'll get all your different elements out, measured and ready.

  2. Next add all components to a high powered blender: pitted dates, almond milk, frozen cauliflower, cacao powder, tahini, vanilla and peppermint extract and a pinch of salt. Feel unfastened so as to add any optional add-ins to your smoothie if you happen to’d like. Blend till smooth, adding more almond milk to skinny, if vital. Pour into a glass and revel in! Serves 1. Feel loose to double the recipe to serve 2.

To make this a peppermint mocha smoothie:
Instead of one cup almond milk, upload ½ cup cold espresso + ½ cup milk. Or, you'll be able to simply add a bundle of immediate coffee granules or 1 teaspoon of espresso powder.

Nutrition

Servings: 1 serving

Serving size: 1 smoothie (with out non-compulsory add-ins)

Calories: 309kcal

Fat: 9g

Saturated fat: 1.7g

Carbohydrates: 56.8g

Fiber: 9.8g

Sugar: 39.3g

Protein: 7g

Recipe by way of: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by way of: Eat Love Eats

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