Superfood Mint Cacao Nib Green Smoothie

Anyone else love milkshakes as much as I do? I’m asking because I’ve made you person who tastes EXACTLY like that delicious minty chocolate chip one from where (BIG M).

I can will let you in on a little bit secret: Tony is OBSESSED with McDonald’s; I will be able to’t get him to forestall consuming it. In truth, I think he eats fairly a bit of it when I’m not around. Quite anxious for someone who runs a health-focused food weblog, right?!

I guess opposites really do draw in? Or one thing like that anyway haha.

cacao nib green smoothies in mason jars

But now I've to inform you my very own little secret: Sometimes I can’t blame him as a result of OMG have you ever EVER had their milkshakes or ice cream? Honestly, SO good. Lee and I talk about how we love speedy meals ice cream at all times. #weak spot

I’m not saying you will have to swing in the course of the drive-thru or anything, but every every now and then a creamy-dreamy ice cream cone from Mickey D’s is DEELISH. And if you have been anything like me as a kid, you might have eaten there moderately a couple of instances (in all probability for his or her toys). It used to be kind of like slightly tradition I used to have with my Dad on Sunday afternoons.

cacao nib green smoothies in mason jars

As soon as I created this smoothie, it jogged my memory of the Shamrock shake they promote once a year. BUT guess what? This one is filled with such a lot of excellent for you elements, it principally tastes like dessert for breakfast. Damn, I love when that happens.

What are the components in this cacao nib green smoothie?

Bananas: Make sure yours are frozen for without equal creamy and candy smoothie. I love to get my bananas extra ripe, then peel them and stick them in plastic bags. You too can slice them ahead of freezing if that’s easier for you!

Spinach: This is called a green smoothie for a explanation why! Each serving packs scrumptious green spinach, apart from wager what? It doesn’t style like spinach at all. Yep, get your greens in with out actually tasting them. It’s the most productive, really.

Almond milk: We’re keepin’ it dairy unfastened. I revel in almond milk for so many reasons, especially for the nutritional advantages and vitamins. Plus you’ll realize that almond milk has less sugar and carbs then dairy milk. All wins.

Protein powder: I in most cases use a good vanilla whey protein powder, however you'll be able to use a plant based totally one too! Chocolate can be delicious FOR SURE.

Mint leaves: This is what provides the smoothie that minty taste all of us love. If you don’t have mint leaves, you'll be able to sub 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of mint extract. Trust me, you gained’t need any further than that!

Cacao nibs: I recently picked up some nibs at the grocery retailer and have been totally in love with them ever since. They have a deep, roasted taste and are regarded as to be nature’s chocolate chips because they are comprised of natural cacao beans. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber and iron. Oh and do you know that they're actually one in all nature’s richest nutritional sources of magnesium? (source: Navita’s Naturals)

Note about the Cacao nibs: You can get them organized online here, or you'll usually find them at a fitness foods retailer similar to Whole Foods.

cacao nib green smoothie in mason jar

Obviously all of these components = one beautiful superfood minty cacao nib green smoothie. I’ve been taking part in it as a put up workout drink or as a snack in the afternoon. If you are making this recipe, take a picture and tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. xoxo!

Superfood Mint Cacao Nib Protein Green Smoothie

5 from 2 votes

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 mins

A scrumptious, protein packed cacao nib green smoothie made with banana, fresh spinach, almond milk, protein powder, recent mint, and cacao nibs or chocolate chips! This smoothie is thick, creamy, and tastes like a minty chocolate chip milkshake!

  • 2 frozen bananas, diced
  • 1 cup packed organic spinach leaves
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder of selection (I take advantage of vanilla)
  • 10 mint leaves OR 1/4 teaspoon mint or peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons Cacao nibs (or vegan chocolate chips)
  1. Place all components besides cocoa nibs in a blender and mix on prime until components are easy and smartly mixed. 

  2. Next, upload cacao nibs to the blender and pulse a couple of times until they quite break up in the smoothie. Serve right away. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition

Servings: 2 servings

Serving measurement: 1 smoothie

Calories: 270kcal

Fat: 6.6g

Carbohydrates: 33.1g

Fiber: 5.1g

Sugar: 15.9g

Protein: 23.1g

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