Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Anyone who grows mint has it in spades. Anyone who buys mint also probably has extra and wants to get their money’s worth. Everyone wins! In the fall, our herb garden goes bananas and I’m seeking all the ways to use the herbs at hand. I hadn’t made a smoothie with mint this whole season, not since last year’s mojito smoothie (which is also a delicious one). The mint flavor is also perfect to go with a green smoothie. Adding the chocolate flavor muddies the color, but it is ohh-so-worth it.
The Three Bite Rule - Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup spinach/kale
1/2 cup greek vanilla yogurt
1/2 apple, frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
hand-full of fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

Directions:

Add greens, vanilla, and milk. Blend throughly.
Then add in the apple, banana, mint, cocoa powder, ground flax seeds.
The Three Bite Rule - Chocolate Mint Smoothie
Blend well.
Enjoy!

I loved this one! It tastes like dessert but starting the day with a fruit and a veggie is the best. The mint is nicely refreshing and the chocolate makes this taste like a total treat. If the color turns you off, pop it into a cup with a cover. This is totally a keeper!

The Three Bite Rule - Chocolate Mint Smoothie
Use your mint for these mojito shrimp and in this zucchini/ricotta/herb pasta and then for this smoothie!

One thought on “Chocolate Mint Smoothie

  1. This sounds delicious. I like sneaking in greens, too, but always have to cover up the color ;). I have never froze apples for smoothies. Do you put anything on it before freezing?

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