Mint Cacao Smoothie Recipe

smoothie, chocolate, mint

When it comes to creating a good smoothie, it’s about including something frozen + something creamy + something slightly sweet. After that, the world–err–fridge is your oyster. For me, my base is almost always a frozen banana (creamy and cold), 1 cup of almond milk or coconut water and 1 tbsp of chia seeds. From there, I’ll usually add whatever greens I have on hand, plus some berries or flavor booster.

This particular mint cacao smoothie recipe came about for two reasons:

  1. I love raw cacao. (I buy TruVibe Organics.)
  2. My mint plant is out of control.

Raw cacao mint smoothie

Serves: 1

Ingredients

1 frozen banana

1 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk

1 Tbsp raw cacao powder

4-5 fresh mint leaves

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp raw cacao nibs for garnish

Directions

  1. Place bananas, raw cacao, milk and other ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more milk or ice to alter the consistency. Tip for freezing bananas: Peel, chop into 4s and freeze in a ziplock bag.
  2. Optional: If you need something more filling, add a handful of spinach, 1/4 cup oats, or 1/2 cup of berries, etc. Other good add-ins are more chia seeds, flaxseed, hemp hearts or a dollop of granola.

9 Comments

  • by Burpees to Bubbly, post on | Reply

    yum! I need to get on the smoothie bandwagon- I love drinking them, just never think to make them!

    • by Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, post on | Reply

      It really helps to keep your blender out in plain sight. When mine is way up in the cabinet… I get lazy about smoothies.

  • by thenamnomheat, post on | Reply

    I’ve been making this smoothie ALL week. It may actually be my favorite recipe of all time! Thanks for posting.

  • by thenamnomheat, post on | Reply

    I’ve been making this smoothie ALL week! This may actually be my favorite smoothie recipe of all time. Love the post!

    • by Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, post on | Reply

      I’m craving it right now. And always. My mint plant is literally talking over my garden. If you think of any other variations of this smoothie — let me know! Gotta use that mint. 🙂

  • by Mary Polleys Photography, post on | Reply

    Can’t wait to try this, it looks delicious! My mint plant is also out of control – bring on the mint recipes!