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Mint Cacao Smoothie Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

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