I hope you’re all having a great summer and have been able to escape the heat. This summer I’ve been working outside as a lifeguard and it can get pretty warm out, but I’ve been loving ice cold smoothies to cool down! It’s no secret that I am already a smoothie lover (who isn’t?) but summertime smoothies are by far the best. After all, you can’t beat a nutrient packed drink full of all the vitamins you need for the day that also tastes great!
Mint and chocolate are both a classic and decadent combination that is perfect for warm weather. When you combine the cool zing of the mint flavor with the rich dark cocoa, you are left with a delicious treat. So, I decided to make a healthy version of the original mint chip milkshake that still taste out-of-this-world (you can even add less liquid to make your own mint chocolate ice cream!)
In addition, this particular smoothie has frozen cauliflower as a great addition! While this may sound strange, it has no taste in the smoothie and gives it a thicker, more milkshake like texture. It also can easily be dairy free for those with allergies!
So, please enjoy this recipe, and let me know what you think! I hope you all have a healthy and fun summer, stay tuned for lots of new content coming soon. 🙂
Refreshing Mint Cacao Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana (preferably organic)
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower (riced is easiest)
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other milk
- 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (or other yogurt of your choice)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Leaves of 1 1/2 bunches of mint
- 1 tsp. cacao powder
- 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)
Add all ingredients to your blender and blend on high until you reach a thick and milkshake-like consistency. Enjoy!