This Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie has the flavor of thin mint girl scout cookies. It’s great for breakfast or as a snack.
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What makes this smoothie a green smoothie? There’s spinach hidden in it! But, what you taste is cold, minty chocolate with a touch of sweetness.
To make this simple Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie, I blended together spinach, mint, banana, honey, milk, ice, and a packet of CocoaVia® unsweetened dark chocolate powder.
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Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup 2% milk (or your preferred milk/milk alternative)
- 3/4 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 packet CocoaVia® unsweetened dark chocolate powder
- 1 tbsp. honey
- Add the milk, spinach, and mint to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add the ice, banana, chocolate powder, and honey. Blend until smooth.
|Serving Size||1 smoothie|
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 329 Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5.8||9%|
|Saturated Fat 3.2||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 5.8||23%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|