One of those delicious combos you didn’t know you needed! Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie! It’s so refreshing and a great way to start the day.
Were you a big fan of those shamrock shakes from McDonald’s growing up? I feel like they had the hype of the PSL before PSL was a thing!
What’s not to love about a refreshing minty chocolate chip smoothie?!
Well, this healthy option is one you will definitely be making on repeat! It’s ultra-creamy and packed with so many nutrients that I bet you won’t even guess the secret ingredient is…
Yep. I promise that adding frozen cauliflower to your avocado smoothie makes all the difference. It gives you a nice thick smoothie, without adding additional sugar.
Plus, who doesn’t love sneaking in all the benefits of cruciferous veggies?
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
What’s in this Mint Avocado Smoothie?
- avocado – fresh or frozen works great! Sometimes you can find bags of pre chopped and frozen, which cuts down on the prep time and you always have the perfect avocados for an ultra-creamy smoothie.
- cauliflower rice – fresh or frozen works here. I love adding frozen cauliflower into smoothies as a way to get a thicker smoothie, without adding additional sugar. You also get the benefits of cruciferous veggies.
- spinach – Add a handful for a boost of leafy greens. It will change your smoothie color but you can’t taste it.
- Medjool Dates – these are optional but they do provide some added fiber and a good dose of potassium! If you’re looking for an alternative sweetener, maple syrup works too.
- mint leaves – it’s a mint chocolate chip smoothie and fresh mint leaves will give this the best flavor, but peppermint extracts works too.
- cacao nibs – what’s a mint chip smoothie without chocolate?
- milk of choice – I typically go for something like cashew, hemp, oat, etc.
- protein powder – choose your favorite. A vanilla flavored would be best here. Or something like plain collagen peptides if not vegan.
- oats – sometimes I like to add rolled or quick oats into my smoothie for some whole grains and more fiber.
- high protein yogurt – you could also add in your favorite high protein yogurt like greek or skyr. Siggi’s makes a good plant-based high protein yogurt now as well.
- healthy omega’s like chia seeds, flaxseed meal or hemp hearts – if adding flaxseed or chia seed, make sure you drink the smoothie fairly quickly as those too ingredients will thicken the liquid upon standing too long.
Let’s Make this Green Smoothie!
Depending on your blender and whether or not you’re using all frozen ingredients, you may need to help work the ingredients down into the bottom towards the blade.
Smoothie Making Tips
- Add the milk a little at a time, until you achieve the consistency you’d like. Everyone has a personal preference for how thick or thin they like their smoothies. If you want more of a smoothie bowl, start with about half the liquid (per 1 serving).
- Invest in a good blender. I like my Ninja for single servings but also have a high powered blender for 2 or more servings.
Let me know if you make this recipe by leaving a comment and rating below! It helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx Ashley
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 4 Medjool Dates, pitted (or 1 Tbsp maple syrup)
- 5 large fresh mint leaves
- 1 TBSP cacao nibs
- 1 cup cashew milk
- Add all ingredients to blender until smooth; add more milk depending on desired thickness.
- Enjoy friends!
Add matcha green tea powder for an extra antioxidant boost along with some caffeine.
If using peppermint extract, start with 1/4 tsp. If you use too much, you’ll get a toothpaste like taste.
This recipe was originally created in partnership with Natural Delights® Medjool Dates. This post is not sponsored or endorsed by the brand.