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Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie

This week I noticed that my mint plant is fully sprouting an abundance of green leaves again, having gone dormant for the duration of winter. Oh, to be a mint plant!
Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie
I'd gone to sleep last night dreaming of how to incorporate some of that fresh mintiness into my day and had woken up with my heart set on my favourite icecream flavour, the classic Mint Choc Chip! Stubbornly refusing to let the April showers put a dampener on things here it is.

Unlike the artifically enhanced green colour of many commercial mint flavoured icecreams, the green in this smoothie is all from the chlorophyll in the mint and spinach leaves. Chlorophyll is helpful for detoxification, encourages wound healing and is a super potent antioxidant.

The sweetness is all from the banana, which also gives it a creaminess, reminiscent of ice cream. Freezing the banana beforehand gives the smoothie an even thicker lusciousness.

The collagen hydrolysate is entirely optional - it is basically a gelatin that doesn't 'gel' and I like to include it for its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
Ingredients for Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie

Another option is to include actual 'Choc Chips' in the form of a sprinkle of raw cacao nibs on the top. Bear in mind they may cause a blockage in your straw and will require a spoon to eat!

Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie

Grain-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free
Better than Beer: Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie

Serves 1

Handful of baby spinach, washed and dried
13-16 mint leaves, depending on size, washed and dried
1 banana, frozen in discs
1 cup almond milk (or use coconut milk if nut intolerant)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp collagen hydrolysate (optional)
1/2 - 1 square 90% cocoa chocolate, grated
Optional: cacao nibs for garnish
Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie ready to blend

1. In a Nutribullet or blender add spinach, banana discs, mint leaves, collagen (if using), vanilla and almond milk.
Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie ready to blend
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Stir through the grated chocolate.
4. Pour into a glass and garnish with extra grated chocolate or cacao nibs if using.
Mint Choc Chip Green Smoothie - grate chocolate to taste
5. Enjoy immediately.


  1. Hi Angela, I love your blog and recipes! Would you be interested in being featured in a new food magazine? My email is

  2. Hi Amanda - thank you so much for your kind feedback. It's lovely to know that someone actually reads what I write :) I'd love to hear more about you food magazine and will drop you an email x

  3. I really love your recipes! I have tried a few recipes at home and everyone appreciated my efforts. Now I’ll try this Green drink recipe too. Truly this is looking mouth-watering and healthy too.

  4. Thank you so much Eli for taking the time to drop me such a lovely message! It means so much to me to hear people enjoying my recipes :) I hope you enjoy the mint choc green smoothie recipe and if you do, you might like to try the new Healthy Mint Courgette Nicecream recipe I have just posted today. Would love to hear what you think x

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