Every single time I’m expecting, I CRAVE smoothies. Okay, and french fries… oh and just about anything SPICY. Incredibly hot sauce in a smoothie next? Only kidding!

This smoothie was just an additional just one of my cravings that strike after building these amazing mint chocolate cookies, which reminded me of a cross amongst a mint oreo and a peppermint patty. I believed, why not make a mouth watering nourishing chocolate mint smoothie that is balanced enough to take pleasure in for breakfast?

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What makes this mint chocolate smoothie magical?

Enable me tell you all about this creamy, thick, healthy chocolate peppermint smoothie recipe. It is really a great deal a wintertime bash — St. Nick reported so himself.

  • It is in a natural way sweetened (with no banana). I personally love bananas in my smoothies, but I know that some men and women aren’t large enthusiasts. This smoothie is sweetened with dates! If you’re a supporter of day sweetened smoothies, verify out my tahini day smoothie and my chocolate zucchini smoothie!
  • It’s vegan. There’s no dairy in this recipe, maintaining it vegan.
  • It’s ideal for customizing. You’ll see my notes about all of the awesome insert-ins you can check out. You actually cannot go erroneous!
  • The taste is out-of-this-globe. If you adore slim mints or shamrock shakes, you are heading to absolutely really like this mint chocolate smoothie.
  • You can increase booze (if you want!) This chocolate mint smoothie in fact will make an astounding, healthier grownup beverage! See beneath for scrumptious selections.

vegan chocolate peppermint smoothie in three glasses

Ingredients you will have to have

The base of these mint chocolate smoothie recipe is tremendous easy and even has a sneaky veggie. Here’s what you’ll want to make it, furthermore some delicious mix-ins relying on what you are experience:

  • Medjool dates: the complete smoothie is sweetened with a couple dates. That’s it! Be sure to use pitted dates or take away the pit prior to adding the dates to your smoothie.
  • Cauliflower: that is correct, we’re adding frozen cauliflower right into the smoothie. You will not taste it at all and it keeps the smoothie tremendous thick without the need of watering it down like ice can.
  • Cacao powder: the chocolate part of this mint chocolate smoothie will come from mouth watering, abundant cacao powder. Did you know that 1 serving of cacao powder has a fantastic sum of iron and manganese? I favor cacao above cocoa for its dietary benefits.
  • Tahini: we’re incorporating nutritious body fat and creaminess from tahini. Experience free of charge to also use their chocolate tahini – yum!
  • Extracts: you’ll want to increase a little bit of vanilla extract and a little bit of peppermint extract to give the smoothie that minty flavor.
  • Sea salt: belief me on this, a pinch of sea salt really provides all of the flavors alongside one another.
  • Optional mix-ins: I appreciate including protein powder, flaxseed meal, spinach and/or rolled oats to improve the vitamins in the smoothie. Up to you! You can also incorporate espresso powder for a minty mocha taste or make this a peppermint mocha smoothie — see my notes in the recipe!
  • Naughty & great: you are probably questioning where by the “naughty” is coming from…feel absolutely free to make this a yummy, boozy shake by incorporating 1 shot of Bailey’s cream, Peppermint Schnapp’s or Kahlua!

Easy ingredient swaps

Not only is this mint chocolate smoothie fantastic for including your fav combine-ins, it is also straightforward to swap in elements that you have on hand.

  • As an alternative of cacao powder, really feel absolutely free to use unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • If you really don’t have tahini, you can also use almond or cashew butter (or chocolate almond butter!)
  • Indeed, you can use ice instead of frozen cauliflower, but blend it cautiously as ice can be hard to absolutely blend up and the smoothie possible will not be as sleek.

pouring a healthy mint chocolate smoothie into a glass

How to make it a peppermint mocha smoothie

Flip this mint chocolate smoothie recipe into a peppermint mocha smoothie: Alternatively of 1 cup almond milk, incorporate ½ cup cold espresso + ½ cup almond milk or coconut milk. Or, you can simply add a deal of prompt coffee granules or 1 teaspoon of espresso powder.

How to soften dates for smoothies

Be confident you soften all those dates prior to mixing them. You’ll basically soak your pitted dates in 1 cup of heat water for at minimum 5 minutes. This will aid them soften up and make confident that you can quickly blend them.

easy mint chocolate smoothie in three glasses

Professional smoothie-creating tips

  1. Utilizing frozen cauliflower as it allows retain the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t mix as perfectly (or can make your smoothie watery), so it is best not to skip unless definitely needed.
  2. Don’t be concerned to add more liquid if your smoothie is far too thick or won’t fully mix. Substantial run blenders tend to blend frozen elements significantly improved, so if you have a frequent or individual measurement blender, you may perhaps need to increase additional milk.
  3. Get started the blender on small pace, then step by step improve the pace to substantial to assist blend all components. Stop with the blender on lower speed.

Meal prep this mint chocolate smoothie

Sure, you can make this uncomplicated mint chocolate smoothie ahead of time to delight in later! I have 3 astounding approaches for prepping and storing smoothies appropriate in your freezer. You’ll study the ice cube tray system, the mason jar system and the freezer pack approach. Get all of my guidelines and tips below!

chocolate mint smoothie in a glass

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I hope you St. Nick’s Naughty & Awesome Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie! If you make it be sure to depart a comment and a rating so I know how you preferred it. Get pleasure from, xo!

Recipe by: Evi Madison // SRCooking | Images by: Eat Adore Eats