Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

If you are only here for the recipe, you can find it below the next picture.  If you want to read about how I went a little mint crazy last fall, keep scrolling!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 overripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach (for the green color, optional)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

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On a whim in September, I bought mint extract.  Okay…maybe it wasn’t a whim.  I had read dozens of recipes that called for mint extract, and I desperately wanted to try them.  Yet, every time I went to the store, I thought, “I don’t really need mint extract.”

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Then the day came:  Aldi had mint extract for about half the price of other stores, and I decided that it was time to buy.  After adding mint extract a bowl of chocolate oatmeal, I went a little mint crazy.  Suddenly, I started making mint everything.  I ate more mint muffins than I can count, I created mint pudding, I devoured several batches of mint chocolate baked oatmeal, and I even posted a recipe for mint peanut butter.  This smoothie is further evidence of my mint obsession.  If you’re searching for an easy on-the-go breakfast, this smoothie is exactly what you need!

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P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Laurena @ Life Diet Health and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook for Fiesta Friday #266.

 

6 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Smoothie

  1. Wait. You made mint peanut butter? Oh my Kat, you were mint crazy! I really should start making some mint things (other than chocolate)! and this smoothie looks a great way to start. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us this week at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

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  2. If only you could send mint extract to me – I haven’t found one. I’ve been looking for it since forever!! This smoothie sounds amazing, Kat! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

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