Today’s Raw Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie recipe pays homage to two of my all-time favorite smoothies: Cafe Gratitude‘s “I Am Cool” milkshake, a minty, cacao nib-filled dessert treat, and HipCityVeg‘s “Groothie,” a Philly favorite with spinach as the key green ingredient. I am really happy with the way this smoothie turned out, bursting with fresh mint from the Clark Park Farmers’ Market and packed with superfood flavor. I hope you enjoy my twist on two classics!
1.5 frozen bananas
1 cup fresh spinach
3-4 fresh mint leaves (I used peppermint leaves)
6-7 drops stevia (optional)
3/4-1 cup frozen pineapple
1 Tbs cacao powder
1 tsp maca
2 tsp chia seeds
3/4 cup ice
Blend all ingredients. Enjoy topped with raw chocolate shavings, fresh berries, buckwheat groats, granola, goji berries, etc.
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