Friday, May 20, 2011

Green Grasshopper Smoothie (Mint Chocolate)

This smoothie is so much like dessert!  I was inspired by Angela at Oh She Glows when she posted her Peppermint Patty smoothie around St. Patrick's Day.  I decided to come up with my own variation of the mint chocolate smoothie.  The protein powder is optional.  If you want your smoothie to be more like a meal, I would recommend using the protein powder to give it more substance.  But if you are just having this smoothie as dessert, I wouldn't worry about it.  Also, if you use less almond milk, you can turn this into amazingly delicious ice cream!  All you have to do is blend the ingredients in a blender and transfer to an ice cream maker.  Don't be afraid of the spinach-you don't even taste it!

Green Grasshopper Smoothie
(Makes 1-2 servings)

-1 or 2 frozen bananas
-2-3 handfuls of spinach (75-100 grams)
-1 cup of almond or other non-dairy milk
-Sweetener to taste (I used 2 packets of Truvia)
-1 serving (30 grams) vegan protein powder (I used Plant Fusion Vanilla)
-2-3 drops of mint extract
-1-2 TBSP chocolate chips

Blend up the spinach with the almond milk in the food processor first.  Once the spinach is a puree and there are no longer any pieces  of spinach, add all other ingredients and blend.  Be careful with the mint extract.  It's very strong and it is easy to over do it!

1 comment:

  1. You can use cocoa nibs in place of the chocolate chips to make it healthier.