Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

This beats a Dairy Queen mint oreo cookie blizzard by a landslide. Alright for me it does anyway but dairy and I don’t get along not to mention the fact the dairy is mucous forming and studies suggest it is being linked to cancer. Studies also suggest that the calcium we obtain from milk may not prevent osteoporosis it may actually make it worse. Dairy is also responsible for digestive difficulties in many people, some really are not even aware they have this allergy. The negative side affects of drinking milk far outweigh any benefits in my opinion. If there is a benefit at all.

This smoothie is Aidan’s all time favorite smoothie he would say. He’s a lover of chocolate and mint combined. For those of you wanting to avoid chocolate altogether you can substitute with cacao nibs which offer a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and offer a nice energy boost. I am sure you have all heard this before but when you crave chocolate it may suggest that your body is low in magnesium, or in my case, you may just really love chocolate. Cacao nibs are high in magnesium and don’t contain sugar so they are a great option if you’re worried about sugar intake.

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Serves 1
1 handful of spinach leaves
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 frozen banana
1/4 avocado
2 tablespoons mint leaves
a few drops of peppermint stevia (honey also works great)
a small handful of chocolate chips or cacao nibs
1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional)

Blend spinach, milk, banana, avocado, mint leaves and sweetener in a high speed blender until smooth. Add in the chocolate chips and blend for a few seconds