Try out this easy, healthy and delicious thin mint smoothie that tastes just like the cookie! All the satisfaction without any of the guilt. Vegan and delicious.
It’s that time of year when the girl scouts are sending out their troops and tempting our diets with those delicious cookies. Instead of eating your way through a whole box of thin mints (what, you haven’t??) try out this recipe. It’s just as satisfying. This makes for a great breakfast that will keep you fueled for your whole morning.
Dates provide more potassium than bananas plus their chock-full of minerals.
Add in a handful of spinach to really up the vitamin and mineral content of this smoothie. Baby spinach is extremely mild in taste and the bananas and chocolate almond milk will cover it right up.
For the love of all things delicious, please freeze your bananas. I don’t know what kind of magical elves hang out in the freezer and work their magic on bananas, but frozen bananas are amazing. They blend so beautifully into this creamy, ice cream like consistency.
Make sure to peel your bananas before freezing them. You don’t want to pull your hair out trying to peel them after they’ve been frozen. You can store them all in a freezer bag, or stack them up in a plastic storage container. I just use a knife to leverage them out when I need them. They just pop right out if you find the right angles.
Give it a whirl and let me know how you liked it!
Thin Mint Smoothie
- 3 Frozen bananas
- ¼ tsp peppermint flavor
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 pitted dates
- 2 cups vegan chocolate milk
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Put dates in blender and cover with just a little water
- blend until smooth
- Add in remaining ingredients and blend
- Add more liquid or less liquid as needed until you get the consistency you desire. Should be a little thick like a milk shake.
- Add another ¼ tsp mint if you want more minty flavor