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Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

April 18, 2016
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When I was a kid, I didn’t like mint chocolate chip.  This may be a surprise to anyone who knows me now.  Now, I love mint chocolate everything (candles, ice cream, candy, etc.).  A simple Google search will tell you that mint chocolate chip ice cream was invented by Marilyn Ricketts in 1973.  Boy am I thankful for the competition that she entered.  There is something about the combination of mint and chocolate that I cannot resist.  It is refreshing, sweet, and takes care of my daily chocolate cravings.  Here is a super simple, healthy mint chocolate chip shake you can make at home.

love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger healthy mint chocolate chip shake avocado

Ingredients

  • Half of an avocado
  • Handful of spinach
  • 2/3 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/3 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 Tbl honey
  • 1/2 C almond milk
  • Dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar (I use Trader Joe’s 72% Cacao)

Steps

  1. Blend avocado, spinach, banana, protein, peppermint extract, honey and almond milk together.
  2. Once shake is smooth, add in chocolate (I use 1/3 of chocolate bar). love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger healthy mint chocolate chip shake avocado
  3. Optional: top with chocolate pieces and/or fudge (I make mine homemade by heating 1/3 dark chocolate cacao bar with vanilla almond milk in microwave for 30 seconds and stirring). love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger healthy mint chocolate chip shake avocado

There you have it, the healthy mint chocolate chip shake.  You can drink it in the morning or after dinner for a sweet dessert.

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  • Chrissy April 18, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Sounds and looks very good – I will have to try making these! Thank you!

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Thanks, Chrissy. It was pretty delicious.

  • Allie April 18, 2016 at 6:37 am

    I would have never in a million years thought of this, but now I have to try it! I bet its super creamy with the avocado. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Of course! I hope you like it!!

  • Heather @ Simply Save April 18, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Yum! A much better alternative to a Shamrock Shake!

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 8:17 am

      So good! 🙂

  • Chelsea April 18, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Looks to die for!! YUM!

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thanks, dear! It was really yummy!

  • Katie April 18, 2016 at 10:24 am

    YESSSSSSS!

  • Madelaine Lam April 18, 2016 at 11:51 am

    YUM!! I grew up drinking avacodo shakes so I love this one. Do you by any chance have the calorie count? Thanks.

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      I had never had one until about a year ago. It’s so good!

  • Neely (@Neelykins) April 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    You had me at mint chip!

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Haha. Right? All day.

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health April 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    chocolate + mint is my favorite combo.. i could see this happening for breakfast.

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Mine too! So delicious.

  • Rica Lewis April 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I totally want to pop this in my Ninja NOW! I love avocado, and one of my go-to treats is an avocado smoothie with vanilla soy milk and a sprinkling of cinnamon. The avocado is so smooth and creamy, and the color is so enticing! Thanks for the history lesson and this lovely recipe!

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Of course! Thank you for catching the bit of history. 😉

  • Rebecca Hicks April 18, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Yum those look so good! I love that you added avocado and spinach to it to make it green instead food coloring. No artificial yuckiness and health bonuses too! I’ll have to make this soon.

    • Jessica April 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks, dear. I like the extra protein kick from the spinach too. 🙂

  • Crystal // Dreams, etc. April 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    This sounds really good! I’m going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Of course! I hope you love it!

  • Jenny April 18, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Ooh I will have to give this a try!

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Let me know how you like it! 🙂

  • Cindy Saeger April 19, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I am totally going to try this like asap! Thanks!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Of course! Hope you love it!

  • candy April 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

    We don’t have to tell the rest of the family how good for them this shake is. It can be our little secret.

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Hahaha! My thoughts exactly! 🙂

  • Christine April 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I absolutely love chocolate and get a sweet tooth all the time. This smoothie sounds great to me and I am going to make it.

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 10:51 am

      I feel ya with the chocolate and sweet tooth thing. It will become a new regular for me because it was delicious!

  • linda spiker April 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Sounds like a perfect breakfast!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 10:51 am

      I even froze mine and thawed it out in the morning so it was quick and easy.

  • Brie April 19, 2016 at 10:17 am

    This sounds so delicious! I have a major sweet tooth and am always on the hunt for healthier versions of my favorite sweets, so I’ll definitely be trying this 🙂

    xo Brie
    http://www.sophistifunkblog.com

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Yes! Me too! That’s why I had to come up with something that I wouldn’t feel guilty drinking. haha.

  • Shannon April 19, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I am SO excited to try this- my sister and I make a smoothie every morning for breakfast. She loves to put more greens in than I do, but this definitely looks like a shake you wouldn’t even taste the greens in! Pinning for later-thanks so much for sharing!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 10:56 am

      I make one almost every morning too! Hopefully this will be a great way to get your greens in girl!

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish April 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Chocolate mint smoothie and shakes are some of my favorites! This looks so yummy!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Thanks girl!! I love them too! I hope you like it. 🙂

  • Mary April 19, 2016 at 11:04 am

    This looks and sounds delicious!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks, Mary!! It was really good.

  • Kristen April 19, 2016 at 11:12 am

    this looks amazing! I never would have thought of avocado and spinach!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      You can’t really taste the spinach…it just gives it the richer green color. 🙂

  • Anna April 19, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I’ve never been a huge fan of mint chocolate chip either, but this looks delicious! I am definitely going to have to give it a try! And so refreshing for the warmer months! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      That was my thinking too. Anything to cool off in the summer. It gets way too hot here.

  • Klauss April 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    The excellent combination of ingredients;) Spinach, avocado and honey! For me, this is new!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      It is a fun mix of stuff sure. 🙂

  • Madeline April 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I love the color of this pretty shake here! And the addition of chocolate chips–oh my <3 <3 Gorgeous photos Jessica!

    • Jessica April 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you, Madeline! The chocolate chips are what make it for me (and the fudge…yum!) Thank you so much.

  • Julie April 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Okay, I have to try this! We’re smoothie junkies at my house 🙂

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Yay! I hope you love it!

  • Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife April 19, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Mint + chocolate is one of my favorite sweet treat combos! We love smoothies and this looks like a refreshing treat!

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 8:47 am

      That’s a great word for it…refreshing! Hope you enjoy!

  • Monika April 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    You know I love mint in it’s natural form and use it in so many ways but I am just not able to get myself to like mint chocolate. But this look sooo delicious.. I might actually give it another try 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    Love,
    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

      It took me so long to realize I liked it. 🙂

  • Morgan @ Lilies + Lambs April 19, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Yum! Love all things mint chocolate chip! xx

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Yes, girl! Me too! 🙂

  • Chantal April 19, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I would never think to make a mint chocolate shake. This looks so tasty.

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

      You should try it. It is refreshing and great for hot summer months.

  • Ana Navarro April 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

    This sounds delicious and who knew you could combine avocado with chocolate chips and spinch… I must try soon! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

      Its delicious. It sounds weird but it totally works.

  • Heather Davis April 20, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Healthy mint chocolate chip anything sounds wonderful to me!

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Right?! So good!

  • KatyRose April 20, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Recently I’ve gotten really into smoothies and only just discovered the greatness of avocados in smoothies. They make everything taste better and make the smoothie so much smoother than just plane fruit or other veggies. – Katy

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      I would have never thought of avocados in a smoothie until I read it in a recipe and tried it. Sooo creamy! You are exactly right!

  • Cassandra April 20, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    This is so fantastically amazing! Can’t wait to try making one now that it’s summer weather!

    • Jessica April 20, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks, girl! I hope you love it. It was even better the next morning after I kept it in the freezer. 🙂

  • Carly @ FitLiving Eats April 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

    This looks insanely delicious and easy to make! Mint chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream flavor so I know that I would love this!

    • Jessica April 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      I hope you do! It was so easy and wonderful (even better the next morning)