Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint chocolate smoothieThis smoothie actually tastes like a real milkshake, except every single ingredient in it is good for you! The stars of this smoothie are:

  1. Cacao Powder – full of antioxidants (up to 4 times the quantity found in green tea) and a great source of magnesium, fibre and zinc
  2. Vega Choc-a-lot Protein Powder – this plant based protein powder is vegan, gluten-free and has no added sugar. A single scoop has 15g of complete protein, and 2 servings of veggies
  3. Organic Wheat Grass – one of the best sources of living chlorophyll; check out all of the benefits of wheat grass here. You can grow your own wheat grass and juice it, or you can buy it in powdered form. Right now I am using Amazing Grass, Organic Wheat Grass powder.
  4. Mint – good for soothing the digestive tract

See below for the full recipe… Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 cups of nut or seed milk (such as almond or hemp seed) depending on how thick you like your smoothie
  • 1 heaping spoonful of Cacao Powder
  • 1 scoop of Vega chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop of organic wheat grass powder (or a shot of juiced wheat grass)
  • 1 handful of greens of your choice (such as spinach or baby kale)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup of mint leaves or up to 1/4 tsp of peppermint oil

Put into your blender and enjoy! I topped my smoothie with cacao nibs and hemp seeds which added a bit of a crunch!

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