Chocolate Fresh Mint Smoothie

I was reading through the newest Cooking Light Magazine and they have an entire article on smoothies. I find myself reaching for the same smoothie time after time (chocolate protein powder, banana, peanut butter repeat) and decided it was time for a change.

They have one that throws fresh mint into the mix and I decided to test it out myself.

The avocado is great for a dose of healthy fats, although you can certainly leave it out if you wish.

Chocolate (Fresh Mint) Smoothie

Chocolate (Fresh Mint) Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Here is a wonderful twist on the classic Chocolate Smoothie using fresh mint.

Ingredients

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In a blender pulse together the protein powder, mint, avocado, cocoa powder, and milk until smooth
  2. Add in a small amount of ice, pulse, and continue adding ice until it reaches the desired consistency

Notes

Optional: A small amount of mint extract or sweetener may also be used. I added a touch of stevia to mine to make it sweeter

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 30mg Sodium: 164mg Carbohydrates: 26g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 36g