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

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

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 364 kcal
Author Jessica Alera

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

Recipe 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

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