It may sound unconventional, but when you combine a bunch of fresh spinach, some avocado, coconut milk, deep green mint leaves and a bunch of chocolate chips, you've got yourself a mint chocolate chip shake that's much healthier than the traditional kind made with ice cream. This deliciously creamy green drink is vegan, raw, gluten-free and full of nutrients. The spinach adds a beautiful emerald hue to it, but also supplies you with many wonderful benefits like Vitamins K, A and C --- plus it's a great natural anti-inflammatory. Perfect as a quick power-breakfast or to cool down with on a warm day, this Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Shake is high in fiber, low-calorie and rich in vitamins. Easy to make, just toss everything in a blender, add some crushed ice and don’t forget to decorate. A few extra bits of dark chocolate and some fresh mint will attract both adults and kids to your drink.
1. Gather the ingredients
- a bunch of spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup
- 2 tsp of dark chocolate chips
2. Prep the avocado
Release the avocado from its skin using a spoon.
3. Prep the mint
Wash and dry the mint leaves, remove the stems.
Blend or process the avocado, mint, spinach and coconut milk. Add a tablespoon of honey, or maple syrup.
5. Get the right consistency
Add some water or ice cubes into the mix until you get a creamy but liquid shake.
6. Add the chocolate chips
Add the chocolate chips, blend again to break them into small bits and garnish with some extra little ones and some fresh mint.
Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots