Skinny Mint Green Smoothie

Tasty and chocolate-y like the cookies…only healthier! This thick and rich Skinny Mint Green Smoothie will satisfy any craving, but without the guilt!

Like the cookies, only healthier! Skinny Mint Green Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

Can it really be February already?!

Well, we all know what that means… the Girl Scouts will be hitting the streets with their sashes and adorable sales pitches that no mom can resist. I think we can all agree that it’s best that we only have the opportunity to buy these cookies once a year!

Allowing ourselves to have these kind of treats every once in awhile helps keep us eating healthy in the long run.

Don’t misunderstand – we love us some Girl Scout cookies, but we make sure to treat them like a treat (and share!). I’m pretty sure it feels like each sleeve of Thin Mints is a single serving!

This year, instead of overdoing it on Thin Mints, try this yummy Skinny Mint Green Smoothie instead. Not only will you be loading up with healthy fats, fiber, leafy greens, and fruit, it also has plenty of chocolate flavor! Seriously, healthy AND chocolate? Is there anything better!

While we’re talking desserts that are also healthy, be sure to check out these other no-guilt sweet smoothies to keep on the road to health:
Red Velvet Green Smoothie
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Raspberry Coconut Shortcake Green Smoothie
Mexican Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Green Smoothie

Psst! Plus we have an entire chapter of dessert smoothies in our book, Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes To Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great In Your Body. (It’s available now!)

Skinny Mint Green Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
The combination of cacao powder and fresh mint leaves will give you that chocolatey-mint flavor you've been craving, but instead of packing in the fat and calories, you'll be packing in nutrients from spinach, and avocados! It's really a win-win. When the Girl Scout cravings hit, reach for this smoothie instead.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 bananas
  • ½ avocado
  • 4 medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • OPTIONAL: cacao nibs sprinkled on top

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach, mint, and almond milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

 

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129 Responses to “Skinny Mint Green Smoothie”

  1. Grace 3.23.2017 at 9:51 am #

    I love to eat avocados, but can’t seem to put them in my smoothies…crazy, I know 🙂
    What can I use in place of avocado, in smoothies?
    Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2017 at 7:07 pm #

      Hi Grace,

      Swap in another healthy fat you love. My go-to substitute is a tablespoon of coconut oil or almond butter.

  2. Kayla 3.16.2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Would dried mint be okay? I have tons from my garden from summer!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.17.2017 at 12:09 pm #

      Hi Kayla,

      It’s definitely worth a try! Just follow the 3 to 1, fresh to dry ratio.

  3. Sandra 8.25.2016 at 10:24 am #

    Hi, am Sandra
    I have been trying your smoothie recepies for a week and a half and I really love them. Never thought I would really like them since I never cared for spinach and kale. I have to say they are really a boost. I can feel a difference in my energy level. Thank you for sharing all those delicious recepies.

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.25.2016 at 11:52 am #

      Hi Sandra,

      Thank you so much for reaching out + taking the time to share your green smoothie love!

      Cheers to health, happiness + leafy greens!

  4. Joanna B. 5.29.2016 at 5:07 am #

    YUMMY!! My attempt came out quite thick & creamy. I subbed 75g cashew butter + 2 cups water since I don’t have any almond milk on hand — so glad I bought a bundle of mint. A 1 ounce bundle, if you exclude the stems: leaves only is a *jam-packed* 1/2 cup =) Next time I will try 1 whole avocado + 1 banana.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.30.2016 at 6:26 pm #

      Cheers Joanna!

  5. Michelle 4.7.2016 at 10:53 am #

    Hi!
    I recently purchased your 7 day reset cleanse… We are on day 3 and enjoying the recipes. I noticed for tomorrow one of our snacks is popsicles… That got me thinking that this is more of a summer/warm weather cleanse? We are in Toronto Canada, it’s still winter here… unfortunately ha!
    Do you have any snack suggestions to replace this recipe? We’ve been rotating the tamari almonds and apple almond butter… Might be over doing them 😉
    Thanks for your help!

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.7.2016 at 12:11 pm #

      Hi Michelle,

      Too cold for popsicles? No worries! Swap in a different snack from the meal plan. My favorite is our “donuts”! Maybe switch it up and use peaches instead of apples!

      Cheers!

  6. Kristen 2.13.2016 at 3:26 am #

    My daughter hates bananas (and dislikes fruit in general)…what is a good substitute for bananas in this recipe?

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