Skinny Mint Smoothie

2.4.2017

Jump to Recipe Plant-Based Recipes • Smoothies • Skinny Mint 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! Can it really be February already?! Well, we all know what that means… the Girl Scouts will be hitting the streets […]

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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!

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. Being healthy isn’t about deprivation, it’s about consistency and celebrating the moments we do “splurge a little” and then get back to healthy eating. Having a treat shouldn’t take us off the deep-end. If we have built a healthy foundation, we can enjoy these occasional treats.

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

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!

Skinny Min Smoothie Alternatives

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
Healthy Hot Chocolate
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Green Smoothie

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Skinny Mint Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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

  • 1 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • cacao nibs sprinkled on top (optional)

Instructions

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

Notes

*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

Keywords: Skinny mint smoothie

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.

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  1. Kristen says:

    When you talk about medjool dates in recipes, are you referring to the big ones (3-4 inches) or the 1 inch ones? We have both here (in the UK) and I’m just wanting to get my proportions right!

  2. Dawn says:

    Nice use of my fresh mint! Even with a frozen banana, it needed something cold. Ice cubes watered it down a bit. But it was still good.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      This one is so tasty! I recommend using both frozen banana and frozen avocado. I do that and along with the spinach, mint, and almond milk (all refrigerated), my smoothie isn’t freezing but it is nice and cold.

  3. Dani Mitchell says:

    I love Girl Scout cookies, yet am trying to watch my weight and truly did enjoy this recipe. It has a very similar taste to the cookie, yet is even more satisfying. Plus, it actually is nourishing so my body will thank me for it!

  4. Grace says:

    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 says:

      Hi Grace,

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

      • Amanda says:

        I am allergic to bananas, and I see a lot of smoothies with recipes that involve banana. Can I substitute an avocado in place of a banana? Or is there anything else texturally that will be equivalent? Thank you!

      • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

        Hi Amanda,

        Allergic to bananas? I’ve got you covered! Avocado is a great choice + one of my favorite swaps. They make smoothies super creamy, but you may be missing out on some of the sweetness. If you need extra sweetness, add in a natural sweetener like Medjool dates, honey, or maple syrup.

        Other great banana swaps are – mango, papaya, chia seeds, unsweetened applesauce, pears, medjool dates, and nut butters.

        Learn more about yummy-banana free recipes + substitutes here…

        https://simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes/green-smoothies/banana-free-green-smoothie-recipes

  5. Kayla says:

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

  6. Sandra says:

    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 says:

      Hi Sandra,

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

      Cheers to health, happiness + leafy greens!

  7. Joanna B. says:

    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.

  8. Michelle says:

    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 says:

      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!

  9. Kristen says:

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

  10. Jessica Kelly says:

    I went without dates (just didn’t Have them), and it was still sweet enough…. nothing else added ;). Oh, I used dark cocoa powder too but a teaspoon less than you guys suggested.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for sharing! We love hearing different adjustments to our recipes, and love hearing without dates you still enjoyed the sweetness of our Skinny Mint Green Smoothie!

      Cheers 🙂

  11. Inspired Girl aka Barbara says:

    I love your web site and your smoothie recipes and info. THANKS! I would love your recipe cards, but i don’t use paper. I would love it if i could buy a digital version. Any intention to make them digital for sale????
    =)
    Thanks for these great pages!
    Barbara
    ~inspired girl
    http://www.inspiredgirl.me

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! And you’re in luck! We just launched our mobile recipe cards this week!! They’re beautifully formatted recipe cards for quick + easy blending. Check them out here…

      http://rawkstarmarketplace.com/products/rawkstar-recipes

    • Barbie says:

      I agree with Barbara! This website is one of my favorites! I am so happy to be a Rawstar! 🙂 This skinny mint green smoothie is fabulous! I used spearmint. I was not sure if I should do peppermint. Is there a favored ‘mint’ for the smoothies? It was very good with the spearmint. I also cut back on the dates and bananas – I do not do many carbs. It was, nonetheless, very YUMMY! Thank you so much Jen and Jadah, for all your hard work and for the time you spend to help us all be healthy and fit in a delicious way!!!

      • SGS Rawkstar says:

        Hi Barbie,

        Thanks for blending with us! Reach for any mint herb you enjoy whether that’s peppermint, spearmint, etc…

        Cheers 🙂

  12. Ginny Johnson says:

    This is for LaVonne who asked about a “print-friendly” button so she could easily print out the recipes.
    If you just right-click on your mouse after you bring up a recipe, you will see a list of words. “Print” is one of them. Click on that. A page will come up that will say “Print” or “Cancel” and then how many pages it will print if you want it all. There will also be a page on the right, showing what you want printed. If it’s not all on that
    page, then go to “pages” on the left side, and put “2” or “3” on
    that line. I do this all the time and it usually works. If you just want one or two pages, click on the line for “pages.” Then go to the
    large “Print” at the top and click on that.

  13. Melissa says:

    This skinny mint green smoothie is really good. I I used the whole amount of spinach and half of a small avocado (for one smoothie), and added some plant based protein powder. It was really good! And I was able to use some of the last bit of fresh mint from my garden.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Yay! We love this recipe + we’re happy you do too! Thanks for blendin’ with us!

      Cheers 🙂

  14. Isabelle says:

    If you are using this recipe as a meal replacement, is it an issue that there is no protein?
    Thanks!

  15. La Vonne says:

    Hello, So excited about trying your smoothies. Was just wondering if you could add a print button to your recipes. I am making a green smoothie recipe cookbook for quick references when I’m in a hurry and I can’t get to the computer to find them. would love to have your recipes right at my finger tips.
    Thank you so much
    La Vonne

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi LaVonne,

      Thanks for reaching out! We love hearing that you’re putting together a green smoothie recipe cookbook, + I’ll definitely forward your request on to our tech team. In the meantime, check out our recipe cards for printer-friendly PDFs…

      https://shop.simplegreensmoothies.com/product/recipe-cards/

      Also, check out our upcoming book! It will be on shelves starting November 3rd!

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/book

      • La Vonne Burgess says:

        Hey Sweeties
        Do your recipe cards have the recipes on them or do I have to do that my self? Not sure how this works. Also I have pre ordered you’re new book coming out on Nov 3. So excited and looking forward to getting it in. Are the recipes in your new smoothie book all new or will some of them be from your web site?
        Thank you for getting back to me and answering my questions. I sure do hope your team will make printer friendly button on your recipes. Would be so helpful.
        Thank you so much. Have a blessed and healthy day.
        La Vonne

      • SGS Rawkstar says:

        Hi La Vonne,

        Great questions! Our recipe cards include 39 of our favorite recipes! During our challenge months, you can also purchase recipe cards for all of the recipes included in that specific challenge. We hope you’re planning on joining us for our October 30-Day Challenge – starting next week!

        Yay! We’re so excited to hear you pre-ordered our upcoming book! Our book is packed with new recipes + our favorites!

        Happy blendin’!

  16. Seiko says:

    Did this recipe and it was massive. Took a while to get halfway into it but by that time (10-15 minutes) it gelled up into a solid mess with water separating to the top. Wasn’t too happy with it in general. Maybe I’ll play around with the number of bananas and how much avocado that’s put in.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Seiko,

      Thanks for reaching out! All of our recipes make two servings, for a total of 32oz. Still too much? Simply cut any recipe in half!

      Separation when storing your green smoothie is completely natural, so give your smoothie a quick shake before enjoying. Finding your smoothie thickening, it might be pectin, its naturally occurring in your favorite fruits, and it’s the same ingredient that causes your favorite jams + jellies to gel.

      Lastly, our recipes are here to inspire you, so please don’t feel you need to follow them to a T. Adjust any recipe to meet your needs + satisfy your taste buds!

  17. Stephanie says:

    I tried this with dried figs instead & it was great! Thanks for the sweet recipe!

  18. Ella says:

    This is my FAVORITE recipe!! My sister was planning to skip dinner yesterday to go shopping with me so I made it for her and she loved it just as much as I do!! Gives me a great excuse to use up the mint in my garden because I have so much of it.

    I found that blending the dates FIRST with one cup of milk and then adding the other cup of milk and greens to blend worked best. That could be just my blender, with is a Ninja.

    Regardless, this recipe is so good!! I love how thick and creamy it is: it really fills you up and keeps you satisfied for hours. Thank you so much for these recipes. The challenges are also so well thought out. You guys make it so easy to be healthy!

    -Ella

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Ella,

      Yay! We’re so happy to hear you love our Skinny Mint Green Smoothie! How can you not love a recipe that is inspired after Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies!! And cheers to sharing the green smoothie love with your sister. Thanks for blendin’ with us + sharing your blending tips!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Melissa says:

      I like to put my pitted dates in a small amount of water and microwave for 15 seconds to soften them. I have a Blendtec but I still do this to be sure I don’t any bits left over. If you plan ahead, you could soak the dates overnight too.

  19. Toon says:

    What speed when you blend spinach with milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Toon,

      Thanks for reaching out! What blender are you using? If you’re using a Vitamix – here’s the manufacture’s suggestion…

      1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.

      2. Select Variable 1.

      3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.

      4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

      Hope this helps! Cheers 🙂

  20. Gail says:

    Delicious! =) We used plain Greek yogurt for the avocado, as our avo was still in the freezer, rock-solid. Oops…
    Added ground flax and almonds.
    Used a very lightly packed 1/2 c. mint, as it was already flowering… but that was sufficient.
    We will make this flavor again! Thank you!

  21. Stevie says:

    I just made this smoothie for the first time. I used chocolate mint from my garden and kale instead of spinach. I also used water instead of almond milk (because I didn’t have almond milk on hand) and added a little bit of cinnamon. It is excellent! I am packing it to take to a curriculum work session this morning. Thanks for all of the great recipes!

  22. Sandi says:

    It was ok. Way too much mint. If I make it again, I’d use less mint. The texture with the avocado was great, but the mint ruined and overpowered the flavor of the rest of the ingredients.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sandi,

      Thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know! 🙂

  23. Farren says:

    Hi i just wanted to know if this is good for kids i have a 1 year old & 4 year old i wasn’t sure the cacao powder was ok, i did click the kid friendly link but just wanted to make sure as i really want to get my daughters into healthy smoothies too.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Farren,

      We love sharing green smoothies with Little Rawkstars!

      Cacao is filled with two things that we love: antioxidants and chocolatey flavor! The rich, chocolatey flavor of cacao is delicious + dessert like, which helps to resist those sugar cravings while still satisfying any kid’s sweet tooth! The antioxidants boost your immune system which helps to resist those nasty colds and sickness.

      Do know that cacao can be a stimulant, similar to caffeine. If you want to avoid a potential energy spike, but still enjoy the chocolately flavor, carob is a great substitute!

  24. Jo says:

    This sounds incredible. Just bought my blender yesterday so I can’t wait to give it a whirl! One question ….. are medjool dates the same as ordinary dates? I’m in Oz & I haven’t heard of them. Also, is cacao powder the same as cocoa powder? Lol sorry for so many dumb questions! I’m new to all this healthy green stuff! Cheers xo

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jo,

      If medjool dates aren’t available in your area. You can use any type of seedless dates that available in your area.

      Natural unsweetened cocoa powder is actually very similar to raw cacao powder except for experiencing higher temperatures during production, which decreases antioxidant activity.

      Let us know how you enjoy the smoothie!

  25. Tahere says:

    I have a question. I’ve recently somehow become allergic to avocados and I was wondering what I can use instead in my smoothies. Thanks!

  26. Tara says:

    I didn’t have any dates when I made this but I substituted raw honey. At first I tried it without any honey and it needed something. I drank this before an intense workout and drank the remainder when I returned home. Very filling and refreshing and gave my milk supply a boost. Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Tara,

      Honey is a great replacement for dates! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed this smoothie with your workout! 🙂

  27. SabChgo says:

    Mine would not turn chocolate brown- but I used cocoa nibs which I guess isn’t a good sub for cocoa powder? And I know you guys don’t count calories- but while tasty this one was a biggie- so eater beware! 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey! Thanks for blending with us! You can totally use nibs. So glad you enjoyed this one!

  28. Kelley says:

    Happy Valentines Day ladies! THIS IS AWESOME!! Sooooo freakin’ delish!!! Will be sharing recipe only with my peeps, they can’t have my smoothie, ITS ALL MINE MINE MINE!!!! YUM!!!

  29. Liza says:

    Hi Ladies! I’m a Girl Scout leader and had to chuckle when I read this! So true! While I am not on a “diet” per se, I have committed to a healthier lifestyle. Loving the smoothies and sharing with everyone I know! I’m currently staring at hundreds of CASES of cookies lol…. my SUPER PICKY 11 year daughter has recently been showing more interest in her health (shes always been very active and sporty but a TERRIBLE eater!) and I would LOVE to share “healthy cookie swaps” with my awesome team of 11 year old ladies! Mine tried the Beginners Luck (I’m shocked she wanted to!!) and then wanted THIRDS! If you put together a Samoa (Caramel Delight) smoothie, my fav lol, my team will be your guinea pigs! Keep Rawking!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Liza!

      Thanks for the comment. I was a Girl Scout too! Troop 417! 🙂 We are so glad you are enjoying this recipes, I did already consume some boxes of Samoas with my family in support of the GS! 🙂 That recipe has been a big request. Maybe a good one to share next year. I will get testing it now. 🙂

  30. Kelly says:

    This was a treat! Thank you and the mint wasn’t too overpowering which worked out wonderfully. I usually don’t like mint in my smoothies but this was actually nice.

  31. Taryn says:

    hmmmm, can you make up a samoas green smoothie next? 🙂 obviously coconut milk with some cocoa, but where to get that caramel flavor?

  32. michelle says:

    I absolutely love all your recipes!! I started the 30 day challenge a year ago during Ramadan, and I can’t begin to tell you how much they helped me during the fasting month. I haven’t stopped making green smoothies I drink one almost everyday. Since then I have lost about 19 lbs but of course with clean eating.

  33. Marissa says:

    Can I substitute the cacao powder for cacao nibs?

  34. michelle says:

    I started making your green smoothies almost a year ago, during Ramadan. I just wanted to tell u that I absolutely love all of them. I started the 30 day challenge while I was fasting and I’ve never felt so good!!! Keep up the amazing job!!! BTW I have lost about 19 lbs while drinking the smoothies but I have also changed my eating habits 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Michelle!

      You rawk! Thanks so much for the kind words and we are so glad that you are loving green smoothies as much as we are! Cheers to you!

  35. Ashanti says:

    I’m trying to find a substitute for bananas. I can eat them alone but I absolutely hate them in my smoothies. I keep trying different recipes and it seems it’s the only thing I can taste even if I reduce the suggested amount. I love mint and choco combo so I do not want to take that chance. What are the suggestions? I think somewhere I read papaya.

  36. LadyCabby says:

    Yummy! I used Almond and Coconut Milk blend which probably helped to make it extra yummy! I also added two more dates, I like it sweet. I am new to green smoothies and I am glad I remembered this recipe before I stopped and got ice cream, I wanted something sweet and this did the trick. Also, this is my first time using a avocado in a smoothie. I was terrified that it would have a weird taste with it but it didn’t! Oh yes for those that live in Los Angeles; Ralph’s usually have the dates in the bulk food section too!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey LadyCabby!

      Thanks for the comment. So glad this hit the spot for you sweet tooth. I love ice cream too, but I am always looking for ways to cut back. Cheers to you + thanks for the Ralph’s tip. 🙂

  37. Rosella says:

    I looked up the calorie count and found it is high as is the number of carbs and sugar. I like the idea of the recipe though, so I think I will reduce the banana to one and the dates to two and hope for the best taste.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Rosella. We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.Healthier than Thin Mint Cookies.

  38. Adriana says:

    Hey, I was wondering if I could substitude mint with something, because on one hand I am taking homeopathic medicine and I shouldn’t take in mint + I really don’t like it..
    Thank you! 🙂

  39. Audrey says:

    Hi,
    My biggest problem with drinking the green smoothies it that most of the time they call for Almond milk (which I am allergic too and coconut milk isn’t always a good substitute. I’m allergic to soy as well) and I am allergic to Avocados. So how would I be able to make your skinny green mint smoothie? I really want to do the challenge but I don’t know what to use for substitutions. Any suggestion from you would be greatly appreciated.

    Audrey

  40. lisa says:

    Bought all ingredients today. Am soaking dates in almond milk tonight
    Cant wait to try in the morning
    thanks for sharing receipe

  41. Pam says:

    I have been trying several different smoothies, great recipes in The Simple Green Smoothie Solution. I just picked up some mint
    will be trying this one soon.
    Question: Can “Kefir” be used as a substitute for liquids in recipes?

    Pam

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Pam!

      Thanks for blending with us. Great question! If it is a dairy kefir we would suggest staying away. We’ve talked with a lot of nutritionists and milk isn’t all that it’s been hyped up to be. Dairy is one of the highest diet allergies (and often goes undiagnosed), yet can cause inflammation and infections. And if you aren’t buying organic milk, you’re also getting doses of antibiotics, hormones, etc that can tip your own body out of whack. So we just avoid milk for our family (and opt for almond milk). We get our calcium from plant-based sources mainly— broccoli, spinach and kale.

      It’s definitely a personal choice, and you just have to decide what works best for you and your family.

      • amy says:

        This poster said “kefir.” Perhaps I didn’t read correctly… Where did she say, dairy? There’s non dairy kefir. Not all kefir is made of dairy or soy… Whole foods in some stores also sell kefir made from coconut milk. You can also make yourself, almond milk kefir, coconut milk kefir, and coconut water kefir. You can do this without the kefir grains and by using a good probiotic powder. Like this knowledgeable source recommends. I do this sans the Stevia:http://healthyblenderrecipes.com/recipes/raw_almond_milk_kefir And, you can of course especially in the case of almond milk kefir, make the almond milk yourself if you have the means to do so as that link directs. Point being, it’s not as simple to assume that all kefir is dairy. If you haven’t sought out the non dairy and non soy kefirs, or made your own homemade almond milk kefir, you should at least once! You won’t go back to store bought ever. and, a little kefir can change up your green smoothies. You do have to watch the amounts as Kefir has the tartness of yogurt (IMO anyway,) so you probably won’t want to sub one for one for other liquids like almond milk for instance. 🙂

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

        Hi Amy.

        Thanks for your comment + yes, kefir can be used, our recipes are here to inspire you — you don’t have to follow them to a T. Yet we do think they are mighty tasty! Feel free to use other green smoothie recipes and even make some up yourself. The key to making green smoothies your lifestyle is making it easy and part of your daily routine, if you would like to add kefir, go for it! 🙂 Cheers.

  42. Melissa says:

    Costco sells the medjool dates. They have some in a plastic tub & others in a bag. The ones in the bag are organic.

  43. Becky says:

    Do you have nutrition information available for this smoothie? Or am I just not looking in the right spot 🙂 (i.e.: calories, sugar, carbs, etc.) Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Becky.

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

      Here is a link to nutrionial information: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/fruit-and-vegetable-nutrition

  44. Anna says:

    Where do I find cacao? I can never seem to find it!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Anna.

      You can find cacao in the baking section, usually near the dried coconut. 🙂

  45. Kathleen says:

    I have mint extract on hand. Can that be used in place of the mint leaves? Want to try this tomorrow but hoping to avoid an extra trip to the store.

  46. Karla says:

    I often use mint in my smooties. I love the mint! I buy the little potted mint plants at Sprouts and keep it in my windowsill by the sink. That way I always have FRESH mint. When I have used it all up, I buy another one. I find this is very cost effective. I also do that with basil, which is also wonderful in some smoothies!

  47. Aja Holmes says:

    Is there something we can substitute the dates with?

  48. Sophie says:

    I was wondering if the dates are optional? I don’t normally put them in and I didn’t know if they were a sweetner or if it added flavor. Thanks!

  49. Tiffany says:

    Last time I put dates in my cheapy blender it came out chunky….is there a way to fix that? Can I put them in the spinach stage?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Tiffany! 🙂 Yes, you can. 🙂 A little tip with dates, if you soak them in the liquid you plan on blending with for a few hours or even overnight in the fridge, it makes the best creamy smoothie, ever!!

  50. Abby says:

    Can’t see the recipe. I know there is a way to change the URL in order to see it but I can’t remember what it is?

    Also, are you guys working on a fix for this bug?

    thanks!

    • Abby says:

      Update — seems like it might be a Chrome issue. I tried the link using IE and it works. Just a tip for anyone else who is having trouble seeing the ingredients!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Thanks, Abby. Glad you can see it now.

  51. marie says:

    Wondering if there is any other kind of milk I can use, cannot use Almond Milk ( could I substitute Soy milk?)

  52. Faith says:

    Is cacao powder the same thing as unsweetened cocoa powder? If not, where do I buy it?

  53. Krysia says:

    Drinking this now! For my mid afternoon snack. Mine more green than brown, and how do I ever get dates to blend, still got little sticky clumps. However, my poor culinary skills aside, DELISH…………

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Krysia.

      A little tip with dates, if you soak them in the liquid you plan on blending with for a few hours or even overnight in the fridge, it makes the best creamy smoothie, ever!! 🙂

  54. Bridgette says:

    It took me awhile to find the medjool dates but either trader joes or whole foods. Usually for whole foods you have pick your own and weight them, but I find that better because I normally don’t eat dates anyway.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Great tip, Bridgette. 🙂

    • Gail says:

      Costco has Medjool dates. It is a large box but all you need to do is store them in the freezer. They are ready to seed and remove skins after a quick soak in warm water or other liquid.

  55. America says:

    Yum! It’s so good!

  56. Kris Nyman says:

    I get mine at the Middle Eastern market in Phoenix, but Whole Foods carries them. You can use any kinds of dates. Just seed them.

  57. Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club says:

    This smoothie looks REALLY delicious. I am definitely going to try it.

  58. Yazmin says:

    You can get them at most stores. Try Publix, Kroger, Sprouts or Trader Joes.

  59. Sharon says:

    Where do you find medjool dates. Never heard of them.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Sharon.

      Thanks for the comment. Not sure where you live, but I find mine at Costco for $7. Also Whole Foods has them in the Bulk Section or Waitrose should have them in the dried fruit section. 🙂 Hope that helps! 🙂

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