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.
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
Mexican Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Green Smoothie
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.
- 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)
- Blend spinach, mint, and almond milk until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
*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.
By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 2.4.2017 | COMMENTS: 133