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Mint choc green smoothie

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Mint choc green smoothie

Mint choc green smoothie

Happy St Patricks Day all. In honour of the Irish, I’m blogging a second post today that’s a green one.

This is one of the absolute best green smoothies I’ve had. It feels extravagant and dessert-ish but is fresh and healthy. It helps that I adore mint chocolate (and I know not everyone likes mint!). So for those of you out there who are mint freaks like me, this one is for you. And for what it’s worth, our 5 year old demolished this smoothie! Go spinach, go!

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2 bananas (frozen if you have them)

3 cups baby spinach

1 handful fresh mint

2 medjool pitted dates

1 capful of peppermint essence

1 capful vanilla extract

2 cups almond/soy/rice milk

1/2 cup ice
Only you will know if you have a machine that will blend dates well enough for a smoothie. If not, leave them out. They add extra sweetness but are not critical, especially if your bananas are very ripe.

Blend everything except milk and ice until a gorgeous green puree.

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Then add the ice and milk and blend some more. Add a sprinkling of cacao nibs on top before serving, and a fresh mint leaf. Enjoy!

Thanks to Yummy Mummy for the inspiration.

Mint choc green smoothie

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Author: Rah

www.plantbasedmunchies.wordpress.com

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