Mint Chocolate Chip “Ice Cream” Smoothie


Your “guilty pleasure” satisfied with healthy ingredients

If you ever get a craving for the delicious green-tinted ice cream with flecks of chocolate throughout, get ready to revitalize your mornings with this refreshing (and healthier) Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie! This bright and minty blend features the creamy sweetness of a frozen banana, the nutritional powerhouse of spinach leaves, and the addition of your favorite unsweetened milk as the base to smooth everything out. 

Enhanced by a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an extra boost, this smoothie is elevated by the invigorating flavor and aroma of fresh mint leaves or a dash of peppermint extract. The vibrant green hue and health benefits of spirulina powder combined with the satisfying crunch of cacao nibs make this smoothie not just a treat for your taste buds, but a nourishing start to your day.

Hilary says about her recipe, “I'm a big fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream and like to make this smoothie when I get a craving for it.”


1 frozen banana

1/2 cup spinach leaves

1/2 cup unsweetened milk of choice

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

5 fresh peppermint or spearmint leaves (or more to taste) OR dash peppermint extract

1 teaspoon spirulina powder

1 tablespoon cacao nibs


Combine all ingredients in a blender pitcher, or blender cup, and process until smooth. You can omit the milk and add a few ice cubes to make the consistency thick, like ice cream. Pour into a glass or scoop into a bowl and enjoy your sweet treat.