Not only is this recipe sweet, creamy, and tasty; it just so happens to be one of the best chocolate combinations imaginable. Mint and chocolate definitely tie with peanut butter and chocolate as the perfect match.
Therefore, it was time to recreate my favorite ice cream flavor as a kid into a healthy alternative. I mean the only thing better than a cup full of mint chocolate ice cream on a hot day is… nothing, so I just had to make this for you all.
Healthy Vegan Green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 1/2 avocado 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup non dairy milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- a few handfuls frozen spinach (just freeze a bag of organic spinach previously)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 mint leaves or 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 1/4 teaspoon stevia
- 1/2 cup ice
Directions: Place all ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blend together until smooth.
Makes 1 serving.
Notes: feel free to leave the cocoa nibs out of the smoothie and stir them in at the end, so you can enjoy some chocolate in each bite.
Or boost this ice cream by adding some protein powder or anything else you may find delicious.
I promise you can’t taste the spinach in this recipe – scouts honor. If you wish – you could just use green food coloring if you’re completely turned off by the spinach.
Bute, let’s not get it twisted – this isn’t real ice cream. There isn’t any cream or sugar in this so it won’t taste like actual ice cream. It is in fact, a lot better for you than a bowl of processed food. As well as being refreshing and tasty.
It’s a wholesome and nutritious Snack that I just adore because it’s filled with real and simple ingredients. Not only that but it tastes delicious. So good, so ridiculously simple, it makes for perfect Snack to enjoy in the Summer…or anytime.
Now go blend one up yourself and don’t blame me when you get addicted to this healthy treat.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Do you like re-creating versions of your childhood favorites?
Favorite chocolate combination?