Friday Fare, Health

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

November 22, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating! Ever since I had my first real experience of Thanksgiving just a few short years ago (Brit’s don’t celebrate it!), it has fast become one of my favorite holidays. I can’t pinpoint exactly why; I love the food involved (PUMPKIN), the focus on being grateful and spending time with people you love. To show you all my appreciation, I thought I’d give you all a fun new recipe to try that is healthy yet tastes like a delicious dessert … Mint chocolate chip smoothie bowl!

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

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The inspiration for this recipe came from  supermodel Cindy Crawford. She talked about a smoothie she made and so of course I HAD to make it too, but with a few alterations. I used cow’s milk instead of almond milk for more protein and instead of carob chips, I used Dang’s dark chocolate covered (coconut) chips instead. This smoothie features mint, which is something I have never used in a smoothie before. Mint is extremely low in calories and is a vitamin and mineral powerhouse. The mint you tend to find in supermarkets is spearmint, which has a significant amount of vitamin A which has been said to promote healthy skin and support your immune system. Perfect for this dry and cold winter weather! It also provides a good source of iron, which is good for your blood, and manganese, which supports healthy brain function and aids the production of sex hormones hehe.

Recipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl
Serves 1
A healthy smoothie bowl that is easy to make and tastes just like mint chocolate chip ice-cream!
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Ingredients
  1. 1C frozen spinach
  2. 1C cow's milk (I used 2%)
  3. 1 frozen banana - sliced
  4. 1/4 cup fresh mint
  5. 1tbsp Dang dark chocolate covered chips
  6. Optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  7. Optional toppings: chia seeds, fresh mint, sliced banana (any fruit)
Instructions
  1. Blend the above ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
  2. Serve cold and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Cow's milk can be subbed for milk of choice (almond, coconut, soy, etc).
  2. Dang dark chocolate covered chips can be subbed for carob chips.
Adapted from Neka Pasquale
Adapted from Neka Pasquale
Honestly Fitness http://honestlyfitness.com/
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

I found that adding both frozen banana and spinach makes for a deliciously creamy smoothie bowl with a texture close to that of soft serve. So good and healthy! I love having it for a nutrient-rich and protein packed breakfast before a workout or as a sweet dessert before bed. Let me know what you think of it and if you do share your recreation, please tag #HFMCCsmoothiebowl

Will you be indulging over the holiday season? What foods are you most looking forward too?

Honestly yours,
Alice

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  • Jan Marie November 23, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    YUM! Now this recipe pin-worthy! Gotta give this a try. Thanks for the share!

    • Honestly Fitness November 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Yay, thanks so much, Jan Marie! Let me know what you think of the recipe if you try it πŸ™‚

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