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    Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

    A Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein and GREENS!Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

    When I was younger, I would only eat Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream if it was green. I was convinced that when the ice cream was colored white instead of green, it had a different taste. I also had a phobia (and kind of still do) of many white colored foods. Mashed potatoes, mayo, plain yogurt, vanilla cream, whipped cream, etc. are some foods I just cannot eat. It’s because of the white color and consistency/texture. It is the strangest thing, I know, but to each his own right?

    So, Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.

    Big chocolate chunks in my favorite green colored ice cream scooped into a waffle cone or a bowl and I was a happy camper. I used to save all of the chocolate chunks for the end and basically give myself an obstacle course while trying to eat the ice cream. Does anyone else do this? Yes? No? Maybe?

    Now, when I tell you the ingredients in my Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl you are going to be like “are you kidding me Rachel, that sounds gross”. But just go with it, it may sound weird but I think you’re going to love it!

    Typically my smoothie bowls are mostly bananas, other fruits and more recently some greens in it. For the Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl, I need that perfect green color and that creamy consistency that reminds us of ice cream.

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    Now that is where avocados come in. Yup, I put 1/2 a ripe avocado in this smoothie bowl. At first when I was piling it into my food processor, it smelled like I was making guacamole. But then I add frozen banana, vanilla almond milk and Organic Girl baby spinach and the color and smell all just blended into place.

    I also added peppermint extract for mint flavor but you can easily put in fresh mint if you prefer. And also some vanilla extract at the end.

    After blending to a creamy, ice cream consistency, I poured it into a bowl and topped it with dark chocolate chips (vegan/gluten/nut free ones) and went to town!

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    Now it’s your turn to make it…

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    Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

    Prep Time 7 mins
    Total Time 7 mins
    Yields 1

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 ripe avocado
    • 1/2 cup of spinach packed
    • 1 small frozen banana
    • 1/2 cup of almond milk (or more if needed)
    • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips

    Directions

    1. Place ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until creamy
    2. Pour into bowl of choice
    3. Top with dark chocolate chips

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    xx, Rach

     

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    8 Comments

  • Reply Emilie @ Emilie Eats February 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Avocados are my favorite smoothie ingredient! They make them creamy beyond belief. I’m not a huge mint-flavor fan, but I think I could get on board with this!!

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    • Reply Rachel February 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      It was my first time using avocado in a smoothie!! I am so excited about this new addition :-). You can even make this sans mint. That’s what I made for my husband! xx

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  • Reply Megan - The Emotional Baker February 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Mint chocolate chip is the best flavor ever! I love the addition of avocado and spinach – gorgeous 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel February 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      That you so much, Megan! I was so excited when the color turned out so great from the avocado and spinach. It makes it even more fun to eat! xx

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  • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    !!!!! Mint chip is my favorite EVERYTHING. This might just have to be my very first smoothie bowl!

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