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Vegan Mint “Chocolate” Chip Smoothie

May 17, 2021

Sharing my favorite smoothie recipe, this healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie! Made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. A delicious smoothie twist on the classic ice cream flavor – with no ice cream!Sharing my favorite smoothie recipe, this healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie! Made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. A delicious smoothie twist on the classic ice cream flavor - with no ice cream!

HOLY OMG you guys!!! I have *just* the smoothie recipe for you to make if you love mint chocolate chip ice cream and crave it on the regular (aka me). But want to be able to enjoy it for breakfast too,

Insert – this vegan Mint “Chocolate” Chip Smoothie recipe.

it is just the recipe to make to satisfy your ice cream craving but also take care of your gut microbiome at the same time. Which incase you are wondering – is now a term I chat about frequently thanks to my friends over at Seed. Seed is always giving us the rundown on gut health and poop (ha – see what I did there?!). I have been taking their Daily Synbiotic (DS-01™) now for a month and am officially a part of the Seed cult. A bit about the DS-01™—it’s a 24 strain pre-and-probiotic that has been clinically-and-scientifically studied (the first of its kind)!

Most probiotics don’t survive your digestive system (with all that stomach acid, bile salt, etc) but Seed’s 2-in-1 capsule guarantees delivery into your colon so you can fully reap the benefits. I’ve personally become more regular (if you know what I mean) and my skin has felt smoother and more hydrated. 

After hearing all about Seed for months now, I had to jump the gun and try it. So you can only imagine how excited I was when they wanted to partner together on creating a “Science Smoothie” recipe. So naturally I took my favorite ice cream flavor and turned it into what just may be, the only smoothie I will ever drink. Since you guys know I am not a huge smoothie person to begin with. But when it’s creamy and reminds me of mint ice cream – you know I am on board!

The Seed team and I named this smoothie: The Mentha, Monounsaturated + Medium Chain Fatty Acid Master. 

Now you are probably wondering what that even means. But we named it after the ingredients you can find in the smoothie itself as you’ll see below.

  • Mint leaves are a broad group of plants—genus Mentha, of which there are many different species, subspecies, and hybrids of.
  • Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA’s) are found at high levels in oil fraction of several plants, including coconuts.
    • MCFA’s have been studied for effects on energy and glucose metabolism.
    • Unlike long-chain fatty acids, MCFAs are able to cross the mitochondrial membrane of muscles without the mediation of the carnitine shuttle system. This makes MCFAs a readily available energy source!
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFAs) are found in many  nuts + plant oils, and have been studied for effects on lipid and inflammatory markers—
    • They are generally known to demonstrate favourable effects on the cholesterol profile— namely lowering LDL and increasing HDL.

Think of this smoothie as a powerhouse for your gut while only using 5 ingredients. And it is filled with fiber, energizes me and has me feeling healthy af every time I drink it. Plus our intestinal microbiome plays an important role in modulating risk of various chronic diseases and if I can add things into my diet to help that, why the beep not?!

I love drinking this in the morning after I take the Seed Daily Synbiotic. You can also use my code RACHL for 15% off your first month’s supply of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic. It is such an amazing pre-and-probiotic – believe the hype guys! And don’t forget to follow @seed for more info during May all about digestion and nutrition!

What ingredients you need to make this healthier Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie!

  • Frozen banana
  • Avocado
  • Baby spinach
  • Couple leaves of fresh mint (add more or less based off your preference!)
  • Full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: Cacao nibs crushed on top + the cream part on top of the coconut milk can

The scoop on how to make this mint smoothie + a few other ideas:

  1. Add the banana, avocado, spinach, mint and milk to blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  2. Pour into glass of choice and top with coconut cream and cacao nibs if using and enjoy!
  3. *You can double or triple the recipe too and keep it on hand in freezer. I also love making this into popsicles for Ezra! Just pour into popsicle molds and store in freezer.

 

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Vegan Mint “Chocolate” Chip Smoothie

Sharing my favorite smoothie recipe, this healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie! Made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. A delicious smoothie twist on the classic ice cream flavor – with no ice cream!

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • A couple leaves of fresh mint (add more or less based off your preference!)
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: cacao nibs crushed on top + the cream part on top of the coconut milk can

Instructions

  1. Add the banana, avocado, spinach, mint and milk to blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  2. Pour into glass of choice and top with coconut cream and cacao nibs if using and enjoy!

Notes

*You can double or triple the recipe too and keep it on hand in freezer. I also love making this into popsicles for Ezra! Just pour into popsicle molds and store in freezer.

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