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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

This easy mint chocolate smoothie is an extremely kid friendly drink recipe made with only 4 ingredients, no artificial flavors and no added sugar.

a cup of chocolate smoothie with a mint sprig in it

Smoothies are fun way to sneak in veggies and fruit and the mint in this smoothie does a good job of covering up the taste of other ingredients.

Chocolate and mint are always popular flavors with my kids because it reminds them of their favorite Peppermint Frogs from Harry Potter world and the BYU Mint Brownies that we love so much.

Smoothies, like this easy chocolate yogurt fruit dip, are just a much healthier version of those which is always good to have!

banana, mint, chocolate, and milk on a counter

Ingredients

  • banana
  • milk
  • fresh mint leaves
  • cocoa powder

Optional additions:

  • ice
  • honey, for a little extra sweetness
  • vanilla yogurt
  • spinach

Substitutions:

You can use any variety of milk you like. I used Vanilla Almond Milk but coconut milk would also work.

showing steps to make the smoothie

How to make this:

  1. Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until you have a smooth texture.
  2. ENJOY!

Top Tips

If you want a thicker smoothie, use a frozen banana instead of a fresh one.

For a creamier smoothie, add vanilla yogurt and/ or 2 Tbsp chia seeds before blending. You could also add avocado to it but we didn’t do that because I’m allergic- wha wha.

Top Tips for cooking with kids

Making smoothies is like making magic or a simple science experiment. Talk about the process or have them hypothesize what is happening. You can also talk about how a blender works.

  • Have them identify the blades and motor.
  • Have them preform a pre-blend checklist: all “dry” ingredients in, liquids added, and lid on (possibly the most important part!)
  • Would the smoothie work without the liquid?
  • What do they think makes solid foods become liquid?

See here for more tips on cooking with kids!

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a cup of chocolate smoothie with a mint sprig in it

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

This easy mint chocolate smoothie is an extremely kid friendly drink recipe made with only 4 ingredients, no artificial flavors and no added sugar.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup milk I used Vanilla Almond Milk
  • cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Optional additions:

  • ice
  • 1 tbsp of honey for a little extra sweetness
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup spinach

Instructions

  • Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until you have a smooth texture.
  • ENJOY!

Notes

If you want a thicker smoothie, use a frozen banana instead of a fresh one.
For a creamier smoothie, add vanilla yogurt and/ or 2 Tbsp chia seeds before blending. You could also add avocado to it.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 932IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 1mg
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