As I've been perusing other blogs and Pinterest leading up to St Patrick's Day I got a serious hankering for a Mint Chocolate Shake. This morning it hit me that I could satisfy that craving without breaking the calorie break and have a yummy breakfast. The spinach gives the smoothie a natural green color, the banana adds sweetness, and they both give an added nutrient boost but the taste is masked by the mint extract. I added just a little bit of brown sugar to give it a little extra sweetness which totally made me feel like I was drinking a mint chocolate chip shake.
I'm planning on making this for my kids next Monday for St Patrick's Day. They have really gotten into the spirit of all things green this year. I think this will give them big ol' smiles, and that gives this momma a big ol'
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen spinach
2 drops peppermint extract
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tsp brown sugar (optional)
2 Tbsp chocolate chips
Blend banana, spinach, brown sugar (optional), yogurt, peppermint extract, and enough milk to blend it all together in a food processor or with a hand blender. Add chocolate chips and blend again to chop chocolate chips.
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Labels: breakfast, drink, gluten free