Mint-Chip Smoothie

September 10, 2020
2 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Makes 1 smoothie
Author Notes

Before trying this smoothie, I would have sworn that nothing could taste quite as good as a bowl of mint-chip ice cream. No one was more surprised than I to discover this smoothie actually does. Cashew butter adds a richness to the smoothie; oat milk is the key to the wonderfully creamy base. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add an additional date. If you prefer it less sweet (or if your bananas are quite ripe), you can use just a single date. The chlorella powder gives the smoothie a beautifully vibrant green color, as well as adding some excellent nutrition, but you can easily leave it out if it’s hard to find. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Planet Oat. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 4 cups loosely packed baby spinach
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup Planet Oat Original Oatmilk
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons chlorella powder (optional, for color)
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 3 tablespoons cashew butter
  1. At least a day before prepping your smoothie, freeze the spinach and the sliced banana. (I like to chop my spinach roughly, then pack it into ice cube trays to make it easy to pop out and add to a blender.)
  2. Add the frozen spinach and frozen bananas along with the remaining ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. If you need to adjust the texture, add slightly more oat milk.

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2 Reviews

ifjuly July 15, 2021
How is this so awesome?! It actually DOES taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream! Also, if you're feeling super duper lazy and want a shortcut, you can omit the last 5 ingredients (dates, mint, cashews, cacao nibs, chlorella powder) and simply throw one of those mint chocolate chip larabars (broken up into pieces with your fingers first) in with the frozen greens, banana, and oat milk. Et voila. Awesome healthier insta alternative to the ice cream and really delicious. Thank you! Genius.
DessertByCandy October 8, 2020
Super satisfying as a dessert and wholesome enough to feel good about it. I needed to thin with more oat milk. Definitely going to make this on regular basis.