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Fresh Mint-Chocolate Smoothie

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 3, 2016

Fresh Mint-Chocolate Smoothie
Photo Credit: Jackie Newgent, RDN
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • TOTAL
  • 10 m

This mint-chocolate smoothie is out-of-this-world refreshing. It gets its natural sweetness from a combination of fiber-rich pitted dates and frozen banana slices. Top it off with a few fresh mint leaves, which can help promote digestion.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

  • 1 medium banana
  • 8 Pitted Dates
  • 1 cup Organic Fat Free Milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, HERSHEY'S European Style Cocoa
  • 12 leaf fresh mint leaves
  • 3/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

DIRECTIONS

1 Peel and slice banana. Freeze (brown-spotted) banana slices, at least 2 hours.
2 Add frozen banana, dates, milk (or unsweetened plain non-dairy milk alternative), cocoa powder, mint leaves, and extracts to a blender. (Hint: Use just 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract if prefer milder mint flavor.)
3 Cover and puree on high speed until thick, creamy, and dates are fully pureed, at least 2 minutes.
4 Serve in two goblets or milkshake glasses.