Super{food} Mint Chip Smoothie

As I mentioned before, in celebration of the 25% off supplement sale going on this weekend at Whole Foods Market, I am posting several of my favorite superfood smoothie recipes! This way, you can stock up on all of the ingredients while they are on sale and enjoy them for months to come! :) 

This smoothie holds a special place in my heart... because who doesn't love mint chip!? I definitely have a hankering for sweets, and this smoothie is one of my favorite go-to's! 

 Photo by Jordan Mobley 

Photo by Jordan Mobley 

Ingredients:

1 cup Almond Milk  

2 Frozen Bananas

2 Pitted Dates

2T Cacao Nibs 

1t Liquid Chlorophyll

2 Sprigs of Fresh Mint Leaves (about 12 leaves, removed from stem)

Pinch Sea Salt

Optional Add-ins: 1 cup Spinach, 1T Flax Seeds, and/or 1T Hemp Seeds. 

 Photo by Jordan Mobley 

Photo by Jordan Mobley 

A Note on Cacao Nibs & Chlorophyll:

  • Cacao nibs are the purest form of chocolate, coming from the cacao plant. Cacao nibs are known for their antioxidant properties, as well as their high iron content. I personally like them for their mood and energy boosting affects, but as you can see they truly are a superfood! 
  • Chlorophyll is, as you know, what makes plants green - However, it is also one of the healthiest things we could put into our bodies. It is best known for it's anti-cancer properties and liver detoxification. Although it is also used to oxygenate the body and to help improve digestion. I love it for it's naturally minty flavor, and I typically use it in smoothies or even add a few drops to my water! 
 Photo by Jordan Mobley

Photo by Jordan Mobley

Directions:

Add all of your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth! Feel free to add more liquid if needed. 

Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert alternative :)

 Photo by Jordan Mobley

Photo by Jordan Mobley

Enjoy! 

xoxo

Emma