With nutty dark chocolate flavors and a hint of mint, this dairy-free mint chocolate smoothie is the perfect balance of decadence and light refreshment.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a smoothie recipe. Then again, it’s been a while since the weather has been warm enough to induce smoothie cravings. While spring hasn’t quite reached it’s full toasty potential just yet, it is mild enough that I’ve been getting smoothie hankerings upon return from the gym or a hot yoga class.
The mint chocolate idea behind this recipe was inspired by my vegetable garden, which I’ve yet to start this year, but which is already sprouting mint. That pesky mint comes back, year after year. I picked a few leaves and then decided I might be better to use mint extract in my smoothie and just garnish with a couple of leaves.
This smoothie tastes like a milkshake. A minty, super chocolately milkshake. But of course it’s totally absent of dairy. I used Silk’s Rich Dark Chocolate + Walnut Nutchello. This stuff is very chocolatey, but not too sweet, so when you blend it up with some frozen bananas you’ve got a drink that’s the perfect level of chocolate intensity and sweetness. I didn’t have to add any extra chocolate or sweetener. It’s also got a nutty undertone, being made from walnuts. I added a bit of almond butter to add some nutty variety and richness to my smoothie.
Nutchello is a pretty new product, but it’s easy to find. Use Silk’s store locator to find out where you can get some. It lets you search by product and even flavor. I was able to find some at a supermarket that carried Nutchello within a few miles of my house. For more delicious Nutchello recipes and other dairy-free inspiration, sign up for Silk’s newsletter.
Nutty Mint Chocolate Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas, each broken into 3-4 chunks
- 1 1/2 cups Silk Dark Chocolate + Walnut Nutchello
- 2 tbsp. almond butter
- 1/2 tsp. mint extract
- Optional: a few mint leaves for garnish
- Place bananas, Nutchello, almond butter and mint extract into a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve.
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