Mint Chip Smoothie


2013/03/05 by nikkiledford

I’ve really been into these smoothies lately. Usually I shy away from them because I generally don’t like to drink my food. I love food. I love eating. So drinking usually leaves me feeling a bit unsatisfied. But I can to this realization that drinking a smoothie usually means that I get to have breakfast twice… and I LOOOVE breakfast. So I’ll have my smoothie in the morning (before yoga) and then for lunch I will usually make my “breakfast” eggs, bacon, etc… It’s pretty awesome. I feel like I’ve tricked the universe.

If you think that’s sneaky, just wait till you make this smoothie. Not only does it suffice for a breakfast food, but it’s also like eating dessert. WHAAAAT?! Seriously. Dessert and Breakfast in one. So sneaky.

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Mint Chip Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1/2 avocado
1 1/2 c. almond milk
1 handful spinach
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. Enjoy Life chocolate chips or raw cacao nibs

  1. Blend and Drink!

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