Like with most things in life, I am very fussy when it comes to smoothies.

I haven’t got time for watery slush, or anything that lets me get hungry within the hour. I also can’t stand smoothies that are too sweet – they make my head and teeth ache simultaneously.

I like smoothies that are creamy and thick and filling – so very filling that I don’t need to eat again for at least four hours, and they also need to be kinda good for me. If a smoothie has the same amount of sugar as a piece of cake, I’d rather eat the cake, tbh.

So, in my quest to create a smoothie that; a) tastes good, b) keeps me full, and c) is kinda good for me, I created this minty choc chip protein smoothie. And let me tell you – it keeps me full for hours.

Some other fab things about this smoothie are as follows:

It’s PCOS friendly – think minimal sugar, lots of greens, healthy fats, hormone balancing maca and testosterone reducing flax seeds. It also registers very low on the inflammation scale and won’t f*ck with your insulin levels.

It’s fab for skin and hair – chia seeds, flax seeds, cacao, hemp, avocado, spirulina, matcha… what more could you want?

It’s totally vegan – which means anyone can enjoy it. We love a vegan moment.

It contains three {yes, three!} servings of vegetables but somehow tastes like creamy mint choc ice cream. Yes, you’re welcome.

Minty Choc Chip Protein Smoothie
Minty Choc Chip Protein Smoothie



makes one large smoothie


1 tsp spirulina {I like this one}

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp hemp seeds {these are fab}

1 tsp flax seeds

1 tsp cacao nibs

1 tsp maca root powder

1 tsp matcha powder {the higher quality, the better – this is my favourite}

1 tsp almond butter {raw and organic, like this, is best}

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder {obsessed with this one right now}

a few mint leaves, or a couple of drops of peppermint extract or peppermint essential oil

1/4 avocado, frozen

1 banana, frozen

3-4 cups of baby spinach, frozen

3 tbsp Amazonia Raw Vanilla Protein Powder

600mL unsweetened almond milk


Pop all of the ingredients* in a high powered blender and blitz for a couple of minutes. Make sure you allow time for the frozen ingredients to properly break down in the blender – nobody wants a random frozen spinach leaf making it’s way up the straw unannounced.


*It’s a lot of ingredients – yes – but the way I make it manageable is to compile little ziplock baggies with all of the ingredients {sans almond milk} inside for a single smoothie, then I pop that in the freezer! Then when it comes to breakfast, I just grab one baggie out and pop it in the blender, top it up with the almond milk and blitz. So quick and easy – and way less cleanup than oatmeal or eggs – yummier too!

Minty Choc Chip Protein Smoothie