Minty Choc Chip Protein Smoothie

Minty Choc Chip Protein Smoothie

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

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

4 Comments

    • Sharni
      Author
      October 23, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      It’s so yum!

    • Sharni
      Author
      October 23, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      It really is!

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