Mint Chip

  • Yield: 2 servings


2cups frozen spinach
2cups frozen bananas (see recipe instructions)
1/4cup raw cashews
3tablespoons cacao nibs
2tablespoons (packed) minced fresh mint leaves
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2cups rice milk (original variety)
1/2cup coconut water
sweetener, to taste (optional)


Frozen Bananas:
  1. Use the brownest, ripest bananas you can find—they become truly delicious when frozen.
  2. Before freezing, remove the banana peel, cut the fruit into pieces, and lay flat inside a sealable plastic freezer bag. This retains freshness and makes the banana pieces easier to work with.
  3. When cutting the bananas, be consistent—this simplifies measuring later. For example, you might decide to always cut bananas into sixths, so when a recipe calls for “one frozen banana,” you know how many pieces to include to create an entire banana.
For the Smoothie:
  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten as desired.

Superfood boost: Add 1/4 teaspoon of chlorella powder (or to taste).

Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies  © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris