Recipe by Angela Sackett
"A delicious (though a bit odd looking) smoothie that is dairy free and fills that chocolate-mint craving!"
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chilled coconut milk
fresh spinach leaves
fresh mint, chopped
raw cacao seeds
1 (1 gram) packet
banana, cut into pieces and frozen
ice, or as needed
water, or as needed
This is delicious and refreshing. If you're new to green monster smoothies, it's an experience, but if you're familiar with them you'll love it! Reminds you of a healthy version of a Girl Scout cookie.
Except for subbing regular milk for the coconut milk, I made the recipe as listed but the mint was too overpowering. I tried fixing it by adding more water and spinach and then by adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder. It was still too strong. I'll try it again, but I'll sub fresh mint for the mint extract, or only put a very tiny amount of extract in.
UPDATE (7/16/214): I made this again, only this time I doubled the use of fresh mint and didn't use any mint extract at all. It was much better this time, so I increased my initial rating. Still, as I wouldn't make the recipe as listed again, I am rating this as a 3 (my modified version was more like a 4, but the original version was a 1).
Yummy! I omitted the mint extract and added more mint - it was still minty.
Amazing!!! I used almond milk instead of coconut as it's all I had, and mini chocolate chips instead of cacao, still delicious. After my first try I've been adding a lot more spinach, maybe three fistfuls. I would also add a caveat about the amount of mint extract--I used Adam's brand, which is apparently more concentrated than others, I ended up having to double the recipe to cut the extreme mint (no hardship there, just a headsup to start small and add more extract if needed)
Made as is and it really did taste like Thin Mints. Next time I would like to decrease the peppermint extract and also use peppermint herb not spearmint.
Delish! I swapped coconut water for the coconut milk, fresh collard greens for the spinach, dark cocoa powder for the cacao seeds, 2 teaspoons sugar for the stevia, and added 10-15 extra mint leaves and left out the extract. I also just chilled the banana while preparing the other ingredients and tossed in a couple ice cubes because I was in a hurry. My sister added 2% milk to hers to dilute it. We both loved it. You can't taste the collard greens, but I think the bitterness of fresh greens subtly enhances the chocolate taste. Will be making this again!
Very good. I used low-sugar cacao powder instead of cacao seeds.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Thin Mint Green Monster
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 111
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