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Thin Mint Green Monster Recipe
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Thin Mint Green Monster

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"A delicious (though a bit odd looking) smoothie that is dairy free and fills that chocolate-mint craving!"

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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Blend coconut milk, spinach, mint leaves, cacao seeds, peppermint extract, and stevia powder in a blender. While blender is running, drop in banana chunks, one by one. Add ice cubes until smoothie has desired thickness, and water if smoothie is too thick.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2013

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2014

Nice and refreshing but I had to go out of my way to get a lot of the stuff to make it.

Apr 29, 2013

Yummy! I omitted the mint extract and added more mint - it was still minty.

Dec 29, 2013

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)

May 17, 2014

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.

Apr 25, 2014

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!

Jul 01, 2013

Very good. I used low-sugar cacao powder instead of cacao seeds.

Jul 16, 2014

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).


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  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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