Minty Coconut Cocoa Smoothie

IMG_1838This is a great morning, post or pre-workout smoothie. The raw cacao powder and coconut blends perfectly together with the walnut milk and mint to give it a refreshing winter taste! Most people use mint solely as a tea or consider it a flavor in toothpaste, but few realize that fresh mint leaves contain a bevy of health benefits that are often forgotten. Mint leaves help with digestion, nausea and asthma, as well as help to clear up your skin and even works as a mood enhancer! So pick up a fresh batch of mint leaves at your local store and let’s get blending!

You will need:

– 4 frozen bananas (fresh works as well)

– 2 to 3 cups coconut walnut milk (if you need a recipe for walnut milk, check out my coconut walnut milk, it’s delicious!)

– 1/2 cup shredded coconut (you can also use fresh coconut meat if you so desire)

– 1/2 to 1 whole stalk of fresh mint leaves (try to buy organic if possible)

– 2 tbsp raw cacao powder

– 3 tbsp coconut sugar

– 1 tsp. vanilla

Throw everything into your high powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Poor into a glass, garnish with some remaining fresh mint leaves and drink up!

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You can also add your choice of protein powder to this recipe for an extra protein boost!

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