Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Having a bad day? Eat a piece of chocolate. Celebrating something special? Celebrate with chocolate cake. Chocolate chip cookies. Think about candy bars. Most candy bars have nougat, nuts, caramel, coconut or some other mix of goodies and they are all coated in chocolate.
Then there are those classic combinations that are amazing; chocolate and __________. One combo that comes to mind that has been a favorite of mine since I was a child is chocolate and mint. Mint chocolate chip ice cream, I remember going to a local ice cream shop and getting a waffle cone filled with the stuff. York peppermint patties. Jr. Mints. Thin Mints. See the pattern?
Then I came across a recipe for a Thin Mint Smoothie. It's like the heaven's opened up and the sun was shining a little bit brighter. I could finally have all the yumminess of those amazing chocolate and mint cookies for breakfast, without the guilt. Woohoo!
Thin Mint Smoothie
3/4 Cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 Cup fresh mint, tightly packed
1 Cup coconut milk
1/4 Cup dark chocolate chips
1 Cup baby spinach
1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 Cups ice
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and incorporated. Enjoy!
Recipe source: Fit Sugar