Chocolate Mint Chip Shake

June 18, 2015 Updated: February 19, 2016
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I am so thrilled to have come up with this super energizing and cooling shake!

Seriously, just try this and I promise – you will never bother to reach for a milkshake or Frappuccino again.

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You can also heat up the almond milk and skip the ice to serve it hot. (Mizina/iStock)

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder (raw is best)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • leaves from 5 stems of mint
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blend the first six ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add in the ice and blend until crushed, then add in the cacao nibs and blend for few more seconds. You want the nibs to give you the “chocolate chip feeling” in the shake, so don’t crush them completely. Maybe you also would want some cream at the top…

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Cacao is in fact the highest antioxidant food on the planet (robynmac/iStock)

Cacao Boost

Cacao is in fact the highest antioxidant food on the planet with tons of magnesium, chromium, iron and manganese… and most importantly – it’s totally delicious! Chocolate can improve cardiovascular health and helps build strong bones. Bonus point: chocolate leaves us feeling good too – it is both an aphrodisiac, a mood and an energy enhancer.

This recipe is from Best Green Drinks Ever.

Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. This article was originally published on DrFrankLipman.com.