Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie Recipe

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Barlean’s in conjunction with the #Choctoberfest event.  As always, all opinions are my own. Full PR & Disclosure here

#Choctoberfest is still in high gear!

Have you entered to win yet? If not, click here.

I hope you all have enjoyed the hundreds of chocolate recipes so far!

Last week I kicked off #Choctoberfest with a twist on a classic. Click here to get the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet S’mores if you missed it.

So this week I thought I’d take a more healthy approach and feature one of the #Choctoberfest sponsors: BARLEAN’S.

I hadn’t heard of Barlean’s before this event, but after trying their products, it’s a name that will become a staple in our household. Their mission is to create a pathway to better life and they do that by donating a significant amount of their corporate profits to those less fortunate. To read more on Barlean’s click here.

Let’s start with what goodies I received: Barlean’s Greens Powder Chocolate Silk Flavor, Essential Woman Omega Swirl Chocolate Mint Flavor and Butter Flavored Organic Coconut Oil.

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  • Barlean’s Greens Powder in Chocolate Silk Flavor: They should have named this Super greens powder because the health factor is through the roof! Firstly, let me say that my 5 year old son LOVED this so that confirms the awesome chocolate taste. As for the healthy stuff Mom’s love, it’s dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO. It’s packed with antioxidants and fruits and vegetables such as fair trade cocoa, strawberry, broccoli, spinach, spirulina, goji and acai powder, to name a few. The Vegan formula is also alkalinized to energize you and there are no added sugars.

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  • Essential Woman Omega Swirl Chocolate Mint Flavor: If you would have told me that this stuff was good for me, I would have called you a liar. It has the taste and consistency of chocolate syrup!! It is, in fact AMAZINGLY GOOD FOR YOU as it’s made with flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil and special plant phytonutrients. 1 serving gives you Omegas 3, 6, and 9 and GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid). It also promotes hormonal balance and is Vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. If I didn’t need to come up with a recipe today, I’m sure I would have just poured this straight from the bottle into my mouth!

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  • Butter Flavored Organic Coconut Oil: I’m over the moon about this coconut oil. At first, I imagined just using it for popcorn, but it’s good for so much more! You can actually use this as a butter substitute (1:1) in anything that cooks under 375°F. It’s Vegan, non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, has NO TRANS FATS or HYDROGENATED FATS, is CHOLESTEROL FREE, and doesn’t smell like coconut. The minute you open it, butter aroma fills the room! This little gem is going to be put to good use this holiday season!

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Now that you’ve got the scoop on some of their products it’s time to put them to good use!

Today’s recipe features there Greens Powder and Chocolate Mint Omega Swirl in a super healthy smoothie that will start your day off right!

Enjoy your chocolatey goodness and don’t forget to look below the recipe for links to more #Choctoberfest deliciousness!

Chocolate Minty Green Smoothie

Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Barlean’s Omega Swirl in Chocolate Mint
  • 1 scoop Barlean’s Greens Powder in Chocolate Silk
  • 1 scoop (1/2 serving) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • coconut whipped cream, optional topping

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

Serves 1.

My new favorite green smoothie! Tastes like thin mints but it's super good for you. Score!


xo,Christina


14 Comments

  1. These recipes are making me drool!
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    Comment by Lou Lou Girls — 19 October, 2016 @ 1:27 pm

  2. Yay! Thanks so much 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 19 October, 2016 @ 5:45 pm

  3. This looks amazing! I love smoothies and this one looks so rich and deep with flavor! I would love to have it for my breakfast every morning!
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    Comment by Julie Maloney — 19 October, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

  4. I love it after my morning workout. It’s like I’m rewarding myself with dessert!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 19 October, 2016 @ 5:45 pm

  5. WHAT. This looks so yummy! Definitely pinning right now.

    xx, Tomi
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    Comment by Tomi Obebe — 19 October, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

  6. Thans Tomi! It’s super delicious!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 19 October, 2016 @ 5:44 pm

  7. Few things I like about this recipe is
    1. its low carbs, my husband and I are in this new lifestyle change 😀 eating healthy
    2. Looks amazingly delicious

    I’m going to try this at home 😀

    Comment by Alexandra — 19 October, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

  8. Oh my, that looks so chocolately and delicious. Plus, all these linked up recipes are making me drool!
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    Comment by Robin G. — 19 October, 2016 @ 11:05 pm

  9. oooooooh! I’ve never tried coconut whipped cream before… Must check that out!
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    Comment by melody — 19 October, 2016 @ 11:13 pm

  10. You had me at chocolate! This smoothie sounds so good I must try it now!

    Comment by Kasey — 19 October, 2016 @ 11:27 pm

  11. I wonder if using Almond milk would alter the taste. This looks really good!

    Comment by Houx — 20 October, 2016 @ 8:03 am

  12. Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combos! Will have to try this as the holiday season approaches

    Comment by Shane — 20 October, 2016 @ 10:30 am

  13. I have never tried a chocolate mint green smoothie before though I love both of them. The combination could surely be amazing and my kids are going to love this delicious recipe right away!

    Comment by Lisa Rios — 21 October, 2016 @ 8:26 am

  14. I haven’t tried a chocolate mint green smoothie but since I love smoothies so I think I will love the mint too.
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    Comment by Garf — 21 October, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

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