This nutty vegan choc mint smoothie recipe, is made up of dairy free milk, fresh mint, chia seeds, cacao powder, hemp powder, nut butter, desiccated coconut and lastly, a frozen banana.
While summer is typically smoothie time, for me smoothies are a year round quick breakfast. Since buying a Nutribullet a few years ago, whipping up some vegan smoothies couldn’t be easier. Most of the time my vegan smoothies are an experiment as they consist of what I currently have in the kitchen. I often make nutty vegan choc mint smoothies as I almost always have all the ingredients for it in the kitchen.
Nutty vegan choc mint smoothie
All the smoothie ingredients (see recipe below) are added to my Nutribullet, which I let blend together, until I’m happy with the consistency. I sometimes wait up to a minute as I want to blend everything really well so that my smoothie is lump-free. Freezing the banana beforehand is important, as it makes the smoothie thicker and creamier. However for winter I don’t often add too many frozen fruits as the smoothies are then too cold!
My smoothies are always served in a glass jar and I add one of my reusable straws. Featured here is a copper straw which I bought at the Kalk Bay Co-Op, a small store in Kalk Bay that is packed full of local products.
I’ve invested in a mint plant, so I don’t buy the packaged kind anymore. And I buy the dessicated coconut, cacao powder and hemp powder package free from LIL Waste Free Grocer in Glencairn (see post here). I’m still on the lookout for package free chia seeds! I buy the nut butters in a reusable glass jar and often buy either Oh Mega or ButtaNutt. Here I used the OhMega Almond Butter. For dairy free milk I almost always use Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk which comes in a recyclable Tetra pack box. I do want to still try to make my own almond milk though.
And that is how easy it is to make a nutty vegan choc mint smoothie. What is your favourite smoothie to make, or to buy? Let me know in the comments below. If you’d like to see similar recipes feel free to head on over to my smoothie recipe page. And have a look at my vegan breakfast recipe page to see vegan smoothie bowl recipes. New recipes posted regularly. Finally, look at my directory for a list of all the awesome vegan products I have found locally.
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