One of my favorite flavors of ice cream used to be Mint Chocolate Chip. And, this plant-based smoothie version is just as good. You can even make it thicker and serve as ice cream.
You won't believe how frozen banana takes on the texture and flavor of ice cream. For a vanilla version, just add vanilla flavoring. You could use mint flavoring for this recipe, especially when it's out of season. For this, I did use the fresh. It can get very strong, so use sparingly until you have just the right amount.
Adding the kale or spinach really ups the nutrition and doesn't affect the flavor. I like the addition of oats because they are full of soluble fiber and helps pull cholesterol out.
These cacao nibs are the best and can be purchases at Amazon. They have no sugar at all, so they are quite bitter if you eat them plain, but I find they are fantastic in smoothies. I like that little bit of crunch.
You can purchase these cacao nibs here.
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