I was a huge fan of milkshakes growing up. (Who wasn’t?) My all-time favorite ice cream flavor has always been mint chocolate chip, and today, it’s my son’s favorite as well. I thought of combining these two delicious childhood favorites into one leaner, greener dairy-free drink. No artificial color here—the beautiful green color of this Coconut Mint Chip Shake comes from healthy baby spinach! This milkshake's flavor has the perfect amount of mint, and you can top your shake with chocolate chips like I did, or cacao nibs for a bittersweet flavor. Recipe makes 1 large or 2 smaller servings.
Recipe and photos contributed by Sophia Zergiotis of Love and Lentils.
Coconut Mint Chip Shake
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- ½ cup baby spinach
- 1 large banana frozen
- handful of fresh mint leaves stems removed (about 10–15 sprigs)
- 1 tsp agave nectar
- ¼ tsp pure peppermint extract
- 1 tbsp vegan chocolate chips for garnish
- Combine all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with chocolate chips.
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Looks delicious! Could the peppermint extract be substituted with peppermint oil or actual mint leaves?
Hello — peppermint oil is very intense, so start with just a drop and taste; go from there. Fresh mint leaves would be great, especially this time of year! Again, start with a few, then add more to taste.
Brandy Weaver says
I love your recipes but is there any way you could also post the nutrition facts? I would like to know how many calories they are.
marlene kideckel says
I love your site. I too, would appreciate nutritional information. thanks alot.
Thanks Marlene (and Brandy) — we're working on getting nutrition stats on all the recipes. In the meantime, you can use the nutrition calculator on My Fitness Pal to estimate the macro nutrients on these or any other recipes you run across on the web.