Is is possible to have a milkshake that is low in calories and sugar that actually tastes good? You’re looking at one. This is a fake-out milkshake that’s actually totally vegan. Whether you call it a smoothie or a shake, it doesn’t matter. It’s a healthy treat you’re going to love!
It gets its creaminess from frozen bananas and I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the milk. Any milk will work for this recipe whether you drink cow’s milk, goat’s milk, coconut–get creative! Different milks may alter the flavor a bit, but it will still be delicious.
This recipe came about when I was trying to figure out what to do with my leftover fresh mint after making the Mango and Avocado Coleslaw with it.
I immediately thought of one of Tim’s favorite ice cream flavors: mint chocolate chip. I set out to create a sweet, satisfying milkshake-like drink that was still on the healthy side of things. It totally fits the bill. One serving of this milkshake is only about 205 calories and has 8 grams of sugar, all natural sugars from the banana since I used stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. Even if you have one big serving, it’s still a 400 calorie dessert!
There is a very subtle banana flavor, but it isn’t overpowering at all. The fresh mint makes it so refreshing and the chocolate flavor is just enough.
Recipe Ingredients-What You Need
Don’t you just love a short and simple ingredient list? Me, too! Let’s do this!
How to Make a Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
No, this isn’t exactly like indulging in a “real” milkshake, but it’s satisfying enough that you won’t want to, anyway. I’m all about honoring my cravings for sweets in the healthiest way I can. This healthy dessert smoothie is perfect!
If you love fresh mint in your smoothies, you should also try this Cucumber Mint Smoothie. It’s light and refreshing!
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Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Fresh mint makes a refreshing and delicious dessert smoothie!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
- Category: smoothie recipe
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 medium or large frozen* bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, lightly packed, or to taste (I thought this was just right, but start with less if you prefer and add to your preference)
- 1/4 cup stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
- Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Blend for less time if you prefer small bits of chocolate chips in your smoothie.
- To freeze bananas, slice the bananas and freeze them on a tray. Then add to a freezer container until ready to use.
- If the smoothie is too thick for your preference or your blender’s capacity, you can add a bit more milk.
- This smoothie works very well with a high-powered blender like the Vitamix. (affiliate link)
- Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
- Calories: 205
- Sugar: 14 grams
- Sodium: 232mg
- Fat: 8.3 grams
- Saturated Fat: 3.3 grams
- Trans Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 42 grams
- Fiber: 9.5 grams
- Protein: 3g
Keywords: mint chocolate chip smoothie
This recipe was first published in March 2011. Photos were updated May 2020.
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