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UR Recipes – October 25, 2016

Mint-Cacao Chip Smoothie

By Neka Pasquale, Founder of Urban Remedy

14_064Neka’s take on mint chip ice cream, this smoothie is packed with low-glycemic ingredients that you can find at any grocery store.

A day before you plan to enjoy this smoothie, peel the bananas, seal them in a zippered plastic freezer bag, and pop them into the freezer. That way, you’ll be ready to make this delicious drink. I recommend freezing a bunch of bananas at the same time, so you always have some on hand for smoothies. Raw cacao is considered a super antioxidant. Cinnamon helps balance blood sugar. Bananas are rich in potassium to support nerve and muscle function, and manganese for metabolism and bone health.

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 frozen peeled bananas
1 1/2 cups (1 1/2 oz / 45 g) baby spinach leaves
Leaves from 1 1/2 bunches fresh mint
1 tablespoon alcolhol-free vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
Liquid stevia, for sweetening (optional)

In a blender, combine the almond milk, bananas, spinach, mint, vanilla, and cinnamon, and blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth, about 45 seconds. Then, add the cacao nibs and blend for 20 seconds, to break up the nibs and add texture. Pour into a tall glass. Sweeten with stevia to taste, if desired.

Makes 1 serving

If you’d rather have us do the work, check out our full selection of shakes and cold-pressed juices that can be delivered to your door.

From The Urban Remedy Cookbook.

4 thoughts on “Mint-Cacao Chip Smoothie

  1. I just made this, and I have to say- the Cacao Mint Shake is my all-time favorite at Urban Remedy, and this shake tastes nothing like it…! I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong, or if the recipe is wrong… and the cinnamon feels VERY wrong….

    1. Hi Lauren. You’re right! This recipe is not exactly the same as the one we sell online and in stores. Among a couple of differences, it features fresh mint, while the one we sell has mint oil. Aside from the cinnamon, which you can definitely skip, what differences did you notice? Let us know if you tweak this in ways that make it more like the one in our stores!

  2. This is one serving? That’s a lot of nut milk, bananas, and nibs.

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