Mint Chocolate Smoothie

mint chocolate milkshake in a glass

This mint chocolate smoothie starts with frozen bananas. I know what you’re thinking – MINT and BANANA? Yes. But please listen (read?) when I say (type?) that the riper the bananas are, the less your milkshakes/smoothies will taste like banana. So let your bananas brown. You want dark brown speckled peels.

mint chocolate milkshake in a glass

Along with frozen bananas, you will need yogurt, milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a touch of peppermint extract. There is a lot of wiggle room with these ingredients:

  • The milk can be any milk you like. I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • The yogurt can be any yogurt you like. I use non-fat Greek yogurt. You will need 6 0z of it.
  • Start with 2 heaping Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Add more for a richer chocolate flavor if you’d like.
  • Start with 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract. This stuff is potent. Add more if you’d like.
  • Feel free to add chocolate protein powder if you want.
  • Feel free to add a handful of spinach if desired.
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mint chocolate milkshake in a glass

Skinny Mint Chocolate Milkshakes

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Feel free to add chocolate protein powder and/or a handful of spinach if desired. Smoothie is gluten free as written.


Ingredients

  • 3 small frozen very ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons (12g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened almond milk or regular milk*
  • 6 oz (181g) nonfat Greek yogurt*
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender, in the order listed, and blend until thick, creamy, and smooth – about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Taste and add more peppermint extract if needed. Add more cocoa powder for a stronger chocolate taste. Add more milk to thin it out if desired.

Notes

  1. Milk: The milk can be any milk you like– skim, 1%, 2%, almond, soy, coconut. I always use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  2. Yogurt: The yogurt can be any yogurt you like– vanilla Greek yogurt, plain Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, vanilla yogurt. Non-fat or low fat.

Keywords: skinny mint chocolate milkshake

11 Comments

  1. Hi Sally- I’m allergic to bananas. Can you give me any recommendations for substitutes? I so, so want to try this! :<

    1. Hey Emily! Mayeb you could use some vanilla frozen yogurt instead? About 3/4 cup of it. I know it’s not as “healthy” as the banana version though.

  2. Hi Sally! The milkshake sounds great! Do you think it´s okay to use an immersion blender or is a normal blender better?

    1. Hey Marie! Yes, that should be fine.

  3. Hi Sally!! This shake looks uber amazing, but I was just wondering if you can taste a lot of the banana in it. I’m not a huge fan of bananas. Even if you can, I’ll probably make it anyway though. 🙂

    1. I usually cannot taste the banana with the strong mint and chocolate flavors.

  4. Finally made this – very good 🙂 I tried it before adding the mint, then added the mint, and I have to say… I liked it better without the mint!

    I made it again with Toasted Coconut greek yogurt and 1 scoop of Chocolate Coconut protein powder (leaving out the mint) and it was AMAZING! Great base recipe — thanks Sally!

  5. Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} says:

    Made this after my run this morning, really hits the spot!! Thanks Sally!!

  6. It’s absolutely delicious. Choco-mint is one of my favorite. Thanks a lot for this recipe Sally 🙂

  7. Kendall Stark says:

    These were pretty amazing, I must say! I cannot tell you how much I hate bananas, but I knew I had to try this smoothie because of the chocolate-mint combo; it’s one of my favorites. I love how incredibly thick it is. Next time, though, I’ll let my bananas get even riper, as I could still make out some of their flavor. I’m going to try the chocolate-peanut butter one next!

  8. I *hate* bananas so much I don’t have the words. However, I have been very ill and need to start eating better and being healthy. It’s been over 90 here for 25 of the last 27 days and I am getting desperate for something to cool me off.

    Success! I picked mint from the garden and used chocolate almond milk (it was the only milk I have!). It has a hint of banana but really only tastes like choccy!

    Sally wins again!

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