When I was a kid I LOVED mint chip ice-cream. Now a days I veer more toward strait up chocolate but the taste and smell of mint with chocolate still gets me nostalgic.
This shake makes a great afternoon pick me up. It’s also very cooling at the same time which I think makes a great balance.
Matcha is one of those ingredients making headlines on every health blog right now. It’s being used in smoothies, desserts, healthy snacks and of course as a tea. It has a wonderfully fresh grassy taste, which when paired with the mint in this shake tastes really refreshing.
Matcha – High in antioxidants, boosts your immune system and increases energy.
Matcha-mint chip shake
- 1 cup Coconut milk unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon Matcha powder
- 1/2 cup Fresh mint leaves
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa nibs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Vitamineral green (optional)
- pinch of sea salt
- TT Stevia (optional sweetener, I personally leave it out)
- 1 cup ice
Blend all ingredients in blender. Drink immediately.
Sarah Burchard is the author of The Healthy Locavore, a natural foods chef and experience host whose writing focuses on cooking, holistic health, supporting community and eating locally grown and made foods.