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Healthy “Thin Mint” Smoothie

It’s the beginning of another potentially awesome week, which means it’s time to do some meal planning! How do you keep breakfast fun? I’m much less inclined to wake up and make something healthy for myself if it sounds boring.

This smoothie recipe from Shape is far from boring, though! It tastes just like Thin Mints (one of my favorite treats), but it’s actually really healthy. It’s even green, so it looks healthy, too! Just the thing to make me look forward to the first meal of the day.

Ingredients:

• 3/4 cup plain, nonfat greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup fresh mint (tightly packed)
• 1 cup almond milk
• 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
• 1 cup baby spinach
• 1 tbsp. maple syrup, to sweeten
• 2 cups ice

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth, and enjoy! Please let me know what your go to meals are to get your day started on the right foot.

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Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Elin Linnå

    Your blog is great and that looks so good!! I love Swedish crispbread (I’m from Sweden ;)) with sliced avocado and tomato! So good!!!

  • I have to try this! x
    Becoming Becca

  • SophieAgnes

    Looks delicious! Just bought some fresh mint and I was wondering what I could do with it.. Found it 😀

  • elahe

    I should try , thanks Jules

  • Cindy Griffin Elder

    My mom made us a smoothie every morning before school – way before it was a popular thing to do. She filled the blender with golden delicious apples (cored and peeled) a whole avocado, half a container of frozen concentrated orange juice, a heaping tablespoon of honey and then filled the blender to half with water. Blend and then sprinkle chopped raw pecans on top or take a handful and blend them slightly. I am looking forward to trying your mint one – thanks Jules

  • Renee Brizz

    I actually just had this for breakfast! I leave out the maple syrup and add flax seed oil tho…

  • Halley

    Here is a delicious no guilt detox drink for the morning that I love. It’s so refreshing and I usually drink it before breakfast. I make it the night before and put it in the fridge so it’s nice and cold in the morning and all of the ingredients blend together. Juice 1/2 lemon or lime, 3 thin slices of cucumber, 1 1/2 cups water, 3 mint leaves, 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger and 1 tbsp honey. Yum!!

  • Andrea

    I live in Germany and here breakfast is all about carbs. So I had those kinds of breakfasts and
    carbs until I got to know about how bad they are for the body, especially the
    sweet ones. So I switched to tomatoes and avocado on a slice of dark bread.
    Very good! I also like curd or greek yoghurt with berries and seeds and a
    splash of honey if needed. And my all time favourite is an egg-white omelette
    with tomatoes and avocados. But as this is nothing I ever get in a German
    restaurant I usually have it when I am vacationing in the US.

  • Sara

    I love overnight oats. I keep it very simple. 1/3 c of organic old fashioned oats. 1 T chia seeds, 1 tsp. honey, 1c coconut milk. Stir, place in an airtight container over night. I add my fruit of choice in the morning. It’s filling because of the high fiber content and very good for you!

  • Tricia

    I love this post! I’m trying really hard to only eat real food. With that being said, I also want variety. I quit my job and I’m currently trying to figure out what to do next. In the meantime, I’ve got lots of free time on my hands to meal plan. Here’s what I’m enjoying this week…

    Monday…Scrambled eggs with red and yellow peppers cooked in coconut oil
    Tuesday…Cereal (strawberries, blueberries, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, almond milk)
    Wednesday… Banana nut porridge
    Thursday… Sweet potatoes and bacon
    Friday…Quinoa porridge

    These are tasty and easy. How did I ever survive before Pinterest?!?!

    • Stephanie Rivera

      Omg banana nut porridge sounds amazing!!! Recipe?!

      • Tricia

        The recipe is not mine, but you can find it on againstallgrain.com. I hope you like it! I’m trying not to eat the same thing for breakfast (eggs) everyday. This is a nice way to switch it up. Enjoy!

  • Shape mentions peppermint extract but your recipe doesn’t. Did you forget to mention that or you don’t add it? Sounds so good!

  • Alex Zydel

    I am definitely going to try this!!! Thank You!

  • Sheila

    JULES! THE HAIR IS AWESOME! I LOVE IT. GOLDEN GODDESS.

    WELCOME!

  • Karine

    I just made this and it tastes sooo fresh! I also love the color. There were still chocolate pieces though, they never totally blended, but I don’t mind.

    • njcronk

      We made this and used chocolate syrup because it blends better.

  • Merritt Donoghue

    Favorite breakfast: “Green Eggs and Health”

    scramble 2 egg whites and add 1 cup of spinach (the more raw the better)
    – Feel free to melt 1 reduced fat mini baby bell cheese for an extra treat!
    Enjoy with your favorite type of power smoothie and bon appetit!

  • Melanie Green

    I have a question can you make a mint smoothie with just mint or mint leaves

  • Keeona Stewart

    Very yummy! And very minty! I love it so much! Thanks Jules!

  • Maureen Williams

    I’m looking forward to trying it! I have a lot of mint in the garden, so this is a great recipe for me. I usually use organic agave nectar for a sweetener or stevia..never thought of using maple syrup! Great idea.

  • Janna Heidelberg

    I have been looking for some healthy eating inspiration. I just made this for tomorrow morning! I’ve made your stuffed peppers and avocado/ cucumber soup before. I love that all your ingredients aren’t crazy hard to find! And your recipes are DIFFERENT! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Keep the recipes coming! <3

  • Angel Fulwider

    Yum! I have a new Nutri-bullet and am always looking for recipes that I actually want to make in the morning

  • Rick Zack

    Yummy and easy but use Hershey’s special dark syrup instead
    of the chips.. dissolve better!