A quick and easy smoothie recipe which tastes like a peppermint patty but filled with superfood! Naturally vegan, dairy free, gluten free, sugar free and paleo- Creamy, thick and just like ice cream!
This recipe contains many firsts.
The first time….I’m sharing a smoothie recipe on TBMW.
The first time….I used an avocado in something sweet.
The first time….I tried blending an actual chocolate bar in my blender (don’t do it)
The first time….I almost threw my camera out the window and wished the St.Patrick’s Day leprechans would chuck a pie in my face.
Okay the last part is incorrect. There have been many times I wanted to throw my camera out the window, but this time was one for the books. To those I sent frustrated texts and messages too- Thanks for bearing with me. Seriously, photographing a smoothie or any drink for that matter drove me bonkers. No matter what I did, it just would not come out. It made the smoothie look like punishment you’d serve to someone in jail!
Anyway, enough about the fourth line of firsts.
Let’s dissect the third line and talk about the dumb things you chuck in a blender.
I’ve finally had success for a recipe which will feature in my upcoming e-cookbook which involves a blender. Said recipe involves blending something outside the box inspired by one of my favourite milkshakes I was fortunate to faceplant in America. When replicating this healthy Peppermint Patty Smoothie, I wanted to actually take it to the next level and blend an unbroken, large peppermint patty in it.
Friends, don’t do that. Even if you have a supercharged blender.
I think it gave my neighbours cat a heart attack with the sounds it was making.
Safe to say, blending actual chocolate bars in whole form is not a wise idea. Luckily, this healthy peppermint patty smoothie tastes like a peppermint patty without the need to actually add the chocolate bar in it.
Now for line number two– For those of you who’ve previously posted recipes involving avocados and sweet treats before, you’ve probably heard me lament how one day, I will give it a go. I’m stoked to have bitten the bullet because damn….I’ve never tried something with such a creamy consistency without ice cream! With my upcoming vegan month and my love of all things cheese and creamy- I’m kind of excited to keep experimenting with this!
Being the first of hopefully more smoothie recipes on here, I wanted to start with a bang and make it appropriate with St.Patrick’s day around the corner. This year, I won’t be sharing a Irish themed recipe on the actual day because I have something special already planned. Now this has nothing to do with traditional St.Patricks Day classics like cabbage, beef stews or Guiness. The only thing relatable to it is that it is green. Well, technically it’s cocoa coloured but still…The Concept is green.
This Healthy Peppermint Patty smoothie is pretty much a superfood smoothie but with a sexier name. Actually, don’t take that line to heart. In my eyes, any food that makes me feel good is a ‘Superfood’ so even if it had an actual peppermint patty in it, I’d still make that claim. Thanks to the frozen avocado and coconut flour, the consistency is thick and creamy. It’s naturally paleo, vegan, gluten free and sugar free. For those wanting a boost of protein, add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. Cold, creamy, filling and tasting too sinful to be good- This Healthy Peppermint Patty Smoothie has you name on it. Also, don’t bother gulping it down- You’ll need a spoon- It’s that thick!
Now that I think about it…I’m kind of disappointed I didn’t try blending one of these in it. Next time.
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Healthy Peppermint Patty Smoothie
- 1/2 large frozen avocado
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar can substitute for any granulated sweetener of choice
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour can sub for almond flour but will change taste and consistency
- 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder*
- 1 scoop of protein powder of choice**
- 1/2-1 cup unsweetened dairy free milk I used almond***
- Peppermint extract
- Dairy Free chocolate chips optional
- Add all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.
- Pour and top with extra cacao powder and dairy free chocolate chips
** For a vegan version, I recommend a brown rice chocolate blend
*** Depending on brand of coconut flour and protein powder, you may need to increase
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What do you define as a ‘superfood’?
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever blended?
Have you ever eaten avocado in a dessert?
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Great smoothie recipe mate, and I totally feel your pain on photographing a smoothie or drink! It’s something I still need much practice on and probably a reason why I haven’t done a smoothie so long for my blog!!
I was about to knock the damn glass over!
I have been using avocado in my smoothies for quite a while now but I never thought to freeze it. Genius!
Arman, you asked me a while back about affordable furnished apartment in the LA area. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I promise to investigate further and have an answer for you shortly. My hunch is that it affordable and LA are not going to yield a furnished abode, at least not in an area you would likely want to love. In the meantime, saw this article and thought of you. (Although, as a vegan for the month this might be too tempting…)
Not at all, Sarah- Please don’t stress over it, I’ve been trying to suss out some options!
Thanks for the article- I’m craving gelato now!
I love this post! And I do want to try the smoothie too!
OMG! I just saw the sign at McDonalds for the shamrock shake (my fast food weakness), and THIS recipe sounds like it will satisfy my craving! I have not yet tried anything sweet with avocado in it, though I have been intrigued for a while.
The strangest thing that I have ever tried to blend was flax oil capsules. I wanted to add flax to a smoothie, did not have the seeds or the plain oil on had, but I did have the gel caps! there ended up being strange chunks of gel in my smoothie. It tasted fine, but the texture was a little weird… I won’t be doing that again.
omg…Bridget! Flax capsules!!!!
The only kind of smoothie worth having is one that requires a spoon because it’s so thick. Yummy! Thanks for the tips on what NOT to throw in the blender too. 🙂
The mint & chocolate combination is my favourite kind – so this smoohie is ideal for me. Good thing I have all the ingredients on hand so I can make it for breakfast tomorrow morning!
Hope you enjoy it, Thalia!
Hahaha I can just imagine the noise your blender made!! Poor neighbours cat 🙂 it was worth it though, this looks amazing!
Thanks so much, Jess- Silly cat.
How have you never added avocados to sweet things?! Welcome to the light, my friend! I love using avocados in pretty much everything. So delicious and creamy! I even made a mint chocolate chip ice-cream using avocado once so I wouldn’t have to use artificial colouring. I totally get where you’re coming from with the camera struggles… sometimes it takes me ages to get a photo I’m happy with and I have to remind myself to be more patient. Pinned for later- can’t wait to make it!
I know, right! I am now a huge fan and literally feel like mixing avocado with syrup and cocoa now…literally.
Can ice cream be a superfood? It provides calcium, protein, and happiness. HAPPINESS.
I’ve never tried avocado in dessert before, but I’m definitely not opposed to it! Especially if it involves a creamy, thick, minty smoothie like this one.
I’ll be the leprechaun to chuck a pie in your face for you!
YES. YES it can!
Please do. It means we’ll be hanging out.
This sounds really good, Arman! And I think you did a great job on the photos! 🙂
Thanks Kelly- You’re a gem!
I have never frozen and avocado before or used coconut flour in a smoothie- interesting! I love peppermint patties though, so this sounds promising. And I have used avocado in many desserts (no one ever notices it’s avocado!) 🙂
I promise it makes such a delicious, ice cream like texture!
genius move on the frozen avo bud! love it. Gonna try it! duh.
You neeeeed to. With cottage cheese too. 😉
You had me at the consistency of ice cream. I love smoothies, and I have been dabbling more with a chocolate peanut butter date version. It’s the Hubby’s new favorite of course. This looks great though so I’m glad you hung onto your camera. Also thanks for the info about NOT dropping a whole chocolate bar into the blender. I’ve been thinking about giving it a whirl. I’ll hold off now. 🙂
….That sounds incredible…I have one for the ebook which is a peanut butter cup one…I also tried adding a peanut butter cup to the actual smoothie. Not wise.
The strangest thing I ever blended into a smoothie was…navy beans! Don’t know if I would do it again, but it was interesting to try :). Your recipe looks AMAZING!!
NAVY beans? wow thats a new one! Cheers, Jess!
drinks are hard. pics look great!
Thanks Linds! I was going to throw my camera out but then remembered the price.. :/