Healthy Peppermint Patty Smoothie

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!

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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!

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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. 

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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

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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. 

Healthy Peppermint Patty Smoothie
Serves 1
A quick and easy smoothie recipe which tastes like a peppermint patty but filled with superfood! Naturally vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and paleo with the consistency of ice cream!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 large frozen avocado
  2. 1 T coconut sugar (can substitute for any granulated sweetener of choice)
  3. 1 T coconut flour (can sub for almond flour but will change taste and consistency)
  4. 2 T raw cacao powder*
  5. 1 scoop of protein powder of choice**
  6. 1/2-1 cup unsweetened dairy free milk (I used almond)***
  7. Peppermint extract
  8. Dairy Free chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Pour and top with extra cacao powder and dairy free chocolate chips
Notes
  1. * I like a rich chocolate taste- Adjust to just 1tablespoon if desire
  2. ** For a vegan version, I recommend a brown rice chocolate blend
  3. *** Depending on brand of coconut flour and protein powder, you may need to increase
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74 thoughts on “Healthy Peppermint Patty Smoothie

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!) 🙂

  3. 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…)

    http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-nine-things-i-learned-at-gelato-u-20150225-story.html

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. I’ve seriously wanted to chuck my camera at the wall this week too. I mean I’ll shoot great pictures for a recipe on week, and then the next week they come out totally amateur. Ugh. I wish I was just naturally graced with photography skills.

    I love avocado in smoothies too. And chocolate mint flavoured? You know how I feel about that. Yummmm.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!

  10. Yes! This smoothie sounds awesome. As the weather gets warmer (which for the record it is NOT yet getting warmer here in upstate New York…), we start eating a lot of smoothies. I’ll have to keep this one around. It’s almost like dessert for breakfast. And it’s healthy. Now I can get behind that! Plus, Peppermint Patty is one of my wife’s favorite characters from The Peanuts. How’s that for a random connection?

    1. This smoothie was totally designed for her then- I’ll get Linus and….i forgot her name but the silly one who has a crush on Linus to come and personally deliver it to her.

      Damn, I need to google it. Sally! SALLY. She’s such a twat.

  11. oh, PISHAW. your photos are fantastic – I just pinned one.

    now about this chocolate bar in a blender… *sigh* that is just tragic, my friend.

    I have two avocados destined for great things (cookbook recipes) sitting on my counter right now. one of them may have a change of plan tomorrow morning, this sounds PERFECT.

  12. I am intrigued by the avocado in it, as I have never had avocado in anything sweet let alone a smoothie! This sounds delicious though…I bet this would give me the extra energy in the morning. Great recipe…and it looks delicious! Pinning!

  13. I absolutely love reading your posts. They are so humorous. This looks wonderful. I am still in the “one day I’ll give it a go” group where avocado is concerned, but I am closer. Oh and my blender, well if could tell tales, they would all start with something like this…”then this one day, she thought she could…” and then would laugh at me to all its blender friends.

      1. soooooooo, I made it and
        OMG OMG OMG fabulous. I am in heaven. It is just perfect. Creamy, tasty, delicious. I think i will be buying ALL the avocados and freezing them!!! This may be my newest addiction 🙂 Thanks arman!

  14. Arman, this looks delicious. I know what you mean about photographing beverages. It’s really hard, but you did a great job in the end. The one thing that I think is harder to photograph is ice cream–because it melts and it’s usually during the summer that I’m trying to photograph it. As for the avocado, I put it in smoothies all the time, but I’ve never tried it frozen (during the winter I don’t like my smoothies very cold). I haven’t tried it in any desserts, though. I know I would like the texture, I’m just not sure about the flavor. Anyway, now I can’t wait for my mint to grow.

    1. Thanks so much, Linda! Oh Ice cream….Definitely is a pain to photograph- The sunlight here is terrible (one minute bright, the next gloomy) so getting the perfect shot is impossible!

      Using avocado for something dessert like is still on the cards- I’m thinking a sweet breakfast pudding like dish mixed with cocoa, honey and maybe some almond flour/crumbles for some texture. Or just chuck it in a smoothie and call it a day!

  15. This looks so delicious Arman! And a much sexier name than superfood, I agree! I haven’t had much luck with avocados in sweets, but I think freezing it first is a wonderful idea because it would make it less strong in flavor! I was dying laughing reading this post too…I can just imagine the cat’s reaction, hahaha!

  16. When you say protein powder of choice, does that include something like hemp protein powder? I use avocado in many desserts (mousse, cupcakes, pie) but never frozen before! This looks soo good.

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