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.
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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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?
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.
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.
Seriously! Melbourne’s weather is a pain in the ass and legit mid photoshoot the sun changes.
This smoothie is no joke! Your use of avocado is brilliant!
Thanks so much Sonali- It would taste great with whipped ricotta 😉
Wow your recipes are out of this world!!!! I had no idea you had posted so many!!!! Awesome stuff!! x
Thanks Ally- Hope you’re doing well!
You can also use bananas to make smoothies really creamy. Works like a charm! 🙂
Thanks I usually do, this one I wanted a green theme!
And guess who has all the ingredients to make this bad boy?! Can’t wait to try it tomorrow morning!
YES. Legend, Emily.
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.
Naw, you’re making me blush. You can’t tell because I’m latte toned.
*SNORT* latte toned.
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!
This was my first time and I’m a huge fan! Thanks Catherine!
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.
Haha, cheers Michelle!
This was my first time after being in that same position for so long!
Had me at avocado!
Hidden avocado 😉 Enjoy, Trish!
i am trying this tonight. Can NOT wait !!! <3 love love love mInt
Please let me know how it was 🙂
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!
So glad you enjoyed it, Diana 🙂
I really need this…like right now!!! 😀
Thanks Tammy! 🙂