Think thin mint cookies, but creamy, cold and doesn't give you a sugar rush afterwards. This healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie will leave you feeling fantastic after you drink it. It also contains minimal whole food ingredients so you don't need a special syrup or anything like that to make it. It's an easy recipe.

Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie

As I've mentioned before, starting your day with a smoothie can be a game changer for how you feel. This is another healthy smoothie recipe that not only gives you a boost in energy, but it also makes you happy through the day! The cacao in it is proven to improve your mood and when you're drinking something this delicious, it's hard to be grumpy. It makes this smoothie rich in chocolate so if you want more of a minty flavor, add a little less cacao and a little more mint.

Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie

I wanted this to be a simple recipe so all I added was mint leaves to bring the minty flavor. I like to pick up a bundle of this fresh herb at the Farmers Market, but mint is an easy plant to grow so that's another option. I had one for a few months, but since I go back and fourth to NYC a lot, it didn't survive. I'm planning on getting another one soon, just so I always have mint on hand for this smoothie!

The avocado is what makes it creamy like a milkshake and provides the good fats so your body will absorb the most nutrients possible. You can't even taste it, but if for some reason avocados don't work well with you, try subbing it for cashews. Soak them beforehand, especially if you don't have a high speed blender. Almond butter is another healthy fat you could try, but it might change the flavor unlike the cashews.

Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie

The only thing that sweetens this smoothie is dates, but you could also add in banana if you prefer. I love having dates in my smoothies as they've been shown to be one of the most nutritious foods ever. They're also a great source of antioxidants so like the cacao, they'll improve your mood. If you'd like a banana then you can use fewer dates, but the flavor will change somewhat.

Lastly, I like to add ice to give it more of an icy thickness, especially on a hot day! This healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie is not just a good breakfast replacement, but dessert, snack… practically anytime of the day! Be sure to taste before you pour to adjust it to your palate's liking.

For some of my other favorite smoothie recipes, check out this one, this one and this one!



Please use all organic ingredients when possible!
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Megan Lawson


  • 1 cup Non-dairy milk or water
  • 1 large handful Spinach
  • 1 large handful fresh Mint Leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp Cacao Powder depending on richness you prefer
  • 5-7 Dates depending on size
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • Ice cubes


  • First blend all the ingredients except ice
  • Then blend 6-7 ice cubes for a more 'icy' texture. Add more or less ice for preferred consistency.
  • Be sure to taste before you pour & adjust seasonings and sweetness if desired


  1. Improves mood and energy levels 
  2. Helps detox the body of free radicals and toxins 
  3. Aides in proper digestion
  4. Contains anti-aging and anti-cancer properties
  • Liz says:

    This is perfect after all the holiday indulgences!!!

  • Such great ingredients! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Finally, thin mint flavor without the sugar hangover!

  • Heather says:

    This is absolutely brilliant! I love that you used dates to sweeten ❤️!

  • Rebecca says:

    I do so love mint chocolate as a combination. I bet these are so refreshing.

  • Lise says:

    I need to try this!

  • Abbey says:

    I can't wait to try this! I've been looking for indulgent, yet healthy smoothie recipes like this. Thanks!

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