Just like 31 Flavors!
Oh. My. Gosh. So this morning after my bikram yoga class I decided to make a smoothie as usual, but was bored of my normal flavors. So what did I do? Hopped over to my girl CCK’s blog to test out of of her milkshake flavors. The choice was easy… mint chocolate chip ice cream was allllways my fav growing up (even if I did have to eat lactaid pills before I could eat it). These days though I’ve shunned dairy altogether due to allergies and well just not liking the whole process behind how it’s produced. This smoothie brought me right back to my childhood though! I made a few small adjustments off the original recipe based on what I had on hand. I also wanted more of a pudding consistency so I could eat it with a spoon, so I added in a healthy dose of xantham gum and some psyllium husk. Here it is pre-blending:
And then post blending!
I love, love love this! And it’s even a little sinful bc I was out of cacao nibs so I added some Rice Dream dairy free chocolate chips :D So sinfully delicious (ok, it’s actually not sinful at all) it could almost be dessert! Here’s my tweaked recipe:
Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding (since it’s probs too thick for a straw)
- 1/2 banana
- 1 c. unsweetened coconut milk
- tiny dash salt
- tiny dash stevia powder
- handful of baby spinach
- 1-2 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp xantham gum
- 2 tsp psyllium husk powder
- 2 ice cubes
- 2-3 drops peppermint extract
- 1-2 drops coconut extract (I LOVE coconut)
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