Recipes With No Food Rules: Chocolate Mint Shake

Recipes With No Food Rules: Chocolate Mint Shake


  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy ensuring all ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. Taste and adjust sweetness or mintiness as desired.
  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprig of mint or a sprinkle of cacao powder if desired.

Before diving into the recipe, let’s delve into what makes a smoothie truly balanced. A balanced smoothie comprises the right blend of macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fats – along with micronutrients from fruits and vegetables. Lastly, let’s be honest, it needs to actually taste good!


  • 1 frozen banana (for creaminess and sweetness)
  • ½ cup milk of choice 
  • ¼ tsp of cocoa powder or more depending on preference (rich in antioxidants)
  • A few fresh mint leaves (3-4)
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup or more for sweetness
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt 
  • A handful of frozen spinach (adds micronutrients & color)
  • Ice cubes (for desired thickness)
  • Protein powder (optional)

Optional: nuts for topping & ice cream!

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The Balance Breakdown: 

  • Protein:
    • The addition of greek yogurt provides a significant protein boost and depending on the type of milk you use will also add protein, which helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied. You could also add chocolate protein powder for added chocolate flavor and protein.
  • Carbohydrates:
    • The banana serves as a natural source of carbohydrates, offering a quick energy boost! 
  • Fats:
    • Greek yogurt contributes healthy fats, which not only enhance the creaminess of the shake but also aid in nutrient absorption and promote satiety. You could also add in an avocado for additional fats and creaminess.
  • Micronutrients:
    • The inclusion of spinach not only adds a delightful color but also provides various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C, iron, folic acid, and calcium, supporting overall health and well-being.
  • Satisfaction Factor:
    • Let’s not forget the star of the show – cocoa powder. Rich in antioxidants and chocolatey goodness, it satisfies while still offering health benefits.

Striking the perfect balance between satisfaction and nutrition is key to crafting a shake that truly satisfies both the palate and the body. With our Chocolate Mint Shake recipe, we’ve managed to combine the richness of chocolate with the freshness of mint, all while ensuring a well-rounded nutritional profile. Cheers to balance! For more nutrition tips and tricks, book your free discovery call!

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