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Old 12-13-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Freakishly Awesome Mint Chocolate Smoothie (that's GOOD for you)

I came up with a Christmasy hit here this morning. My pregnant gut is happy, happy, too, and my blood sugar level is totally intact and unscathed.

And I'm no longer craving ice cream. The kids liked it, too.

Here goes!


Mint Chocolate Smoothie
  • 3/4 Cup plain organic yogurt, kefir or greek yogurt
  • 3 level scoops natural whey protein (you could use hemp, too, it's just a little grainier..several egg yolks would also do the trick)
  • 1 C frozen mango chunks or frozen peaches
  • 1/4 C of pureed prunes or 1 banana or half an avocado
  • 1/2 C coconut milk (with the fat in! )
  • 2TB freshly ground flax (optional)
  • 1 generous splash of liquid mint chlorophyll (you know, the kind that's always cheaper than the plain kind at vitacost? Alternatively, you could use some mint springs)
  • 2 larged deveined leaves of kale or a big handful of spinach
  • 2 TB cacao or cocoa powder (you could use carob, but my kids hate it )
  • 1 TB gluten free (or not) vanilla or leftover vanilla bean seed scrapings

I didn't add any sweetener and it was fantastic, but if you must add something, a little honey would do the trick.


Blend forever. This is important. Nobody likes plant chunks in their smoothie.

ENJOY!! Not just guilt-free, but *awesome* for your bods. You've got good EFAs, you've got potassium, you're protein-heavy, you're packed with vitamins, you've got your good gut bacteria, you've got healthy carbs, you've got some theobromine, you've got good blood-builders....

I woke up today feeling like a walking infomercial.

Post your favorite smoothie recipe? It's fun to see what other people enjoy, just to shake up the routine a little (pun intended). This pregnant lady is continuously hungry.

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Freakishly Awesome Mint Chocolate Smoothie (that's GOOD for you)

I think you meant egg whites above...not yolks since all the protein is in the Whites and all the Fat is in the Yolks
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:49 AM   #3
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I do like it for the fat. Blame it on placenta brain. Heck, dump the whole egg in there.

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That sounds soooo good. Can't wait to do that later, or maybe now....
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Ya ya ya more smoothie recipes please!!!
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This sounds like something my youngest daughter would really love! I daresay the other children, my husband and I may enjoy it too, so thanks for sharing! I might have to try it out in the future.
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This sounds super yummy! I wish I would have seen this when I was pregnant- would have helped with taking chlorophyll for sure

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My morning smoothie that I have for breakfast every day:

1 c. almond milk
1 1/2 frozen bananas
1-2 tbsp peanut butter
handful of spinach
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp flax seeds

Another one:

1 c. pineapple juice
1 frozen mango
chunks of frozen pineapple
handful of spinach or kale
juice of 1-2 limes

(it's all green from the spinach but it looks like it's green from the lime )
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