Kale Thin Mint Smoothie (Vegan)

Founder of Pure Food By Scott Christ
Founder of Pure Food
Scott Christ is the founder of Pure Food Company, which makes quality plant protein powders for clean eaters.

I am a former Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie addict.

Sadly, our love affair came to an end recently after I learned about all the artificial, genetically modified, and potentially toxic wheat-, soy-, corn-, and dairy-based ingredients in every delicious box. Here are just a few:

  • enriched white flour
  • sugar
  • partially hydrogenated palm kernel
  • soybean
  • cottonseed with TBHQ for freshness
  • caramel color
  • whey
  • cornstarch
  • soy lecithin
  • natural and artificial flavor

I still buy a few boxes every year and hand them out to friends and co-workers to support the local Girl Scout troops … I just don’t eat them.

I found a solution to cure my Thin Mint ails though. While testing hundreds of combinations for my new protein powder, I created a recipe that tastes even better than a Thin Mint AND is loaded with healthy, plant-powered, real-food ingredients.

This grape, mint, and kale smoothie recipe has just 6 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 5 grams of belly-filling fiber, and tons of antioxidants and polyphenols per serving.

Enjoy this recipe as is, or toss in a scoop of protein powder after a workout to get a perfectly balanced blend of macronutrients.

Kale Thin Mint Smoothie (Vegan)

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic kale
  • ¼ cup fresh organic mint
  • 2½ tablespoons organic cacao powder
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup organic purple or black grapes
  • 2 cups almond, coconut, or cashew milk
  • 1 large handful of ice

Preparation

1. Rinse the kale, grapes, and mint leaves and remove the stems.

2. Blend all ingredients together for 30 seconds and serve.

Note: You can substitute water for almond milk.

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