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St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

St. Nick's naughty & nice chocolate peppermint smoothie made with simple, nourishing ingredients and an option to make it boozy! This healthy mint chocolate smoothie recipe is naturally sweetened with dates and perfect for mixing in your favorite smoothie add-ins. A quick and easy breakfast or snack you'll love!

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Smoothie, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peppermint smoothie, mint chocolate smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 309 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 3 pitted large Medjool dates (¼ cup packed pitted Medjool dates)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or sub light coconut milk), plus more to thin smoothie if necessary
  • ¾ cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (or sub chocolate tahini or chocolate almond butter)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional:
  • 1 shot of Bailey’s cream, Peppermint Schnapp’s or Kahula
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats

Instructions

  1. First soak your pitted dates in 1 cup of HOT water for at least 5 minutes. This will help them soften up and perfect for blending. While the dates are soaking you can get all your other ingredients out, measured and ready.
  2. Next add all ingredients to a high powered blender: pitted dates, almond milk, frozen cauliflower, cacao powder, tahini, vanilla and peppermint extract and a pinch of salt. Feel free to add any optional add-ins to your smoothie if you’d like. Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk to thin, if necessary. Pour into a glass and enjoy! Serves 1. Feel free to double the recipe to serve 2.

Recipe Notes

To make this a peppermint mocha smoothie:
Instead of 1 cup almond milk, add ½ cup cold coffee + ½ cup milk. Or, you can simply add a package of instant coffee granules or 1 teaspoon of espresso powder.

Nutrition Facts
St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie (without optional add-ins))
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1.7g11%
Carbohydrates 56.8g19%
Fiber 9.8g41%
Sugar 39.3g44%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.