If you remember from a few days ago, I wrote about trying oranges rather than apples in my Mint Chocolate Spinach Smoothie. Well, this posting is that variation. I have to admit that I like the orange base much better than the apple one. Apple is good, but orange mixes so much better with the cacao.
If you have fresh mint and some oranges laying around, this one is worth a try.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ½ cup water
- 2 oranges
- 1 banana
- 2 medjool dates
- Heaping spoon full raw cacao powder
- Big hand full fresh garden spearmint
- ½ lb fresh baby spinach
Remove the leaves from the mint stocks, remove the seeds from the dates and pretty much mix everything up on the blender.
As you can see, I added the cacao last. Everything else is just packed it. Got to love that Vita-mix!
Got a little bit more than this, but the tastes all come together to make something that’s sweet and minty.
If I were to make this one again, I’d use orange juice as the base in order to really bring out the orange flavor. But even with just two, the orange flavor comes through and it balances out nicely with the cacao and mint!
I love mint! It’s the first thing I get out of the garden every year. Yum…..