This is my go to smoothie bowl for when I am wanting something refreshing and light. My Mint Cacao Smoothie bowl has a touch of mint and cacao blended with nutrient dense spirulina powder and collagen peptides. Dig into this gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly breakfast for a refreshing treat to start your day.Jump to Recipe
I love mint chocolate chip ice cream, so naturally I created this smoothie bowl to mimic a favorite of mine. Lately, I have been playing with different powders to toss into my smoothies for added nutrients. Spirulina is a blue-green algae plant that is found in both fresh and salt water environments. This anti-inflammatory powder has been proven to help stabilize blood sugar, increase energy, detoxify your body, and enhance brain function.
The use of collagen peptides is an added bonus. When choosing collagen be sure to choose a brand that is grass-fed. Also, be aware of any additives found inside the brand you choose. For this recipe I stuck with an unflavored kind, but there are also wonderful collagen powders from Primal Kitchen and Vital Proteins.
When I pick my mint I typically get the whole plant from Whole Foods, and I will either use their chocolate mint or regular mint leaves. I feel it is more cost effective to buy the plant if you feel you can keep the little guy alive. I try my best, but let’s be honest, I am not always as successful as I wish I could be. A gal can dream, right? Anyways, I hope you enjoy this little treat friends. Let me know if you like it!
Mint Cacao Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup coconut milk*
- 3/4 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tsp spirulina powder
- 1 scoop collagen powder
- fresh banana slices, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, blueberries, mint leaves
- Blend all of the ingredients together in a high speed blender, and pour into a bowl. Top with additional toppings of your choice. Enjoy!
*I use unsweetened cacao nibs and coconut to keep this paleo friendly, but do whatever suits you best. This is a judgment free zone.