The BEST Ever Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Oh my green delicious mint chocolate smoothie of heaven!
 
 I’m a mint-chocolate lover (who woulda thought!). It’s really one of my favourite combos! 
 
Who woulda thought you could combine this deliciousness into a smoothie and feel completely satisfied, like you just had a dessert or something. Although, this smoothie is far from a dessert. It really is healthy and contains a ton of nutrients, like magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin E and blood sugar stabilizing protein. 
 
Just a random note, I was doing some reading on insulin and blood sugar the other day and learned that insulin, along with inflammation, were 2 of the biggest contributors to obesity related cancers. What?!?
What’s crazy about that is that both insulin and inflammation can be controlled through diet. In fact, this smoothie (if you skip the chocolate chips) is actually an amazing nourishing smoothie that contains many anti-inflammatory compounds and essential fats that help to lubricate the joints and combat inflammation. 
 
One of the very first things I focus on with my clients is blood sugar management. Naturally, their meal plans consist of protein, healthy fats and tons of veggies, so not only do they lose weight, but their inflammation goes down dramatically!
 
This is why I’m so excited for my online Metabolic Weight Loss program, which will be launching mid January. This program is not only incredible for weight loss, but also for diabetes, inflammation, pcos, estrogen dominance, and high blood pressure. 
 
Food is healing on so many levels. Eating the right diet can allow you to control many aspects of health and disease. 
 
But now, onto the smoothie. You can swap the whey protein for a hemp or brown rice if you’re looking for something more plant based. And if you don’t have chocolate protein, the cacao power will do the job (plus it’s loaded with magnesium which is incredibly detoxifying!) This recipe is from my Healthy Holiday Dessert eBook. 
 
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
 
P.S. If you’re interested in the Metabolic Weight Loss program, I can only accept 10 women into the live group coaching. Please reply send an email to samanthagladish@gmail.com so I can add you to the list. I’ll then connect with you to fill out an application form and we’ll arrange for a complimentary call to discuss your health history and goals 🙂
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 2 heaping cups organic spinach
  2. 1 cup coconut milk
  3. 1 cup filtered water (more or less, for desired thickness)
  4. 1/4 avocado
  5. 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice (I used Progressive
  6. Organic Whey)
  7. 2 teaspoons cacao powder (optional, if you need it more chocolatey)
  8. 1/4 cup fresh mint or 1 drop of peppermint extract
  9. 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs (I like using cacao nibs or Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips)
  10. Stevia to taste (for sweetness, but optional)
  11. Ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until well combined
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Samantha Gladish is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach & Hormone Fixer-Upper. She is the founder of HolisticWellness.ca; a website dedicated to helping women lose weight and balance their hormones with delicious food. Samantha coaches and supports women from around the world on natural beauty care, holistic health and nutrition. Her philosophy is that through changing the way we eat, think, move and care for our bodies, we can heal ourselves and live a life of more power and possibility. Her passion for business is an extension of her work as a Health Coach. Samantha speaks internationally on all things health, wellness and entrepreneurship and in her spare time, you can find her baking up delicious health-ified treats in her kitchen.

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