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Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for the holidays. Peppermint + chocolate, what's not to like! Plus it's creamy, satisfying and excellent for gut health.
Dec 8, 2020 | Joy McCarthy

This Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie is just as delicious as the Double Chocolate Espresso Smoothie! It's creamy, satisfying, naturally sweet and the perfect energizing power snack or dessert to enjoy over the holidays.

I love the combination of peppermint and chocolate together. It reminds me of peppermint avocado pudding in my first cookbook Joyous Health.

I added Genuine Health's organic fermented protein powder to this smoothie to make it more satiating and balanced. Each scoop provides 20g of plant-based, no-bloat protein. Due to the fact it's fermented, it supports gut health too. 

Peppermint smoothie


I kept the ingredients simple in hopes that you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen already as I did. Peppermint oil might not be one you normally have on hand but you can use fresh peppermint in place of the oil instead. 

Peppermint smoothie

This recipe is:

  • Gluten-free and dairy-free
  • Totally plant-based 
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for healthy digestion and nourishes the gut microbiome
  • Absolutely splendid!

Peppermint Smoothie

Here's the recipe:

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  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop fermented organic vegan proteins+ by Genuine Health (chocolate flavour)
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract or 2 tbsp fresh peppermint leaves
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt
  • 1-2 cups oat or almond milk to desired consistency
  • Handful of chocolate chips
  1. Place all ingredients into a high power blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  2. Enjoy!


Makes 1 generous smoothie, or 2 small ones

This smoothie is nice and rich, if you're feeling generous you can share this with a loved one or you can enjoy it all to yourself! 

This recipe is featured in Genuine Health's Healthy for the Holidays Ebook which you can get here.


Peppermint smoothie

I love making holiday recipes and I've got a couple more to share with you: 

Happy Holidays!

Joy xo

Eileen   •   December 9, 2020

This is sooooo good! I make it nice

Eileen H.   •   December 10, 2020

KariAnn DeVries   •   December 14, 2020

This smoothie was sooooo good. Thank you and I also learnt why I get so bloated from shakes- cause of the protein powder not being fermented. Does that kind taste? I usually didnt but vegan due to the funky taste.

Joy McCarthy   •   December 14, 2020

Amy   •   December 14, 2020

Hey Joy - what oat milk do you prefer? Or do you make your own? We buy Earth’s Own unsweetened original but it has canola oil in it ... not sure if that is good or bad?

Joy McCarthy   •   December 14, 2020
Amy   •   December 14, 2020
Joy McCarthy   •   December 14, 2020

Amy   •   December 14, 2020

Sorry I had the type of oil wrong for that oat milk - you are right it is sunflower - oops! :):)

Joy McCarthy   •   December 14, 2020

Mody   •   December 16, 2020

Hi! This looks delicious! I’m wondering about calorie content. I am trying to lose weight via healthy eating and watching overall daily calories helps me do that. Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   December 17, 2020

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