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A Protein-Rich, Droponic-Approved Mint Chip Smoothie

If you’re craving a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone or a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, blend up this smoothie recipe from Julianne Hough instead. Just like these classic treats, her smoothie offers the classic blend of mint and chocolate you’re craving but can easily stand in for a healthy breakfast!

Greek yogurt provides the protein-rich base, and a full cup of vitamin-A-rich spinach that you won’t even be able to taste is tossed into the mix. After taking a sip, you’re sure to agree with Julianne in saying, “I think I’m in heaven.”

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh mint, tightly packed
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup baby spinach
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 cups ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Drink and enjoy!
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Pineapple-Basil Smoothie

I’m not sure that I would order this just based on the name. But believe me, you’ll be pleased by this herbal concoction. Pineapple has so much sweetness and flavor on its own, and it marries well with the peppery, anisy basil. Very little else is required (no banana in this smoothie). I like to use kefir, but yogurt will work too. Pistachios and chia seeds bulk up the drink nicely, and the pistachios contribute to the pale green color.

Featured in: Drink Your Greens.

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup, tightly packed, basil leaves
  • ¼ ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (about 6 ounces)
  • ¾ cup plain kefir or yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 heaped tablespoon pistachios
  • ½ teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 or 3 ice cubes

PREPARATION

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  2. Serve & Enjoy
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