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Cooking with Joy: Mint Chocolate Smoothie

'Healthy dessert' is not an oxymoron, and this sweet, creamy sipper proves it.

'Healthy dessert' is not an oxymoron, and this sweet, creamy sipper proves it

Welcome to Cooking with Joy! Each week Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health is sharing a recipe that is both mouth-watering — and mindfully made. She’s sharing her tips for how to cook using the healthiest ingredients and techniques, to make food you will feel good about serving... and devouring.

Who says a smoothie can’t be dessert? And a healthy dessert, at that. Full of fresh mint, raw cacao and and fruit, this supercharged sipper promotes easy digestion and is packed with antioxidants. Plus, it still delivers enough chocolatey goodness to satisfy the strongest sweet tooth. Make it midday for a little afternoon boost or after dinner as a tasty treat that will become a family favourite!


  • ¼ cup fresh mint (or 1 tsp peppermint extract)
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1-2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • Water to desired consistency


Cooking with Joy: Mint Chocolate Smoothie

5 years ago
Duration 3:36
'Healthy dessert' is not an oxymoron, and this sweet, creamy sipper proves it.

Place all ingredients into blender and process until smooth. Rim glass with coconut flakes, pour smoothie, then garnish with raw cacao nibs.

Yield: Makes 2 servings


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