Thin Mint Protein Smoothie

Remember last week when I was obsessed with carrot cake? Well my taste buds are over the carrot cake and now I’m on a total green monster kick, like I literally crave thick fresh smoothies with leafy greens blended in them. Weird? Well not when they taste this amazing! I was working on some recipes earlier this week and this little gem was born… Behold the healthy Thin Mint Protein Smoothie! We all love Girl Scout Cookies, but we don’t love the nutrition label on those babies. Instead of reaching for that box of Thin Mints, whip up a healthy alternative, complete with a nutritional boost of spinach! You’ll get the chocolatey pepperminty cookie flavor along with all of the extra benefits of spinach being in your smoothie, and trust me… you cannot even taste it!

Get to know this leafy green: Everyone say, “Hi Spinach!”

  • Filled with powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium, which combat the onset of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
  • One cup of spinach contains over 337% of the RDA of vitamin A that protects and strengthens “entry points” into the human body, such as mucous membranes, respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts.
  • One cup of spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, and curbs overeating.
  • The abundance of vitamin K contributes to a healthy nervous system and brain function.
  • Contains two anti-inflammatory epoxyxanthophylls; Neoxanthin and violaxanthin.
  • Packed with magnesium, folate, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6, and a great source of selenium and niacin.


Thin Mint Protein Smoothie
Serves 1

1 cup frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh)
1 cup almond milk
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
Toppings:
1 Tbsp walnuts
1 Tbsp 70% dark chocolate chips
Combine the almond milk, spinach, protein powder, rolled oats, and peppermint extract in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a glass and top with walnuts and chocolate chips and enjoy with a spoon!
Note: If your blender has a hard time blending certain things, start by blending the milk and frozen spinach first and then add in the oats, followed by protein powder and peppermint extract.


The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: spinach
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: protein powder
Plant Based Fat: walnuts and dark chocolate chips

104 Comments on Thin Mint Protein Smoothie

  1. Allie
    June 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try this! Thanks~

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    • Catherine
      June 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Yayyy, let me know what you think! xo

      Reply
  2. MindyG
    June 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the breakdowns you put at the end of the recipes. Sometimes I get confused with what the benefit of different items are in recipes, but this spells it out nice!

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    • Catherine
      June 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much! I try to break everything down as much as possible so that it is easier to build balanced meals :) Health & Happiness xo

      Reply
  3. Whitney
    June 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm (2 years ago)

    What do you think would be good to substitute the walnuts if you don’t like them. Any nuts?

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    • Catherine
      June 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Any nuts or even some peanut or other nut butter :) You can exclude the nuts completely if you want!

      Reply
  4. Colleen
    June 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh, I LOVE thin mints! I’ve never tried a “green” smoothie, but now I’m definitely going to have to give this a whirl. Perfect for summer, too!

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    • Catherine
      June 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm (2 years ago)

      This is definitely a fun one to try for your first green smoothie! xo

      Reply
  5. Larissa
    June 28, 2012 at 8:18 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks so yummy! I love thin mint cookies so I’m definitely going to have to give this a try.

    Reply
  6. Kynley W
    June 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m so excited- I just stumbled across your blog. I just started my weight loss journey a month ago and your blog is a huge inspiration for me! Thanks so much for writing down all that you have learned and your awesome recipes.

    Reply
    • Catherine
      June 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Awww I am so happy you found my blog! Congratulations on beginning your new healthy lifestyle! You can always come to my blog for motivation and inspiration! Health & Happiness xo

      Reply
  7. Adelle Fortunato
    June 29, 2012 at 1:19 am (2 years ago)

    Great recipe!!! Thanks for sharing! How many calories is this one?

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    • Catherine
      June 29, 2012 at 10:10 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Adelle! I don’t count calories and build my meals by serving size/portions to get a perfect balance :)

      Reply
  8. Brandi
    June 29, 2012 at 5:32 am (2 years ago)

    Do you ever put avocado in your smoothies? I have a few in the freezer and I am trying to figure out what to do with them since they don’t defrost well enough to put in salads or on sammies.

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    • Catherine
      June 29, 2012 at 10:08 am (2 years ago)

      I do! I use them in most of my fruit smoothies because it makes them really thick and creamy! Use 1/4 of the avocado for one serving of plant based fat!

      Reply
  9. Betsy
    June 29, 2012 at 7:49 am (2 years ago)

    I made this for breakfast this morning – tasted GREAT! It was my first experience with both almond milk and protein powder…excited to make this a regular menu item in the future. Thanks for posting this recipe, I sure love your blog!

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    • Catherine
      June 29, 2012 at 10:26 am (2 years ago)

      So glad you loved it, Betsy! Stay tuned for more yummy recipes! Health & Happiness xo

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      • Betsy
        June 30, 2012 at 8:39 am (2 years ago)

        Loved the smoothie so much I shared your recipe and blog over at my own yesterday (spatulasandbuttons.wordpress.com). After sharing pictures of my finished smoothie with a few friends, I had many asking for your recipe. Kudos to you!

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        • Catherine
          June 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm (2 years ago)

          OMG you are so cute, thank you so much!!! I’m so happy you loved the recipe (and bought Almond Milk!)! Thank you so much for sharing your smoothie photos :) Health & Happiness xo

          Reply
  10. Lucy
    June 29, 2012 at 9:33 am (2 years ago)

    What kind of chocolate protein powder do you prefer? I have tried a few and not yet found one I love and it gets expensive to keep buying the wrong kind!

    Reply
    • Catherine
      June 29, 2012 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)

      Right now I am using Herbalife, and it is SOOO good, but I also like Sun Wariorr which is vegan protein powder!

      Reply
  11. Rafaella
    June 29, 2012 at 11:25 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Catherine,
    First off, I wanted to say that i think you are absolutely gorgeous!!
    I ran into your blog on pinterest and felt in love with it right away, you put a lot of hard word and dedication to all this and it shows! I’ve been following your rabbit food pyramid for 3 days now and already feel skinnier (haha)! I just have a couple questions: do you snack in between meals? Say, eat a fruit after lunch and before dinner? Also, i have a crazy addiction for salt and though i’ve been doing my best to cut down on it, i have a really hard time eating salads without it. I’ve tried to put lots of pepper and other seasonings, but it just doesnt do it for me. Wthat being said, what is the amount of salt you would reccomend adding to each of the meals?

    Thank you for your time and amazing work,
    Rafaella

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    • Catherine
      June 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Rafaella! Thank yo so much for the compliments, you are so sweet! I’m so happy that you found my blog and are loving the food pyramid! I usually keep my snack as one mini meal because it is kind of routine to me now, and it keeps me really full!

      I have learned through research that you should pair a complex carb with protein to keep blood sugar stable and avoid an insulin spike which is another reason why I like to eat my produce, whole grain, protein, and plant based fat together!
      I have had days where I felt really snacky, so I spaced it out before i.e. apple after breakfast, piece of Laughing Cow Baby Bell cheese in the afternoon, Tbsp of peanut butter on toast after dinner. When it comes down to it, as long as you keep with the snack guideline and portions, you should be just fine :)

      As for salt, I try not to add it to my meals, but I do have a weakness for (low sodium) soy sauce haha Try some of Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning! They are actually pretty flavorful!

      Health & Happiness xo

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  12. Kristin
    June 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Catherine,

    I just found your blog today while re-pinning on Pinterest. I absolutely LOVE it! Have you ever thought about making a cookbook? I’d buy the first one, and several more for my friends!… something for you to think about! ;)

    Thanks,
    Kristin

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    • Catherine
      June 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm (2 years ago)

      I would do a cookbook in a heartbeat! I hope that my blog can turn into that one day! Thank you so much for the compliment! xo

      Reply
  13. Lauren
    June 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE this blog!!! I am addicted already:) What brand of protein powder do you buy?

    Reply
  14. jessica
    June 30, 2012 at 8:42 am (2 years ago)

    any chance you have a starter grocery list or suggested first shop list for someone just starting the “rabbit pyramid” there are a lot of ingredients that i haven’t heard of but your recipes rock and i would love to try this! thanks!

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    • Catherine
      June 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm (2 years ago)

      A few people have asked me about grocery shopping so I think there will be a post about this in the near future :) xo

      Reply
  15. Amy
    June 30, 2012 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for blogging. I have made the thin-mint smoothie this morning and am drinking it as I type. After going out for dinner last night to a fish fry and then feeling the ill effect afterwards I was fed up with how I choose to eat and how I relate to food on all levels.

    You are a jewel. Thank you again. Keep the recipes coming. Oh, I just needed a little more almond milk for the smoothie, but other than that I am really impressed!!!

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    • Catherine
      June 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Thats so great, Amy!!! I’m so glad you loved the smoothie. Thank you so much for the compliments, you are so sweet! Health & Happiness xo

      Reply
  16. Danielle
    June 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

    This smoothie looks amazing! Just discovered your blog and cannot wait to check out all your posts! I have to try out this smoothie soon!

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    • Catherine
      July 1, 2012 at 10:31 am (2 years ago)

      I’m so happy you found my blog, Danielle! I’m excited for you to try the smoothie, let me know what you think!

      Reply
  17. Jessa
    July 1, 2012 at 11:04 am (2 years ago)

    I cannot wait to try this! I always add spinach to my smoothies, cant taste it at all!

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    • Catherine
      July 1, 2012 at 11:30 am (2 years ago)

      Me too! So easy to add a little boost of vitamins!

      Reply
  18. Megan
    July 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm (2 years ago)

    This was amazing! Definitely going to make this again!

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    • Catherine
      July 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm (2 years ago)

      So glad you loved it Megan!

      Reply
  19. Magic
    July 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE all of your recipes. My mom thinks it’s weird, but I am totally obsessed. Update soon! :3
    Also, do you have anything that tastes like the ultimately addictive weight gain, chocolate, but healthier? Thanks!
    ~Magic

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    • Catherine
      July 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm (2 years ago)

      70% chocolate is healthy in moderation! It’s a form of plant based fat and loaded with antioxidants!

      Reply
  20. Celina
    July 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds amazing! Im a long tome picky eater with visual & tactile aversions to foods. Ive tried spinach in salads but the flavor was too overwhelming but this seems completely do-able since its “hidden” in the other flavors. Ive been back tracking through your blog over the past few weeks & I completely admire your honesty! Im not a hugely unhealthy person but im interested in a life change related around my diet for the sake of needing more energy (i work w kids and have a 5 year old!…i also want to try to get healthier to have a bew baby in the future!). Any more “hidden veggies/fruit/ recipes” are GREATLY APPRECIATED as I embark on this journey despite my food aversions! Keep up the AMAZING WORK!

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    • Catherine
      July 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Hahaha I love hiding spinach in my smoothies and other recipes! Let me know what you think if you try it! xo

      Reply
  21. Julie
    July 2, 2012 at 2:32 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Catherine!

    Do you go on other blogs like yours with other recipes? What are your favorites?

    Thx! Xxx

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    • Catherine
      July 3, 2012 at 11:47 am (2 years ago)

      Yes, there are so many other foodie blogs that I love! I’ll do a list soon!

      Reply
  22. Lora
    July 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I just found your blog last night through Pinterest and am sooo excited to begin eating like a bunny! :) I have tried diets and things before but they always left me feeling sluggish like you said Nutrisystem made you feel. I am ready to change my habits and think that your rabbit food pyramid will really help!
    This recipe sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it out! Do your smoothies freeze well? I am a teacher and have to get going pretty early in the morning, so quick things are best for breakfast.
    Thanks again!

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    • Catherine
      July 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s great, Lora! I’m so happy you found my blog! Unfortunately, I haven’t tried freezing my smoothies so I am not sure how they would do, but let me know if you give it a try Health & Happiness xo

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  23. Brandi
    July 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I second the book comment. I’d buy it in a heartbeat! Just make sure to add your rabbit food pyramid!

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  24. Casey
    July 3, 2012 at 7:06 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Catherine!! I just made this smoothie & it is SOO awesome! I stuck it in the freezer for a bit & it tastes just like mint chocolate chip ice cream!! Thank you SO much for sharing all of your amazing recipes & ideas! I have tried over & over to clean up my eating in the past, but I always fell short because I have such a sweet tooth. I can’t tell you how much you’ve helped me stay motivated & eating healthy already! Your recipes make it so easy to WANT to eat clean! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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    • Catherine
      July 3, 2012 at 11:19 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you SO much Casey! Your comment means the world to me because that is exactly why I have this blog :) I’m so glad you loved the smoothie and ended up with a new favor ice cream treat! Health & Happiness xo

      Reply
  25. Laura
    July 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for all the great posts! You making eating healthy seem so easy and natural! I am so moved by your blog and story. I too would love to see a shopping list and/or a cookbook! That would be a huge help for a “new be” like me. Thanks again!

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Laura! I am definitely going to do a grocery shopping post soon :) You’ll get the hang of it soon enough! xo

      Reply
  26. Melody
    July 4, 2012 at 7:04 am (2 years ago)

    I tried this for breakfast this morning (finishing it right now). I can’t say I loved it, but I’m thinking that might be because of the type of protein powder I used. I just picked some up at the grocery and there wasn’t much selection.

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    • Catherine
      July 4, 2012 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Melody! I wish that protein powders offered samples before purchase, I cannot tell you how many tasteless tubs of protein powder I have wasted money on before finding my favorite! I wonder if a Tbsp of cocoa powder would help it out? or even a dash of stevia? Let me know if this does the trick! Health & Happiness xo

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  27. Melanie
    July 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi! I really love your blog. It’s exactly the sort of food I like to make for myself and I really admire how much thought you’ve put into nutritionally balancing your meals! I made this smoothie for breakfast and loved it! I like a bit of crunch in my smoothies so I put walnuts and almonds in and ground those finely before doing everything else and it tasted so much like a thin mint! Anyway, thanks for the inspiration and the fabulous recipes. :)

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    • Catherine
      July 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Melanie! I’m so glad you loved the recipe! Great idea with the walnuts and almonds! Health & Happiness xo

      Reply
  28. Teresa
    July 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I am making this tomorrow for breakfast and wanted to clarify if this is 2 cups fresh after its chopped or 2 cups before its chopped?

    love the recipes so far!

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    • Catherine
      July 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm (2 years ago)

      I usually measure it before it’s chopped, you can pack the spinach when measuring for this recipe!

      Reply
  29. Jennifer
    July 5, 2012 at 10:14 am (2 years ago)

    Yummmmm!!! I love mint and this was so tasty! I used Jillian Michaels Whey protein Triple Chocolate Protein shake mix (because it was was the best choice at my Walmart) and it was super good!

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    • Catherine
      July 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm (2 years ago)

      Yayy I’m so glad you loved it Jennifer! I get a lot of readers asking about protein powders, so it’s great for others to know that you were able to find a yummy one that was available at Walmart! Health & Happiness xo

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  30. Kelly
    July 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I just came across your blog on Pinterest! I started reading it and your story is AMAZING! I haven’t been at my ideal weight in years and I always beat myself up over it. I am going to follow your blog and use your tricks to hopefully get on the right track. I really like your juicing experience. I’ve been wanting to try a juice “cleanse” but haven’t found anything I liked. I think I may try yours. Quick question have you tried this with actual mint leaves as opposed to the extract? I ask because I have a HUGE mint plant (if you can call it that it’s more like a bush) in my backyard and I am looking of ways to use the mint other than in Mojito’s!

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    • Catherine
      July 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Kelly! I am so happy that you found my blog! A juice cleanse is a great idea to get you started back on track :) I have not tried blending a peppermint leaf in but I’m sure it would taste just divine! You could start with a small amount and add it accordingly to taste! I’m always a fan of using the whole food, when possible :) xo

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  31. Somer
    July 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved this recipe! It did take a bit of getting used to taste-wise, but I think the best thing about it was how filling it is! I was worried that it wouldn’t be satisfying enough to use as a full meal, but I made it for a quick and easy dinner and was full after drinking just half! The other half I put in the freezer and had the next day as a snack; it was a great ice-cream-substitute! Thanks!

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    • Catherine
      July 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s great Somer! I’m so glad you loved it despite the different/new taste haha xo

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  32. Jenn
    July 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks good! It kind of reminds me of my avocado pudding. I put dark chocolate chips and a teaspoon or two of chopped almonds on top. Good stuff.

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    • Catherine
      July 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm (2 years ago)

      That sounds so good Jenn! Love your toppings!

      Reply
  33. Missy
    July 7, 2012 at 8:55 am (2 years ago)

    Catherine, this blog is just the kick in the butt I need to turn over a new leaf! I am sipping my Thin Mint shake and have to confess I improvised a little—used chocolate almond milk and skipped the protein powder because I don’t have any yet!(Will buy ASAP) I used mint leaves from my garden (so it does work, Kelly!) I used about 5 mint leaves.
    Thanks again for the inspiration!

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    • Catherine
      July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Missy! I LOVE your swaps! Great idea with the chic almond milk :) So many nutrients in that smoothie, woo! Thank YOU for reading! Health & Happiness xo

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  34. Laura
    July 7, 2012 at 9:28 am (2 years ago)

    I just tried it and it’s really yummy! I used the Jillian Michael whey protein found at Walmart and it’s good. The only thing I might do differently the next time I make is add ice. I like my drinks really cold. Other than that I give it two thumbs up!

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    • Catherine
      July 7, 2012 at 10:57 am (2 years ago)

      Great idea with the ice Laura! I love cold smoothies too :)

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  35. Jessica Laurence
    July 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I JUST made this about 10 minutes ago and OH MY GOOOOOODNESS! OH MY PEPPERMINTY CHOCOLATEY HEATHLY GOOOOOOOOODNESS! I am making this tomorrow for my husband’s breakfast. My only difference was using a frozen banana- my freezer is too full of frozen food to fit an ice make thingy, but guess what?! It gave the smoothie a fun kick! I love this blog! Thank you lady!

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    • Catherine
      July 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha I’m so glad you loved it Jessica! I hope that your hubby does too! Next time you get some room in your freezer just peel some ripe bananas, throw them in a ziplock baggy, and freeze ‘em! xo

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  36. Arielle F.
    July 9, 2012 at 10:34 am (2 years ago)

    You are seriously the best EVER for creating this blog. It’s so adorable with tons of great ideas. <3 Please keep it going! :)

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 10:58 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Arielle! xo

      Reply
  37. Janene
    July 10, 2012 at 9:59 am (2 years ago)

    Hola Catherine!,
    Well I found you through Pinterest and was so happy you were not some dumb ad for weightloss. I have been chunky my whole life as well so I feel like we can relate.
    I made this last night and I have no idea what I did wrong but I could not swallow it. All I tasted was oats and spinach. I used a vegan protein powder (I read the comments and saw that you do sometimes as well so I don’t think that is the problem). Could it be that my blender sucks? I was wondering if that is the difference. Having it finley blended. I mean it looks a little grainy.
    Also LOVE the overnight cake batter oats! Made those last night and at first I was like “woah lady, this is not going to fill up someone of my size”, but low and behold I’m satisfied! So thank you. I’m off to make the apple parfaits, very excited about Quinoa. It’s cool to see it transform.

    Xoxo
    Janene
    P.S. Thank you, I really needed this.

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    • Catherine
      July 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Janene! Before I got my awesome Vitamix blender, I had trouble blending veggies and my smoothie would be kind of “grainy” like you described and I know it’s not a pleasant texture! Could you taste any of the chocolate in your protein powder? Maybe you could an 1 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder to get more of a chocolatey taste? Also, If your blender isn’t very strong, start by blending only the milk and spinach first until it is completely blended. Then add the rest of the ingredients :) I’m so happy that you found my blog and are loving the recipes! Discovering new healthy foods is so fun! xo

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  38. Mary
    July 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Tried this today for my lunch, the flavor is really good! Mine did not turn out like your pic though, my spinach did not blend so well. I used frozen spinach that had thawed out (could be part of my problem) and blended it in my Magic Bullet. How did you get yours to blend so smooth?

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    • Catherine
      July 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Mary! I have a Vitamix which is a really high powered blender, but I used to use a magic bullet before that! Try bending the frozen spinach with only the milk to start and see if you can get it really mixed! I know how awkward that grainy spinach texture is! haha

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  39. Alanna
    July 11, 2012 at 2:19 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Catherine,

    Thanks for this recipe – I was skeptical at first but am so impressed by the finished result! The thing that amazes me most (I know I’m not the first to mention it) is how full it’s made me :O I’m only half way through and I’m completely satisfied :) No cravings for something else sweet and chocolatey as I usually have. I also can’t believe how entirely hidden the taste of spinach is! I have dates soaking for your chickpea cookies and I’m about to crack on making quinoa cereal – looks like a busy bunny day! Thank you for creating recipes that are interesting and nutritious and for understanding that craving for a sweet treat now and then :) I would also be first in line for a cookbook!

    love from England :)

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    • Catherine
      July 11, 2012 at 10:34 am (2 years ago)

      I’m so glad you tried the smoothie even though you were a bit skeptical Alanna! Isn;t it fun finding yummy healthy foods?! Have fun making all of the new recipes! xo

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  40. Jennifer Dougherty
    July 11, 2012 at 5:53 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for so many great food ideas! I can’t wait to try this one, and I am going to see if I can get my kids to eat it too. They do not need to know how heathy it really is!

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    • Catherine
      July 11, 2012 at 10:32 am (2 years ago)

      You’re very welcome! I hope your kiddies love it! xo

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  41. Becca
    July 11, 2012 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

    I just made this smoothie today and it was a big hit! Even my family liked it and they are very picky! Thanks so much! love your blog!

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    • Catherine
      July 11, 2012 at 11:04 am (2 years ago)

      That’s fantastic Becca! So happy your family could enjoy it too! xo

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  42. Kristin
    July 11, 2012 at 10:56 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Catherine,

    Your blog has been one of my fave Pinterest finds, and I’m finishing drinking this delicious smoothie right now. Never would have thought I’d drink (and love!) a spinach smoothie. Question, though…mine didn’t turn green. It stayed a chocolate color. I actually used some leftover Slim Fast chocolate powder I had in order to save money. I know it defeats the protein boost, but I figured the benefits of the spinach, oats, and nuts are great. Do you think the powder is why it wasn’t green? Or does that mean I needed more spinach? I used two loose cups of fresh.

    Thanks!
    Kristin

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    • Catherine
      July 11, 2012 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

      Aww thank you kristin! that’s great! Your smoothie might have not turned green because of your protein powder, which is totally fine! I used frozen spinach, which is super chopped and condensed coming out of the bag, so it’s actually a lot of spinach! You could try packing your fresh spinach in your measuring cups, but as long as you use 2 cups, you are getting a good serving of spinach in your smoothie, so don’t worry about the color :) xo

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  43. jennifer
    July 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I had this for breakfast and loved it! Mine was very soupy and I am wondering if you have any tips for making it thicker. Thanks!

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    • Catherine
      July 14, 2012 at 12:06 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Jennifer, I’m so glad you loved the smoothie! The constancy of the smoothie could vary depending on the kind of protein powder that you use, but i do have a solution for you! Try 1 tsp of xanthan gum in your smoothies that need some extra thickening, it’s a must have for thickness! I have Bob’s Red Mill Xantham Gum and the 8oz bag is about $13 and will last you a long long time! Its low in calories and fat free :)

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      • Jennifer Dougherty
        July 14, 2012 at 6:10 am (2 years ago)

        Cool! thanks for the tip!

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  44. Alli Roush
    July 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Sitting here enjoying a Thin Mint Protein Smoothie and I have to say Thank You (x a million) for this amazing recipe! Yum yum yum…and packed with so much goodness!!!!

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    • Catherine
      July 16, 2012 at 10:38 am (2 years ago)

      So glad you are loving the smoothie xo

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  45. Dana
    July 16, 2012 at 7:58 am (2 years ago)

    I bet this would be good w/fresh mint too – it’s very easy to grow and it grows ALOT. My neighbor has a huge bush of it and I transplanted some in my yard. Love mint chutney too! So good w/fish or even as a cracker spread.

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    • Catherine
      July 16, 2012 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Dana! A few readers have used fresh mint and loved the results :) xo

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  46. Jane
    July 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Made and Loveeee this Thin Mint Smoothie!!! Just finished it!

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    • Catherine
      July 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Glad you loved it, Jane! xo

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  47. Donna
    July 17, 2012 at 7:27 am (2 years ago)

    zOmg. I am SO glad someone posted your website on Pinterest, or else I might’ve never found such an easy-to-follow guide on starting a healthy lifestyle. There are so many websites out there that share similar philosophies as you do, but their recipes or methods are beyond a NORMAL person’s reach. Thank you so much for making my goals more realistic by creating recipes that are easy to make and are so yummy. I just made this thin mint smoothie and I am in love! I love anything pepperminty!!

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    • Catherine
      July 17, 2012 at 9:34 am (2 years ago)

      That is so sweet Donna! Thank you so much for the compliments :) I am so happy that you four my blog! Health & Happiness xo

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  48. Niki
    July 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I have the Lean Shake from GNC it’s suppose to be a meal replacement. Is that the same as Protein Powder?

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    • Catherine
      July 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm (2 years ago)

      If you feel comfortable adding the Thin Mint Protein Smoothie to your “meal replacement” shake, then you will be just fine! It sounds similar to protein powder :)

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      • Niki
        July 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm (2 years ago)

        Well it’s a powder that I add to water. I’m just wondering if its equivalent to the protein powder you mention here. Thanks!

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  49. vee
    July 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi! Loving your blog :) ive already tried 4 of your recipes this weekend! So far so good. This smoothie was rather watery though I really like the flavor. Any tips on how to thicken the blend?

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    • Catherine
      July 23, 2012 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Vee, I’m so glad you loved the smoothie! The constancy of the smoothie could vary depending on the kind of protein powder that you use, but i do have a solution for you! Try 1 tsp of xanthan gum in your smoothies that need some extra thickening, it’s a must have for thickness! I have Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum and the 8oz bag is about $13 and will last you a long long time! Its low in calories and fat free! xo

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  50. Brook
    July 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I have to say that I am absolutely inlove with your blog! I’ve tried a few of your smoothie recipes (I prefer drinking my meals, lol) and they are super! If you had them all compiled in one archive I would absolutely die :) Thank you for your wonderful tips and great inspiration!

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    • Catherine
      July 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Brook! I have had a few requests for “recipe” tabs, so I am hoping to have a smoothie section in the future! xo

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  51. Paola
    September 1, 2012 at 8:20 am (2 years ago)

    I am in love with this recipe!!!! It is soooo delicious!!! :))

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  52. Crystal
    September 30, 2013 at 10:02 am (1 year ago)

    I was wondering, what do you think I could substitute for the chocolate flavor? I would maybe add almond butter for added protein. I don’t use protein powders because they seem to halt my weight loss but not sure what I would use in its place for this recipe.

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  53. laura
    September 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm (3 months ago)

    Hi, I just want to say this recipe looks sooo good but the thing is I am not having issues with my weight being high I call myself a skinny fat jajaja so I was wondering if protein powder will make me gain weight due to the fact that I don’t work out at all and I would love to get to know your blog because I really want to eat healthier and feel better about myself thanks!

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