Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Mint chocolate chip smoothieRecipe courtesy of Integrative Medicine at The University of Kansas Health System.


½ cup boiling water
1 peppermint tea bag
½ cup nondairy milk (such as rice, coconut or hemp)
2 cups spinach
1 medium frozen banana
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
6 ice cubes
3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, divided (nondairy, if you prefer)


Steep the tea in the ½ cup boiling water, about 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool, about 30 minutes.

Place the tea and all other ingredients but chocolate chips in a blender in the order listed. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Drop in half of the chocolate chips and pulse quickly.

Pour into a cup and top with leftover chocolate chips.