Looking to replace your fix of mint chip ice cream with something, mind-blowingly delicious and good for you? Well Beauties, today is your lucky day! My ultra refreshing and creamy Feel Cool: Coconut Mint Chip Smoothie satisfies any sweet tooth. Made up of hydrating coconut, and cooling mint, my mouth is watering just thinking about this powerful flavor profile!
Feel cool sipping on my Coconut Mint Chip Smoothie knowing that you are blessing your body with “ooh so good for you” dairy-free foods!
Why Opt for Dairy-Free Ice Cream & Smoothies?
I used to LOVE serving myself up a scoop of Mint Chip ice cream, back in the day. Thankfully I’ve kicked my dairy eating habits and I’ll never look back (though it did admittedly did take me 2 years to fully get off cheese!). Dairy contains ingredients that are very difficult for humans to process: lactose and casein. Additionally, a lot of dairy products contain hormones that may lead to an array of health problems down the line.
Dairy is also extremely acid-forming and mucus-forming. Meaning its slow to digest in the digestive tract. Which ultimately may lead to more toxicity being compounded in the digestive tract and throughout the body. If you are interested in learning more about living dairy-free, check out my first book – the Beauty Detox Solution.
For those of you Beauties who have yet to make the jump, living dairy-free isn’t as scary as you might think. Thankfully we are in an age where we have so many wonderful dairy-free alternatives to choose from. From hemp milk to nut-based cheese, you can almost find anything you are looking for at your local market or online.
And when we have time in your busy schedules, you can whip up something creamy and delicious – like my Coconut Mint Chip Smoothie!
Hydrating & Creamy Healthy Coconut
Naturally sweet, coconut is incredibly hydrating, which is critical for your health, your beauty, and your overall energy. That’s why I’m including both coconut water and coconut flakes in my Coconut Mint Smoothie recipe. I just can’t ever get enough of the delicious taste of coconut!
When you drink down coconut water, you are putting rich sources of nutrients right into your body. Because coconut water is so full of electrolytes (like potassium), it helps to regulate the fluid levels inside the body’s cells. It balances the high amount of puffiness that may come from too much sodium intake. And who wants to feel all bloated and puffy??
We all deserve to treat ourselves sometimes. And you deserve to indulge in something creamy and delicious! Why not make it healthy and hydrating too?
Cooling & Mineral Containing Mint
Cool fact Beauties… mint is a powerful little herb!
It contains several essential minerals, including phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, potassium, and calcium. Who knew right? The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium it contains are all important minerals for bone health. Mint provides 60 milligrams of magnesium and 200 milligrams of calcium in each 100 gram serving. So say HELLOOO to more minty vibes in your life, because this is one herb we all can benefit from!
Sipping on a Coconut Mint Smoothie can bring relief to your gut, and is far better than that dairy ice cream I grew up with. Mint soothes our guts of inflammation, promoting excellent digestion! This is key, for I am all about cleansing our guts and aiding digestion with everything we put into our bodies.
On that note, have you tried my digestive enzymes yet? I made these gems to help enhance digestion and boost nutrient absorption Give them a try if you are looking to take your health to the next level!
One last thing about mint before we get on with the recipe. Mint is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Overall, I love mint so much and highly suggest planting it in your herb garden when you have a chance!
- 1 cup coconut water
- ½ cup young raw coconut meat
- 1 frozen ripe banana
- 6 mint leaves
- ½ tsp. Peppermint extract
- 1 Tbls. cacao nibs
- Place all ingredients into Vitamix.
- Next, blend all your ingredients together until smooth.
- Lastly, garnish with extra cacao nibs and a mint leaf and enjoy!
And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram with all your creations: @_KimberlySnyder
Lots of love,