This mint chocolate chip shake is inspired by Cafe Gratitude’s “I Am Cool” shake. While in Oakland last month, my sister-in-law took me to get one, and I knew then it would be a recipe I had to recreate. It was just too good not to and a total throwback to my pre-vegan days when I could easily and singlehandedly eat a carton of mint chocolate chip ice cream . This one is a spinoff from the ingredients used in the CG original, but it’s still vegan, easy to make, with minty chocolate-y deliciousness.
- I large frozen banana
- 1/3 can coconut milk
- 1 C almond milk
- 3-4 TBS chia seeds
- Several sprigs fresh mint (add to achieve desired minty-ness)
- Pinch of himalayan sea salt
- Ice cubes
- Raw cacao nibs
Combine all ingredients except for the cacao nibs in a high speed blender and blend until desired consistency is reach. Add cacao nibs and blend for a few seconds longer.
*I usually don’t follow recipes, so play around with the ingredient amounts until you’ve reached a flavor that works for you*