Mint Cocoa Monster [Milkshake] Print Recipe Print Recipe

It’s Halloween and I never bought my pumpkin.  Lame.  I really wanted to post something cool with a pumpkin.

Instead, you’re getting my ghoulish GREEN MONSTER. You’re scared, aren’t you?

Don’t be, it’s really a mint chocolate chip milkshake, but shhhh….

ps. . . it’s delish!

Maybe you can convince your kids to trade you candy for this GREEN MONSTER [all caps = my monster voice]

Just don’t tell them there’s spinach in it.  They’ll never know.  You probably wouldn’t either.

I’ll take this gluten-free & dairy-free treat any day.

Mint Cocoa Monster Milkshake


  • 1  large frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips [or 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder]
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract
  • 1 cup almond milk [more or less depending on how thick you want it]
  • 1/4  cup frozen spinach [I add more to get more greens]


Blend everything together in your blender.

Optional: garnish with chocolate flakes

Enjoy immediately!

*gluten-free *dairy-free

Recipe adapted from here.

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  • Bev Weidner


    (that means, YES, I’ll drink it!)

  • heather

    My husband is away this evening, and I have all of these ingredients at home — a perfect Halloween sweet treat for one! I might try swapping out the mint extract for some fresh mint I picked up at the Asian market yesterday.

    Frightfully good recipe…


  • Maria

    Perfect drink for today! Happy Halloween!

  • Amanda Joy

    This looks delicious! I just got my vitamix up and running and will have to add this recipe to try asap.

  • Katie

    Mmmm. Heck yes. I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow morning. A perfect candy detox. 🙂

  • heather

    p.s. Fresh mint, cocoa powder and a 50-50 mix of fresh spinach and kale was wonderful!

  • Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Mmmm I always put cocoa powder and spinach in my smoothies but I’ve never had one with mint in it! Must change this immediately!

  • EA-The Spicy RD

    Love this milkshake! Sounds quite refreshing too. Hope you had a fabulous Halloween 🙂

  • Squash Blossom Babies

    Oh my!!!!! You are my new BFF for posting this!! WOW! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

  • Jaclyn

    I love trying new green smoothies and this one sounds so tasty! Definitely trying it out this week.

  • Ridgely’s Radar

    Perfect for halloween!

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  • Amy

    Is that a typo in the amount of peppermint extract? Because I made this and it was inedible – like drinking toothpaste. I even made it with 2 cups of spinach and threw in a handful of ice, and it was horrible.

  • WithStyleGrace

    oh no, I’m so so sorry! I just made this drink again and you’re right, it looks like the extract is just a few drops, closer to 1/8 tsp, not 1/4 tsp. My sincere apologies!