About this recipe: A delicious (even though it doesn't look very nice) smoothie that is dairy free and cures that chocolate-mint craving! Cacoa nibs have a bitter, nutty taste but when you add them to a smoothie, they taste just like chocolate.
Cacao is the purest form of chocolate, before dairy or sugar is added. Cacao nibs are small pieces of the cocoa bean. You can also buy them in powder form called cacoa powder. It can be found in most healthfood shops and many of the larger supermarkets.
This is delicious and refreshing. If you're new to green monster smoothies, it's an experience, but if you're familiar with them you'll love it! Reminds you of a healthy version of a Girl Scout cookie. - 06 Jan 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Yummy! I omitted the mint extract and added more mint - it was still minty. - 29 Apr 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Amazing!!! I used almond milk instead of coconut as it's all I had, and mini chocolate chips instead of cacao, still delicious. After my first try I've been adding a lot more spinach, maybe three fistfuls. I would also add a caveat about the amount of mint extract--I used Adam's brand, which is apparently more concentrated than others, I ended up having to double the recipe to cut the extreme mint (no hardship there, just a headsup to start small and add more extract if needed) - 29 Dec 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)