Chocolate Peppermint Superfood Smoothie

Heather Dessinger

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Okay, an arctic wind probably WON’T tousle your hair playfully and send goosebumps up your spine after one sip, but if you loved York Peppermint Patties growing up I’ve got just the thing for you.

Cool, refreshing, and delightfully free of questionable additives like PGPR and fake flavorings, this chocolate peppermint superfood smoothie is a nutrient-dense way to fuel your day.

What Are Superfoods?

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, guarded by tribes of tamarin, capuchin and flying monkeys, grows the acai fruit. More commonly known as the ‘beauty berry,’ acai has been revered for generations for its health promoting properties.

In another corner of the earth, which is also known as my barn, sits a nest full of golden-yolked eggs. What do these two things have in common? Why, they’re both superfoods of course!

Though marketers would like us to believe that this special category of foods only grows in distant, exotic lands, the truth is that nutrient-dense foods can be found just about anywhere. Superfoods, as we call them, are simply foods that contain high concentrations of nutrients that are needed for optimal health.”

In this recipe, you’ll find superfood ingredients that are both plant and animal-based. Let’s take a look at some of them . . .

Egg Yolks

Egg yolks are sometimes referred to as “Nature’s Multivitamin.” They contain vitamins A, E, D, B, K, and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids, choline and all nine essential amino acids. I personally feel comfortable consuming them raw as long as they come from healthy, pastured chickens, but you can boil them before adding them if you prefer. For more information on the safety of raw eggs, I recommend this article from Lauren Geertsen, NTP.


Gelatin is rich in amino acids such as glycine, which assists with detoxification and promotes good sleep. It also contains proline, which along with glycine supports collagen production. In addition, it’s also a good source of protein – about 6 grams per tablespoon. Like eggs and milk, the quality of the source is important, which is why I recommend buying gelatin obtained from grass-fed cows.

Another consideration is the “clump factor.” Regular gelatin tends to clump together when added to smoothies, but the cooked form – known as hydrolysate – does not. Great Lakes Gelatin produces hydrolysate gelatin from pastured cows that remains smooth even when stirred into cold liquids.

Coconut Milk / Coconut Oil

According to the BBC’s website, Good Food, “Coconuts contain significant amounts of fat, but unlike other nuts, they provide fat that is mostly in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) in particular, one called lauric acid.

Lauric acid is converted in the body into a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease causing organisms. It is therefore now thought that consumption of coconut milk may help protect the body from infections and viruses.”

Coconut milk also contains bone building phosphorous and soothing magnesium, making it one of my favorite kitchen ingredients.

Cacao Powder

Rich in iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium and sulphur, cacao powder also contains antioxidants such as theobromine, which is thought to increase focus and alertness.

Optional Add-Ins

To boost the nutrient-value of your smoothie, try adding maca powder, dessicated liver powder, probiotics or raw cod liver oil.

In citrus or berry-based smoothies I often add a natural form of Vitamin C, like acerola powder.

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Chocolate Peppermint Superfood Smoothie

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Author Mommypotamus



  • Add banana, avocado, milk, 1 tablespoon honey/maple syrup, cacao, vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, ice and gelatin to blender. If desired, add optional egg yolks, almond butter, and additional supplements/add-ins. Turn blender on, remove cap from the blender lid, and pour in additional liquid/ice if needed. When the smoothie reaches your preferred consistency, add coconut oil/butter through the hole in a slow, steady stream. Taste, add additional 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract and/or sweetener if desired, and serve.


Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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  1. Hi, do you actually put egg yolks in yours? I know you have chickens and was curious about your views of the raw egg yolk since it is not pasteurized. We have 3 hens and therefore fresh eggs but I have been here somewhat hesitant to use them raw. I guess it is upbringing. Any thoughts?

    • Sandy, you blessed lady! having your own eggs – my dream! (not allowed to have any where i live 🙁 )
      talk about upbrining: i am old(er) and recall all too well as a child how eggs were never kept in the fridge! we got them from the farm, i suppose they were washed – however they are supposed to keep better if not ? just what i heard – any way, no one ever got salmonella from the eggs, and if so it must have been so minor, because no one ever was hospitalized or died! We used raw egg yolk on occasion, no a daily basis. I recall our eggs were stored in a cool place (cellar) and i remember my mother putting them in some sort of water to keep for winter, when the hens stopped laying.

      i hope this will ease your mind a bit, after all you know where your eggs have been and how they were handled!

  2. Sounds yummy. Our birds have almost quit laying for the year. Stinks because this time of year everything calls for eggs and I am hoarding the few we get for the kids.

  3. This is a great recipe! My husband introduced me to a similar shake recipe while we were dating, and I have been hooked ever since. Couldn’t have survived pregnancy without those good ol’ raw eggs! I was wondering though, where do you buy your cacao powder? We recently ran out of our stash of El Rey, and haven’t been able to find another source. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Hi Merle,

      Most of the nutrients in eggs are in the yolk. When using them raw, the white actually contains compounds that prevent proper absorption of many of the yummy nutrients in the yolk. More specifically, the yolk contains a fantastic b-vitamin known as biotin. The white, however, contains a compound known as avidin, which prevents biotin absorption, especially when consumed raw. 🙂

      Aubrey Phelps, MS, RDN

  4. wow this is AMAZING! i just made it. 2 egg yolks. didn’t have the green gelatin so had to pass. it’s the best smoothie i’ve ever had!! THANK YOU!

    p.s. i have leftovers (makes a lot for one person) and – as you know – it has a creamy, dreamy, mousse-like consistency. i’ve poured into individual small glasses and placed in freezer. we’ll see what happens! dessert for the kiddos and husband 🙂

  5. Does it have a coconut flavor with the coconut milk? Could grass-fed cow’s milk be substituted? I just can’t seem to stomach anything with coconut flavor, but I want to try this!

    • Brittany, for sure 🙂 recipes to me are guidelines! I add and subtract to my taste all the time! I for one do not like chocolate and mint very much – i do not hate it, but it is not my favorite (raspberry and chocolate on the other hand…..) so i would totally not add the mint here and i am sure it will still be great!

  6. Thank you for this post and the inspiration! I’m so tired of my boys being starving after school until dinner time no matter what they have for snack. I’ve made smoothies the last two days and they are so much calmer. I love knowing they’re getting so many super foods! I’m even adding micro greens and goji berries for my amusement and their health. They have no idea! My next plan is to substitute pumpkin and pumpkin spices for the cacao/peppermint and see how they do.

  7. Oh my goodness this sounds divine! I’m pregnant and following the WAPF pregnancy guidelines, so having something THIS delicious to add my extra yolks to was definitely needed. The cacao-mint flavor will definitely hit the spot–thanks, Heather!!

  8. Hi Heather, I was looking at the ingredients for the organic peppermint extract (a couple of different brands), and they contain peppermint oil. Is this the same as essential oil? I’m asking because I tend to agree with those who say that essential oils shouldn’t be ingested, so I’m wondering if the storebought peppermint extracts are safe.