Creamy Vegan Peppermint Patty Smoothie (paleo)

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This simple Creamy Vegan Peppermint Patty Smoothie adds a fresh, bright kick to your morning or snack time! It’s filled with nourishing ingredients and energetic peppermint that makes you smile at first sip.

Peppermint Patty Smoothie

Do you love minty flavored treats? I am such a fan! I created this Creamy Vegan Peppermint Patty Smoothie to taste just like the peppermint patty candy that I crave, but it’s loaded with great nutrition and good-for-you ingredients. It’s such a refreshing breakfast that wakes me up with a smile and a burst of energy! It’s so good and quick to make that I sometimes have it for a sweet afternoon snack, too. I think you’re going to love it!

Peppermint Patty Smoothie Ingredients
Sugar Free Peppermint Patty Smoothie

Ingredients in Vegan Peppermint Patty Smoothie

This is a really simple smoothie base that lets the peppermint flavor take center stage!

  • Plant-based milk – Any kind will work here! I love almond milk when I make this recipe.
  • Frozen riced cauliflower – You can find this at most grocery stores in the frozen vegetable section!
  • Raw blanched slivered almonds – Raw cashews would also be delicious here.
  • Medjool dates – Double check that they’re pitted before throwing them in the blender!
  • Peppermint extract – Not mint extract! Mint has more of a spearmint flavor, so I’ve found that peppermint is better in this smoothie.

Plant-Based Milk in Smoothies

Any of your favorite plant-based milks would work well in this smoothie! I have a recipe for Homemade Almond Milk that’s super creamy and delicious. You could also use Oat Milk or Homemade Cashew Milk! In a pinch you could even use water.

Peppermint Patty Smoothie

Riced Cauliflower in Smoothies

This is kind of a smoothie secret ingredient superpower! Frozen riced cauliflower is kind of like spinach…it might seem weird at first, but it actually blends into the smoothie without any strong flavor. It adds tons of fabulous nutrition and luxurious creaminess to this drink! Cauliflower is nutrient-rich and low in calories while offering dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folic acid.

Peppermint Smoothie Recipe

Naturally Sweetened Peppermint Patty Smoothie

I used soft Medjool dates to sweeten this smoothie! Dates come from a date palm tree and are naturally “dehydrated.”  They are naturally sweet, moist, juicy, and have a distinct caramel flavor.  From a health perspective, they have amazing benefits. They contain loads of fiber which aids in weight loss, digestion and heart health.  Dates are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free while also containing nutritious vitamins and minerals including zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, calcium, iron and vitamin K. Dates also contain 50% more potassium than a banana (weight for weight)! Potassium builds muscles, regulates your heartbeat, controls fluid balances and breaks down carbohydrates. All of these benefits in a sweetening ingredient?! I love it.

Peppermint Patty Smoothie with Cauliflower

Best Smoothie Boosters

All of these add-ins are optional for this smoothie, but they add some really wonderful nutritional benefits. Take a personal inventory of what it feels like your body needs and add boosters accordingly!

  • Chia seeds are low in calories and offer important nutrients including essential fatty acids (omega-3 and 6), antioxidants, and minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium.  They are also rich in fiber that helps you feel full longer and promotes digestive health.
  • Hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) are a really great way to add plant-based protein and essential fatty acids. They have a nutty flavor that is SO delicious in smoothies! Hemp seeds also contain vitamin E, potassium, iron, and calcium. Whole hemp seeds are also high in fiber, making them good for your tummy!
  • Baby spinach will change the color of your smoothie, but it’s a great way to add leafy greens into your cup! You really can’t taste spinach in a smoothie like this one. Spinach is high in vitamins C, K, and A. It also has folate, manganese, magnesium, and iron.
Vegan Peppermint Patty Smoothie

This Peppermint Patty Smoothie is vegan, so it’s made without dairy, and it’s free of gluten, soy, and refined sugar. It also tastes great! If you make it, I hope you’ll leave a review on this post and tag me on Instagram so I can see your delicious smoothies.

Easy Peppermint Patty Smoothie

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Peppermint Patty Smoothie

Creamy Vegan Peppermint Patty Smoothie (paleo)


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Vegan Peppermint Patty Smoothie is filled with nourishing ingredients and energetic peppermint that makes you smile at first sip.


Ingredients

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For the smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower (unflavored)
  • 1 cup unsweetened, plain almond milk (or plant-based milk of choice)
  • 1/4 cup raw blanched slivered almonds (or sub raw cashews)
  • 6 soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (not mint)*
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Optional Smoothie Boosters

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • baby spinach (this will obviously impact the color but the mint flavor hides the taste of spinach REALLY well so it is a good option here)

Garnish ideas

  • 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate drizzle (melt chocolate with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to make a quick and easy “magic shell” for the top
  • vegan york peppermint patties
  • fresh mint

 


Instructions

  1. Add cauliflower, almond milk, almonds, dates and peppermint extract to a high speed blender.  Add any desired smoothie boosters to the blender as well.  Blend on the highest speed for at least 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add 1 cup of ice and blend again until smooth.  Taste and add another cup of ice if a frostier smoothie is desired (I love a frosty smoothie personally and always add the second cup of ice).  Blend again until perfectly smooth and creamy.  Pour into 2 glasses and garnish as desired.  I love to add a chocolate drizzle overtop for an authentic chocolate/peppermint combo.

Notes

*Mint extract or mint flavor has a more spearmint flavor.  For an authentic peppermint patty flavor you want peppermint extract.

The chocolate will harden quickly so I like to keep the melted chocolate nearby and drizzle it overtop as I enjoy the smoothie so I get melty chocolate in every bite.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender

Keywords: vegan peppermint patty smoothie

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