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Cacao & Mint Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like a decadent dessert, but is actually surprisingly healthy. Don’t be put off my the spinach – the chocolate and mint flavours are so strong you won’t taste it – I promise! You know mint is great for the digestion, but it also stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food, turning the fat we consume into usable energy – making it great for weight loss too!





  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup loosely packed spinach
  • 1 ½ tablespoons raw cacao
  • ½ unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup or raw honey
  • handful fresh mint leaves, plus extra to garnish


  1. Blend the oats to a fine flour
  2. Add remaining ingredients blend again until thick & frosty.
  3. Garnish and serve.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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