Keto Mint Chip Smoothie

I love a good green smoothie recipe. I’ve been part of the health industry since 1993 and have been whipping up healthy, yet tasty treats like this for just as long! This Keto Mint Chip Smoothie is a classic family favorite that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s day and all year round!

Make this Keto Mint Chip Smoothie on a busy morning for a quick breakfast. With a base of hemp seeds, kale, and protein powder, you can throw it together in a couple of minutes. It’s also a favorite after school snack in our house.

With no added sweeteners that spike your blood sugar this green smoothie will keep you going all morning. Unlike other smoothie recipes that have high-carbohydrate sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or fruit juice, this healthy keto smoothie recipe is the perfect low-carb high-fat (LCHF) recipe to start your day.

Keto Mint Chip Smoothie

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Servings 2



  • Place kale and coconut milk in a vitamix
  • Blend on high speed for 60 seconds, until smooth
  • Blend in hemp, egg white protein, peppermint, and stevia for 30 seconds
  • Blend in ice
  • When shake is thick and smooth, blend in chocolate chips
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
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I love using hemp seeds in my smoothies for a number of reasons. First, they’re a fantastic food for the Keto Diet. Second, they’re a great dairy-free, nut-free way to add a smooth texture and rich, creamy flavor to healthy smoothie recipes. Finally, hemp seeds are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

In the summer and fall, I love making this green smoothie with kale that I pick from our garden. This shake is not about hiding vegetables from your children, it’s about being able to eat something quick and hearty for breakfast that has a good dose of protein, fat, and fiber.

This keto green smoothie recipe is an oldie but goodie from the archives that I’ve simplified and updated a bit. I originally posted it in 2012.

Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes for you:

I just made this and it was delicious!


75 responses to “Keto Mint Chip Smoothie”

  1. Hi all! This looks fabulous!! I just wanted to put in a side note. Hemp seeds are naturally gluten-free, but just like regular oats they can be contaminated with wheat. I just called Nutiva to make sure that that was the case with their brand, as I had seen it with others. They said where it is grown in Canada wheat is a popular crop. They have done testing and sometimes it is under the ppm to be GF and other times it is not. So, for Celiacs, hemp seeds may not be completely safe. It is rather sad, because I really like them!

  2. I get so frustrated when it comes to trying new things because I become so discouraged… I have been allergic to tree nuts all my life and am unsure of whether or not I can tolerate coconut milk or anything coconut. I have an anaphylaxis reaction with tree nuts and know that coconut is an allergen for some and for others, it is not. Any words of advice or any encouragement?

    • Chelsea, wow that sounds very challenging. Have you spoken with your medical practitioner about testing to see if coconut would be an option?

  3. Hi Elana,
    Can’t wait to make this smoothie. Question for you… In one of your (amazing) cookbooks, you mentioned Frank Zane as a good source for egg white protein powder. Do you still like that brand, or is the product from the Now brand better?

    Thanks for all you do. Love your website and often refer it to friends.


  4. wow! many thanks for a great recipe. I am making this and loving that II can have my “HoJo”s mint chip ice cream”. I do have some chocolate ice cubes that I am using in this.

  5. This shake sounds delicious. I often will collect fresh, wild greens from my yard to put into a green smoothie…young dandelion leaves, violet leaves, curly dock and so on…these wild plants are “free”, grow profusely and are chocked full of nutrition (especially because they grow without being coddled).

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