Chocolate-Mint Milkshake

[Strawberry, kale, protein powder, chia and rice milk smoothie.]

It’s no secret that I love breakfast (I even wrote an entire ebook about the meal), and smoothies are one of my very favorite breakfasts–they’re a delicious, nutritious way to start the day that’s also quick and easy (and who among us doesn’t love quick and easy? At least, that’s what my old boyfriend, Rocker Guy–he of the black leather pants–used to tell me).

[My typical breakfast green smoothie]

In honor of my shiny new glass straws, I concocted a few smoothies this past week to showcase the straws and try out some new flavor combinations.

As with any experiments, some were stellar–and some, not so much. But I picked the best one to share with you here today. I know you’ll love it, too–whether or not you use a glass straw to sip it.

[Quick Chocolate-Mint “Milkshake”]

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  1. *So* wishing I lived in Canada right now so I could enter this giveaway! Guess I’ll just have to make your delicious looking smoothie to enjoy with a regular straw. 🙂

    • I’m so sorry about that, Hallie! But I have to go with the boundaries of the sponsoring company. But you can enter any one of the other giveaways listed at the bottom of the page! 😀

  2. JessBubbles says

    I like the Springy Bent Regular Straw. Whenever I buy straws, I always buy the bendy kind! I also love the idea of a reusable, glass straw. I am trying to replace every plastic food “device” I currently use with something glass. (I live in Invermere, B.C.)

  3. JessBubbles says

    Oops, I forgot to mention that I “liked” Strawsome on Facebook.

  4. Oooh so pretty! I love the brilliant blue one, but really, they’re all great. How do you easily wash any smoothie particles out of them? Do you have pipe cleaners or something? (perhaps this is a silly question…)

  5. I “liked” Strawsome on Facebook.

  6. I’m following Strawsome on Twitter.

  7. I already like DDD on Facebook.

  8. Didn’t realize I wasn’t following DDD on Twitter! Now I am!

  9. I subscribe to DDD.

  10. i like bright blue extra skinny one!

  11. sweetkarolineblog says

    i’m a sucker for anything blue so my favorite is the brilliant blue regular straw

  12. This looks awesome. Never had tahini in my smoothie but this looks great, Ricki!

  13. I subscribe to DDD

  14. I follow DDD on FB.

  15. @Alta, we do have cleaning brushes for sale. But, rinsing thing with hot water right after use helps to clean them easily.
    Daedra – Artist @ Strawesome

  16. Awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try out some straws like this and this is the first only Canadian giveaway I’ve seen. Awesome! I love the kids sets or bendy straws on the site, I’m seriously considering those, but I wonder how they’d hold up with my kids. Maybe I should wait till they’re a bit older 😀

  17. I subscribe to your site 🙂

  18. The Bumblebee Smoothie Straw is soooo adorable!

  19. Brandi B. says

    My 6 yr old little boy picked the bumblebee as his favorite

  20. I just bought a bunch of these straws from Vegan Cuts. I can’t wait to give them a try.

  21. Elizabeth says

    I like the Big Daddy See-thru Smoothie 🙂

  22. Elizabeth says

    I like Strawesome on FB!

  23. Elizabeth says

    I already follow you on Twitter 🙂

  24. Elizabeth says

    I already like DDD on FB 🙂

  25. Elizabeth says

    I already subscribe to this blog 🙂

  26. Ooh, I need to get Bright Blue Extra-Long Skinny Straw to fit my to-go smoothie container! I am gonna follow on Twitter!

  27. this milkshake looks soo good. i’m on a mint kick lately too 🙂

  28. That shake look so fabulous. I have lots of mint growing in my garden at home 🙂

  29. YAYAYYAYAY! FUNN!!!!!!

    I adore all those lovely straws, but my favourite I think is the “Amber Eclipse” – so lovely!

    Thanks, Ricki!


  30. I “liked” Strawsome on Facebook!

  31. I am now following Strawsome on Twitter!

  32. I like you on Facebook!

  33. And last but not least, I follow you on Twitter.


    That was fun!

  34. I like the Brilliant Blue Smoothie straw, simple but pretty. I also follow you and Strawesome on twitter as @OutToLunchC

  35. Awesome giveaway, though I have some glass straws already, so don’t count me in. I just wanted to say that this is an exceptionally tasty looking smoothie recipe.


  36. I do/did all the things listed, but the Twitter link seemed like some random boy? Should be @BeStrawesome. So count me for all the entries!

    I have a stainless steel straw I carry everywhere with me but I would love to have a gorgeous glass one to show off! I like the Springy Bent Regular Straw. Thanks!

  37. OMG these are awesome!!!! I just heard a piece on NPR about a 9yr old that has started a campaign to save the straws. He was so eloquent and articulate and shared some interesting, disheartening stats on how much waste there is just from straws!
    So this is incredibly timely and awesome!
    I love them all but if I had to decide on one – the Amber Eclipse would probably be the one 🙂

  38. I like Strawsome on FB!

  39. I like DDD on FB too! LOVE really! Going to make your raw lemon poppy seed bars again for company!

  40. I like the Pink Lemonade straw, it’s so cute and summery!

  41. I liked Strawesome on Facebook.

    Cathy V

  42. I follow @BeStrawesome on Twitter.

  43. I subscribe to your blog.

  44. I like DDD on facebook.

  45. I follow @RickiHeller on Twitter. 🙂

  46. I liked both Strawesome and DDD on Facebook!
    My fav straw is: Peachy Green Bent Smoothie Straw

  47. Stephanie says

    I like the bumblebee smoothie straw the best! Also, yay for a giveaway for Canadian readers!

  48. I have been on SUCH a mint kick. That sound like it would hit the spot!

  49. I know it is simple, but I really love the To-Go Green Extra-Long Skinny Straw! I have a tall glass waterbottle and this straw would be perfect!

  50. I like you on facebook

  51. I like Strawesome on facebook

  52. I subscribe to your blog

  53. I follow you on Twitter

  54. I follow Strawesome on Twitter

  55. Oh my gosh, I’d love the Glow In the Dark Straw – how cool is that??

  56. I liked your FB page

  57. I already subscribe to your blog 🙂

  58. I liked Strawesome on FB

  59. I already follow you on twitter

  60. I follow Strawesome on twitter. phew – think i covered all the bases! 🙂

  61. I love the Glow-in-the-Dark Smoothie Straw! Sounds mysterious! It would make a great night light when I have my breakfast smoothie at 5am.

  62. I adore all the straws and love using the one I all ready have by Strawesome. And I got it down to four, but if I had to really pick Springy Bent Regular Straw but it was a close tie with the Pink Lemonade Regular Straw.

  63. I follow your blog on google reader

  64. Twisted Sipster Straw!

  65. Okay, I like Strawesome on Facebook

  66. Following Strawesome on Twitter too

  67. And, I like you on Facebook – think I have done it all now, looking forward to sipping my smoothie 🙂 Thanks, fun promotion.

  68. They are all so nice!! I like the springy bent straw.

  69. GLOW IN THE DARK smoothie straw!!

  70. How cute is the bumblebee one?!!

  71. I like the lady’s slipper straw!

  72. I like Strawsome on Facebook

  73. I follow @beStrawsome on Twitter!

  74. I know I’m too late for the giveaway, but I love these straws – thanks for sharing!

  75. I adore peppermint and I love me a good peppermint smoothie/shake. It’s things like this that are going to help me feel a little less deprived. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  76. Hi – do your dessert books have photos? also I’m in stage one of a candida program and am not allowed fruit for about 3 months. Do your books contain dessert recipes w/o fruit. Need to know before ordering. A sample or two of a recipe would be great.


    • Hi Donna,
      If you go to the ebook page for Desserts without Compromise, you’ll see a list of all the recipes as well as which ones have photos (most of them do). There are also live links to the recipes that have already appeared on the blog, so you can see those and decide if they’re suited to your version of the ACD. A couple do contain fruit, but most don’t. The Anti-Candida Feast ebook also offers four desserts without fruit as well. Hope this helps! 🙂

  77. I have not been able to find unsweetened carob chips that don’t have milk ingredients. I was really surprised by this. I’ve been making my own carob candy with stevia and coconut oil but a bag of chips would be nice to keep in the pantry. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Lesa,
      Have you checked I buy mine from a bulk place here called Grain Process, but when I asked about the origin, apparently they came from the US! I’ve seen chips with just carob, palm oil and lecithin on amazon, though. Check this page.

      • Thanks, Ricki. I thought I had checked Amazon, but I could have that search confused with many others since starting the ACD. 🙂 I will check the link.

  78. I am allergic to sesame seed, do you have another suggestion for the tahini?

    • Hi Dorey,

      If you can have nuts, almond or cashew butter would both be great in this. Otherwise, I’d say just leave it out. It won’t be quite as creamy, but still tasty! 🙂


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