Sometimes I wonder who decided to put certain foods together to come up with a combination that sticks forever and ever. Hot dogs and beer, chips and salsa, peanut butter and jelly. I don’t know who did it or how they did it, but I would love to give them a big fat hug right now. Especially the person that decided to combine mint and chocolate chips. Who would have thought such a simple yet arbitrary combination would make such an amazing combo.
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is by far my favorite, but in my quest for six pack abs, ice cream is nowhere to be found. Sad day, I know. Well it was a sad day until I decided to do a little experimenting in the kitchen and came up with my very own, very healthified version of mint chocolate chip ice cream. I have talked about this recipe before, but I've been getting lots of questions about curving cravings for sweets, and I've modified the recipe-- it's definitely a must try!
1 ½ cups Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened vanilla
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Handful of spinach (you don’t taste it, I promise!)
1 drop mint extract (literally, one little drop is all you need!)
1 T Unsweetened cocoa powder
2T Carob chips
2 packets of Truvia
1 frozen banana
Handful of Ice
¼ c nonfat, plain Greek Yogurt
1. Combine everything in a blender and blend well.2. Pretend you are a child again eating your favorite ice cream, and then realize you’re actually
fueling your body with protein and greens, but you would never know the difference!
Protein: 31 g
Calories saved with Silk: 75
Carbs saved with Silk: 16g
Fat saved with Silk: 11g
Be sure to check out Silk Pure Almond website and Facebook page to see more delicious, creative recipes!
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Silk and FitFluential, LLC. All opinions are my own. Learn more about Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened on Facebook andTwitter.