Friday, February 1, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake

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!

 
Ingredients:
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
 
 
 
Directions:
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!
 
Nutrition:
Calories: 353
Carbs: 48g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 31 g
Calories saved with Silk: 75
Carbs saved with Silk: 16g
Fat saved with Silk: 11g

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8 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! Pinning this to try soon. :)

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  2. Ooooo yum! Mint and chocolate go so well together!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream - so I am going to try this! Bodybuilding.com had on their website this week a receipe for a mint protein shake called the "Bad Girl" with 4 mint girl scout cookies in it?!?? I was like, "How can that even be 'legal' in the bodybuilding world?" LOL Yours is much better!

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  4. I have made this three times since the recipe was posted. It is delicious and my new favorite shake. Thank you for posting this recipe!

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  5. I love mint chocolate chip too-I love the idea of making it into a protein shake!

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  6. I have read your blog. It's great. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream too. Thank you for posting.


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