“Thin Mint” Protein Shake

I know all my recipes lately have been short and sweet. That is because I have had no time to spend in the kitchen because work has been absolutely crazy!

Good crazy. But crazy none the less.

I am sooooo looking forward to Saturday. Oh, and I just started the fourth week of the cleanse! Time is flying!

I have had this smoothie for breakfast every day for last 10 days probably. The peppermint extract is a real game changer let me tell you. I feel like I’m drinking a dessert when I have this. I don’t think I will ever be able to go back to plain chocolate protein.

This recipe would work with any protein powder but I use Vega protein since it comes from plants. Crazy, right? The best part is, 1 scoop only has 120 calories, 25 grams of protein and only 1-2 grams of sugar. And of course it has about a days worth of vegetables in it. I love this stuff!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 tablespoon flax oil or omega 3-6-9 oil
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 scoop chocolate vega sport protein
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

Blend all ingredients and run out the door thinking you are having a milkshake for breakfast!

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7 thoughts on ““Thin Mint” Protein Shake

  1. […] First up. Trader Joe’s opened their first store in Utah last weekend, so exciting! I went twice during opening weekend because I am crazy like that. When I lived in Los Angeles I shopped at Trader Joe’s frequently so it was fun to be reunited with some of their products. Of course, when I lived in Los Angeles I had not yet adopted the plant based diet so most of the food I bought from Trader Joe’s was basically junk food. I did get a HUGE pack of fresh basil for $2.50 though which I used in a Red Curry and the to make the Tomato Pesto Pasta. Mega Yum. My favorite snack these days is hummus, but instead of dipping chips in it, I use sliced cucumbers. It’s quite delightful. And my go-to breakfast continues to be the “Thin Mint Protein Shake”. […]

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