Chocolate and mint is probably my very favorite flavor combination, followed closely by chocolate and peanut butter. I often flavor my protein shakes with chocolate and a hint of mint — perfect for St. Patty’s day! If you’ve never had protein shake before, then there are loads that you could try first. These things are great at helping you boost your metabolism and reprograms the gut to burn fat. You could easily check out something like this probiotic protein shake to get you started. But if you’re up for it, then you might as well just make this amazing chocolate and mint shake now.
This simple protein-packed shake is delicious and healthy!
Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake
1 cup cold milk (I use So Delicious coconut milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 scoop vanilla Shakeology (or vanilla protein powder)
1/3 cup spinach leaves, stems removed
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 square 85% dark chocolate
Small handful ice cubes
Combine milk and spinach leaves in blender. Process until smooth. Add Shakeology, peppermint extract, dark chocolate and ice. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Tip: Peppermint extract is strong. Start with 1/8 teaspoon (or a few drops if you don’t want to measure) and add a bit more if you’d like a stronger mint flavor.
Tip: Large chocolate chunks tend to sink to the bottom. The more you process the shake, the more likely the small chocolate pieces will be evenly distributed. No harm if the chocolate sinks to the bottom though, just use a spoon to scoop up all the deliciousness!
What’s your favorite protein shake flavor?
- For a ton of delicious superfood protein shake recipes, check out THIS PAGE.
- To learn more about Shakeology, the superfood protein powder I use every day, click HERE.