mint chocolate shake

mint-shakeology I know it's not anywhere near St. Patrick's day or Girl Scout cookie season (which is when mint chocolate seems to become all the rage), but the other day I got a hankering for a something minty with my chocolate.

Yes you could turn some mint chocolate chip ice cream into a milkshake, but trust me, this version is so much healthier for you! If you do it my way you'll get protein, probiotics, superfoods like maca root, and the vitamin equivalent of several bowls of salad!  Plus, it isn't full of sugar and artificial ingredients.

1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice) 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (or whatever nutrition/protein powder you use) 1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract ice

Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend. I used just a little bit less than a 1/2 teaspoon and it was perfect. Minty but not overpowering. If you want to replicate the chunks of chocolate in a mint chocolate chip shake you could add a handful of chocolate chips after everything is blended and blend on a lower speed to break them up a bit.

This and a handful of veggies turned into my dinner on Saturday night. Too lazy too cook and not starving...but I knew I'd wake up in the middle of the night starving if I didn't eat some