St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chip Protein Milkshake

 

When I was an ice cream scooper (my first summer job), I had a customer come into the store during a long weekend who was EXTREMELY passionate about mint chocolate chip flavoured ice cream.

But alas… I had scooped the remainder of that flavour onto a child’s cone just minutes before!

The customer described to me exactly why mint chip was the best flavour:

  • It’s FRESH
  • It’s GREEN- the colour of Spring!
  • It has TEXTURE
  • It tastes like the word REFRESHMENT

And then proceeded to exit the store without a cone because nothing compares to mint chocolate chip.

This fresh, green protein milkshake is perfect for Spring… AND St. Patrick’s Day!

Nutritional Information

Without Chocolate Chips

234 Calories
8 g Fat
12 g Carbs
29 g Protein

With Chocolate Chips

314 Calories
12 g Fat
22 g Carbs
30 g Protein

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups spinach
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) ripe avocado
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey powder (You could also use vanilla plant based protein in this recipe!)
  • a few drops peppermint extract
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk of choice
  • 7 ice cubes
  • Pinch sea salt

Optional:

  • Sweetener of choice (I used 2 droppers of stevia)
  • 1 tsp Xanthan gum (This makes the texture rich and creamy!)

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Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Pulse to grind ice and avoid air bubbles, and then blend.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Spring is just around the corner!

Mikaila 🙂

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