Peppermint Cream Protein Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: 1
 
Smooth, thick, and creamy peppermint protein smoothie; tastes like a giant minty milkshake—but is healthy enough to enjoy any time of the day!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 carton (5-6 ounces) Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or other non-dairy vanilla yogurt*), slightly frozen
  • 1 serving (scoop) Protein Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Peppermint Extract (or 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil)
  • ⅛ teaspoon Xanthan Gum (more or less, depending on your preferred thickness)**
  • 1-2 packets Stevia (or liquid Stevia to taste)**
  • ¾ cup-1 cup milk**
  • Optional: Green Sprinkles!
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. It may be necessary (even 2-3 times, depending on the type of blender you use) to stop the blender, scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula, add additional liquid or xanthan gum if needed, and then restart to complete blending.
  2. Enjoy!
  3. Makes 1 large serving
Notes
*Freezing your container of yogurt for an hour or two before using it in this recipe will result in a much thicker, creamier smoothie consistency.

**Use your favorite variety of milk in this recipe! I always use refrigerated Unsweetened Coconut milk; the variety of milk you use will affect the sweetness and the thickness of the smoothie. I always recommend starting by adding the least amount of sweetener and Xanthan Gum to the blender your first time making this, and then partway thru the blending, stop the blender to taste the smoothie, and add more sweetener/xanthan gum/milk to taste.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/peppermint-cream-protein-smoothie/