This festive and delicious peppermint protein shake combines dark chocolate protein powder, a banana, finely ground cocoa powder and a touch of peppermint extract to wow your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied and reenergized!
Protein smoothie turned decadent treat? I think yes.
I’ve been really into smoothie drinking ever since I started my recipe creation partnership with Designer Whey (through FitFluential) about eight months ago. Each month I create four recipes for DW, two of which are smoothies (yes, I am compensated). They sent me about eight giant jugs of Designer Whey Protein Powder to work with, so I literally put it in everything.
To top the smoothie, I made homemade whipping cream, by simply whipping cream with my hand mixer. Then, I shaved some dark chocolate on top for a little more OOMPH!
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 2–3 large ice cubes
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 scoop Designer Whey Gourmet Chocolate Protein Powder
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract
- optional 1 tablespoon dark/vegan chocolate chips
- toppings: homemade whipping cream, vegan whipped topping, or Greek yogurt
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 Calories: 296 Sugar: 24 Sodium: 321 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 49 Fiber: 11 Protein: 22
As 2013 comes to a close, I want to re-share some of my favorite Designer Whey recipes that I created in 2013.
Disclaimer: I was NOT compensated for this post, I am sharing these recipes because I WANT to.
Protein Muesli Bars from Fit Foodie Finds
White Chocolate Cookie Dough Blizzard from Fit Foodie Finds
20-Minute Strawberry Protein Ice Cream from Fit Foodie Finds
Healthy Banana Shake from Fit Foodie Finds
Vanilla Blackberry Overnight Oat Parfait from Fit Foodie Finds
Blended Mocha Jo from Fit Foodie Finds
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
Who would have ever thunk you could use protein powder in so many different ways!? Seriously.