Cocoa Peppermint Smoothie

Cocoa Peppermint Smoothie

It’s Day 3 of the Epic Winter Week, a 5-Part Series on Everything you Need for a Healthy Season!

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I’ve been loving this smoothie so much!

I was going to put it in our Winter Recipe Bundle but Peter also created a smoothie for it, so I thought I’d share this recipe today on the blog for all to See, Make & Enjoy!

But first I wanted to take a quick second and talk about Peppermint Oil!

Peppermint Essential Oil

This has been a lifesaver when trying to cut back on sugar since the holidays.

I think we may have overdone it with vegan cookies & dark chocolate!

My Favorite Use: adding 1-2 drops to my glass water bottle after meals. It keeps me from wanting something sweet after I eat and it gives me minty fresh breath… similar to chewing gum (but healthier).

Peter’s Favorite Use: alertness, he likes to diffuse it when he wants to concentrate when working

Other Uses: nausea, ulcers, migraines, motion sickness and so much more.

For the smoothie we used dõTERRA Peppermint oil but feel free to use whatever brand you have (just make sure it’s safe for consumption).

And lastly, if you don’t have Peppermint oil, fresh mint will work but it won’t have that super crisp mint flavor… like a candy cane!

Cocoa Peppermint Smoothie

Cocoa Peppermint Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1 large smoothie
Ingredients
  • ½-1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond or hemp)
  • 1-2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. dried coconut flakes
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 Tbsp. cacao powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve right away.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large smoothie Calories: 378 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 30g Sugar: 17g Fiber: 10g Protein: 27.9g Cholesterol: 0

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