There isn’t a lot of low calorie anything in this smoothie but, sometimes, that isn’t the point. This peppermint chocolate smoothie recipe will work well as a dessert or simply as an infrequent indulgence.
Its also easy to fashion this peppermint chocolate smoothie as a real nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 2 cups milk
- 4 large scoops of peppermint ice cream
- 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
- 4 tablespoon of bittersweet chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp Chia seed