Mar 212013
peppermint chocolate smoothie

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

Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie

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