Peppermint is mostly thought of (and mostly consumed) during the winter holidays. That’s fine as far as it goes but I think that Peppermint tastes as good in summer as it does in winter and this Peppermint smoothie proves that point. This is an easy smoothie to make but take note that your blender will need to work a little harder to get the peppermint candies completely mixed.
Its also easy to turn this peppermint smoothie treat into a 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 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream or frozen vanilla yogurt
2 1/2 cups milk
handful of crushed peppermint candies
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
2 cups ice (or to taste)