chocolate mint protein shake smoothie

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

(DougCookRD.com)

chocolate mint protein shake smoothie

Chocolate mint is one of my favourite flavours. Mint chip ice cream anybody? Yum. This smoothie is lower in calories because it calls for unsweetened almond beverage; that way you can adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.

 

It’s loaded with protein, potassium and has a decent amount of artery-loving cacao polyphenols; powerful compounds that also help to lower blood pressure by increasing the production of nitric oxide which helps blood vessels to relax and dilate.

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, protein, smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of unsweetened chocolate almond beverage or your milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 scoop of natural chocolate protein powder whey or vegan
  • 1/2 small avocado to thicken [pit & skin removed]
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint or 1 drop of mint extract
  • Vanilla extract optional
  • Water to thin as desired

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired texture.
  2. Enjoy!

Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Photo credit: Marina

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