Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie ~ With Avocado

I know most are getting out of smoothie weather since winter is right around the corner.  I for one love smoothies in the RV because they are quick, easy to make, cleanup is a breeze, and don’t require a lot of space.

Today I’m sharing my favorite smoothie, my Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie.

It will knock your socks off!

If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan it is an S (Satisfying).  The avocado adds a creaminess and you’ll never guess it’s in there.

Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie - THM S ~ With Avocado

 

You can make this smoothie without the avocado, it’s still tasty just not as creamy and obviously it has less fat.  Without the avocado, it is a FP for Trim Healthy Mama.

Once again, I use my favorite protein powder by Swanson.  You can buy it here, (that is my affiliate link that will save you $5 off your first order).

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For sweetener, I use 1 Tbsp Xylitol and 2 scoops of KAL Pure Stevia Extract.  KAL is by far, my favorite stevia extract powder.  This combination results in the perfect sweetness for me and my kids, but adjust as needed.

Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 tray ice cubes (5 to 7 ice cubes
  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/2 avocado
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil (or 1/2 tsp peppermint extract)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia, Truvia, or Xylitol to taste

Pour all ingredients into a blender.  Pulse a few times and blend until smooth.

 

So what about you, do you drink smoothies throughout the winter or am I an oddity?

 

This recipe has been linked up at Stacy Makes Cents and Gwen’s Nest for Trim Healthy Tuesdays.

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Comments

  1. *drool* Gorgeous, and tasting looking as always! Thanks for linking up.
    Gwen
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  2. Amanda Herman says:

    Just found this recipe. Enjoyed it after my workout. Sooo yummy and satisfying. Thank you!

  3. I just wanted to tell you that your mint skinny chocolate is the BEST. I LOVE IT. I almost cried tonight thinking I couldn’t find the link but I googled skinny chocolate and I found it again. Now I think I’m following you on pinterest! or at least I pinned that recipe. I want to try this shake. Thank you so much!

    • Yay Debbie! I’m so glad you found the recipe again and I hope you love the Mint Chocolate Smoothie just as much!

  4. Michelle Hudspeth says:

    When you talk about using the peppermint essential oil, is that from the line of Essential Oils? I was guessing it is, but wanted to be sure.

    • I’m not sure which line you are talking both Michelle. I use Young Living personally but I’m sure there are other Peppermint oils that are food safe.

  5. Your KAL pure stevia has maltodextrin, making it not THM friendly. Look for sweeteners without maltodextrin or dextrose. 🙂

    • Yes! You are exactly right Stephanie! KAL used to have stevia extract that didn’t contain maltodextrin in it. Sadly, they changed the formula. 🙁 But I got in on it before the maltodextrin was added. The Whole Foods 365 brand of stevia extract is my new recommendation for anyone looking for stevia, (has great flavor too). I suspect that it will be 10 more years before I need to buy anymore. LOL!

  6. How big is your scoop of protein powder? I’m trying to make sure it’s the same as mine and I don’t want to dump in too much…

    • Hi Marian! I think the scoops are standard sizes across the board. But to be sure, I measured and mine measures to be 1/3 cup.

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