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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