Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chocolate Mint Shake

Chocolate & Mint: A Heavenly Combination

This protein shake is a refreshing treat that reminds me of those little after dinner chocolate mints you get at those "fancy" restaurants. If you are tired of that plain boring chocolate protein drink this is a great way to shake things up.

1 Cup Cold Water (more if you like a thinner shake)
5 Large Ice Cubes
2 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder (about 40g of protein)
3 Drops Mint Extract
1 TBSP Flax Oil (or other healthy fat)

Toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Drink it while it's still ice cold.

I like to add flax meal to all my shakes and this one is no different. Don't add more than a couple Tablespoons else your shake will be really gritty which is a no no, unless you like that sort of thing.

You could also use fresh mint or peppermint tea instead of the mint extract.

With any shake you can add some xanthum gum which is a thickening agent that will give the most runny the density of 10W40 on a cold, bitter morning.

Drink Up!

Lastly feel free to experiment with healthy fats. Things like olive oil, coconut oil, tree nut oils and even flavored fish oils can go great in a protein shake.

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