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Have a hankering for Thin Mints?

After soccer practice the other day, I drove by the local Arby’s restaurant and saw the sign for a “Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake.” It caught my eye. I’m a chocolate lover to the core and do love a good mint chocolate flavor! I decided I’d buy both of my boys a Jr. size shake as a special little treat hoping it would taste like a thin mint shake. 😉

Before I handed the shakes back to them for the ride home, I snuck a little sip (You know, to taste test so that I could make my own version and help out all of my kind readers!!). I immediately placed peppermint extract on my grocery list and decided I would experiment for Saint Patrick’s Day. My experiment turned out GREAT on the FIRST try! When does that ever happen??

This shake tastes much like a Thin Mint. Some have even said it’s like an Andes chocolate mint candy. Make it and decide for yourself!

 

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Here is my delicious concoction – Thin Mint Shake:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used PlantFusion – a non-soy plant-based protein powder
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of baking cocoa
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 drops or about 1/8 tsp. of peppermint extract
  • stevia to taste
  • ice and water (for consistency)
  • a pinch of xanthan gum (optional – makes shake thick and creamy)

Directions: Place ice in the bottom of the blender. Add a little water. Add all dry ingredients. Add peppermint extract and almond milk. You can also add a little extra ice if you like a thick (ice cream-like) shake. Blend and ENJOY!

Both of my boys tasted it and couldn’t believe how much it tasted like the shake at Arby’s! My 10 yr old exclaimed, “How did you do that!?!?” 🙂 Kid tested. Mother approved.

For fun, I decided I wanted a make green shake for Saint Patrick’s Day… a shamrock shake! It turned out great, but my affinity for chocolate always wins out. I’d rank the shamrock shake an 8.5 on a scale of 10. The Chocolate Thin Mint shake is an 11! 🙂

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Here is the Shamrock Shake recipe:

  • 1 scoop vanilla bean protein powder (I used PlantFusion – a non-soy plant-based protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 drops of maple extract
  • 6 drops or about 1/8 tsp. of peppermint extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • a handful of spinach (I promise you can’t taste it, but that’s what makes it GREEN)
  • stevia to taste
  • ice and water (for consistency)
  • a pinch of xanthan gum (optional – makes shake thick and creamy)

Directions: Place ice in the bottom of the blender. Add a little water. Add all dry ingredients. Add extracts and almond milk. You can also add a little extra ice or 1/2 of a banana if you like a thick (ice cream-like) shake. Blend and ENJOY!

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Comment below or on my facebook page if you have a favorite shake recipe to share! Hope you enjoy the thin mint shake and shamrock shake as much as we do. 🙂

Enjoy! -Jill


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