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Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie

Feeling festive?  How about trying a healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie?

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone,

It took me awhile this year but I’m finally feeling all sorts of festive and merry.  I basically want all things peppermint, chocolate and Elf movies this week.<—SANTA! I KNOW HIM!!!!

I’m also seriously looking forward to the Hubs and I annual viewing of Prep and Landing.  It was a Disney Christmas special a few years back with lots of aviation references so we love it.  Has anyone else seen it?  Even if you don’t have kids, I recommend it.

Since I can’t eat cookies and chocolates all the time without feeling like garbage, I will be making some of my Healthy Holiday Treats including this mouthwatering Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie.

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

I just love it when healthy food totally fools ya like this one.

My Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie has a base of bananas… covered with chocolaatlyyyyy peppermintyyyyy goodness.  I promise not to tell if you won’t.

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

Make my Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie along side my Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn and pull out your favorite Christmas movie for all kinds of holiday fun.  Your taste buds just might explode with Christmas magic.

Santa’s sleigh will have no trouble getting off the ground with all your spirit!

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

Believe it or not you could even start your day off with this good one!  It only takes 5 ingredients and a short amount of time in your blender.  If I was eating this to start my day, I’d probably leave off the whipped cream though… just sayin…

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

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Enjoy this tempting festPeppermint Chocolate Smoothie and make sure to watch Prep and Landing or your favorite holiday movie this week.  I’m looking for suggestions on new ones to watch… so leave me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks!

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A healthy, no guilt holiday treat.
Course: Drinks, Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana or two small ones frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1-2 drops peppermint extract see notes
  • handful of ice cubes
  • Optional topping: whipped cream mini dark chocolate chips and Christmas sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth
  2. If having as more of a treat serve with whipped cream, mini dark chocolate chips and Christmas sprinkles.
Recipe Notes

Peppermint extract is very powerful, so start with just a drop or two and add more to taste. To make vegan or dairy free sub the appropriate yogurt for the Greek Yogurt. You can also sub coconut whipped cream for regular whipped cream.

No guilt holiday treat! #Healthy Peppermint & Dark Chocolate #SmoothieClick to Tweet

 

Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

 

Also try…

No Bake Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt

 

Soft Bake White Chocolate & Peppermint Cookies

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

 

Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Peppermint Nice Cream

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

 

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

 

No guilt holiday treat! #Healthy Peppermint & Dark Chocolate #SmoothieClick to Tweet

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a fun Christmas Workout that’s sure to make you smile.

Your turn!

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By | 2019-03-28T16:09:50-04:00 December 20th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Smoothies & Drinks|29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Daniel January 26, 2017 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Wow, this smoothie looks so good Julie! Hard to believe sometimes that smoothies can taste so good and still actually be super healthy 🙂

    Absolutely can’t wait to try this one out soon!

  2. Kimmythevegan December 29, 2016 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    “I basically want all things peppermint, chocolate and Elf movies this week.<—SANTA! I KNOW HIM!!!!"
    Getting to this late – but agreed! I was totally loving all of the chocolate & peppermint while I binge watched holiday movies. It's the best! Although Christmas is over, I'm still kind of on the wagon… so this is totally up my ally!
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday =)

    • JulieWunder December 30, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Oh I know! I don’t think I’m ready to give it up yet! Happy New Year Kimmy!

  3. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition December 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Julie, you have the best ideas for each season! This smoothie looks like the perfect treat for this weekend!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!

  4. Kristin December 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness that looks beyond delish! I’m drooling over here!

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law December 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I love anything with chocolate and peppermint and since it’s summer in Australia, this is the perfect festive treat!

  6. […] Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie by Julie at Running in a Skirt –> oh, my goodness. I will be making this this week! […]

  7. Farrah December 20, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I cannottttt wait to try this! It looks so good!

  8. Kerry Bates December 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness looks so good! Your pictures always look wonderful.

  9. Sarah @ Sweet Miles December 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious!! Speaking my love language for sure!!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Haha! Thanks Sarah! Hope your holiday was great.

  10. Emily December 20, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Ooh we just watched Elf! And this peppermint chocolate shake looks like a milkshake; wow. Yummy!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Elf is the best! Hope you had an amazing holiday Emily!

  11. Heather @ Polyglot Jot December 20, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Yum!! Id love this with coconut milk yogurt! So festive!

  12. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 20, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

    This looks too good to be true! YUM!

  13. Joanna December 20, 2016 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Wow, this looks sooooo decadent! A perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit 🙂

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks Joanna! So good! Hope you had a great Christmas.

  14. heather @Lunging Through Life December 20, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

    MMm, darn I could have made this for breakfast but didn’t see it until I am eating hahah This looks like such a healthy treat! We watched Home Alone 2 last night which was great. I haven’t found any new holiday movies which is a bummer but the classics are still classics and awesome.

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      I’ve been recording some Halmark ones. Cheesy but good.

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 20, 2016 at 6:41 am - Reply

    This is a yes. WIth the whipped cream in teh morning 😀

  16. Blane Sherer December 20, 2016 at 6:33 am - Reply

    That’s a Christmas winner.

  17. [email protected] the Long Way Home December 20, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    So my son is all about the smoothies…I”m printing this and will make it for him on Christmas morning!

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