Feeling festive? How about trying a healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie?
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.
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.
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!
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...
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
- 1 large banana or two small ones, frozen
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ 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
- Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth
- If having as more of a treat serve with whipped cream, mini dark chocolate chips and Christmas sprinkles.
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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!
"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 =)
Oh I know! I don't think I'm ready to give it up yet! Happy New Year Kimmy!
Mary Ellen @ VNutrition says
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!
Oh my goodness that looks beyond delish! I'm drooling over here!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
I love anything with chocolate and peppermint and since it's summer in Australia, this is the perfect festive treat!
I cannottttt wait to try this! It looks so good!
Kerry Bates says
Oh my goodness looks so good! Your pictures always look wonderful.
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
This looks delicious!! Speaking my love language for sure!!
Haha! Thanks Sarah! Hope your holiday was great.
Ooh we just watched Elf! And this peppermint chocolate shake looks like a milkshake; wow. Yummy!
Elf is the best! Hope you had an amazing holiday Emily!
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
Yum!! Id love this with coconut milk yogurt! So festive!
So good! Thanks Heather!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
This looks too good to be true! YUM!
Wow, this looks sooooo decadent! A perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit 🙂
Thanks Joanna! So good! Hope you had a great Christmas.
heather @Lunging Through Life says
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.
I've been recording some Halmark ones. Cheesy but good.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
This is a yes. WIth the whipped cream in teh morning 😀
Haha! Live big during the holidays.
Blane Sherer says
That's a Christmas winner.
Thanks Blane! So good!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
So my son is all about the smoothies...I"m printing this and will make it for him on Christmas morning!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I just want you to know that my son made this today for himself and he said it was amazing! <3
Ohhhh!!! yay!!! So glad he enjoyed it!!
Yayay!! I'm so glad!