Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

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Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
chocolate peppermint smoothie

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This Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie incorporates the healthy fats of avocados, potassium-rich banana, and a bit of sweetness from maple syrup.

This recipe is provided by Ryan Dodge of Life Time Fitness.

1
Servings
500
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Ounces vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 Cup frozen banana
  • 1 Teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 Teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 Scoop of protein powder, such as Chocolate Kura
  • Add a handful of baby spinach for an extra punch of nutrition.

Directions

Blend and enjoy!

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Chocolate Cooking Tip

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Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
38%
Sugar
49g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Protein
6g
13%
Carbs
77g
26%
Vitamin A
135µg
15%
Vitamin B12
2µg
35%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
35%
Vitamin C
21mg
35%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
7mg
36%
Vitamin K
41µg
51%
Calcium
378mg
38%
Fiber
14g
58%
Folate (food)
118µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
118µg
30%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
140mg
35%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
175mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1229mg
35%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
47.8%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Sugars, added
24g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.8%
Zinc
3mg
20%