Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
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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
395
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!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
40g
44%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
106µg
15%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin E, added
5mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
341mg
34%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
46mg
7%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
214mg
14%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
159g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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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.