A dessert in a glass! This Skinny Peppermint Patty Shake is full of chocolate and mint! It is healthy enough for a high protein breakfast or quick snack!
How was your weekend? Relaxing or filled to the brim? Or are you one of those lucky folks that is Spring Breaking it up in the sunshine or hitting the ski slopes? I will envy you from my back porch with a skinny margarita in my hand. That is the closest to a vacation I am gonna get at the moment!
And with a green holiday tomorrow, I couldn’t pass on one more dessert!
And the fact that is tastes like a milkshake? I am so in. Obviously.
And you will be too once the chocolatey, minty goodness hits your lips.
The base of this shake is a tad different than your standard milkshake base. While there is no ice cream in sight, the flavor and consistency is identical to a milkshake. I use a 1:1 ratio of almond milk (or milk of choice) to cottage cheese. Hear me out before you write this off! When the cottage cheese is blended, it absorbs the other flavors you add to it! Much like my lightened up cajun pasta sauce! And it creates a velvety base that is similar to that of ice cream. But yielding a much more nutritious and protein packed punch.
And for you all cottage cheese haters out there, I promise you, you cannot taste the cottage cheese one bit. Pinky promise.
I even fooled Mr HIT…now he is obsessed with our ‘healthy milkshakes’.
Add a scoop of protein powder to the mix, todays I used chocolate, and it sweetens up the deal. While the protein powder is not necessary, it is highly recommended. You end up with a snack that has roughly 30 – 40 grams of protein in it, based on the protein powder used. Not too shabby.
After your base of milk, cottage cheese and protein powder, your possibilities are endless. Peppermint extract went in today but peanut butter or almond butter is highly recommended. Especially when you forgo the protein powder. This is Mr. HIT’s personal selection! Or if you are ready to indulge in a sweet and salty mix, throw in some pretzels with the peanut butter. Highly addicting. Or go my favorite route, with a marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker crumbs. Hello indoor, no messy fingers insight, S’mores!
With so many possibilities, I suggest you run off to the kitchen and get blending!
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (optional but recommended)
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint or mint extract
- ½ - 1 cup ice (depending on how thick you like it)
- In a high powered blender, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth and frothy.
- Enjoy immediately!
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