Chocolate Peppermint Protein Smoothie

by Maggie on December 12, 2013

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I have been focusing extra hard on my studies this month and Christmas holidays are sneaking up on me! I looked at the calendar this week and realized I’d lost a week between now and Christmas. Uh oh!

Needless to say, I haven’t been doing much baking – aside from gingerbread cookies since the kiddies love baking, decorating, and eating them!

But every student needs to fuel their studies, and since I’m in the mood for all flavors Christmas, I have been sipping on Chocolate Peppermint Smoothies and they’re oh so delightful!

I think it would be awesome to bring your blender out on Christmas day this year, don’t you? Instead of baking trays full of sugary sweets, you can make everyone a Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie for dessert!

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The Best Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

  • ¾ cup dairy-free milk
  • 3 medjool dates soaked and pitted( I like to use Natural Delights)
  • a handful of spinach (optional)
  • 1 chunk of frozen banana (about 3 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro protein powder
  • 1-2 drop doTerra peppermint essential oil  (or 5 drops of NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia for added sweetness)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao

1. Combine all ingredients in blender and whiz until combined. Serve with a sprinkling of cacao nibs or crushed candy canes.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Hallie @ Daily Bites December 12, 2013 at 11:26 am

Heart heart heart this!! 🙂 What do you think of the hemp protein? Have you ever heard of anyone getting nauseated from it? I used it a few months ago twice (once in smoothies, once in baked goods) and just felt really sick to my stomach afterwards. It’s weird because I can eat hemp seeds. Anyways, I LOVE the look of this smoothie!


Alisa @ Go Dairy Free December 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Hallie, I have issues with the hemp protein, too.


Maggie December 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

That’s so interesting Alisa! I wonder what that’s about. Is it the Manitoba Harvest brand? I’d be curious to hear from other people. Of course you could use any protein powder!


Maggie December 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Thanks Hallie – I think we have similar tastes! I have never had a problem with the hemp protein, that’s bizarre! I only use a small amount though, perhaps that’s why? I don’t like other protein powder so prefer this one when I use them. Sometimes I just use straight up hemp hearts too! Is it just this brand of hemp protein?


Alisa @ Go Dairy Free December 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

This lookd divine Maggie, and I love the photography! Thanks for sharing.


Maggie December 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Thanks Alisa 🙂


Heather Munro January 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Ooh la la Mags. Just whipped one up and divine it is – decadent and oh so satisfying. Love!


Maggie January 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

Awesome! Thanks for sharing Heath. Happy New Year!


Tessa@tessadomesticdiva August 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm

We loved this! We used collegen peptide s for protein, a bit of avocado, and doubled the mint. Delicious, thank you Maggie!


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