Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake – Recipe

I cannot believe there are less than two weeks until Christmas!

Every year, my husband and I love to watch Christmas movies while we decorate the house.  I just love having traditions like that.  We also love to drive around looking at Christmas lights.  When we get to a house that has a ton of lights, we call it a “Honky Tonk” house.  That is what my parents always called it growing up and I am sure when we have kids, they will call it that too!

In the past, when we have driven around looking at lights, we always got a Starbucks to drink to have on the way.  One of my favorite drinks to get was a Peppermint Mocha.  The rich taste of chocolate with the cool peppermint is a must!  What I don’t like about this drink is all the calories and carbs.  One venti Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino will throw you back 440 calories, 6 grams of protein and 89 grams of carbs…and that is without whipped cream!

For this month’s Seasonal Smoothie challenge, I decided to re-create that favorite drink of mine into a delicious protein shake.

Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

I used a few things that Puritan’s Pride had sent me in this month’s goodie box and created the most delicious shake.  What I love, other than the taste, is this peppermint mocha protein shake will only cost you 195 calories, 11 grams of carbs and has a whopping 32 grams of protein!  When you drink this, instead of being calorie laden, you will have the protein you need to conquer the day or recover after a hard workout!

This one is a keeper, for sure!

Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

Serves:  1

Nutrition Facts:  195 Calories, 5.5 grams Fat, 11 grams Carbs, 4 grams Fiber, 32 grams Protein

Weight Watchers Points Plus:  5 per serving

 Ingredients:

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until combined.  Enjoy!

Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride; but as always, opinions expressed are my own.

About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.