Mint Chocolate Shake

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MINT CHOCOLATE SHAKE

Recipe from Gourmet Nutrition: The Cookbook for the Fit Food Lover

Prep time – 5 min

1 small or 2 large servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup min tea (strong)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 cup ice

  • 2 scoops chocolate whey protein (equal to 50 g protein)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • 1 Tb flaxseed oil

  • 1 Tb semi-sweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

Steep a min tea bag in 1/2 cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Squeeze remaining liquid from teabag and discard. Add 1 cup of ice to the tea. Combine all ingredients in a counter top blender. Blend on high until mixture is smooth and creamy.

VARIATIONS & OPTIONS

If you are lactose intolerant or wish to avoid dairy, replace the 1 cup yogurt with 1 cup plain, lactose-free yogurt. Alternatively you can substitute with non-cow’s-milk dairy (e.g. goat’s milk). If you’re a coffee lover, choose 1/2 cup of coffee instead of the mint tea. If you’d like to thicken up your shake, make the tea the night before and chill over night. Then add the ice, additional ingredients, and blend. If you have have mint tea on hand, use water and couple of fresh mint leaves.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING (LARGE/SMALL)

Calories – 593.0/296.5 | Fat (g) – 22.4/11.2 | Carbohydrates (g) – 36.9/18.4 | Protein (g) – 61.1/30.6

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