I just realized the other day the Starbucks holiday cups are finally gone and it made me a little sad. It also reminded me of my little streak of peppermint mocha days while studying for my CPA exam. I don’t think I could ever get tired of those things. One day I decided I was going to do my best to recreate my favorite Starbucks addiction using my Shakeology. I did the same thing this past fall when I was missing my Pumpkin Spice Latte. Check it out here if you haven’t seen it yet!
If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up in the morning and don’t want all that added sugar, you might want to try out Shakeology. It has changed my life over the past six months to get me on the right track to a healthier me. So check out my latest creation below and see if it doesn’t just make you want to try it for yourself 🙂
Chocolate Shakeology: 1 scoop
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: 1 cup
Peppermint Extract: 1/2 teaspoon
Ice cubes: a handful
Optional: Whipped cream and mini chocolate chips to top
Get out that blender and first add a cup of almond milk. I usually buy plain or vanilla unsweetened almond milk, so use whatever you have in your fridge. Regular milk works fine too, but if you haven’t tried almond milk before you are missing out!
Add a scoop of chocolate shakeology and then your peppermint extract. The first time I made this recipe I decided to go bold and use a full teaspoon. WOW. The peppermint flavor definitely woke me up that morning haha. I would recommend starting with the 1/2 teaspoon that I put in the ingredient list. Throw in a handful of ice and you’re ready to blend this beautiful creation up. Blend away on high for a minute.
Now I’m all about adding whip cream to just about every dessert and since this tastes like it should be dessert and not breakfast, I think it’s only fitting. Top with some whipped cream and mini chocolate chips and prepare to make those around you a little jealous you only made one 🙂