CHOCOLATE MINT PROTEIN SHAKE
1 cup cold water
2 tablespoons peppermint Torani syrup
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 packet diet hot cocoa mix *
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder *
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
8-10 ice cubes
Put everything except the xanthan gum and ice cubes in a blender; blend briefly on low speed. Turn the blender to HIGH and gradually add the xanthan gum and then the ice cubes, one at a time. Blend until smooth and thick.
Makes 1 serving
* I use Kroger brand Fat Free Hot Cocoa Mix which is sweetened with Splenda and only has 4 carbs per serving. The carb counts for this recipe are based on whey protein powder that has 3 carbs per scoop (1/3 cup).
With 1 scoop whey protein:
Per Serving: 270 Calories; 13g Fat; 29g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs
With 2 scoops whey protein:
Per Serving: 410 Calories; 15g Fat; 55g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 10g Net Carbs
I used 2 scoops of whey protein powder in mine but I'm providing the counts for 1 scoop in case you'd like to lower the carbs a little. If you can't get peppermint Torani syrup, you could use some vanilla Da Vinci syrup and a little peppermint extract to taste.
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