Healthy Thin Mint Surprise Shakeology®
Sometimes, you just need a thin mint cookie. No problem when it's Girl Scout cookie season. But what do you do when it's not? Healthy Thin Mint Surprise Shakeology® to the rescue! I adapted this recipe from Megan of With Salt and Wit.
Note: I typically use Vegan Chocolate Shakeology® because I prefer the taste, but this recipe is not dairy free.
½ cup cottage cheese*, 2% (low sodium recommended) - SURPRISE!
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa/cacao powder
1 scoop Chocolate, Vegan Chocolate, or Vanilla Shakeology®
¼ teaspoon peppermint or mint extract
½ - 1 cup ice (optional; per your thickness preference)
1. In a high powered blender**, blend cottage cheese and almond milk until smooth
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth or desired consistency is achieved
*Cottage cheese haters – I am one of you. I can’t stand the taste or texture. I promise both disappear with the blender and additional ingredients. Cottage cheese is a great source of selenium, which is nourishing for the thyroid!
**While I dream of someday owning a Vitamix or Blendtec, those are not currently in the budget. Based on reviews and product description, I opted to purchase a KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender instead. It was a fraction of the price ($129.95), plus I used a 20% off coupon from Bed Bath and Beyond, who usually offers free shipping on orders of $49 or more. I ended up paying $104 plus tax for an awesome blender I’ve used to whip up Shakeology®, homemade baby food, soup, tomato sauce, etc. PLUS it comes in 16 different colors! Note – I was not compensated in any way to endorse this product. I just happen to like it a lot and think it’s a great alternative to also amazing, but much pricier blenders such as those mentioned above.
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