Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

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Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

Check out this seasonal take on a Nutrisystem shake! Packed with peppermint flavor and plenty of protein, this delicious drink is sure to delight your taste buds this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or a winter-inspired dessert, our Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake recipe will help you satisfy your sweet tooth without falling off your weight loss plan!

Chocolate Peppermint Protein ShakeWinter is almost here and we’re trading our pumpkin spices lattes for peppermint goodness. Using a chocolate Nutrisystem Protein Shake, you can enjoy the flavor of the season with just a handful of simple additions.

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To make this holiday protein shake, grab your blender and combine a serving of Nutrisystem Chocolate Protein Shake Mix with a half-cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, four ounces of brewed coffee or water, one cup of ice, a quarter-teaspoon of peppermint extract and one teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. (The coffee will add another layer of flavor that turns this drink into a peppermint mocha protein shake, while the water will let the chocolate and peppermint shine.

Once your shake is smooth and creamy, divide it equally among two glasses and top each with two tablespoons of whipped cream and a garnish of crushed peppermint candies. Finally, grab a straw and enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Protein ShakeThis peppermint shake recipe makes two 88-calorie beverages. If you’re on the Nutrisystem program, you can log each serving as half of a PowerFuel and one Extra in the NuMi app.

Not a fan of chocolate shakes? You can easily swap in the Nutrisystem Vanilla Protein Shake Mix and omit the unsweetened cocoa powder. This adjustment makes the recipe taste like the vanilla peppermint milkshake from your favorite fast food joint!

Thirsty for more peppermint? If you enjoyed this sweet drink, you’ll love our Skinny Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew recipe! It’s a cool, refreshing and energizing way to start your day. Another delicious option is our Peppermint White Hot Chocolate recipe, which requires just five simple ingredients and provides tons of fabulous, festive flavor.

And if you’re looking for another holiday-inspired recipe using Nutrisystem protein shake mix, give our Vanilla Eggnog Protein Shake recipe a try. Let us know your favorite in the comments below. If you’ve come up with your own shake recipe, share it on our Recipe Submission page here! >

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 88

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops Nutrisystem® Chocolate Protein Shake Mix
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk alternative of choice)
  • 4 fl. oz. brewed coffee (or water)
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 Tbsp. light or low-fat whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candies, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients except for the whipped cream and peppermint candies into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into two glasses and top each with 2 tablespoons of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies.
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