This skinny thin mint shake is a favorite of mine! I am always looking for high-protein breakfast ideas for our kids, because they are not usually big breakfast eaters in the morning. They would rather drink something in the morning than have to eat (until a few hours after they are up, anyway).
This skinny mint shake is perfect, because it has a secret ingredient built in (shh… no children ever have to know about spinach in their mint shakes!)
3/4 cup Silk yogurt
1/4 cup fresh mint, tightly packed
1 cup Silk Soymilk (Great for the protein that they need to start the day!)
3/4 cup baby spinach
3/4 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or dairy-free chocolate chips
1/2 packet stevia (optional – for added sweetness)
2 cups ice
Grab all of your tools and ingredients and have them ready to go.
Combine everything into a blender… blend and enjoy! Use your spatula to scrape down the sides if all of the mint isn’t being incorporated.
PS- I give the kids a fun striped straw for ONLY THIS smoothie. I get the green and white ones and we call them our “Mint Straws” – they love it.
I serve them in mason jars (I actually have a blender that blends each serving in a mason jar and then you just pop the mason jar off and serve it as is.) I let the kids sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top – I let them chop up about 2 or 3 with their kid-knife (it is like a mini butter knife with kid-characters on it). They chop them on our cutting board and then they just sprinkle them on top. This is their favorite part.
OH- and don’t forget to stock up now. If you go to the Silk Soy Website, you can print out a coupon.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.