It’s officially peppermint season

by jessica on December 1, 2015

I tease everyone who gets crazy about pumpkin in fall which is a little hypocrital because I freaking love all the peppermint flavors around Christmas. Like I LOVE THEM ALL. I already have a bag of the peppermint ghirardelli squares, and I am going on the hunt for some candy cane joe-joe’s this weekend at Trader Joe’s. Peppermint stick ice cream, where are you? Peppermint mochas? Get the heck over here.

On second thought, I don’t need you anymore Starbuck’s peppermint mocha. You have been replaced by a healthier version – a DIY frozen almost milkshake-like version.


Peppermint Mocha Shakeo:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)
  • 3/4cup coffee ice cubes
  • 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (or chocolate protein powder)
  • 2 drops peppermint extract

Blend it all up. Add more or less milk depending on your preference for consistency. I like my smoothies thick so I actually use a little less than a cup of milk. Be very careful with the peppermint extract. It’s potent AF. Too much extract and the smoothie is ruined. I have seen peppermint stevia at the store and I’m sure you could use that too.


Also, if you aren’t already freezing leftover coffee, you need to start. It’s one of my favorite additions to my Shakeology shakes. I like to add frozen ingredients to make them thick, and this does the job plus gives me my coffee boost. I also add them to iced coffee so it doesn’t get watered down.


Happy Peppermint Season!



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