As a weightlifter in the 105+ kilo category, my weight is important. In fact, I need to watch what I eat closely to ensure that I’m getting MORE than enough calories. I’ve been battling for a year to gain (and maintain) an extra 20 pounds. The only time I find this task easy is Girl Scout Cookie season.
But, unless you’re super smart and stock your freezer with boxes of Thin Mints, April can be a very sad, cookie-less month.
Enter this amazing protein shake. While certainly not as nutritious as my favorite banana and spinach-packed classic, this shake is sweet and is great after a late-night workout. It tastes almost exactly like a Thin Mint, one of my favorite of the Girl Scout cookies. The dark chocolate almond milk has become my new favorite thing in shakes, and is great when paired with Controlled Labs PROnom23 vanilla cake batter protein powder. I’m not repped by them or paid to promote them, but it is, hands down, one of the best-tasting protein powders I’ve ever had. I like the vanilla better than the chocolate, but they’re both tasty. You can, however, use any vanilla or chocolate protein powder you have handy.
Trust me, this shake is so good it is totally worth the trip to the store for mint extract. Also good? Swap out the mint for shredded coconut for a Mounds bar shake. Unsweetened coconut is healthiest, but the sweetened is okay in a pinch.
Drink up, my friends!
Thin Mint Protein Shake
- 2 cups dark chocolate almond milk (or regular chocolate milk)
- 2 scoops Controlled Labs PROnom23 Vanilla Cupcake Batter protein powder (any vanilla or chocolate protein powder will work, but this is what I use)
- 1 drop mint extract (found in the baking aisle near vanilla extract)
|Add all ingredients to the blender and mix on high until well-blended.|