Healthy Mint Chocolate Shakes

Last night, Shaun had bowling. I came home from work and did girly things. Like get my hair set for overnight curling (I'm told this works best with dirrrty hair, and mine is primed and ready if you know what I mean ;) ), watch reruns of True Blood on HBO, catch up on blogs and look for hair styles to wear at my brother-in-law's wedding next week. All in all, not a bad night, no?

The other thing that always gets me on a solo night in is what to have for dinner. Admittedly, I'm happy with a nice plate of cheese and crackers for dinner, but in the interest of keeping the calories down for my solo girl's night, I enjoyed a lightened up English muffin pizza and a shake for dessert.

 

I love shakes, smoothies, you name it. Frozen bananas are a great base to add some texture and fullness to any non-ice cream shake or smoothie. With a bit of flavored extract and chocolate syrup, I had myself a bonafide mint chocolate shake. And I liked it.

Healthy Mint Chocolate Shake
1 C almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1 large banana, preferably frozen
splash of peppermint extract
chocolate syrup (I use Hershey's Lite)
ice cubes (as many as ya like)
2 drops green food coloring

Blend together the milk, banana, peppermint extract and ice cubes (if using). Add the food coloring and blend once more. Squeeze chocolate syrup around sides of your glass. Pour in the mint shake. Squirt a few more drops of chocolate syrup in for good measure.

Sip slowly with a straw, being extra careful to avoide brain freeze. Yum!ο»Ώ

So there you have it. A delicious, nutritious and light shake that's perfect for any summer evening.

Questions of the Day:

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