Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Shake

Peppermint has been used as an age old remedy for stomach issues – from gas and bloating to gallbladder disease. Research studies suggest that peppermint fares better than most herbs that are used for medicinal purposes – with evidence that it is fairly effective in treating IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

What makes peppermint so effective is the oil, specifically the Menthol found in the oil. Peppermint has been used for 1,000’s of years, back to ancient Egypt; and the studies for medicinal purposes are ongoing. For example, in a 2006 study, researchers found that the simple aroma of peppermint enhances memory and alertness in subjects. Peppermint oil has also been found to help prevent dental caries and freshen bad breath.

Use peppermint leaves in tea and also in cooking. Mint leaf can be added to salads for a refreshing taste and can be tossed into a pitcher of water, sliced lemons and cucumbers for a cooling, crisp low-calorie beverage. Of course, you can always chew a few leaves for a breath boost!

Today, I would like to share a delicious and easy to make holiday themed protein shake that you can use at any time – Peppermint Mocha Chocolate!

Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients: 

1 cup 1% milk
1 scoop ProV 60, chocolate
1 cup ice cubes
1 candy cane
1/2 cup chilled coffee

Method of Preparation:
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high for about 1 minute. Serve chilled.

Nutritional Information:

325 Calories
32g Carbohydrates
38g Protein
4g Fat

Johnathan Zamora
The Fit Chef

2 Responses for Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Shake

  1. john aouad

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    January 5, 2013 1:12 pm

    very interesting healthy shake in the morning..i like it..